October 23, 2013

'Rach'elorette Party Weekend in San Diego

 Yay! Christian's dad and best friends are in town! While they are off exploring Southern California, my sis and I have been checking wedding stuff off the list...we leave for Mexico in 4 days!!!

One thing we checked off the list a couple weeks ago was my bachelorette party (aka the rach-elorette party)!

Actually I flew into California from Amsterdam on Thursday night and took off for San Diego the next afternoon. My friend Smitty and I sipped on champagne upon the Pacific Surfliner bound for San Diego, met my sisters and some more friends for some brewery-hopping in San Diego and got to sleep early to prep for the next morning. 

The next day, my friends had strict instructions to take me to breakfast while some others prepped the party house. Julie rented a house for us in Ocean Beach just a short stroll from the beach and the bars! Once we got to the house, we chilled in the backyard, looked at the photobook prepared by everyone, sipped on local beers, champagne, and munched on all kinds of goodies from Trader Joe's (yum!).

The rest of the day was a blur of barhopping, fish tacos, gummy bear shots and 'Rachael jeopardy' hahaha! Unfortunately jetlag got the best of me around 9PM. But not until after I saw that my brother-in-law Mike prepared the world's largest charcuterie (cheese and meat plate)--one of my favorite things!

On the bright side, going to sleep early meant that we were ready to take on Pacific Beach on Sunday! But first, Chef Mike did it again and him and his two buddies came and cooked all of us breakfast burritos from scratch!

I loved my bachelorette weekend so much that I didn't return back to Orange County until Tuesday. I had never been to Ocean Beach before, but you bet we'll be back!! With all of my closest ladies in one spot and with the beach right down the street it was the absolute perfect welcome back to California after almost 6 years in Amsterdam.

Thanks, Twinnie!
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{A huge charcuterie waiting for us back at the party house!}
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{Twinnies!}
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{Post bach-party in Pacific Beach}
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5 comments:

Faith said...

looks like such a great time! gorgeous pictures too!

Niken said...

you guys do know how to have fun. i love the rules. drink, eat, rage. haha

Jenna said...

Looks like so much fun Rach! I love Ocean Beach and the whole SD area in general :) Love that you guys turned it into a weekend... best idea ever!

Kristina said...

Loving those pictures, looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Never been to Ocean Beach, but it looks great!! x

Lily Wanderlust said...

Woah, those blue skies are killer! Looks like you ladies had a blast, if only those pictures could talk haha!