Catalina Island

I purchased Groupon tickets for us to go to Catalina Island back in May.  They were set to expire shortly so we decided to use them on a lovely Friday in October.  The weather could not have been better.  It was super clear, warm and just perfect.  I didn't feel like lugging my camera around, so I just have cell phone pictures :)

We had to get up very early and leave our house by 6:00 am in order to make it out to Newport in time.  Ethan was pretty nervous and scared at first as the boat took off and cried for the first bit, but once he adjusted he enjoyed it a lot.  It was smooth sailing the whole way.  We saw a huge whale just off the coast of Newport, and it was very close to our boat, which was awesome.  We saw a couple of pods with hundreds of dolphins which was also neat.

Matt zipped her up in his jacket so she could be warm on the boat ride :)

Once on the island we scoped out a place for lunch and chowed down.  Then we rented a golf cart to tour the island.  We spent about 90 minutes cruising around, and went everywhere you could go :)  It was quite enjoyable. 

I brought suits for the kids and they spent the last 90 minutes of our time playing on the beach.

If there is sand, she must roll in it.

At 4:30 we boarded the boat and headed back to Newport. We had dinner at BJ's after getting off the boat in hopes of avoiding traffic on the way home.  We left at about 7:00 but unfortunately traffic was pretty bad as there had been an accident.  It took us two hours to get home, but other than that it was a perfect day! 

Someone got a little tired on the boat ride home :)


Christy said…
Love all the pictures. So glad you had a fun time. Great time for whale watching. :)
Teresa DiMillo said…
That looks like the perfect day outing! So glad you all had fun.

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