Duffy Boat Rides

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This past weekend, our family was in town for T.W.O.’s  Mom’s Birthday.  We had an eventful weekend and it all started with a surprise from relatives that traveled from Northern California.  We kicked off the weekend on Saturday with a Huntington Beach pier walk, a Duffy Boat ride in Newport Bay and ended our day with Pizza Making Night!  Check out our highlights from our day.

Huntington Beach Pier

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The Famous Pier Photo

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T.W.O.’s  cousins – Great looking Family!

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Matching sisters! T.W.O.’s aunt and mom!

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Biggest Fish we  have seen caught on the pier – a thresher shark!


Duffy Boat Time – Duffy of Newport Beach

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Sharing Popcorn….

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Pizza Night to End the Night

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Cheers to Family!

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Birthdays + Bunnies

T.W.O. was able to spend this past weekend with their entire family.  We celebrated March and April birthdays, Easter and got the chance to spend quality time together.  There were laughs, good food, sun and beach runs.  Check out some photos that were captured this past weekend.


The Beach

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Home is Where the Heart Is

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Birthday Celebrations

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A Family Photo (with a photo bomb by Libby!)

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T.W.O.’s Favorite Orange County (OC) Spots

31st Street, Newport Beach

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For many years, T.W.O. has been riding their beach cruises to this street’s beach front to soak up the sun. It’s a great place to catch-up on your summer book read, gossip magazine news and a little game of smash ball. Generally, this beach spot is not too crowded so you don’t have to worry about finding a place to sit.

Balboa Island

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This island is famous for its Balboa Bar, which is a chocolate dipped frozen banana. It’s THE BEST in the WEST! Other than these gastronomical gems, Balboa is a great place to stroll along the board walk and enjoy the sun! And if you have young children, the island offers a Fun Zone and a Ferry Boat that will definitely keep your children on Cloud 9!

Sugar Shack

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Located on Main Street in Huntington Beach, the Sugar Shack is a restaurant that T.W.O. and their family have been going to for breakfast every Christmas Eve. The eggs, pancakes, hash browns and the hot chocolate are highly recommended. The restaurant is also known for its hamburgers and Turkey Dinners on Wednesday nights.

Fashion Island

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Where the shopping bags meet the surf! In T.W.O’s opinion, there is no better way to spend the day shopping than in an outdoor shopping mall that has views of the ocean. The center has many of T.W.O.’s favorite stores- Norstrom’s, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Trina Turk, Rebecca Taylor, Elie Tahari, Kate Spade,Nike, and the list goes on! One of T.W.O.’s favorite spots to dine for lunch while shopping is True Food Kitchen, which has the most amazing salads!

Crystal Cove Shake Shack

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Shake Shack is a great place to cool down with a shake and enjoy the views of the Pacific Ocean. This small little hut is located on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) near Laguna Beach that is worth stopping at! They are most famous for their date shake creation. So take your next date here and share a date shake!

Cannery, Newport Beach

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A local favorite, The Cannery is a wonderful restaurant that is known for its gastronomical, fresh seafood. Whether you go for brunch, lunch dinner, or drinks, this waterfront spot will not be a disappointment. They also offer a fantastic happy hour from 4-6:30 PM daily!

TK Burger, Newport Beach

At the beach and craving a hamburger? T.W.O. would highly recommend that you make your way to TK Burger. This spot is filled with locals because they know that it is the best burger you can get in town with sand on your feet. All their food is fresh- never frozen and cooked to order. They also have locations in Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo, Anaheim Hills and Santa Ana.

Happy Exploring!

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