So for now if you’re up for extreme picture overload (that’s a bit of an understatement) then please read along. If not, then I guess I’ll jut be talking to the wind. But no, seriously, I know this is one of the longest.posts.ever.
I know I sometimes lose interest in travel series posts (oops just being honest) and I honestly would rather have everything all in one place. To each their own. So here we go…
Later on that night we went down to the beach to watch my brother in-law Chris catch some waves all while taking in the amazing sunset. Sunsets in Cali really are unbelievable.
We finished the night off with an unexpected trip to Mexico with friends to grab some food and drinks. Eric and I didn’t bring our passports with us which lead to some interesting conversations with immigration into Mexico and them bribing us for $20 which got us across the boarder. That’s about all I’ll say about that. Oh, and those churros were totally worth it!
I always wanted to take pictures under a pier but we just don’t have this type of scenery around us. We were visiting friends from high school who also moved out to Cali and they told me about Scripps Pier in La Jolla. I instantly googled it and asked Eric if we could make a stop before our trip was over. I recruited my brother in-law, Greg, to take some pics of us and I am seriously in love. I think I might even do a post of this on its own, but for now here are a few that I’m kind of obsessed with.
We stayed at my brother in-law Chris’ who has this awesome little house that he’s really transformed and made it his own unique space. His patio area is so serene and peaceful, you could seriously sit out there for hours.
Taking pictures with my brother in-laws always makes me feel so short (well it’s probably because I am) but come on now, they are way taller than me #shortpeopleproblems. It was hard saying goodbye to them but we knew there was still more fun to be had on our adventure.
Our next part of the trip was off to Newport Beach for the wedding. Eric and I traded the bat mobile in for a stylish Rav 4 and made our way up the Pacific Coast Highway just in time to enjoy the sunset and make our way to Newport.
The wedding was the next day on a yacht that set sail (do yachts set sail? whatever) we cruised around Newport Harbor with some of the prettiest scenery and celebrated the lovely couple. I’ve never been to a wedding on a yacht so I was loving this new experience. It was also amazing to have three of my closest friends with me and enjoy a little mini vacay together. These girls are the best and I love making memories with them. I’m already looking forward to future getaways with them.
Before we headed home we stopped off at Balboa Island to pick up some treats for the nuggets. I got to have a little fun doing some boutique shopping and got a romper that I’m looking forward to wearing on our FL trip in a few weeks.
Cali, you have yet to disappoint. Thank you for all of the great memories, stories to tell, and that spark that keeps us coming back to visit. Until next time.