Days 3 and 4. Be a Kid. Again.

Okay so I didn’t update much yesterday because it was too late when I got home and I was being lazy about typing up an entry… So welcome to the wonderful world of matrimony! hahaha. I’m combining days 3 and 4 BECAUSE I CAN! :)

Today I have tonssssss of pictures to show you. :) But let’s start with what went down yesterday :)

 

I went on a Whale Watching Tour! Saw about 3 different whales, but the captain said there were at least 12 whales out and about when we were on the water.. HOW COOL IS THAT?! I took quite a few pictures of a few whales fluking and then I have some of Dolphins!! It was so beautiful. Amazing. Wonderful. Awe-inspiring.. Need I go on? You get the picture. The trip was very educational, and surprisingly that was a nice turn for a vacation! Normally I’m just like “give me the food and everything will be okay.” haha But this time it was neat to have something really educational instead of just oh yeah, that’s cool. Move on to the next photo..animal…building  whatever it was that you look at on vacations.

whale dolphin

 

Next we went walking around in Newport Beach.. That place is ridiculously expensive… but my word they had some delicious food. And I loved that the kitchens were open! They had display kitchens!!! It was so awesome.

 

food

 

We sat right by the kitchen. Talked to their sushi chef and then I just stared off into space watching all the cooks work on the line. haha It’s crazy how lost I get and basically tune everyone out to see them work. But up above we had Sushi that was tempura fried and contained tuna, salmon, avocado and asparagus. The sauces, however I have no idea what they were but they tasted amazing.  Bottom right was my dish, Kai Braised Honey Mustard Beef Short Rib with buttered mash and broccolini. ‘Twas delicious and I believe nutritious ;)

 

Moving on!  Day 4.

 

We went to Universal Studios. Craziness. I don’t think I need to explain so I’ll just show you some pictures I liked the most. :) Enjoy, my friends.

 

DSC_0841

In NYC.. with my Oh, Sleeper shirt. They are my all-time favorite band, by the way. I just thought you should know. AND maybe you should go listen to them… :)

 

DSC_0875

For those of you who don’t know…. I am a HUGE Fast and the Furious fanatic.. I love those movies. All of them. They have fast cars and some of my favorite actors and they make me happy watching them. :) This Skyline (pictured above) is the car Paul Walker drove.. my my my what a wonderful car. YES.

DSC_0943

DSC_0742

DSC_0868

 

Marilyn!

DSC_0854 DSC_0859

Water World. This was a pretty crazy skit they did. A guy falling into the water that was on fire… As well as tons of explosions. That was fun. Apparently a lot of famous actors did this skit for us!

DSC_0871 DSC_0889 DSC_0891 DSC_0879

 

 

Going through “Little Europe” That was neat. And of course the classy Irish picture.. because, well, I’m Irish. c:

DSC_0948

DSC_0963 DSC_0957 DSC_0953

Largest Hot Topic store I have ever seen in my entire life. I bought some new gauges that were on sale :D

And I love Jamba Juice so I had to take a picture of this really cool signage. :)

DSC_0966

End of the day! A lot of fun!

 

Okay one last note.. While we were on the Tram tour… They were filming a Ross commercial (one of my all time favorite stores to shop…) AND they were also filming The Mindy Project… Also another show I enjoy watching. All in all it was really fun and exciting. The rides were enjoyable and the lines were nothing like they are at Six Flags. Universal Studios… I might come back to see ya. ;)

 

Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

-April

Advertisements

Day Two. Fun In The Sun.

I went to the beach yesterday. Got a little burned. But I’ll blame that on me being super pale and there not being enough sunscreen in the world to protect me! Then I walked back to the house from the beach, which I thought was a lot closer… turns out it was not that close at all. At least I got my exercise for the day because I haven’t been running this week. Whoops…

beach

 

But the day got better, we went and took a trip into town towards Dana Point, and went to Hobby Lobby, Whole Foods and then the movies :)

We saw Wolverine. And by the way, that movie was pretty  awesome, not very much storyline to it, but its Wolverine, you can’t go wrong with that Marvel character. :)   What did you guys think about the movie? Or any of the Marvel movies in general? My favorite movie would be The Avengers, but my favorite character would have to be Captain America haha.

 

Back on track here… So after the movie we came back to the house, My aunt has fresh lemons she picks from her yard so we had lemonade and then we made a Meyer Lemon Creme Brulee! Yummmmm. Made dinner. Which I made my signature Bruschetta Chicken and Grilled Asparagus haha. And since California apparently doesn’t have sweet potatoes!!!! (I was in shock by the way..) I had to get a white sweet potato, which tasted a little different than the normal ones we get in Texas, but it was good enough for me last night… wasn’t as creamy but it was good nonetheless.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my adventures. I will have another soon :)

Have a good day!
-April

Day One… Announcement!

So did you guys guess where I’m at yet?!

well…. I’m in Laguna Beach, California! Vacation at its finest :)

I’ve had quite the time here so far, my plane was delayed and had some issues along with that haha and we ended up finally getting off of the plane at 12:13 pm when we were supposed to be getting here at 9:05 am.. Craziness. The passengers, as well as myself were not that happy.  But nonetheless we are here and I’m having a ton of fun :)

We have been to farmers markets and a bunch of little shops around the beach area. Went to Main Beach today and I got to join a pick up game of sand volleyball with some students studying abroad from Switzerland, Germany, England and China! That was really really cool and exciting to hear their stories!   Watched the Pageant of Arts play-type thing, which was absolutely fabulous.  They showed famous works of art, but the people painted in the regular ones were replaced with actual people painted just like it! Standing still in the same position, not moving a single muscle… How is that even possible?! You couldn’t even see the people breathing! Insane. BUT so awesome.  Had an adventure on the trolley ride home with some drunk people getting a little too ambitious with their words haha but it was really funny.

Now for pictures! Because I know thats the best part :)

DSC_0665

DSC_0720

All sorts of Kale.

DSC_0723

an all herb stand. It was crazy busy. And had some herbs I had never heard of before .

DSC_0719 DSC_0713 DSC_0716

pomegranate pluots… those things were ridiculously amazing!

DSC_0708

 

sunset from my room :)

DSC_0730

this was at the play, we were in an amphitheater but I wasn’t allowed to take pictures of the actual play so I decided to take some before it all started haha, of the wonderful mountains :)

 

have a wonderful day :)

-April