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  • Writer's pictureLisa Marie

Tour Of Southern California: Day 5

It was our second day in San Diego and we were ready to see the sights. We started our day off at Morning Glory. Morning Glory is a restaurant that we were told was a "must eat" at location. We arrived shortly after 9 am and the wait was already 1.5 hours on a Monday! I wondered what the wait times were on the weekend! The wait wasn’t that bad because people watching is my specialty. LOL! Plus, the longer we waited, the longer the wait times became for the people that approached the restaurant later. I heard wait times as long as 2.5 hours and that didn't discourage most people. What were they putting in these pancakes that made everyone stay in line?! I know what you’re thinking, “there’s no way that I would wait two and a half hours for food!” I didn’t want to set my expectations up too high, but the longer the line became it was hard not to imagine that we would be served gold and silver on a plate in a food moments. Could the food really be that good? We kept waiting to see.

When we were finally called, I felt like we had won a mini lotto. The anticipation was killing me! We walked up the stairs to the front of the restaurant and were seated. The menu was so creative. All of your breakfast favorites had cool names and they put a breakfast twist on so many items to make the menu so unique. The restaurant felt like a rooftop lounge. There was music playing as if it were 9 pm, they had a bartender making morning cocktails, and everyone looked like they were in vacation mode.

When the drinks and food arrived, we didn’t know what to expect. I ordered a coffee drink that was tasty, and they did not spare on the caffeine. As some of you know, I wasn't allowed to drink caffeine growing up because my parents are Seventh Day Adventist. So, now when I drink caffeine.....I get so jittery and a little nutty. Please see the video to completely understand what I mean - Instagram video. I order an egg sandwich on an English muffin, with Canadian bacon. Anthony ordered pancakes, eggs, and hashbrowns. The food was good, but it wasn't“wait in line for two and a half hours good.”

Once we left Morning Glory, we headed to the San Diego Zoo. San Diego is rated the number one zoo in the world. We’ve been to the Miami Metro Zoo, and it’s ranked in the 30s so we were excited to see what this zoo could offer that the Miami Metro Zoo didn’t.

The San Diego Zoo felt like a major theme park. They offered a double decker, open bus for the guests to drive through the park with a narrator. Unfortunately, we arrived around 12 pm so most of the animals were asleep. We hopped on the sky tram and explored the park from the sky and then we headed for the exit.

Personally, I didn’t see the big hooplah about the San Diego zoo. Since it was ranked number one in the world, I was expecting so much more. If they take away the bus and the sky tram, I didn’t see the big difference between the San Diego and Miami Metro zoo.

We wrapped up our day with a few more San Diego sites, museums, and dinner on the water. We had dinner at Brigatine. It's a restaurant on the shore in Downtown San Diego. The service, food, and views were incredible. I ordered the Halibut and it was the best Halibut I've ever had. One of the friends that me made recommend getting the shrimp and grits. I'll have to try it next time.

We travel so that we can share the best places to stay, avoid, and go again. If you're a big breakfast person, you should try Morning Glory. If you have kids, you should stop by the San Diego zoo. However, make sure that you go early in the morning so that you can see the animals before they fall asleep. For dinner options, email me at to help me to find the perfect option for you.

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