Cali Chronicles - Part 2

California was both everything and nothing like I expected. Having never been to Southern California (or California at all for that matter), I told D I wanted the grand tour in the most non touristy way.

In 3 short days in SoCal I managed to 

-log a LOT of quality beach time! 

-Not tweet or facebook a single picture or check-in (torture. Pure torture!)

  -Eat Mexican food every day.

-Drink more milkshakes than I have in the past year combined.

 -Log more time at Cabo Cantina than any townies around.

-Ride a beach cruiser nearly 9 miles.

-Nearly die when I rode my bike off the sidewalk into sand.

-Also nearly die when I narrowly missed a tree on my bike. (in my defense, I hadn't ridden a bike in somewhere around 8 years... I think I did quite well)

 -Spend an entire evening shootin the shizzit with our new friends while cooking out at their beach house.

-Take a segway for a spin.

-Nearly die when I leaned too far to the left and started going in superfast circles

-Stroll along a SoCal pier. Nothing like they make it out to be on The OC!

I had a seriously good time, and have a newfound love in my heart for the left coast. As our weekend o' fun wrapped up, we made our way up to LA so I could board the redeye back to good ol' Indiana. 

While sitting in seat 21A I couldn't help but smile. This was SO not something the old Chelsea would have done, up and planned a trip in less than 12 hrs and kept it a complete secret... but it was so worth it!



Marcy XOXO said...

Your so cute! So glad you had an amazing time! You deserve it girlfriend! Those unplanned adventures are the best ;)

Kerr said...

fun! I could eat mexican every day too

Annie said...

Looks fun!!! I could totally go for some beach time about now!!

Ashley said...

Good girl, so random, spontaneous and fun! Love it. :) Keep them coming please...love hearing all about the fun!

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Love it! Being spontaneous is amazing!

Jen said...

Fun!!!! I sooo miss the mexican good in Cali. I can't wait to get back to best coast next week (my hometown of vegas is close enough to cali, I may take a roadtrip woo hoo). You definitely kept busy!!

Carolyn said...

Looks like a great trip!! :) I wish I could be that spontaneous!

(and let me just say... I'm more than a little jealous of the amazing tan you have! LOL)

Jamie Pickle said...

Awesome that you were able to up and leave so quickly. I strive to be more like that. Glad you had fun in good ol' Cal-iforn-I-A.

Melissa Jo said...

That's sounds like a trip that I need to take myself! Looks like you had a great time, those margaritas looked to die for!

Anonymous said...

You've made me want to make a new goal: Be Spontaneous!

tara said...

Omg. You are so skinny and so tan!! Yes,thats all I can think about after reading the whole post!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Looks like an absolutely fabulous time and I am so jealous of your tan! Love your blog and I am your newest follower!


Michelle (michabella) said...

You are SO cute! AND TAN! Betch.

I would def say that trip was so worth it :) Uber fun. But... I demand you take me with you next time ;) <3

Britt said...

It sounds like such a great trip! I remember my first time on the Newport Pier-it was nothing like The OC. I was pretty disappointed. haha

Kristin said...

Looks amazing! I'm super jealous.

Mateya said...

Love it! Now I want a milkshake and a margarita.

And you "almost died" quite a few times on that trip. Glad you made it home safe :)