Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Great Escape!


With temperatures Inland soaring to 110*F (and at times, over that), I felt like I was going to go crazy. Pregnancy really does make a difference when it comes to cooling off. In weather like that, it is nearly impossible.
In attempt to escape this unbearably hot weather, Troy and I decided to head towards the ocean Sunday evening. We booked a hotel room in Costa Mesa and made plans to go to the beach the next day. My main goal for this "escape" was to stay cool. When we slept in the hotel room on Sunday night, we decided to get our money's worth and set the air conditioner to 62*F. I can definitely say that it felt soooo good to sleep in that temperature. It was well worth the money! Even if we had set our thermostat to that temperature at home, it wouldn't get past 80*F in this hot of weather. Monday morning, we slept in as much as we could (for me, that was exactly 7:19am), and for Troy, it was about an hour later. We got ready for the day and headed towards Balboa Island where we had researched a restaurant called Wilma's Patio for brunch. We were a bit disappointed to find that the temperatures even on the island were approaching 100*F. Despite the heat, we were still able to enjoy a nice meal there. I had an omlette and fresh fruit and Troy had a pancake, egg, and ham breakfast. The food was good and the service was great. I definitely want to go back there.
After our bellies were full, we took the ferry across to Balboa Peninsula. We then found a shady spot on the Peninsula and just sat there for a few minutes to enjoy to cool ocean breeze. That felt amazing. That breeze was exactly what we came there for. Just down the peninsula is a spot known as "The Wedge." Two currents come together here in a "V" shape (or wedge shape) to create huge waves. If you stand at the edge of the sand, the water pops up and gets you wet. Troy and I had so much fun getting wet. It was so refreshing! I think this was the most fun I've had in a long time! The saddest part of the trip was having to come home to the heat. Let's hope its almost over like the weather guys are saying!

1 comment:

Mom/Carolyn said...

Loved the pictures of you both and the beach. Can't wait to get home and be with family and hopefully go to the beach.
Love you both,
Mom/Carolyn