The first couple days we stayed on Coronado Island at this amazing lodge called 1906 Lodge. The room was fabulous, but the service was even better! They recommended some good dinner places for our anniversary dinner, made the reservation for us, and paid for our dessert! Plus, they were just plain friendly! For the big night, we went to a seafood restaurant called Peohe's that was right on the pier. The hotel told them it was our anniversary so they gave us a special table with flowers on it (no other tables had flowers) AND gave us customized menus that said "Happy Anniversary Ben and Kathryn" (which we of course kept). Other things we did on Coronado included sitting on the beach (it was too cold to actually swim), checking out the Hotel Del, riding bikes around the island, and finding some great places to eat! Coronado was great!
|Peohe's for our anniversary dinner|
|biking on the island|
|on the pier at Coronado Island|
You can't go to San Diego without a visit to Sea World (well, I guess you can, but we didn't). We had a great time seeing all the animals and catching a lot of the shows!
WILD ANIMAL PARK
Instead of the zoo, my parents recommended we try the Wild Animal Park. And we are glad we did! We got to ride a tram through some open area where they have animals like giraffes, rhinos and other African animals. They also had more standard type exhibits for things like elephants, lions, gorillas, etc. And every day they do a 'Cheetah Run' where they let a cheetah run the hundred yard dash off leash for everyone to see their speed. We got some video of it, but I'm not going to try and put it up here. Just know that it was FAST.
|Giraffe feeding IS as fun as it looks!|
Along with this fun stuff, we also visited Old Town and the Mormon Battalion Museum, Legoland (which by the way, while fun was definitely kid-oriented. The displays were really cool to see, but we didn't do any rides or spend much time there. Luckily we didn't have to pay the full price entry fee because we had a pass---but I'd definitely recommend waiting until you have kids to stop here), and did a session at the San Diego Temple.
We had a WONDERFUL time and couldn't think of a better way to celebrate our first year together. Now more than ever I look forward to Eternity and everything in between!