Hamilton, smoothies & sushi

On our second day up north, our main plan of the day.night was to see Hamilton: An American Musical. I bought the tickets last December as a birthday present for Chris.

From LA to the Bay

A quick summary of the first few days of our trip up in San Francisco! I had such a blast spending time with fiancé!

Sunny Days at Crystal Cove

It’s been really gloomy these past few days here in Los Angeles, so I figured I’d share these photos and throw it back (#tbt, anyone?) to sunny days at Crystal Cove State Park.

Exploring Balboa

On our second day, we drove over to Balboa Peninsula where we went stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). We rented the boards from Paddle Board Newport Beach through their Groupon offer.

Newport Coast – Views & Poolside

Believe me when I say Newport Coast is amazing because it really is. We spent our first day taking in all the sites and lounging by the pool.

In the North

After constantly changing plans, we finally headed up northern California to visit my aunt and her family. We only spent a good 24 hours but it was a fun trip!

From SB to Toruk

Drove up to Santa Barbara recently to meet up with one of my closest and dearest online friends, Corrin, whom I met through Livejournal years ago! So cool to finally meet an online friend in person!

The Cabin and the Lake

I had family visiting from Canada this summer so we went up to the mountains, got a cabin and enjoyed our weekend in silence and in the wilderness. Think Cabin in the Woods, minus the part where all fall to our deaths.

Of Kayaks and Paddles

Remember how I mentioned kayaking for Chris’ birthday? Well, this is the detailed entry of how that really went down! Kayaking is fun but then, it’s also not fun. *shrugs shoulders*