As usual, C and I had a lovely weekend! I feel so blessed that I have found someone that I can be so unbelievably content with, even when doing nothing!
After work on Friday, we ventured to Costco to pick up some things for dinner. It's amazing how busy Costco is, no matter what time of day you visit. It's a zoo! We had a lazy night in, grilling up some salmon fillets and watching TV.
On Saturday, we hit the gym to get a quick workout in, and then we loaded up our bikes and headed to Manhattan Beach! The weather was so nice! We grabbed lunch at North End Caffe, a place made famous by Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. C and I split an order of Kahlua Pig Monte Cristo Egg Rolls, which sound crazy, but they were amazing! We also shared a yummy turkey sandwich.
Lunch was just the fuel we needed for our bike ride along The Strand. I had never done this before, but it felt like the perfect Southern California activity! Everyone was on their beach cruisers, enjoying the beautiful summer day. It was awesome! We rode through Hermosa Beach, where we stopped to do a little shopping in the boutiques. We ended up in Redondo Beach, where we grabbed a beer at Najas Place before making the trek back up The Strand.
On Sunday, we were even more ambitious and decided to do a much longer bike ride, this time from Brentwood to Manhattan Beach. We parked near The Gold Club at Brentwood, and rode down into Santa Monica. Of course, I had to make a stop at Cabana and walked out with a darling pair of shorts that will be perfect for my upcoming vacation.
Once we got through Santa Monica, we were finally able to reach the bike path and start our beachside ride! The below picture shows the path The Strand takes.
We stopped to check out Venice Beach, where we found food trucks! Los Angeles is famous for their food trucks and I had yet to ever have anything off of one. C and I decided to get some snacks from Komodo, and it was delicious!
After our stop in Venice Beach, we continued down The Strand and went through Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, and we finally stopped in Manhattan Beach to lay out and relax under the fading sun.
Getting back was tough! It was super windy and I was losing energy fast. Somehow [and I really don't know how], I made it back to the car in one piece! We ended up going nearly 36 miles on Sunday. Needless to say, I slept like a rock that night.
And there you have it, my weekend recap!