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We cooked the fish from the deep sea fishing on the grill one night. The front desk had someone go down and turn on the grill and bring down grill utensils to cook with. The grills here are fantastic. Great grills in great shape with a large cooking area. It was my daughter's birthday so we purchased a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream cake at their store around the corner from the resort.

As part of signing up for a timeshare tour, they gave us a coupon for a free large 13-inch pizza from Pizza Shuttle. We also ordered two extra to have leftovers at $9 each. Our last night we got pizza from Pizza Port ( For about $30 we got two large one item pizzas and one of their Portzels, a soft whole grain pretzel made with sun dried tomatoes, feta, garlic, basil and oregano mixed in. The pretzel was a bargain at $1 and came with salsa-like tomato dipping sauce and mustard packets. Three locations in the area, Carlsbad is (760) 720-7007. Better pizza than Pizza Shuttle but still not like what we were used to back on the east coast. The place was hopping though. If you choose to eat there, they have picnic style tables and they are also a brewery. Port Brewing is located in San Marcos at 155 Mata Way Suite 104, San Marcos, CA; where you can visit a tasting room and check out what is brewing. The brewery is open Friday from 4pm to 7pm and Saturday from 11am to 3pm. They also have some beer you can order to go from the restaurant.

Jack in the Box was our fast food stop this week for their Oreo shakes and great curly fries. My husband and daughter wished we had one of these back home.

Three of us ate at the Fish Market one night. They fly in fresh fish from areas all over the world. The fish was tasty and not too overpriced ranging from about $15 to $25. The fish is grilled behind a window where you can watch it being cooked and comes with three sides of your choice. They have a bunch of aquariums in the restaurant and large stuffed fish on the walls. You can also buy fresh fish to go here.

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