Hey guys! I just got back from my favorite vacation of all time! We went to California and It was simply amazing. I have a lot of pictures to share with you guys today.
We stayed at the Pelican Hill Resort – South Villas for a week. This resort is BEAUTIFUL and has breathtaking views. Our family of 4 stayed in a 3 bedroom villa. It was like our own house in Paradise!
When we weren’t in the room, we were out experiencing Cali! Most of the time was spent lounging at the pool with a few cocktails in hand 🙂
Our resort had a LOT of celebrities staying there while we were, which was so fun! Being from the Midwest, I never see celebrities so I was excited.
(Image Source – Pelican Hill)
During the week we were there, we saw Rod Stewart & David Spade. Apparently Britney Spears, Mark Whalberg and Kobe Bryant were also there but we didn’t end up seeing them. Boo 🙁
Yep..I was the creep sneaking a picture of them when they weren’t looking. Don’t judge 😉 I was excited and didn’t want to bug them!!
For the record, David Spade has the same hilarious laugh in real life. It made us laugh every time he laughed at breakfast.
As you can tell, if the celebrities come to the Pelican Hill Resort to take a vacation from their hectic life, it was obviously an amazing place to be. I would LOVE to go back there. The service was great, resort was beautiful and the location was close to everything.
One of the days we headed to Hollywood to the Walk Of Fame.
It was my first time in Hollywood. After getting through the TERRIBLE Los Angeles traffic that somehow accumulated at 10:30am, we made it to the Walk of Fame!
I now understand why some people call it “HollyWEIRD” because it was a bit weird! There were a lot of characters on the streets dressed up. I have no idea how they hung out in those costumes in that hot weather…especially chewbacca who looked like he needed a bath. He was FILTHY! haha.
Our resort also had the most ridiculous cars. Literally every other car was a Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls Royce or McLaren. It was insane. I felt like I was in the movie Fast and Furious!
Aside from sight seeing, we ate and ate and ate. Seriously..we ate a LOT!!! I came home a tanner and fatter version of myself and I’m not the least bit mad about it 🙂
We rented a Duffy boat in Newport Beach one of the days we were there. It was great to get on the water and cruise for a bit!
We also hung out at Huntington Beach one day and watched the surfers. Being from the Midwest, I don’t get to see people surf much so that was fun. Unfortunately, I never got to try surfing while I was there but hopefully I will soon!
As for my workouts while I was there, I stayed active every day. Out of the 7 days we were there, I went to our resort gym 5 times. The gym was perfect there. It had everything I needed to get in a good lift and cardio.
I was up every morning before 7am to head to the gym with my dad. It was great to workout with him! It’s crazy how easy it is for me to wake up early (without an alarm) when I’m on vacation! That’s never the case when I wake up for work although I wish it was!
On the one day I took off from the gym, we stayed very active so I still got a workout in. We went to the Thousand Steps beach which gets it’s name from all the steps you have to take to get to the beach.
It wasn’t easy going up but it sure was a good leg workout!
The beaches were beautiful and so was the weather. It couldn’t have been more perfect.
Overall, I had the best vacation and I’m sad to be back 🙁 I’m such a beach girl and I need to just move to the beach ASAP. It will happen…trust me!
I’ll end this post with a picture of myself and my Dad! Thanks to him, I was able to go on this once in a lifetime trip.
– XOXOXO –