A little drive down the freeway will bring you from Los Angeles to Orange County.... Sunday afternoon we landed in Newport Beach. There is a fantastic and super popular spot called Balboa Island that you can take a ferry out to, and we are planning on driving back down and doing that this coming Sunday afternoon. Only this time we will bring Baby Bella, who missed out on all of our fun.
It was a little chilly, (ha! It was 60 degrees but we all felt like we were freezing!) so we didn't stay out for too long. I loved Newport Beach because it was so clean, and along the pier there were dozens and dozens of fishermen catching buckets of mackerel. One chinese man even let me hold his rod.... his pole... crap, that sounds dirty no matter how I say it. Well I held his fishing equipment and got to pose like I had just caught a fish. And then, there were the swings. If I needed proof that I am getting older (I don't, by the way), the swings proved it to me. The seats were tiny and my butt was hurting within 30 seconds, I also can no longer do a "superman" because I am too big. I just kind of layed on my stomach on the swing while adults with small children tried to decide if I was drunk or just an idiot. I think they figured it was a combination. Second, can you believe what a workout it is to swing anyway? I mean you have to be constantly pumping your legs..... talk about feel the burn. Also, apparently infamous '"El Torasco" from that Hoku song from 2000...come on, you must remember it. Here is the link, so you can be nostalgic. The video was filmed in the OC too!
the bottom left pictures is me swinging with a friend, David Welch. He is one of my husband's closest friends (college buddies) and he just moved back to CA from Israel where he was in school in Tel Aviv and serving in the Israeli army. He is crazy like that! And, lucky you, I took a few videos while we were out that day.
That is our friend David, giving his opinion about the fish....
and my husband in the background shaking his head "NO!" haha
My husband always thinks it is hilarious to pretend that he is
taking pictures but really, he is videoing. HAR HAR husband.
AND OH, ONE MORE THING! Remember when Julie and I went to the Dr. Phil taping!?
Well, I made it ON CAMERA! SHE DID TOO! I didn't get a video of her, but I think she DVR'd it and will get the screen shots.... my parents on the east coast saw the show first and told me I made it on so I made sure to have the video camera ready! I should tell you, that although the show material was pretty terrible, I was hamming it up and making really upset faces and hoping one of the camera men would pick me-- I am so glad it worked! I am a star! You can call me hollywood if you'd like :)
Here is me on the video! See me at the 40 second mark!
Over & Out,