Monday, June 10, 2013

Best Layover Ever

I still haven't blogged about all the 30B430 things I managed to accomplish. This post is about number four:

Dip my toes in the pacific ocean.

After my fabulous birthday in Vegas (more on that later) I had to fly back to DC using the most roundabout flights possible, my layover was in Long Beach, California. While some people would have been livid at the idea of going the opposite direction in order to reach their final destination I saw it as an opportunity.
Sarah booked the same flights I booked and I told her we were using our 5 hour layover to leave the airport and head to the beach.

It was INSANELY windy that day, but it's never too windy for a selfie. 

After our jaunt on the beach we headed to Chronic Tacos for some good eats, and they did not disappoint.
Our server even told us that there was a bus to get back to tthe airport just a few blocks away. Which was way better than another $25 cab ride.

And that is the story of the first time I ever saw the Pacific Ocean.

Best. Layover. Ever.


Tina Marie

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I Cheated...

When I made my summer checklist I cheated a little bit.
2. Go to the beach
 I had already done this! If you follow me on facebook you have likely seen the awesome pics being posted of my vacation in the Outer Banks. This year I stayed in Nags Head with friends. It was amazing.

Sarah bought a tent shade thing from Coleman. This was maybe the best purchase she has ever made It was great to have a place on the beach that was shaded from the sun, and easy to find. If you look REALLY closely you can see both of us in there. 

One of the days at the beach we decided to make a day trip to Orcacoke (pronounced like Okra and coke).
Ocracoke is an island very close to South Carolina. We had to take a ferry to get there. This is  pic of the girls on the ferry ride back. 

One of the days we spent poolside we decided to go buy pool floaties. We had a large order and the store (Wings) offered to blow them up for free. It seemed silly not to accept. 

One of the days spent on the beach I decided to dig a hole, then I got in the hole. I promise I was wearing a bathing suit and wasn't naked. 

This is one of the many lighthouses in the OBX. I think this was Bodie Island. 

I love the time I spent in the OUter Banks and can't wait to go back next year! 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Summer Checklist

I really enjoyed my 30 b4 30 list. It was a great way to hold myself accountable for lots of things I wanted to accomplish. I still need to write blog posts about a few of these, but in the mean time I decided to write another list; a summer checklist.

 So, in no particular order here are things I want to do this summer (by September 15th - also it comes out to one thing per week):

1. Make popsicles

2. Go to the beach

3. Go to an outdoor movie (screen on the green type thing)

4. Run a half marathon

5. Go to an outdoor concert

6. Run through a sprinkler

7. Ride a roller coaster

8. Go fruit/berry picking

9. Roast Marshmellows

10. Make Sun Tea

11. Go to a Baseball game

12. Paint something/ create art

13. Grill out in my backyard

14. Take a nap in the sun.

What are your summer plans?