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Cruising Down Pacific Coast Highway

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cruising pacific coast highway

all photos by my dapper husband. check out his instagram, yo!

Okay, so, Orange County is known for many things…Disneyland, the beaches, Balboa Island frozen bananas (“There’s always money in the banana stand!”), and the original Real Housewives, to name a few…but one of my very favorites is the almost-daily drive I make on Pacific Coast Highway from Newport Beach to Laguna Beach. As you can see from the above photos, it’s a mighty stretch of road, my friends. (Also, my husband took most of those shots while DRIVING HIS CAR. I am not proud to admit that, but man, he gets some good ones.) I’m telling you, the glorious Pacific and Catalina Island on the horizon will always make a day better.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel the need to get the heck out of my house with the kiddos, yet don’t really want to hang out in public. Or, you know, um, interact with people. Does that make sense? (It’s haaaaard to brush your hair and look presentable some/most days, folks.) So we’ve made a little adventure out of cruising down PCH while scanning for tall ships and belting out Bruno Mars.

Of course, inevitably, the kids want snacks, and I think you all probably know what my stance is on Food Stuffs being consumed in my car. Anal fixation in the hizzouse! You know, I used to be much more lenient until Wita introduced my backseat to a doughnut with sprinkles…I’m still cleaning that up.

Our favorite road snack? Almonds, baby. Easy to eat, easy for crumb-o-phobes, and pretty much delicious.

Wita is quite the fan of the Toasted Coconut flavor. And the Wasabi ones. (Those are sooooo good.) Okay, Honey Roasted is up there too. Here she is ready to embark on an adventure.

blue diamond almonds whoorl

Don’t let that look fool you. She’ll cut you if you try to snag one. Also, how much do you love the banged up knees? So good.

We’ve put back our fair share of almonds on these adventures, is all I’m sayin’.

What about you? What are some of your easy, go-to adventures? Are you an occasional anti-social adventurer as well?

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4 Comments
  • Stephanie Precourt

    August 16, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I did not know of the toasted coconut kind… we live just off the 101 on the south Oregon coast, so our adventures are driving down 101 to Cali & the Redwoods, or just a beautiful drive along the ocean (the stretch from Port Orford to California is breathtaking).

    Steph

    • whoorl

      August 16, 2013 at 10:16 am

      I think they might be seasonal, but they are GOOD.

  • Jessica

    August 16, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    We just moved to Irvine. I need to try that drive with my little ones. Goodness knows, we ALWAYS need to get outta the house and Laguna is our fave beach :)

  • Jennifer

    August 19, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Cute knees.