I have a secret love affair with Southern California.
Ok, it’s really not a secret, because I am telling you about it. However, I am in love with Southern California and am always dreaming about the next time I can go!
I recently took a Mommy/Daughter trip to So Cal over Cinco de Mayo weekend and I am still reminiscing about it! I am also still editing pictures of the trip to share with all of you! I told you that we flew Spirit (which we love and saves us a ton of money) and I told you that we stayed at the AMAZING HoJo Anaheim, but I haven’t told you much else, so it’s time for another piece of the trip!
Here we are, Californina Dreamin’ at the Famous Santa Monica Pier!
Have you ever been to the Santa Monica Pier?
It is definitely something that has been on my bucket list and I am happy to say, that it has been checked off! I will let you know that the “Famous Santa Monica Pier” is super busy, super crowded and on a whole other plane of the universe from anywhere else that I have been in Southern California!
I will also let you know that if you are driving, like we did in this awesome 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, that parking is crazy hard to find and SUPER expensive, so prepare to spend or prepare to walk!
My daughter and nephew were super stoked to be at the pier! This was also my nephew’s first time seeing the ocean!
When we finally hit the beach, my nephew could not contain himself! He was so happy to meet the ocean and I loved watching every moment of their introduction!
My beautiful little mermaid? Well, she just knew she was home!
These two cousins played in those waves until their hearts were content, which pretty much took all day!
Of course, there was a little time for some snacks and cuddles on the beach with mommy!
Hey, did you know that the famous Santa Monica Pier has an amusement park on the end of it?! It is called the Pacific Park and it looks pretty cool!
After a day of swimming in the pacific ocean and exploring the Famous Santa Monica Pier, the kids were wearing down… Just kidding, the moms were tired as hell and the kids NEVER wanted to leave! I think they could have stayed all day!
I’m glad I got the check this off of my bucket list and I am so happy that I got to watch my nephew meet the ocean, but the best part of this day, was the time that I got to spend with my beautiful daughter…
OH AND THESE AMAZING STREET TACOS!
Seriously though, what an amazing day!