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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

so long, sunshine!

^^^ take me back to california, pretty please!? ^^^
^^^ one of my favorite breakfast stops on the trip! 
we loved visiting alta coffee shop, located in newport beach.
i chose their yogurt and granola bowl, and of course, 
the signature toffee latte! ^^^
^^^ for our first few days, we stayed at a vacation rental, 
located in newport beach. our apartment was conveniently located four blocks from 
the beach - it could not have been more perfect!
the above pirate house (as it is appropriately nicknamed) 
was across the street; the entire house is absolutely covered in pirates
and all things pirate-themed. it was fun to sneak around! ^^^
^^^ just one more from balboa island! ^^^
^^^ we biked all over with these trusty guys! ^^^
^^^ we had to stop at in-n-out for lunch; obligatory photo, too! ^^^
^^^ our selfie game is strong, clearly :) 
highlight of the trip? a surprise visit to disneyland with willie's cousins!!!
we spent 13 hours at disneyland and california adventure, 
and it could not have been more fun! we rode 9-10 rides,
enjoyed the new water show at california adventure, 
laughed until our bellies ached, and ate far too many treats! ^^^
^^^ picked up some purple minnie ears and an ariel shirt
to commemorate our trip! ^^^
^^^ of course we had to stop at 'willie's churros' for a churro (or three)! ^^^

when we flew home sunday, i was very sad! 
while it is always nice to be home, i truly miss our little vacation.
we had such a blast visiting family and friends
and are incredibly grateful to everyone who made time to see (and spoil!) us.
california, we cannot wait to come back!