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Los Angeles/Southern California - Day 2

Huntington Beach & Balboa Peninsula

semi-overcast 70 °F

This morning we got up early and headed to Bruxie for breakfast on a recommendation from a co-worker. They serve everything in waffles!! I had the egg, bacon and cheese waffle sandwich, Tim had the egg, sausage and cheese sandwich. Oh my gosh....they were so good. They had open-air seating which was great for people watching.

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The restaurant was in Huntington Beach so after breakfast we walked a bit through town and then headed across the street to the beach and low and behold, it was a dog beach! It's the largest dog beach we've ever seen. I wish we could have brought our guys. They would have loved it. There were dogs of all shapes and sizes! I think there may be as many dogs as Prius' in California. Maybe even more than Colorado, which is saying something. We walked the beach for a while and ran into what looked to be a surf contest. That was neat, but when you don't know a lot about surfing it's hard to tell who won.

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I wasn't feeling well so we stopped back at our place for a mid-morning, much needed nap. Later that afternoon we headed to Balboa Peninsula, also on a recommendation. What a beautiful town! We strolled out onto a pier and watched people fishing. On our way back we passed some unmanned poles, one of which had a fish on and was about to go over. I grabbed it and yelled for the guy at the end of the pier (I thought it was his). He said it wasn't. I started reeling and out of the pier diner came two men running. They finished the rest - it was a little mackerel! Talk about being in the right place at the right time!

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After that excitement we headed to Main Steet to check out the shops and get some taffy for our family that recommended coming to Balboa. We had to get a little for ourselves too.....candy corn taffy, red velvet taffy, cupcake taffy, cinnamon bun taffy, maple bacon taffy, chicken and waffles taffy, butter popcorn taffy, pumpkin pie taffy. That's about it. (Name that movie) We also stopped into a sports bar for some pizza and California beer. Before we left Balboa Peninsula we drove down to the end and snaked through the streets to see the homes. So beautiful!

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On our way back to the hotel, we stopped in Huntington Beach so Tim could shop for surf brands that are hard to find in Colorado. I sat outside and petted the numerous dogs :-) I wasn't out there for 2 minutes and some guy came up to me to tell me that Jesus loves me. Weirdo. Magnet.

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We rushed back to the hotel in order to watch The Walking Dead and as it turns out, it's not on here until 9pm! That's about it for today - nothing super exciting, but tomorrow we have BIG plans. It's Halloween....you just wait....

Posted by juliejakicic 19:06 Archived in USA

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