Huntington Beach

 Huntington Beach! This was the view from our hotel balcony :)

I am pretty scared of the ocean. Big bodies of water really.. Don't get me wrong, I love the ocean. I'm passionate about saving it. But that certainly doesn't get me into it. It's not the water really, it's everything that can harm me in the water. My dad knows this, so when he called the first night, his first questions were about if I went into the ocean... And I actually did! 

I actually did start having some fun.. granted I did only walk into the ocean up to my knees...But, the waves were up to my waist... And for a few seconds, up to my shoulders. Because funny story, the ocean pushed me down... TWICE. Yep. That means for this trip, Ocean= 3, Me= 0. The first time I called it a hug, but not this time... Obviously as I was getting more comfortable with the ocean, it was getting more comfortable with me and decided it was okay to mess around with me more harshly. We'll see what happens the next time the ocean and I encounter one another. I still very much have a love/hate relationship with the ocean. But I will continue to fight for it :)

Bucket List Item:

 Go to Ruby's Diner on the Huntington Beach Pier

The Husband ordered this... It was a chocolate shake with chocolate chips. 
So wonderful :) 


  1. It looks like you had a blast in California.. even in the Ocean beat you up a little. Love the photos with the rainbow umbrella!!

    1. Thanks! I got the umbrella online... I saw it and couldn't get it out of my head! So I bought it and used the vacation as my excuse ;)

  2. I've never been on a road trip before, but it looks like such a great experience. I love the pictures of you in the ocean and your description of the encounter. This definitely inspired me to plan a road trip in the future. (:


    1. Scout, I highly recommend it!! They are so much fun :)

  3. Good ol' California! I'm glad you had fun and that you went in the ocean! The older I get the less I care to go swimming in the ocean!