A Quick Trip to the OC!

Hi friends!! I am currently sitting on my bed with my legs propped up because I am suffering from a sunburn so bad my legs have swollen…cool.

Anyways, I wanted to keep you updated on my Cali trip and blog about my quick trip to Orange County to visit some family friends. When I got in Saturday evening my friends treated me to homemade white chicken chili and cornbread and then brownies and ice cream. Everything was amazing!

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Sunday morning I woke up, drank some coffee, and worked on the blog while my friends were sleeping. Once they woke up they took me to get an acai bowl! It was HEAVENLY.

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After a few hours of exploring we stopped into Apola Gyro Grill for gyros. Everything was incredible! Apparently, this is the only Apola in the world. It’s basically a subway for gyros. I was stuffed!

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I was incredibly full and exhausted on Sunday night. I ate a slice of pizza around 9 and then fell right asleep.

I was up bright and early on Monday morning! I worked on the blog and had Postmates deliver me a green smoothie and green juice. I needed extra nutrients to detox from all the greasy food I had been eating. I wish we had Postmates in Bowling Green because having green smoothies delivered to you is amazing.

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Around 10 I threw on my swimsuit and sundress and ordered an Uber to pick me up for a day at Huntington Beach.

After 5 hours I was incredibly sunburnt but it was worth it – to be honest, I was a little nervous spending the day on my own in a city I don’t know. I was worried I would get bored with myself or lost or kidnapped (for real lol) but I was pleasantly surprised with how the day played out. I got to spend 5 hours laying on the beach, listening to podcasts, reading my book, journaling like crazy, and making a list of my top 100 lifetime goals. I didn’t realize how much my soul needed today. I needed this unexpected time alone in a place I’ve never been to. God is so good & I am so grateful for today.

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I took one last walk along the water, took in everything around me, and then packed up my things. I was beginning to get hungry so I decided to walk around the little shops next to the beach. I stopped into the cutest boutique for some “California” clothing, very flowy and light colors. Then I stopped by Earth Bar for a refreshing green smoothie. It was almost rush hour so I went ahead and ordered an Uber back to my friends place!

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After a quick (and painful, form the sunburn) shower I decided to order a healthy dinner for myself. I ordered a giant mango salad and sweet potato fries!

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I was so grateful for this quick trip to Orange County. I LOVED California and could totally see myself living here for a few years. I was, however, ready to get back to my dog in Kentucky!

I was up bright and early for my flight home. I got to the airport extra early so that I could find coffee and enjoy it before rushing on to a plane. I took extra fruit and veggie capsules before my flight to keep my immune system up!

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My flight was pretty smooth! I sat next to an old couple who had been married 69 years! They shared homemade coffee cake with my that their daughter packed for them. 🙂 We had the best time talking and getting to know one another.

I finally landed in Nashville and was so excited to see my mom when she pulled in to pick me up! We decided to grab dinner to avoid rush-hour traffic. That was a failed attempt but we still had an excellent dinner. We stopped into Burger Up and  each had a quinoa, black bean veggie burger and sweet potato fries. This meal was AMAZING!!!!

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Ummm…my mom is a super model.

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Little Owen was SO EXCITED to see me!!! He didn’t leave my side all night or morning. I could barely get my journaling in because he wanted to be cuddled up to my arm. I just love him!

There was no exercise for me today with my legs swollen and stiff from my sunburn. I am hoping tomorrow will be better!

That’s all I got – I hope you are having the best Wednesday. ❤

P.S. How cute is this sweatshirt?! All the fruits and veggies!!

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