Even though I lived in LA after college graduation for two years – and am also from Northern California, I never made it to Catalina Island.
I think I was too busy
partying working in the television industry – my first job was at The Sharon Osboure Show and then I worked the red carpet as a reporter for E! Online. Anyway, I was so happy when Melayne asked if I had ever been, asking if I wanted to go. She found a great deal on Groupon – about $45 a person and booked the ferry and off we went!
We caught the first ferry out at 9 am from Balboa. We sat on the upper deck and enjoyed the sun and breeze in our hair, or more like wind haha. I had to hold onto my hat most of the day! The ferry took over an hour and departs back at 4:30 pm.
When we arrived it reminded me of the Caribbean – like I was in St. Martin. Melayne agreed.
By the way this tote – is everything. It has two internal pockets on the side and I ate pizza and put my fountain soda on the side pocket and could walk around with a free hand! It also goes with any outfit!
We rented a golf cart for $45 an hour to take around the island. Melayne drove and we also picked up two nice gentleman who were on bikes and saw the uphill and asked for a ride to the top so they could cruise down. We said, sure hop in and why not! We have the space and it’s nice to make new friends!
And then who knew one was an epic photographer eh? Quite impressed with all the different compositions, you’re hired!
We dropped them off and said we’d probably run into them in town (we later did). And then we headed down – this view is pretty much Catalina right here. It’s quite huge but the rest isn’t inhabited.
Believe it or not, it was quite humid when I visited The OC.
I wanted a frozen banana because I was so hot and Melayne’s like, let’s take a picture of you holding it. And let’s be honest, it can get quite awkward trying to figure out how to hold a frozen banana in a pleasant manner. I tried to hold it like a smile sideways but it looked ridiculous, so here we go. Turn the banana away from you and just laugh. Keeps it innocent for everyone haha.