A Quick San Diego Trip

One good thing about Steven being on the baseball team is that he gets to travel all around the United States to play. This year he's been to Texas, North Carolina, Nebraska, South Dakota, and New Mexico to name a few. Luckily, during the season, he makes a couple trips out to California too when he plays San Diego State and Fresno State. Early in April the Falcons made their annual trip to San Diego and I was so excited to see my man!

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! 

After, I picked up Steven from his hotel after his game and then we met his family at dinner (2 nights, 4 dinners!). It was a bummer that his games were so late that weekend because it didn't leave us a lot of time at night to be able to visit with him. But, we made the best of it and I soaked up all the time I had with him.

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 :)


  1. Y'all are adorable. It's so nice getting to see them even if it's for a short time.

  2. You and your man are ridiculously adorable. Seriously. :-) It always seems so much harder to say goodbye after those short times together, but its always worth it.

    Did you end up going to Fresno too? That's where I grew up!

  3. Great post - Haley!! Looks like such an enjoyable and romantic break. I love the pics too cute...

  4. Aww you guys are so good together! Reading your blogs are giving me hope for my soon to be long distance relationship for 10 months! keep doing what you're doing! :)