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After the beach on Sunday, we went to Balboa Island and hung out along the water. We stopped in a candy shop and bought Dubble Bubble, lollipops, cigarette gum, Gold Mine Nugget gum, jelly beans and some sweet tart candies shaped like dog bones.

I found some old 25 cent machines and used a dollar trying to get a toy taco out of a machine labeled “Taco Time Menu”. I think that middle toy is a burrito (in the last picture) but I could be wrong.

The sun was slowly setting behind the restaurants and we decided on a whim to ride the ferris wheel. Ron didn’t seem too enthusiastic about how old and rickety the ride was and asked me how I could ride on an old ferris wheel but not in a plane. Good question. We also decided that since we were doing things on a whim we would sign up for the whale watching long beach tour.

We moved over to the pier after the ride and watched the sunset on the water- hundreds of sparkling little diamonds glittering in one long straight line. I could spend hours on piers, just watching the waves crash up against the wooden pillars, over and over.

Hopefully we’ll get back to the beach soon. I’m so happy the weather has been warm and sunny!

Have a great Thursday.

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  1. June 16, 2011

    I’m so glad you guys are enjoying lovely, warm weather! (Living vicariously through your blog posts…)

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I really love looking at all your photos. Plus you’ve singlehandedly convinced me to get a Fuji Instax for my birthday next month!

    • June 16, 2011

      ohh, hope it warms up for you. i love your blog : )

      i’m sure you’ll be happy w/ the instax. it’s a fun camera.

  2. June 16, 2011

    in love with the first photo!!!! what film did you use?

    • June 16, 2011

      thanks! i used film i found at the drugstore for this. fuji superia 200 i believe. : )

  3. June 16, 2011

    made my way over here via bap story. gorgeous photos. will certainly be back.

  4. June 16, 2011

    Great series! I love all the summery colors.

  5. June 16, 2011

    Those colors! I’m so close to Santa Monica and Venice, so those are the beaches I typically frequent. But this post is making me want to get back down to Balboa soon!

    • June 17, 2011

      i need to go down to santa monica again soon. ron works in marina del rey so he’s always close to venice. so jealous, i don’t go down there as much as i’d like.

  6. June 16, 2011

    Love the first photo as well. Great saturated colors.

  7. June 17, 2011

    Wow the colours just so wonderful to see.

  8. June 17, 2011

    I agree, the first is my favorite! Love this post – so full of summery colors~

  9. June 18, 2011

    you and ron sure know how to enjoy the weekends to the max :) he asked a good Q – i’d be scared riding the ferris wheel (planes actually feel safer, ha!). i think i tried fuji superia on my eos3 and the colors came out nothing like yours. did you get it developed at green st photo lab?

  10. July 2, 2011

    you have such a lovely blog. beautiful photographs :-)

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