Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Weekend at the Beach

Living in sunny Orange County, CA., right by the beach makes me feel as though I'm on a constant vacation.

That is...until that annoying little thing called work gets in the way!

So whenever holidays arrive, I just have to grab my bike, and head down to the beach.

These busy weekends can be a bit of a problem for us locals. The traffic & crowd gets ridiculous, not to mention the bathroom lines!

MAIN STREET & PCH-by the pier...SEE!

I usually try to stay away from Main St., but this morning, I had my Zumba class and had to fight the crowds...even the class was jam packed.

There was the cutest little guy in there. He was probably about 70 or older. Jumping around, flapping his arms to the music yelling, "YEAH...ZUMBA....YEAH!" Then the whole class would scream out...he kept motivating us. If a 70 year old can hang through the whole class & be so happy, I can too! I love seeing happy older people like that, it just makes me smile.

I wanted to go to the back of the class, grab my phone & sneak a picture of him...I was too chicken though.

So this Memorial weekend will be spent having friends over for a BBQ, bike riding & maybe taking pics of my family surfing and enjoying our amazing sunsets.

I love holidays!


DUTA said...

Lucky you to live in a place like that.
Keep enjoying your Zumba class, your biking and the beach offerings! Happy weekend!

Bethany said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place to live! I love it :) I think i'd like it there...I'm into biking lately ;)

Leesa said...

Hi Lis --

THanks for the great pics.. That brought me just a bit closer to home!! Loved seeing the beach and I forgot how crowded things get on a big holiday like that!!
Have a great Mem. Day weekend!!

Dina-Dyorre said...

That sunset looks incredible; I bet if I saw it in real life I would be lost for words.

Ahh, the good old days when I used to live by the beach...don't miss taking a gas mask into school though :/ Israel would be a beautiful place if it wasn't for the school bullies and the constant fear for your life.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Excellent shots. Best wishes and kind regards.

Margaret said...

gorgeous photos!
great blog!
loving the posts
stop by some time xx

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

What a great weekend!!! =) I love your bike. I also have a basket on my bike and it is a savior isn't it?
Cute post!

bravegrrl said...

you are so lucky that you can just ride your bike on the beach!

CC said...

Gorgeous photos! :)
Xx Maegan said...

oh man I love holidays and vacays too. I took a week and a half off of work for my birthday just to relax and work on things around the house. I am so excited. Your bike is adorable and you look fabulous! I love the beach day I swear we will live by it!!

Amy J. McCart said...

Great pictures! I have been to Orange County a couple times... it is so beautiful! Definitely a different world than where I am.... the opposite coast of South Carolina. My little bro lives in LA.... I guess he's not really too little.... but always will be to me. :)

Glad you are taking time for yourself to write. Keep it up! :)

Blessings to you! :)

Rand said...

oooooh lovely!!!:)

Anonymous said...

K Wheez, so I have my Zumba DVD's and am excited to get started, but still going to wait until your little brother and family move out out the end of this month so I don't have to feel tooooo stupid. And talking about the happy 70 year old Zumba man; and that older happy people make you smile---now I know why you still like me. :o). I love my girl!!!! (And your pictures are fun and gorgeous, of course!) Mommy