Last week in San Diego…well, it was life changing. We flew in to Spokane last
Friday night Saturday morning (EARLY), then drove home a bit later Saturday morning. I was tired, and ready to be home, but inspired and motivated to work hard. This post will be mostly the fun stuff…I’ll get into the program stuff a bit later 🙂 And I still have a Graduation post to write….haha!
The UCSD Multifamily Intensive Therapy is vigorous, challenging, and INTENSE, but motivating and inspirational. The facilitators and therapists are caring and very competent, and through the week, a general sense of comradery is developed between the families. I would highly recommend it to anyone struggling with an Eating Disorder. I’ll talk more about the program in another post 🙂
Are you ready to see some fun San Diego stuff??
Monday morning, we needed to be at Rady Children’s Hospital (where therapy would take place) bright and early to get all set up and checked in for the week. Our hotel, the Holiday Inn (in Mission Valley) didn’t have continental breakfast, but they did have a nice little restaurant, so we had breakfast there the first morning in town. Here is my “little” parfait! The fresh strawberries were AH-mazing.
Even though we were busy all day, we were sure to get some touristy sight-seeing in! Our first adventure took place in Old Town San Diego.
Dinner was our first stop, though! We checked out the menu for El Fandango, and liked it, but were completely won when they gave us a 15% of coupon!
Here we are, goofing off a bit while waiting for our scrumptious dinner
Here’s my dinner – chicken tacos…REAL chicken tacos. Corn tortillas rather than flour, big chunks of chicken, lettuce and tomatoes, topped with queso fresco or cotija. The beans and rice were flavorful and soft, and the guacamole was SO fresh! This was my first experience with authentic Mexican food and man…I can’t even look at Taco Bell!
The next evening, we decided to check out the La Jolla beach. One of our friends from the program told us about the seals and lovely beach, and we decided it would be a great place to check out.
We found this little place, Krafty Krepes. They have crepes and paninis, and being hungry, I opted for…..
…a turkey and avocado panini. It was SO.MUCH.FOOD! But it was so tasty! Flavorful deli turkey gave it some staying power, while the avocado slices and mayo made it creamy. The bread was slightly buttered and perfectly toasted.
Our last night in town, we went back to Old Town…we just really liked it!
I only remembered to take a photo of my dinner…
But it was so great! We went to Cafe Coyote which is apparently quite the happenin’ place! We got a table right away, though, and made our decisions. I went with one chicken taco and one potato taco. Yes, potato taco. Served in corn tortillas as well, the quality was right up there with El Fandango. The potato taco was interesting. I expected diced potatoes, but they were mashed…and SPICY! I enjoyed it, but the chicken taco was my preference.
That brings me to the end of my best photos! We had a really great time in San Diego, but don’t let this give you the false assumption that it was all fun and games. I think I can truthfully say that last week was some of the hardest ED work I’ve done. I’ll write more soon.