California – Days 1 & 2!

I am so excited to start these California posts because guys, California was soooo much fun. It’s exactly like how you think of it, but better. I seriously did NOT want to leave.

The day we left, we had a later afternoon flight, and got to LAX around 8:30 Cali time – 11:30 in our brains… 😦

Pretty Jet Blue Christmas tree at Logan! 🙂

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Who doesn’t need an airplane bathroom selfie?

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I love Jet Blue… I can’t say this enough. This was a 6 hour flight and both ways I was sooo comfortable. Grey’s Anatomy reruns & HGTV could keep this girl busy for hours 😉

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The lights flying into Los Angeles at night are gorgeous…

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We already had a plan – we were going to land, get the rental car, and get us some In-n-Out. This is a very hyped up burger place based out of California that EVERYONE ‘loves’.

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We got our In-n-Out. Plain for me, “animal style” for him. Guys… we didn’t like it.

I KNOW, I was so disappointed! Granted, I’m not a huge burger person myself…but I can at least appreciate a good Shake Shack burger. This…not so much. As far as animal style review – (sadly) a big thumbs down from us.

We were exhausted from travel day & headed to our place to crash.

DAY TWO was my favorite day of all.

We woke up early, got ready, and headed to get some breakfast on nearby Hollywood Boulevard.

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Look who I found!

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I will say this – I loved LA, it was very cool but I really…reallly….reallllllyy love Orange County. These small beach towns are dreamy.

I did my research and on day two I had us driving about 45 minutes south to a small beach town called Newport Beach.

Newport Beach by day…

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We had the sweetest couple who were born and raised on this beach in Newport stop and talk with us and take a few pictures. I can honestly say that every person we interacted with while in California was the nicest, friendliest person.

Then the sunset… this sunset was unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I’ve traveled a lot, and seen a lot of sunsets, and I’ve never seen one so beautiful.

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When you’re as much of a sunset lover as I am… it’s hard to believe these pictures were taken with my camera. Unreal!

After sunset we headed over to the harbor for a Christmas light boat cruise! I was excited for this… seeing the mansions on the water decorated with tons and tons of lights… it was the best!

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Side note – it was about 40 degrees and windy on this boat. We were FREEZING!

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We were frozen by the time the cruise ended, and headed home to pass out – our day 2 was so fun!!!!

By the end of the day… I was already in love with California.


11 thoughts on “California – Days 1 & 2!

  1. Ahhhh this makes me want to visit SoCal so bad!!! I live in Northern Cali and have never made a trip down there. I have to get on that… Also I still have never tried In n’ Out, but I’m glad I’m not missing out too much haha. So glad you are enjoying!

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    1. You have to!!!! Northern Cali seems just as beautiful though… Before we left we were already planning our next trip to NorCal… I want to see big sur, the bay area and the redwoods! You’re so lucky you live there, can’t wait to go back ❤

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      1. Big Sur is amazing!!!!!! (And it’s no secret that I’m obsessed with SF!) I still have to see the redwoods, but please if you ever make a trip and need suggestions for restaurants and such let me know 🙂 I really hope you can make it out again! ❤

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  2. OMG BRITT those pictures!!! YAS! They’re literally so crystal clear! Nay to in and out, I was just meh about it too….you shouldve known when I told you my thoughts on it! lol I WANT MORE PICTURES!

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  3. Well it’s about time I hear about your fun adventures is SoCal. I can’t believe you went without me 😦 I think I would’ve loved the cruise seeing all those gorgeous houses along the water decorated with Christmas lights… so pretty. I agree with loving Cali…I’ve always wanted to live there since the first time I visited too. Beautiful pics with the new Canon honey 🙂 Next time…I’m coming xoxo Love Momma

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  4. Looks like you guys had a great time. It is really cool to see my, ” little blueberry eating girl ” in California. Great pictures, want you to see The Bay Area. It is my favorite. You being more like me than you know. I know you are going to love it. LOVE YOU… DAD

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