Monday, August 18, 2008

A day in the life of real life Catalina travelers!

After a night spent gallivanting around Venice and eating burritos at 4am - it was off to CATALINA with Jane & Steve! You could imagine my good cheer! As we waited for the Catalina Express to taxi us across the Pacific Ocean to our destination, I befriended some Boy Scouts at the San Pedro Harbor! - Befriended is a nice way to say that I accosted these nice little awkward boys and helped them get a badge or two!


Once on our remote island, we ate Mexican food!

We tried to get our palms read and find a plate for my collection to no avail...
I saw many of these. I think in this picture I am keeling over from heat exhaustion...
We stood by a fountain in HOT HOT HEAT...
Adventurized the place in our #95 golf cart then came to the conclusion that most of Catalina looks like a third world country!


Trotted with nature along the "scenic route" - it wasn't all that scenic...
Went to a Bird Sanctuary!!! - which turned out to be an abandoned place where homeless people had taken up shop...
Trespassed at the Catholic Church to use their restroom...
Taking a cue from a homeless man, I took a nap with a stray cat and now probably have fleas...
Looked to the Heavens for answers to why we were in Catalina...
Prayed a little that our boat would be on time...
Ate pistachio ice cream, people watched then happily headed home as water kicked up on our faces for an hour and a half...

Way to be a downer MEG!!! - In actuality it was really fun being with my parents and discovering a new land!

4 comments:

summer said...

Looked like so much fun! I have only been there once about 20 years ago and we really should go back... LOVE all your poses!

sarah said...

My trip to Catalina was SO fun!! Then again, we were with a bunch of friends and had a few cocktails & mostly hung at the beach. But we rented a golf cardt, ate at the heliopad & rented a little boat and toured the island on our own- I can't wait to go back!

kim said...

lol!! you are hilarious. i bet running around with steve and jane was awesome. all the little inside jokes that you now have about the little down sides of catalina and why you went there.. so fun!

p.s. your dress is adorable

Sara said...

I love that you are still into "men in uniform," although those are really boys in uniform, in training, to be men in uniform.