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Saturday, 3 December 2011

Super Saturday & a Sunny Sunday

So. This is about LAST Saturday and Sunday not yesterday and today. SEE I am way behind.

Super Saturday is another day of shopping deals. Though we didnt really go deal shopping.

We had planned to go to the farmer's market in Poway, which was on early until 11.30, we didnt wake up until 10. I am guessing the mad busy Friday had caused us to be extremely tired! Still somehow, not quite sure really how we were able to get to the farmer's market for 11.

The main reason we had gone to the farmer's market was to try and see the BBC Pasty Heaven stall, however, this stall was not there. No big issues, just fancied a pasty, sausage roll or scotch egg. None of which I have had for three months.

We didnt really need anything from the Farmer's market and wanted to get on to sightseeing a little more so off we went to Oceanside. Usually when we go to Oceanside we park behind the main street however, this time we chose to park a little way along the beach and take a decent walk along the boardwalk (promenade).

We decided whilst in Oceanside to have some lunch. We decided on a place called Davina's Cabo Grill, I would link to it but it seems they don't have a website currently. There is a roof terrace which you can sit up on which has beautiful views and has a great atmosphere. Great place for drinks and some tortilla chips with dips.

On the way back to the car we went along the road which is directly behind the beach and is actually higher up.

We walked past the house which they used in Top Gun, the balcony scene. I didnt realise it was 25 years since that film had been released! The house is beautiful, currently there is metal railings around it. Having read more it would seem that the house is on land which has been approved for a 4 star resort and they are going to incorporate the house into this resort.

Yes this is the Top Gun House! SEE pic above and the one below...

Next stop was Carlsbad, yes this is where Paranormal Activity 1, 2 and 3 is supposed to be set but then all you ever see in those films is the houses! In fact looking on IMDB it would seem that Paranormal Activity 1 was filmed in Rancho Penasquitos which is literally just a minutes drive from where we are (it is the neighbourhood next to us!!). It looks like the other two were filmed in that area too though IMDB has not said this!

Carlsbad is home to the Carlsbad Premium Outlets and Legoland. We have yet to go to Legoland! We had never actually take a walk round the small town there so this was our chance. We liked it, it is really small but there is a lot of places to eat so we must return.

Our next planned stop was to be the Carlsbad Premium Outlets and perhaps to look at the flower fields. However, the premium outlets were rammed and there was nothing in the flower fields so we moved on.

The Flower Fields are it seems only open in the spring time. That is definitely something we need to go back for.

Our next stop was the North County Mall. I needed a few gifts for some friends who had sent me some stuff so went to the Sanrio store. As well as getting those gifts I got a new purse, as in a wallet not a handbag. They had their decorations up and we saw this little dude in the Sears store:

I wish I had a garden!

Here are pictures of the decorations:

My new purse/wallet (depending on where you are living):

After that we did boring stuff (read that as food shopping)!

Sunday we had a much less hectic day. Well, it depends on what you call hectic. Less hectic for us anyway.

We were up late so it was about midday before we ventured anywhere. We had a walk around the Gaslamp district and Horton Plaza (I have previously posted pictures so there wont be many on this one) and had lunch at a place in the Gaslamp. The food was quite a letdown but it was fantastic to be able to sit outside in the sunshine and drink a beer in November!

This was where we were sat in the sunshine

A tree made up of tons of Poinsetta plants in pots

We went and bought our dining table and chairs in the afternoon around 3pm, popped to Costco (gotta love buying in bulk!) and did some chores then at 7pm our table and chairs were delivered! Amazing!

So that concludes the long and hectic thanksgiving weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I love the dining table and chairs.

    It's so strange seeing you next to a christmas tree in summer clothes. I spent a christmas in mallorca once where I sunbathed on christmas day, but itwasn't very festive I don't remember seeing lights and trees. Imagine if I move to australia it'll be the same.

    I'm glad you are out exploring and taking so many pictures.

    xxx ellen