Happy Hump Day friends!
Hope that you all are having a lovely week. Christmas is in just over a week, and I can hardly contain my excitement! I’m like a little kid when it comes to the holidays.
The Christmas tree in Hotel del Coronado’s lobby
And on the topic of the holidays, let’s back it up a few days to talk about a very holiday-ish activity that I did over the weekend: ice skating!
My hubby surprised me on Saturday with a date to Hotel del Coronado for… ice skating on the coast! I didn’t even know that this was a thing until last weekend. I thought it was super sweet of A to plan a date because 1.) He knows that I love all things related to the holidays, and 2.) I’m most definitely the planner out of the two of us. I love being the planner, but it was nice to have him plan something and totally surprised me. 🙂
The view from the Coronado Bridge
I recommend that anyone who visits the San Diego area makes a trip to the adorable, picturesque island of Coronado. It is just such a lovely place with great beaches, beautiful homes, fun restaurants and shops, a wonderful view of downtown San Diego… and the famous, massive, luxurious Hotel Del Coronado.
Hotel del Coronado’s adorable herb garden
I hadn’t been to Hotel del Coronado in December before, and while I expected it to be decked out in lights and decor (it was), I love that they set up an ice skating rink next to the hotel. A and I headed there late afternoon to lace up some skates and see if we could skate around with falling on our faces.
It was funny to look out from the rink and see palm trees and beaches. As a native East coaster from the north, we found it to be such an unusual setting for ice skating! People were ice skating in shorts, and the irony was not lost on us.
The view from the rink
While there were a ton of people wiping out around us (and we saw some hard falls!), I’m happy to say that neither A nor I fell at all. I can’t even remember the last time that I went ice skating, so I was pretty proud of myself!