147.4...A Birthday Full of Fun, Flan and Friends

It really does amaze me how fast a weekend can go by. I spent it at my annual belated birthday trip at Pelican Hill with some of my best friends. Our weekend started on a very rainy Friday with a shopping day at South Coast Plaza. Don’t worry…we did not forget our Barbies. 

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After a little shopping, we went straight to Quattro’s, our standard spot,  for lunch. 

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Cathi and I shared the swordfish carpaccio:

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This was followed by Prosciutto E Arugula Pizza:

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How about some birthday tiramisu!?!

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After a bit more shopping, we checked into our room at Pelican Hill. 

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A birthday champagne and strawberry surprise:

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Friday night we went to Bluefin Sushi for dinner. 

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Diana and I shared a bunch of delicious dishes. Trout:

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Bluefin Tacos (tuna, avocado, cilantro, lettuce and wasabi cream):

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Crispy Tuna (spicy tuna, crispy sushi rice, house sweet & spicy sauce):

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Tuna Tuna Tuna Roll (tuna, albacore, Sriracha sauce, ponzu):

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Birthday dessert number two:

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We followed that by heading to the Island Hotel for a drink at the Aqua Lounge. 

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Saturday morning it was right to the Coliseum Pool!

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Our morning started with a Crudite plate:

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I enjoyed some fish tacos for lunch:

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The day started out cool and cloudy but ended up being sunny and beautiful! 

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Dinner Saturday night was another birthday usual: Javier’s! We didn’t forget our selfie stick! ;)

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I ordered one of my favorite dishes there, Ceviche Tostadas: 

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I guess it was all about the birthday desserts because another one arrived! 

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Oh! A birthday surprise! 

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Oh…is this…flan????

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It is flan. I hate flan. Lol…this picture cracked me up for hours. My face says it all. 

Breakfast Sunday morning was Raisin Bran cereal and milk.

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Then it was back to the pool for the last few hours of our trip.

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I shared ceviche and chips with Dina.

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That was followed by a delicious grilled chicken sandwich and fries. 

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And just like that, the trip was over and it was time to head home. I guess I will have to start the countdown until next year!

My husband picked up our favorite Chopped Chicken Salad from Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza for dinner. 

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Breakfast this morning was a poached egg on half a toasted English muffin with avocado and half a grapefruit.

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I dropped the kids off at school, volunteered for a bit, then hit the gym for treadmill and weights. I ran some errands (the usual Monday routine) and stopped for a turkey avocado sandwich at Subway.

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 It’s definitely back to reality!

Flan: yes or no? 

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