February 17th 2010- Beaches, IN-N-OUT, New Moon, Dinner
Sorry for this post being so late. Yesterday was a fun day. We woke up, you guessed it, early again and ate our store brand fruity pebbles for breakfast while catching up on the Olympics. We planned to go to the beach at the Hotel del Coronado. Of course, one will need towels when they go to the beach, so Dani had the bold idea to “borrow” some from the pool area and run/walk to the car. I just went along for the ride. We walked in through the gate (which had a big sign saying: “ALL TOWELS MUST STAY IN POOL AREA”) and towards the towel stand. This wouldn’t be a story worth telling unless of course an employee was standing right there loading the towels, which in fact was the case. Following Dani’s lead I grabbed two towels, as did she, and we turned and walked right out the gate…So did the employee. We hastened away, and quickened our pace as we heard, “Excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me!” Dani urged: “Don’t look, just keep walking.” There was no chance. He caught up and told us the rule that we saw, yet completely disregarded. But we wouldn’t give up. I told him: “Oh no, we’re just going to use them in the cabana. Is that OK? He allowed us. So we walked in where the cabanas were, stealthily hiding behind some palm trees until he was gone and we booked it for the car. We made it.
The drive to Coronado was very nice. We pulled up to the edge of the beach, parked the Suzuki, grabbed our hot towels and made our way to the beautiful gold speckled sand beach. We found a nice spot, drop our stuff and got to tanning. All that sun left a big void in our stomachs though so we got out of there after a few hours and headed to IN-N-OUT. This place is a west coast fast food chain with a very simple menu: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Double-Double burger, and/or french fries. Hence the name of the restaurant. It was Dani’s first time, and she wasn’t too impressed…fortunately, I enjoyed it and left very satisfied. We stopped at Ralphs again to pick up some more milk (cause we were runnin’ low) then headed back to the hotel. We pulled up, grabbed our stuff and stolen towels and walked to the tower. And guess who right there walking towards us as we’re holding the rolled up towels in our hands? That’s right! The same employee. He looked right at us, smiled and waved. It was only polite that we smile and wave back as we walked right by. We did return the towels to where they belonged, so technically we never stole them but merely borrowed them and in turn broke hotel policy. Just in case we didn’t run into this guy enough, we walked to the elevators and there he is again, smiling so politely while we walked on by.
In the room we contemplated whether or not we just splurge and rent the $15.00 movie “Twilight-New Moon”. We did. It was a no-brainer. It’s still in theaters. I personally was disappointed in it. I’m not a fan of set-up movies that are made just to pave the way for the following release. After that we got dressed, hopped back into the Suzuki and just drove through town looking for a place to eat. After about 20 minutes of driving we stopped at Bella Italiana. We ate outside and had it all to ourselves. The food was great as was the company, no surprise.