Beautiful California {Numero Tres}

4.22.2011

Monday we took the ferry over to Balboa Island. 
I had always wanted to go there, so it was fun to put a face to the name...um, can you use that expression for place? 
Do places have faces?? hmm...
It was also one of the only days we didn't look like beach bums, so we took a lot of pictures.
Marcus and I have this slight obsession with the whole 'A&M.'
In fact, it's engraved into my engagement ring. Someday I'll have to do a post of all the A&M things we've collected. Yes, that will be fun.
Have You Ever Been to Balboa Island?
Have You Seen Rocky Balboa?
totally unrelated. but both totally awesome.

22 comments

Rebecca Hammond said...

Haha! I love Rocky Balboa. I just watched all those movies for the first time recently and he is just so adorable! These pictures are gorgeous. You look like you had so much fun! And your hat is perfect.

K&S said...

I live in Huntington Beach so you were basically in my backyard :) How fun! Ps I've been stalking your blog for months and I think this is the first time I've commented, oops!

Heather Lynne said...

These photos make me long for California beaches! I think a summer trip will be in order.

jenni austria germany said...

no and no.
but i'd love to and i wouldn't love to.

aubreyaleah said...

I love these pictures! My husband and i are A&M too! lol

Joni Adams said...

Never been to Balboa Island. I heard it's amazing so maybe next time we're in the area. As for Rocky Balboa- seen all the Rockys thanks to the rearing of my older brother and the fact that we had to watch what he wanted to watch. But I'm grateful. Because those movies are awesome, and I'm more cultured because of them ;) Also, I've seen all the Rambos too. I know you're jealous.

RonelleCannon said...

I love Balboa Island! I always think it would be awesome to live in Irvine and be able ride a bike out to the island whenever I want. So fun.

Prettylifeanonymous said...

I have never been, but these posts are killing me! I need a Cali vacation! So lovely!

Natalie said...

I need to get here.... I used to work right by Balboa Park - not quite the same!

angela hardison said...

so many great photos here.

bclewis2 said...

ruby's is my favorite restaurant ever! i'm so jealous right now..

sugarplumsara said...

great pictures! Looks like a magical place. So hubby and I watched the latest Harry Potter again last night, and let me just say you look So much like Luna Lovegood (who happens to be my favorite.) I know you hear that All the time but I just thought I'd let you know. You're both free spirits too so it's not just similar looks! :)

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Molly said...

hey! i love your blog! it's one of my daily reads! i'm from newport beach (the peninsula) and am loving these cali pics! However, you took the ferry from balboa island and the pictures are of your time on balboa peninsula. so picky i know ahh but it's a super common misconception.

Marilyn said...

I have the same initials. A (Andrew) & M (Marilyn). Awesome!

Sara Allen said...

I love Rubies and I love your Jacket! I got to enjoy Cali last week and I miss it already! Hope you are enjoying it as much as I am missing it!

Kenzie said...

That last picture is so awesome! Ha, I love that the bird is looking at the camera too.

Shelby said...

I love your hat! You are so pretty!

Taylor said...

Can I say two things?
1. I LOVE your blog (it is one of my daily reads) and
2. You are so pretty!!

Kitsune-kun said...

went there for a family vacation last june! SO charming! totally ate at ruth's diner and took binocular thingy pictures too! so cute, looks like fun:)

Erin Sandrick said...

haha-- my husband is "making" me go through all of the rocky movies right now. they're not so bad!
are you both wearing sperry's? i love the pair marcus is wearing.

Veronica Abello said...

How come you don't wear your engagement ring? Sorry if it's a deeply personal question, just curious wondering. Maybe you don't want to risk losing it..you like the way the band looks alone (I do)..I don't know. It would be nice to see it I don't think I have ever seen it

Caitlin said...

Oh my gosh Ruby's, I love it. I'm also in love with that hat.

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