After our morning on Coronado, we headed north to Escondido to visit the Stone Brewery. Long before we knew I was pregnant, we decided to visit this brewery, one of J's favorite. It was well worth the half hour drive! We got their about an hour before our tour time, so we enjoyed some "beers" in their restaurant. Which, by the way, was huge and had big open walls with fresh air. I loved it!
And mine...a root beer!
We also snacked on some pretzels and mac and cheese. Definitely the healthiest choices on the menu!
The tour was great and very informative. Of the breweries we've visited, this was definitely one of the biggest. Their facility was huge! We learned that Stone makes only ales, no lagers, which probably explains why we're Stone fans.
I really liked their distribution truck and the saying on it. I couldn't agree more!
When it comes to beer, this might be motto.
After the tour was a tasting. J enjoyed the tasting for both of us!
We left the brewery and headed down the coast to our second hotel which was in Mission Beach. We drove through La Jolla on our way there and were able to catch the sunset over the ocean...something that definitely doesn't happen on the east coast!
In addition to seeing the sunset, we saw this gal (we think she was Miss California for Miss USA based on her sash they had) having a little photo shoot. Pretty hilarious considering that it was about 55 degrees out.
But back to that sunset, it was pretty lovely!
As soon as the sun was down, it got to be pretty cold, so we made our way back to the car and headed to our new hotel. But only after a quick photo of our sweet ride was taken.
Yep....that beauty was ours as we cruised along the California coast.
It was awesomely terrible.
We ended up going to bed pretty early on this night and not going out to eat. The day had been packed, and after a late afternoon snack of pretzels, mac and cheese, and beer, we just weren't hungry for a big dinner. It also felt nice to go to bed early.
Up Next: Exploring La Jolla!