Wanderlust – Sunny San Diego

Today is my birthday y’all! In honor of this day, I’m sharing photos from my trip to San Diego this past September. I had such a busy fall session (yay!) that I never had time to edit these photos or post a blog with them. So for my birthday, I’m whisking us all away to sunny San Diego, CA.

 I fell in love with sunny San Diego when I was there for the first time almost three years ago. From La Jolla Cove to Coronado, to Old Town, I was hooked! I was there for my day job and secretly hoped there would be a reason to return, ya know, for work… yeah. Lucky me, because the opportunity to travel back there came up this fall & I was super excited to go! I packed my camera bag & planned lots of exploring on my down time. I even added a day to my trip so I could have one whole day, just me and my camera, out and about around the city.

Last time I was in sunny San Diego, I didn’t spend much time in the actual city, so I knew I wanted to work that into my trip. I hit up Seaport Village, did a little shopping, had my very first ever lunch by myself in a restaurant, and took a lot of photos! I headed back to the hotel for some pool time, and then hopped over to Balboa State Park – another place I missed out on last time I was in the city. Finally, I cruised out to Point Loma to check out the lighthouse at sunset. The area was closed off, but I managed to find a few spectacular spots to shoot anyway – just wait til you see!

The last night of our trip, my coworkers and I went out to La Jolla, to Torrey Pines for a hike. I let them know they could walk ahead, not to mind me, that I’d be doddling along taking photos. There were some beautiful shots to be had from the top of the cliffs, overlooking the water, and then on the walk back to the car on the beach… at sunset. Perfection!

My plane left at noon on Friday, so I took advantage of the time I had that morning, checked out of the hotel early, and headed for Point Loma. I had to see that lighthouse before I left! People – the views from the Lighthouse are breathtaking. I am so grateful I made my way out there, for those are some of my favorite photos from the trip. You can see the harbor, the city, the mountains, and the ocean while standing in one spot. Truly awe inspiring.

I have such fond memories from this trip and am so happy to share with you these photos that mean so much to me!

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