“It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” Ernie Harwell
Monday dawned way to early and with it the last few hours in San Diego. We decided to go back to Breakfast Republic and guys I didn’t think it was possible, BUT it was even more better then before!
Because of the early hour, it was chilly and we ended up sitting inside, which was no hardship because it is so freaking adorable in there. All of the decor had a breakfast and cooking theme. The light fixtures even had whisks accenting them! I got a caramel salted latte, that was rich, creamy and oh so decadent.
Even better then the drink, was the mug it was served in. Like the boozy cocktail had gotten before, the mug had a very accurate saying on it, evaluating when a person is fit for human interactions.
I need that mug just so I can carry it around warning people off.
Breakfast Republic had about eight different variations on egg’s benedict. I ordered the California which had turkey bacon, avocado, and a cilantro sauce on it. It was SO flipping yummy. Light but incredibly flavorful, it was one of those dishes I could eat every single day, and who knows maybe one of these days I will recreate it t home. It was THAT good!
We hung out at the restaurant for a while taking our time to eat, drink, and reminisce about our trip. We had time to kill before we had to head to the airport, and Breakfast Republic was the perfect hang out spot.
San Diego International Airport
If you didn’t know yet, but I am Type A, and I always have to get to places early. I consider myself late if I am not fifteen minutes early, especially when traveling. I wasn’t familiar with the San Diego airport and was worried it would be crowded.
While it wasn’t the easiest airport to navigate, and the lanes were NOT well marked on where to go or stand, it actually did not take us that long to get through everything. I imagine if they were a bit more organized, it would be an absolute breeze. It would also have been a lot more efficient if the kiosks that printed the tickets had also been working.
We had about an hour and a half before we had to board and of course our first stop once we were through security was Peet’s!
The San Diego Airport is actually not that big, but there are restaurants, a gorgeous fountain, PEET’S! And most importantly lots of seating and outlets to plug your devices into. One of my biggest pet peeves in airports is the lack of outlets. (looking at you San Francisco!) It was also light an airy with floor to ceiling windows, which made waiting for out flight pleasant.
Before we boarded, I grabbed another Peet’s because the addiction is real.
The first part of our flight was uneventful. I got work done, caught up on blogs, and watched The Post, which I hadn’t seen yet.
Unlike our flight to San Diego, which got in an hour early, due to severe thunderstorms our flight was unable to land and kept circling JFK, before finally heading to Stewart-Newburgh airport to refuel.
People were not happy, and I felt bad for the flight attendants who had to put up with all the complaining. It was comical because once they told us we could get up and walk round for awhile, people descended on the snack pantry, like they were going to starve in the hour and a half we sat on the tarmac.
Take Me Back
We were suppose to get in at nine, but we didn’t end up getting back to JFK until midnight and I didn’t get back to my apartment until 1:30. It was an eventful (and exhausting) way to end a trip that had been absolutely magical.
San Diego stole my heart, fed my belly, and gave my soul new life. So much great food, meeting great people, exploring the stunning Pacific Coast, and of course making some incredible new memories with my fellow Jetsetting Blonde Bestie. I could not have asked for a better place to ring in my 28 birthday nor could I have asked for a better person to do it with. san Diego, is a place filled with so many hidden gems, and I can not wait to go back and discover more of them.
What is a place you want to visit or revisit?