Tuesday, February 16, 2010

what's a girl to do........

Have you ever moved far far away for 'home'? 

Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to.  ~John Ed Pearce

Now home to me is where I grew up, my childhood, where I spent many many a moon in my younger years. Le sigh. Getting old! Tangent... but anyway when you move away from home, in the beginning it is fun, exciting and so new. After you settle in and discover the ins and outs of your new 'hood (the good mani/pedi place, the best grocery store, closest bar, dry cleaners etc what??? those are the places you find first? ) you may start to find holes. If you are anything like me you start to miss your favorites FOOD places from home.

I haven't been home since I left California in Aug '06. Shocking. Took off in a packed full car pulling the rest of our life in a U-Haul behind us. Now you probably wonder why the heck haven't you been back? I know right. Well it isn't really easy to pin point my reasoning. I want to visit family and I will go where my brother is (Mom and Bro don't live in SD anymore). I love to travel and explore new places, so I like using my vacations to do just that. Whether it is setting off to a new beach in Mexico or a weekend exploring more of my favorite city (NYC) or traveling abroad. They all just have a bit more appeal initially than going back to a place I know very well, know 24 years well. 

However this 4 year jaunt apart from MY city is really starting to take a toll. A toll more on my stomach than anything else! 

I miss these California ONLY places! (there are some that I love because of location, but they are elsewhere so I am leaving them off the list)

- Any ...wait make that ALL the hole-in the wall Mexican places....if you haven't already heard I have a thing for Mexican food. I could devour a Carne Asada Burrito, Carne fries, rolled tacos with guac
El Indio.....the tortillas, the ummm well EVERYTHING! 
IN n ' OUT . OMG why did I just think of that! Double Double animal style STAT! With fries and a vanilla shake please!
Casa de Pico. Margarita fountain, carnitas, the fresh tortillas! Old Town local (well not anymore!) 
Sees Candies. Their toffee bars. TO. DIE. FOR. 

Now if I keep going will you judge me??? I love tasty food! No? ok here are a few more! 

Point Loma Seafood.....Fish sandwich.....shrimp plate.....droll 
Rubios! Fish tacos, the Burrito Especial OH MY! 
Jake's Del Mar - food and location a MUST! 

ok...I will stop with the various food places. Maybe that is why I don't want to go back! I will eat for my entire stay and roll all the way home! :) 

But I do have to add. I really really miss the beach. I miss the salt water, even the sand getting in places you don't want. I miss people watching, waking up at the crack of dawn to get a spot in the sand of the 4th....oh SD how you tear at my heart. I think the Man and I may be taking a short weekend to SD much sooner than later....unless we go somewhere else first! :) 

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