Tuesday, August 21, 2012

San Diego

My beautiful cousin Jillian got married this weekend! After work on Friday, Matt and I were about to pile into the car to drive the 4-ish hours down to San Diego to join my family. We were going to grab dinner in LA and wait for traffic to die down a little bit until Matt had an ingenious idea: take the train. So we ordered a couple eTickets, headed down to the station, boarded and enjoyed mediocre wine and snacks as the sun went down.  I wasn't sure what to expect since I had never traveled by train before. At first I imagined us chasing after it, holding onto our hats and tossing our suitcases inside the door before the conductor pulled us up by our hands. That never happened, but I have to say, it's going to be disappointing driving places now. As much as I love a good road trip, taking the train was so much better than switching off driving in Friday night traffic. 

The wedding was absolutely beautiful and I am so excited for Jill! She looked so beautiful and happy. I wish I had the guts to lug around my camera that night; the pictures on my phone just don't do anything justice.

After the reception, my family headed out to fulfill one of my dire needs on the trip: to go to Miguel's and eat their delicious cheese sauce. My sister lived in San Diego all through college and she introduced me to this San Diego-only delicacy years ago on one of my visits and I couldn't leave without having it again. In fact, the next day as we were strolling around Old Town, we stopped in and got a bag of chips & dip for the train ride. (Enjoying cheese is a really big part of my life.)


We brought my brother back with us and he's been visiting for a few days! I'll be sad to see him go back to Portland tomorrow, he's one of my favorite people to have around. You never know what to expect.


  1. mama glen!! why are you so beautiful friend? i kind of wish i didn't ride around on a bike all the time, just so i could wear pretty (not functional) clothes :)

    oh you and cheese...

  2. You guys are way to cute!! Taking the train?! To a wedding?! I die. That sounds like entirely too much fun :) Ps I love your sunhat with the striped maxi outfit. You guys are one stylish couple. Adorable!