Next stop on our trip was San Diego! On the drive down the coast, we stopped at Santa Monica pier and looked at all the rides I can't go on (because pregnant) it was ok though because it was just fun being on the pier and walking around.
We went on the ferris wheel on our honeymoon so we had to get a picture in front of it (sentimental over here) We were trying to take a picture and this nice lady stopped and offered to take one for us! It was funny because with my lens, you have to stand kind of far away to get the whole picture so people kept walking in front and stopping to talk while we were 'posing' and then they'd realize we were trying to take a picture and be like "oh oops sorry!!!" I always wonder how many pictures I'm in where I accidentally walked in front of someones camera haha
Random pier story, but I actually found this lady's phone in the bathroom stall! It was all in Spanish and needed a passcode to unlock anything. Luckily Jason speaks Spanish so he could see a little bit! She kept having facebook notifications pop in from people from like Spain so we were going to message one of them from our own phone and ended up not doing it because Jason thought it would be weird and confusing so we ended up just taking the phone to the lost and found. Hopefully she found it!
As we were leaving there was a guy doing magic tricks! He was SO in love with his bunny, it was so funny!! The bunny's name is Rodger in CASE you were wondering. The guy would pick up the rabbit and help it "walk" on two legs to move it, it was just really funny. He pulled up Jason and I to be apart of his magic trick so that was fun! Towards the end of his show, everything became about how much he REALLY appreciated tips and has 2 kids at home that he supports and all this stuff and it was soooooooooo awkward because Jason and I didn't carry any cash on us, just cards! So afterwards (and after like 50 plugs to give him tips) we awkwardly searched our bag for the cash we knew wasn't in there and Jason was like ".... uhh we will have to come back when we get cash....." and then we didn't because obviously it was just a pit stop on the way to San Diego. I kept telling Jason "he picked the wrong people to be in his act!" assuming he thought we had lots of money or something to give, I don't know!
Next day we went to Belmont Park! We shopped around the stores and went to the beach and it was awesome. It was super overcast the entire time (come on, California!!!) so it was chilly, but we still played in the water a little and had a good time. After the beach for a few hours we went back to the hotel and swam in their heated pool for a bit and went to dinner at this place called Coyote Cafe.
It's a Mexican food place and there were these mariachi guys walking around playing music for people. They stopped by our table and asked what we wanted to hear. Me (being oblivious) just said "uhhh I don't know, whatever you want to play" and I DID NOT REALIZE these people play and then you tip them. So they played this really short song in Spanish that Jason says was apparently some love song. We actually had cash this time on us and the ENTIRE time the guy was playing, he had this sign on his guitar that said something like "We love tips!!!!!!!!!!!" and he kept his smiling face on it the whole time he was playing. So Jason pulled out a $5 (smallest bill we had) and I was so mad haha when they left I was like "$5?!?!??! For a song that sucked and I don't even know what it said?!?!" but it was my fault for not just saying "No thank you" like EVERYONE else at the restaurant. And of course once they finished, they stared Jason down until he whipped out his wallet and gave them money. Like really they stood there for at least a minute in silence just waiting, it was really awkward. I know, $5, whatever! But at the time I was just annoyed that everyone in California seems to only do something if you pay them so I was like #^%$^& make it stop!
The last day, we stopped at Outlets on our way home to Arizona. We bought some stuff from Nike and other places but ended up buying the most stuff for baby girl! She is hard NOT to shop for! In the baby store (Carter's in case you were wondering, they have such cute baby clothes!! Shop the sales!) Jason and I were debating what sizes to buy because we are new at this! So I asked this couple with a newborn baby what they would do haha they were so nice and we talked forever and they gave me all these tips!! Also I loved that Jason picked out most of the clothes, it just is so cute to me. Like, hey baby girl, daddy picked these for YOU!! I don't know, just cute and sweet and I can't wait to see her all dressed and pretty!
That concludes our babymoon! It was so fun and I loved spending the time with Jason and just enjoying each other on our last vacation before baby girl gets to join us next time :)