This was the last weekend Jason and I have in California this summer and so I figured it was time to do something we would usually not do. So we headed out from Long Beach on the Catalina Express to Avalon!
Originally our plan was to camp on the island. I thought it sounded like a fun place to camp but when we went to make our reservations we found out you had to make a reservation for at least 2 nights and so our camping would cost $98 and so luckily somehow Jason found a super cheap hotel in Avalon. They would even give us a $10 discount if we brought our own towels! So our room was only $85!
After a yummy sandwich shop we walked around Avalon. I had no idea Avalon was such a fun little beach vacation community. Although I don't think I would really recommend it to visitors from around the world, it is a perfect little get away for Southern Californians looking for a little break.
And then all of the sudden I felt like I was in Greece.
It was scary at first but when I stopped hyperventilating and actually stuck my head in the water I entered a beautiful magical wonderland of gorgeous fishies everywhere!
Here is an example of what it looked like.... the brilliant orange fish were beautiful. There were some stripped fish and purple fish too but Jason's GoPro didn't work. :(
After our under the sea adventure we headed back to town for the most delicious pina colada and Mexican food before we headed back. It was a perfect little weekend excursion.