Monday, June 10, 2019

Huntington Beach Boat Cruise

The Thursday after Memorial Day we took off for our annual summer trip to California for eight wonderful days of family time.  To start out the trip we stayed down in the Newport Beach area like usual but tried out a new spot for us - the Hyatt Huntington Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, CA.

I came down with a bad cough on Memorial Day and was feeling better the morning we left but once the five hour flight was over, I definitely wasn't feeling my best!  Our travels were smooth and Tatum was napping so I ran into a local grocery store to pickup Tatum's snacks and get cough medicine to be able to take asap!  Our room wasn't quite ready so we grabbed lunch outside at Pete's Sunset Grille. We unpacked a little and then took Tatum over to the kiddie pool and finished up at the adult pool which was right outside our room!

We decided to walk over to the beach just to check it out and by about 6pm we were all ready for bed, ha!  We picked up a couple pizzas to go from Tower 15 Pizzeria which was right in the little courtyard at the hotel.  We got Tatum cleaned up and fed and he went right down to bed then we enjoyed our pizza out by the fire pit on our patio.

On Friday morning we woke up feeling very refreshed after a much needed long night of sleep.  We walked over to Surf City Groceries in the courtyard for a little grab n go breakfast (which we then did each morning) and then set off for Huntington Harbor for a morning boat cruise.  I had been really looking forward to this activity - we charted an hour boat cruise with Prince Charters and our Captain could not have been nicer! He had a wine and beer waiting for Derek and I and let Tatum "steer the boat".

Next up was over to walk on the Huntington Beach Pier - we strolled a little bit and watched the surfers and then went back to the start of the pier to Sandy's Beach Shack for lunch outside.  People are always playing volleyball on the beach so we watched, watched people on the bike path and the sun had just popped out so we enjoyed the nice weather.

We settled in at the main pool and a nice nap for Tatum while we relaxed.  We let him swim for a little bit and then decided to go over to the beach to go for a little walk and playing.

Tonight was the only night we left the hotel and we went to the promenade to walk around and have grab some Mexican food for dinner.  


  1. I love what a little traveler he is!! And a good one at that! xo, Biana

  2. So glad your cough cleared up for your trip! The first few days sound great - love to follow along with all the traveling you guys do!