Travel - California Dreaming Part TwoFebruary 04, 2015
From Santa Barbara we got on the coast road and drove all the way down, past LA, to Huntington Beach. Route 101 is the famous, road tripping route through California going along the coast.
Ruby's are spread along the coast and we loved visiting them for salads for the girls, burgers for the boys and shakes for us all.
The sunsets at Huntington Beach are out of this world, probably the best I've ever seen and the skies always seemed so clear there. In the evenings these twinkly lights came on as the sunset.
We found the house on Vacation Rentals, it was boutiquey in style and had three big bedrooms, big bathrooms, a fab kitchen and lounge with a courtyard and BBQ. It was only two blocks walk from both the beach and main street. Renting a house, rather than staying in a hotel made it feel so much more exciting too. We felt like we were proper Californians for the week, walking to the beach, going for a fro yo or walking to the Farmers Market for supplies.
.. watching the surfers and sunbathing. Or we'd go out for the day driving down the coast for a day of shopping or a dolphin watching boat trip. Laguna Beach and Crystal Cove were two of my favourite places. Laguna was lovely to wander around looking in the quaint shops or art galleries and getting lunch before we went to Crystal Cove.
We ate takeaway pizzas on the beach whilst waiting for the sun to set a bit more to start toasting our s'mores.