I stayed with my friend, Katy, at her adorable apartment right across the street from the University of San Diego. It's a beautiful campus on top of a hill looking over the ocean and all of San Diego. We went out to a yummy pad thai dinner on Friday night and then I headed to Steven's baseball game with his family. After the game, we had a few hours with Steven so we tried to find a place where they could all eat dinner. San Diego goes to bed early so pretty much everything was closed by 9pm. We finally found an open restaurant where we could sit and talk. It was great catching up with his family and grandparents.
I drove Steven back to his hotel and we talked in the car for a while. It's always such a tease when I get to see him on these baseball weekends because we have so little time to actually be together. So, we always try to make the most out of the time we have. That night, I went back to Katy's and we went to a little party with some of her friends. It was fun to meet all the people that she talks about and spend time with her!
On Saturday, Steven had until 2:30 to hang out with us. We decided to go down to Mission Beach for brunch and to walk around. After brunch, we discovered a restaurant that has a wave house. A wavehouse is basically just a wave simulator. We convinced Steven to try it out. We had to wait until the next session so we walked around on the boardwalk and did a little shopping while waiting. Cheering him on while he was surfing was a blast.
Breakfast at Mission Beach!
After we dropped Steven off for the game, I headed to UC San Diego where my family was. and where my brother Braden had his freshman orientation for the upcoming year. The campus is gorgeous, he's a lucky guy to get to go there! We went down to La Jolla for dinner that night and saw the cutest sea lions laying on the beach. It was great to be able to see my family for a little and I was sad to say goodbye!
B at his new school!
The next morning I headed over to Steven's hotel to spend a little time with him and wish him luck before his game. That luck must have worked because he played so well. Usually when I come to town, Steven doesn't have his best outings which leaves me to feel like a bit of a bad luck charm. Needless to say I was so happy that we finally broke our streak of me bringing the bad luck. My grandparents love Steven like he's their own grandson, so they and my great aunt and uncle came down to watch Steven's game too. I was so happy that I got to see them that weekend too!
My sweet grandma!
After the game, we said goodbye to our families. It was nice to have just a few minutes just to ourselves to say goodbye. It's always a bittersweet goodbye. Thankful that we were able to be together, but sad that we're going back to being apart. Luckily, I got to see him last weekend when the Falcons headed to Fresno to take on Fresno State!
That's up next :)