Climb aboard this jet, we are going to California kids!!! Please play this song as you read. If you like Tupac click HERE
We stayed in Solana Beach, California. Absolutely gorgeous! Not to mention, they are one of the few towns in California that are plastic bag free.
DO NOT — USE PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS! THEY ARE SOOOO BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!
Our lovely neighbors let us use their timeshare for the week and we couldn’t thank them enough. John and Fran, thank you both! We stayed in the Winner’s Circle Resort and I would totally recommend it. We had a condo with a kitchen, living room and TWO bathrooms… his and hers. On the nights we didn’t want to go out, we cooked at the place. It was perfect and so quiet because we were the youngest people there. There are a lot of retired people staying there enjoying their timeshares and working on their tan. No joke. I saw a Lamborghini with a handicap sign. One day. One day.
The sand at this beach was really cool because it was a mixture of black and white. Each time the wave went back into the ocean, a new design appeared. The little things I tell ya. I was fascinated and took WAY too many photos. Instead of boring you with them, I will share just one. 🙂 You’re welcome.
We didn’t stay there too long because we didn’t really understand the scoring (and I’ve seen my share of surf movies) and after our gnarly moment nothing was very exciting.
Back in the car and north we went. On our way through Orange County, we hit up In-N-Out Burger. Yall, I do NOT see what the big deal is about this place. I’ve heard people rave about it. OH EM GEE we are getting one in Texas. SOMEONE ALERT THE MEDIA. It’s a burger and fries. The burger was good but life changing? Negative.
After implanting a nice food baby, we set out again. I was so excited to rock that baby on a beach full of skinny beach babes that I had to get to a beach STAT! I’d stalked Instagram a few weeks prior to the trip and learned about a local spot called Thousand Step Beach. Although it literally isn’t down a thousand steps (290ish steps if you are curious…I’ve seen 280 and 300 and I didn’t count so we shall say 290ish), you are sure to get a workout getting to this gem. Parking is quite limited so might I suggest parking on 9th ave and walking down the largest hill ever (Note: Travel light because you WILL have to carry your stuff back up said hill).
After you’ve made your way down the bazillion stairs, you are instantly greeted by white sand and blue water. And BEAUTIFUL tide pools. We loved this beach so much that we went twice while we were on vacation.
And see that black hole in the rocks there? That’s a cave that leads you to a secret private beach. When the tide is high, it secludes you from the rest of the world. Plan accordingly to arrive when the tide is low.
We had our photographs taken in La Jolla (you can see those here). And then we ate at Naked Cafe. After eating, we walked on the beach and mingled with the local pooches. We met a really nice lady from Ireland that DID NOT invite us for tea but that’s okay. We kicked it by the pool and relished in the moment of being the youngest people around. Pure bliss.
Stay tuned for the rest of our trip.