Thursday, July 12, 2012

California Thursday - Catalina Island & the 4th of July

You know one of my favorite ways to spend the 4th of July is on Catalina Island. I enjoy it so much, the family pretty much makes it our major vacation of the year. For me, the pleasure is in the fact that it's simple fun. There's a golf cart parade, the USC Marching band, BBQ, and my boys love the sense of adventure that they experience while on the island. So without further ado, here's some pics from this year's vacation.

This is a view from the balcony of the condo we rented.

This is a view from the top of Hamilton Cove looking down at the Casino. (And no, the Casino is not a place to gamble!) It's hard to see here, but the moon is in the photo.

Yes, I finally went Kayaking! Here's a view from my Kayak.

The boys on the 4th of July. Happy Birthday America!

One of the golf carts in the golf cart parade. :)

Brent BBQ'ing next to the Beach.

On the Menu: Steak, baked potato, corn and grilled onion. And Grapes! Can't forget the grapes.

Question: How did you spend your 4th? What's your favorite 4th of July? How about your favorite summer fruit? Love to your thoughts.



  1. Gorgeous pictures Steph. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I loved the big blue skies and smiles in your pictures, Steph. We are low-key on the 4th, and tend to stay put. This year it was so hot and so buggy, we opted to even miss our own town's fireworks.

    When the kids were little, we'd drive for miles to take them to a fireworks display. They enjoyed it, but I taught them how to ooh and ahh over the pretty ones.

    Enjoyed the post!

  3. Mona, thanks for popping in. Maggie, my gosh it's hard to tell where the sky and water begin/end in Catalina. The 4th is our one big holiday outside of Christmas.