"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - Les Brown

Friday, December 3, 2010


This was over fall break... oooops
This post is late....
better late than never

So I grew up going to florida beaches, then through high school I lived in VA so I went to East coast beaches.. I went to california maybe once or twice but never to be a beach bum. We would stop by the beach for maybe a day and I always hated it. It seemed too cold and what in the heck SeaWeed?? That was unheard of in Florida... anyway I really wanted to go explore California. Like always people always bail when I plan a fall break or spring break... but this time at least Trevor followed through. He has cousins that live in long beach that were so nice to let us stay with him. It was such a perfect vacation! On our way down we stayed at Erin and Neals, sadly they were not there :( but Pete, Mal, and Hads were staying there for the weekend as well. We went to Vegas and did some great H&M shopping :) We also laid out at a pool called Tahiti Village, I had stayed there a while back with some girl friends and I knew just how to get in haha you would have never known we weren't timeshare owners.
Vegas Baby
So my camera deleted my other pictures from Vegas :( so I have none with Mal or Pete or Hads ... sad.

The next day Trev and I headed of to California! It was such a fun road trip.. I thought Long Beach was so much further then it was but it wasn't a bad drive at all. Trev and I had things on our list we wanted to do but the best part was that we had no set plans. We did what we wanted to do when we wanted to do it :)
The first day we went to Olvero Street in downtown LA ... Trevor loved it! He went to Mexico on his mission and he said they had all of the same things. Clothes... cups... candy... food... people walking around singing sweet mexican tunes! It was a lot of fun!

Then we headed to Venice Beach.. talk about the best people watching in the world! We could not stop laughing! After being beach bums all day, we took the long board on the board walk.. Trev is a professional... I sucked!

After that we went to the Santa Monica Pier! We had such a great day of sunshine but then it started to get a little muggy.... it was so fun just being in a different atmosphere.. being in a place with all these tourists. I loved it... this is when I started to fall in love with California. A change of heart you could say.....


The rest of the trip was a lot of the same thing. We went to different beaches everyday. Hunington Beach was our favorite! We loved the beach... the pier... the surfers.... the shopping.. and it just had a great vibe. If either one of us ever own a beach house in california it would def. be at Hunington Beach.


One tradition we did start.. was everyday we ate lunch on the water... we ate at a few pier's or just at restaurants that had a view of the Ocean. It was fun everyday deciding where we were going to eat :)

Ruby's was our favorite! The restaurant at the end of the Hunington Beach Pier. On our way to eat lunch we saw TUNZ of dolphins. We watched them play for about an hour then we got seated at our table and we could still see them from where we ate. It was so much fun and they had great hamburgers and shakes!! YUM!!


If you know my love for animals you would understand the SEA WORLD was one of the highlights of my trip for sure. It is my dream to work there and work with the sea lions. They are so flipping cute and so smart!. San Diego seemed like a lot of fun, I was sad we only got to spend 1 day their but 5th avenue in downtown SD was such a hopping place. We had dinner and did some more shopping :).

It was such a great trip, we got to see friends and family and be together a lot. I don't think we had 1 fight believe it or not haha. I didn't know what to expect becuase it was my first time spending that much time with trevor... I think it was 10 days :) but all I can say is I for sure just fell for him more. I hope we can go back again next year!


Yvette and Glenn were such kind generous people to let us stay with them. Also Erin and Neal, I feel so lucky to have such great friends. I wish they all lived really close so we could spend more time together but no matter how much time goes by without spending time together its always the same when we finally do. I am so lucky and blessed for all the amazing people in my life, I really couldn't ask for any better.

This was something we saw on our long road trip... Seriously how would you like to tell someone... Oh just get off the zzyzs road exit. No big deal.


  1. you guys are so freakin cute!!! It looks like you had lots of fun! I'm so jealous!!

  2. Mmm.. Ruby's is my all time FAVORITE!!!!!

  3. I'm so Jealous! Looks like you had so much fun. I'm glad things are going well for you two! You're SO cute together :) See you soon!