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Girls’ Cruise to La Jolla … and thoughts on the acclamation amid friends

“To adulation ourselves and abutment anniversary added in the action of acceptable absolute is conceivably the greatest distinct act of adventuresome greatly.”

Brené Brown

The action of acceptable real. Yes. Hello. That.

Happy day – it’s a vacation account post! with a tiny swizzle of austere allocution befuddled in for acceptable measure.

In accession to accepting some fun cruise pictures for you today and aloof up on my amazing accumulation of constant girlfriends, I additionally feel like there’s some actuality belief abundant for a lot of us that we aloof haven’t talked about, either in absolute activity or on the internet, because it’s adamantine to allocution about. So actuality goes us actuality brave.

Let’s beam this accoutrement beeline in the face.

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Let me acquaint you about us. 👆🏼 These are 3 of my best adored friends.

We’ve been accompany for a continued time (since academy – and how did academy become a continued time ago?) and in the aftermost few years, we’ve leaned in to this attitude of accomplishing annual girls’ break trips together.

See also: Aspen and Scottsdale.

We are four bodies who love snacking, eating, ice cream-ing, and allowance watching on the beach. We are four bodies who anticipate cutting pajamas and ordering delivery pizza to our auberge allowance is appropriately as alarming as going out for a night on the town. We are four bodies who have, or will anon have, little babies at home (squeee!). We are affected beastly lovers who will stop bodies on the artery so we can pet their dogs. We allotment the aforementioned faith. Our hearts and minds authority anniversary others’ belief from the aftermost ten years, the ones that accompany laughter, eye rolls, and tears. We are about a allotment of anniversary added in that weirdly alarming sisterhood-of-the-traveling-pants way.

And then, there’s this catchy allotment of the puzzle: we are four bodies who voted abnormally aftermost anniversary in the 2016 election.

It would be maybe alike a little funny if it wasn’t so austere and adamantine and fresh, abnormally actuality that we took this cruise about 24 hours afterwards the acclamation ended. How can this alike happen? That accompany don’t see eye-to-eye on what feels like such a big above deal? But it does.

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And I accept a purpose for bringing it up.

First purpose: Well, okay, if we set the acclamation abreast for a hot second, my aboriginal accurate purpose is that I appetite you to apperceive that we had a abundant time in La Jolla, and I appetite you to apperceive that if you should accept to go there with your cogent added or your band (WHICH YOU ABSOLUTELY SHOULD – alpha attractive at flights, baby one – aloof fly into San Diego and booty the 15 minute Uber ride over to La Jolla), you will accept a bang and a half. It was theeee best absolute abode for a quick little getaway. I’m including a account at the end of this column with all the abundant places we went and what we’d acclaim for an itinerary. Abstraction and follow. This abode is Alleviation Station.

Second purpose: I appetite you to apperceive that above vacation pictures, back we get bottomward to the absolute activity being of the apple appropriate now, you and I? and our accompany and family? We’re all accomplishing this together. You’re not the alone one feeling annoyance or aching in your relationships as a aftereffect of this 2016 election. We are activity it, too, and there’s aloof no accessible way through it (but if you appear to apperceive of one, let me apperceive in the comments TYVM).

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We had aloof one Acclamation Chat during the accomplished trip, and that one conversation? Not awesome. Hard, vulnerable, about un-fun, abnormally because that best of our added conversations absorb abdomen action and awe-inspiring central jokes and unstoppable, ambiguous annoying giggles. This one wasn’t like that. We didn’t aback accede on aggregate and we had actively assignment to accept to anniversary added after reacting first.

But we DID try to ask questions and absolutely accept to the answers, to seek to absolutely accept the added side, and to apprentice from anniversary other.

And we DID end the chat with misty eyes and bound hugs, adage firmly: I don’t accede with you, and I still adulation you.

And that chat – I absolutely anticipate it was important for us to have. Because to be absolutely loved, you accept to be absolutely known. You accept to let yourself be apparent and you accept to try to see others. Like, REALLY, actually, absolutely see and apperceive and adulation them.

Remember that quote? The action of acceptable real? We’re alive on it, our little squad. Working on it by way of the casual adamantine conversation, but additionally (and maybe added importantly?) aggregate pistachio gelato, storytelling over long pasta dinners, and sun-soaked dog-watching lounge sessions in the grass.

Grateful, grateful, beholden for these constant friends.

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A Girls' Trip to La Jolla | manuel-de-survie.fr

A Girls' Trip to La Jolla | manuel-de-survie.fr
A Girls' Trip to La Jolla | manuel-de-survie.fr

A Girls' Trip to La Jolla | manuel-de-survie.fr

A Girls' Trip to La Jolla | manuel-de-survie.fr

Now. Assimilate the acceptable stuff: the ice creaming, brunching, seal-watching best of La Jolla.

Here are our La Jolla picks:

We came in on a Thursday morning and backward through Sunday – it was a absolute bulk of time to airing the parks, boutique the boutiques, and sit alfresco assimilation up the sun. We flew into San Diego (direct flights from both Minneapolis and Denver, acknowledge you actual much) and again took a 15 minute Uber ride into La Jolla area we spent the blow of our four canicule assimilation up the quiet accordance of this bizarre and comfortable little bank city. If you like Big Sur (which gave me, TBH, one of the best canicule of my life) and you like San Diego, this is a acceptable mix of both all in a one-stop shop.

Big hugs to you all as you work, plan trips, backpack on with approved life, and abide to appearance actual adulation to your bodies in these almighty disconnected days.

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept acquainted that aforementioned depression back I alter in assessment with abounding bodies in my circles, not the cool abutting ones, but still, friends. Over the aftermost few months this aphotic acclamation billow seems to accept afraid over me and apprenticed on my heart. absolutely as you said: “How can this alike happen? That accompany don’t see eye-to-eye on what feels like such a big above deal?” HOW?? But yes, it does appear and it makes things tough, but we all fabricated it through and charge accede to disagree <3
    It's amazing how adamantine society/we accept fabricated it to 'become real'! acknowledge you for sharing! I anticipate your gal pals and you are adventurous and to altercate article so abysmal and appear out closer, is a accurate attestation to what you all allotment 🙂

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    What a admirable and alarming words!
    this what we charge in this world. Compassionate anniversary added and be affectionate with anniversary other.
    Thank you for administration this admirable post

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    Christina Gill

    Thank you for apropos both abandon of the election. I can’t acquaint you how sad I was to unfollow so abounding blogs and bodies on Cheep and abroad due to such acidity and specific agenda’s.

    My abutting acquaintance of 25 years and I are arctic opposites politically speaking but are the aforementioned in so abounding added ways.

    We are all far added akin again altered and that is how I feel we charge to move forward, alive we all accept article in accepted and focus on those things.

    Again, acknowledge you for a thoughtful, admiring post. I’m captivated to abide to chase you! Your recipes accept been so acknowledged with my family.

    God bless!

    Christina in Oregon

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      It’s weirdly auspicious to apperceive that added abutting accompany are accepting these aforementioned differences! 🙂 Acknowledgment for the animadversion Christina!

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    I absolutely acknowledge you administration your angle and giving us a blink into your abutting relationships. I apperceive for a actuality that associates of my ancestors all voted 4 altered means as well, and because of that (plus amusing media, of course) I accept been activity cool afraid about activity home for Thanksgiving.

    Thanks for administration your words of admiring while still disagreeing. My ancestors has about apparent eye-to-eye, but the aftermost few years accept apparent that we do not necessarily accede on everything. Assertive bodies in my ancestors additionally attempt with alert afore reacting emotionally, and so I am praying to that end–that I would accept well, and that we would be able to allocution about the issues alike while disagreeing, again still hug anniversary added and apperceive that our adulation doesn’t change behindhand of political leanings.

    Your column gives me achievement that we can accomplish that!

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      Aw, Becca, I achievement you accord those bodies a big hug and feel adulation for them beneath all the layers of disagreement. It’s so basic, but honestly, adhering my accompany afterwards our chat absolutely was abnormally healing. <3

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    Thanks for your post. I, like addition being who commented, acclaim you for your actual counterbalanced access against discussing the election.

    Unfortunately, I, too, had to unfollow a few blogs that absolutely unloaded their opinions in their post-election column – a few bloggers I unfollowed aren’t alike U.S. association yet were agreeable in with their not-always-accurate and rather afflictive thoughts on the accompaniment of our abundant and admirable country.

    And, while it *is* their appropriate as it is *their* blog, it still alienates abounding a follower. Abnormally back such an acute attitude is presented. (And I’ve voted for both parties for admiral at altered times of my life. I accept being over party.)

    At the end of the day, we’re all in this together! 🙂

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      Definitely. And it’s adamantine to accept those conversations in person, abundant beneath online, area the abeyant for confounding and mob mentality is actual high. Acknowledgment for the absolute animadversion Amy!

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    I ambition I would accept accepted you were here, would accept admired to accept cafeteria with you or aloof said hi! Maybe abutting time 🙂 Animated you had lots of fun and all your bounded picks are atom on!

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    I adulation this! I am currently sat cat-and-mouse for a flight aback to the U.S. for my anniversary Approbation visit. My absolute ancestors voted abnormally from me and it has been adamantine aback the election. The collywobbles are in my abdomen and I accept been afraid for days; I am afraid that this could ruin my absolute visit, which is sad because I alone anytime accomplish it aback to the US every 18 months. The conversations I’ve approved to accept haven’t been abundant aback aftermost Wednesday and I am aggravating to break absolute that my ancestors will be accessible and absolute with me, as against to their accepted accompaniment of abhorrence and “we told you so”. ::sigh:: We shall see, but I apperceive I will accept accustomed it my best and kept an accessible apperception throughout.

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Honestly this is my best admired commodity I’ve apparent about the acclamation and differing opinions so far. I don’t commonly animadversion but I acquainted like I had to share, this was the best affair I could accept apprehend today!

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    I ambition I had apprehend this three weeks ago! We visited La Jolla and your tips and account of places would accept been abundant to have. Accepting said that, we had a admirable time and admired this place. Account your blog brought aback some abundant memories. Adulation how you handled your altercation and accepted your differences. Peace.

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      I aloof use my 50mm 1.4 lens account it’s the lightest to backpack around. 🙂 I absolutely absitively that for our Europe trip, in the name of simplicity, I’m activity iPhone only! eeeek! can’t delay to accord that a try.

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    What a admirable column and balmy attitude you have. La Jolla is gorgeous- we travelled the absolute California bank back we aboriginal married. It’s a BC (before children) affectionate of trip. Yes the acclamation was difficult for all. I’ve never apparent such animadversion from both abandon in an acclamation afore – and I’ve apparent many! You said it able-bodied – in the end we adulation anniversary other, not because of our beliefs, but in animosity of them. Acknowledgment for sharing.

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    I alive about 45 mins from la jolla. And i go there generally for brunch with my bedmate and daughters. I adulation la jolla and I was so aflame to see the cottage on your list! That has been our go to abode back we appetite a adequate brunch and airing afterwards ! Now I’m activity to annex out and try the added spots you acclaim 🙂

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      Seriously – we had heard such abundant things about the Cottage but I anticipate I absolutely (surprisingly) admired Amoroso and Book (right beyond the street) so abundant better. The vibe was aloof so fun and the aliment was amazing! you’ll accept to analysis it out.

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    I aloof had my aerial academy acceptance watch the TED Allocution “Can a Disconnected America Heal”(Jonathan Haidt), and he makes some absolutely accomplished credibility on the analysis that exists currently. Because your contempo conversations you ability acquisition it interesting!

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    Wow. You’re stronger than I am. I’m so beaten at this acclamation that I can’t alike attending at the account best days, let abandoned allocution about it with baby ones. Best of my baby ones voted the aforementioned way I did…but they don’t accept that I’m not accessible for amusement about it aloof yet. But I’m so animated you begin this sparkling ablaze in the aphotic days.

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      I feel you. I am demography a mini-break from account radio (we don’t accept a TV) because it’s aloof cutting and aching appropriate now.

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’ve never commented before, but aloof had to say acclaim for such a admirable and 18-carat post. Acknowledge you!

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    I aloof adulation your column and had to additionally unfollow beggarly bloggers who lashed out, but it is so nice you and and your accompany can accept altered point of angle and allocution about it again all hug and go on, it is not account ruining years of adulation you all have, i am earlier and accept apparent elections appear and go and you apperceive what we all administer to move on, bodies get married, accept babies and travel. I can acquaint you accept a admiring affection and so animated you aggregate this and you are a admirable archetype to many.

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    Lindsay — Tasteful blog column on all subjects! I adulation to break at the Torrey Pines Abode in La Jolla — rarely can I allow added than a few days, but the architectonics of The Abode is not to be missed. It has a river bean alfresco broiler that looks like there care to be some Hobbits around.

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      Thanks Deila! We were actual abutting to Torrey Pines and I’ve heard abundant things! We’ll accept to plan a stop in for abutting time. 😉

  17. Pinch of Yum Logo

    THIS is absolutely the affectionate of blog column I’ve been attractive for about the election. We are women, but we aren’t a caked group. We are assorted with aberration strengths, struggles and, yes, political beliefs. But that shouldn’t get in the way of admiring the amazing bodies in our lives.

  18. Pinch of Yum Logo

    What a admirable post, I anticipate as we get earlier it becomes easier to acquire the awfully altered opinions of our accompany and admired ones. This appearance of antisocial others who don’t feel as we do has been fostered and encouraged by the media, best bodies are appealing appropriate and appetite the best. I anticipate it’s about time appropriateness and old time account for others came aback into fashion.

  19. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Thank you, acknowledge you for this post! It’s a abundant admonition to absolutely accept to people’s opinions and still adulation and account them alike back we disagree! Looks like you had a fun trip! Acknowledgment for sharing! 🙂

  20. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I was teary-eyed and sad all over again…very raw still. We are 4 sisters, two Democrat, two Republican – we still administer to say I adulation you! I still can’t allocution backroom back election. Continued alley to go…

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      Mary Rose

      What allotment of admirable San Diego, heather? I am way out in East County. See my agenda below.

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    Ok, so this helped me tremendously, because I, too, was accepting a really, absolutely adamantine time with this. This acclamation has become a bisect amid associates of my family. I am abashed that it still will be with some, but maybe not with all. Achievement this can advice others alleviate and apprehend that we can move accomplished this, too, as aporetic as we may be: https://johnpavlovitz.com/2016/11/17/if-you-voted-for-him/

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    Mary Rose

    Hi – I alive in San Diego Canton – East so was animated to see your column on La Jolla. Am additionally a foody. So, aloof anticipation i would leave a agenda actuality and if you capital to affix with me and my alignment Approaching Alpha Enterprises — actual environmentally-concerned. Don’t accept a website up as yet — had one but took it bottomward a brace years ago, again got ailing and have’t put it aback up. Am absolutely abject out with the election.