La Jolla Staycation | Kim Kelley Photography

La Jolla Staycation

Last month some dear friends of ours came for a visit.

They used to live here, about 7 or 8 years ago, and stayed for 3 years while Jackson did his pulmonology fellowship at UCSD.

Sarah and Jackson were the first couple Tom and I went out with in San Diego after we all moved here around the same time.

They were the first visitors at the hospital when Harper was born.

They were our go to people when we needed a night out, or a breakfast date, or a day at the beach, or a couples trip to Mexico…and they day they moved back to Nashville was a day I cried like a baby saying goodbye.

But thankfully, they still come visit. It’s not every year, but it’s close, and now they bring their 2 darling kids with them and we are one happy group! They stay in La Jolla and we come down to spend a few nights in the hotel with them and it’s just heaven.

This year was no exception.

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The kids picked up right where they left off 2 years ago….

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This is La Jolla!!

Why does that water look like they’re swimming in the Louisiana bayou?

Yuck!

That’s why I’m a pool girl.

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On our final night at the hotel with them we had a big dinner party, complete with bonfire and smores.

And that is why, every single visit, Sarah tries to convince Jackson to move back to San Diego.

I think one day it will work…..

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This is only 1/2 the group that showed up for dinner and smores.

People just kept calling other people and the party kept expanding. The funniest guest was a friend of Jackson and Sarah’s from Nashville who happened to call that afternoon to see if Jackson could recommend any restaurants in San Diego, because he was there on a business trip. Not knowing he was calling Jackson as he was sitting on the beach in San Diego. So his dinner recommendation was come to the beach party where we are! Such a crazy coincidence.

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Smores time!

There is nothing, and I mean nothing, as messy as sticky marshmallow goo and sand.
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There is also nothing cuter than watching a kid thoroughly enjoy a good smores. No matter how messy you see him get…..

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