The past few days were filled with nothing but relaxation. I’ve been waiting for this trip to California since my last little adventure to San Fran in May. I used my minimalistic packing skills and managed to get EVERYTHING tucked away into one small carryon duffle bag, with electronics and such in my personal bag. But why did it still feel like 100 pounds!? My shoulders got a work out, that’s for sure.
After 14 hours spent on a plane and 4 nights lodged right off the boardwalk strip in southern California, I’ve returned to the mitten’s sub-par temperatures. Is it too soon to say that I already miss the sandy beaches and fresh ocean water?
The best part of this trip (besides the ideal weather conditions) was the great company and good eats in SoCal – specifically Newport Beach. Right after we landed, we had only a couple hours to grab the rental, check into the hotel and freshen up before making it to the rehearsal dinner – were we go, go, go or what!
And for the foodies out there, if you were following my snapchat story, I bet you were droolig along with me as I indulged in the best from jalapeno poppers to fresh oysters. Happen to miss it? No worries, here’s a recap!
Among these good eateries are Cowboy Ciao at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Aiport, Newport Beach Brewing Company, The Rockin Baja Lobster, Sunsets Bar and The Fisherman’s Restaurant. The last day involved a little bar hopping around town, site seeing down the coast, and oyster slurping in Capistrano Beach and on Pier 57 in San Clemente.
I envy all of you west coast babies – I hope you know how good you have it! What I’d give to wake up to the ocean every morning. Beach days were everyday, and there wasn’t a morning where my feet weren’t sunken into that warm, soft sand.
Besides the beautiful weather, I had the pleasure of attending a simply gorgeous wedding for two people that truly make the perfect pair. From the ceremony to the reception and the rustic decor, everything was lovely… and such a good time!
I’ll never get sick of visiting the west side of the country… hopefully one day I’ll be able to call it home. Until then, I’ll be planning my next return.