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This Weekend in Photos: August 9-12

With four days in a row, my weekend was a little longer than usual, and there was good reason for that: my mom was in town!

She flew into Los Angeles on Thursday morning, spent Thursday and Friday with my brother (who lives up there), and then on Saturday we met up for the Anaheim Angels vs the Boston Red Sox in Anaheim.


angels vs red sox anaheim

The game lasted a ridiculous 19 innings (and boo…the Sox lost), but we stayed 16 innings and headed back to San Diego (with my mom) around 11 pm. We also snuck down to about 3 rows behind the Angels’ dugout in inning 10. It’s the closest I’ve ever been and unfortunately, my phone was dead, but we were so close and it was so exciting.


Brunch at my favorite spot: Wonderland in Ocean Beach…

wonderland ocean beach pancakes

With HUGE pancakes and mimosas…

wonderland ocean beach mimosas

A walk down to Dog Beach to show my mom how amazing it is. She loved how happy all the dogs are, and I found some great seashells for her to take home.

dog beach shells

We spent the rest of our afternoon at the San Diego Zoo. More on that coming soon…


I took my mom to Mission Beach for an hour or so, and then we headed back to her hotel and then my house to get ready for the Padres game.

We met up with Adam in Gaslamp, where we grabbed dinner at Southpaw Social Club (which we will definitely return to and I’ll write a review on soon). A few beers, a selection of appetizers and an entree later, we were ready for the game.

petco park section 303


petco park san diego palm trees

It was a really fun and exciting game, and the Padres won! I also ran into my friend who just moved here from the east coast, so that was pretty awesome too.


Took my mom back to Dog Beach (this time with Maeby)…

happy dog dog beach san diego

Stopped at Sunset Cliffs so she got one last ocean view, and then dropped her off at the airport.

Maeby was very sad, and so was I.

sad dog looking out car window

I’m excited to see her again in a couple of months when we go home for Thanksgiving.


How was your weekend?

4 thoughts on “This Weekend in Photos: August 9-12

    1. Family time is always a good time. I can say that based on your impressions of your dad.

      Also. It’s really weird being an adult and having it be a big deal when my mom visits because I moved away. When did we get so old?


    1. Aww, I know. She actually asked about you because I mentioned you wanted to go to the beach with us but we ended up only staying for an hour and I reminded her (since she’s retired) that you have this thing called a job that meant you couldn’t come hang out all day. Next time!


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