Sunday

Catalina here I come!

Today I am lucky enough to be going to Catalina Island for a few days with my mom, my boys and my two nieces. Mom has rented a small house there near the beach. For those of you who do not know what/where Catalina is...let me give you a little back ground. Catalina is a small island right off the coast of Orange County, California. It was once owned by the Wrigley family (jeez what didn't those people own?), and the a Wrigley mansion still stands (now a hotel). Catalina is virtually the same as it was when it was populated in the 1920's. No cars and absolutely no new buildings at all. More than half the island is a Buffalo reserve. The only real town is Avalon...with its picture perfect pavilion, bike rentals and wave less cove- Catalina is a dream come true.
This photo is from 1948.....
And this is current. As you can see not much has changed....
The ONLY bad part? No WiFi.....so this will have to be a REAL vacation- even from blogging! I will be back in about 4 days- expect lots of photos then!

8 comments:

Threeundertwo said...

Have a fabulous time!

Ann said...

It sounds like a dream!
I can't wait to see your photos!

Amy said...

Cool - have fun!

proseandconverse said...

I love Catalina! I can't wait to see the pics... and maybe videos??? (Come on, I *know* Jack is going to do something hilarious while you're there!)

ThatGirl said...

I love Catalina/Avalon -- except for the boat ride over there. Nothing to do but relax and enjoy. Fabulous! We'll miss you.

Suz Broughton said...

Are we going to hear about this alleged trip?

Becky said...

I took a trip to Catalina Island two years ago...it was marvelous!

I was ready to move there. :)

Open a bakery and love every minute of it.

I love that now they don't even allow the cruise ships to come that close...they anchor them out a ways and then shuttle you in from a ferry.

It was great! ;)

Have fun and we will see you soon!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I hope you went to Luau Larry's and got your Wikki Whacked.