Downtown San Diego is awesome! The Gaslamp Quarter and Sea Port Village area are alive with people eating, sightseeing, dancing, and my personal favorite people watching. Over the Thanksgiving weekend Alisa and I were blessed with a staycation. My brother and sister-in-law took both of our kids for the long weekend giving us plenty of time to relax and do a couple of things we wouldn’t otherwise do.
We try to get a weekend away at least once or twice a year to reconnect and recharge our marriage. The last time we had an overnight without the kids was in July when Alisa and I attended a marriage conference in Indian Wells. We always head out of town for such an occasion, but this time we decided to forgo the cost of a hotel and stay at home. We instead splurged on some great food at Croce’s Restaurant where the sounds of Yavaz, a latin jazz band played with gusto while we ate. Afterwards we walked along 5th street enjoying the sights and sounds of the Gaslamp.
The following morning we lazed around the house enjoying the quiet that comes with not having kids around. With rain coming down on and off all day we decided to head to the USS Midway Museum. All I can say is wow!!! We spent close to 3 hours on the USS Midway and didn’t see the whole ship. After being aboard the USS Midway I have a new appreciation for all of our servicemen and women who protect and serve us with their lives. Thank you to each and everyone of you.
That evening we attended church before heading to The Barrel Room. Another fine restaurant with a very relaxed atmosphere. Alisa and I decided to sit on a comfortable leather couch as we talked and ate our dinner. There is just something about hanging out on a couch side-by-side eating a meal. The Seared Ahi Salad was simple and tasty while the garlic fries added a good kick to the meal.
Sunday came and we were off to Los Angeles to pick up the kids. The joy of seeing them again was fantastic and the quality time spent with Alisa allows us to be the lovers and parents that we are called to be.
So to sum up the weekend:
Dinner at Croce’s: $80
Tickets for the Midway tour: $30 (AAA discount, use it if you have it)
Dinner at the Barrel Room: $6 (with a $25 gift certificate)
Not staying in a hotel: (-$250)
A weekend to rejuvenate our marriage: PRICELESS
Are you ready for a staycation? Take the Lead and make it happen for you and your spouse.