Sherry and I decided we needed a spring time get away this year. As we were trying to figure out where to go, the perfect solution presented itself. Sherry was attending a conference in San Diego in the days leading up to Easter so we decided to spend 4 days in La Jolla. Our plan was simple. It was to be 4-days of relaxing, eating, drinking and (for me) writing.
Fortunately, we realized this was Easter weekend very early in our plans. This meant we were able to look the perfect spot for our Easter Sunday Brunch. After some extensive web searching we choose the brunch offered at La Valencia Hotel where in addition to excellent food we were promised lovely views of the Pacific Ocean. A few clicks later and our reservations are set.
We left the house we rented on a gorgeous Easter morning and took the short 10-minute walk to La Valencia. As we arrived you could see all of the buffet stations set up in the open court yard. We checked in a little early but our table was ready and we were shown to our seats.
We were lucky enough to sit outside where we could fully enjoy the brochure-worthy view. We were awaken from our trance when our server mentioned that the brunch price included bottomless mimosas. After that it was “game on” as we headed to the buffet stations.
I won’t try and recount all of the foods they offered but it was a beautiful selection of breakfast and lunch items. Nor will I trouble you with everything I tasted. I will tell you that it was all truly fabulous. Of course, we saved plenty of room for dessert, which offered selections that were both creative and delicious.
After spending about 2-hours eating and drinking, it was time to head out for more adventures. We walked down to La Jolla Cove and watched the sea lions play and frolic in a crystal clear ocean. Then, we shopped our way back to the house were we spent the afternoon reading and relaxing. It was a wonderful way to spend Easter.
It was one of those days you wish you could relive again and again.
Well, it just so happens that the conference Sherry attended is already booked for the week before Easter next year. So, somewhere between the mimosas and bunny tails (one of the desserts) we decided to come back. I’ll be happy to let you know how is was the second time around. Until then . . .