NEWPORT BEACH


newport beach was uh. MAY. zing!


having a room with an incredible view AND balcony is pretty much all it's cracked up to be:


& waking up to this each morning certainly didn't suck:


thanks to jamie, who whispered in our ear about the fantasticness of corona del mar--it was breathtaking and definitely our favorite beach area:


when frolicking in the surf, it's all just fun & games......


....until you do a full face-plant into the water. then it's SAD times :(


but then it turns out that your sister's coat can double as a dress, so you decide you'll survive:


we totally loved renting bikes down at balboa pier and riding down the boardwalk--we felt just like jack tripper, chrissy, & janet:




one of our other favorite experiences was taking the auto ferry over to balboa island--QUITE the experience for desert dwellers!






lying on the beach, soaking up the rays when you should be in school instead RULES:



also: madi does NOT like sand--she wanted to wash her feet immediately! "dirty!"

9 comments:

tammy said...

I just want to lay on the beach now.

Tiffany said...

I love your pictures. I'm so glad you had a great time!

Kami said...

awww...the beach. I love it even if it is cold. And let's talk about that view! Wow! I love living vicariously through the Clove Family Vacays.

alex dumas said...

Indeed those are great pictures, Mindi.

Jennie Minor said...

looks like you guys had so much fun! LOVE newport, and the beach at corona del mar is amazing!

Omgirl said...

LOL, I LOVE that Mia was bawling after her faceplant and you took that moment to catch it on film! Oh, the motherly love. I heart you!

MiaKatia said...

My first auto ferry was in Seattle. I about had a panic attack when my mom drove the car on. Still think it is a little weird.

tiburon said...

Ooooo I like the beach. Looks like fun - minus the falling part...

Plain Jame said...

Um my uterus aches for that beach right now. I freakin hate 22 degrees for the high.

So glad it was all and more. The pictures ROCK - looks like they were taken with a zillion dollar camera!