Hey everyone! We are here!!! First thing this morning we enjoyed some pancakes at IHOP and headed straight for Huntington Beach - Surf City USA! It was amazing to get off the bus this morning in the parking lot of IHOP and smell the ocean, grass, and flowers all around us. After such a long winter at home soaking up the sunshine today was amazing. Huntington Beach was awesome today. It was an overcast day, which was a bit disappointing but also saved us from the classic first day of Calbreak sunburns... so maybe a blessing in disguise. Huntington Beach is the perfect combination of amazing beach, awesome shopping, and lots of things to see. Some people went to Ruby's for lunch... an iconic restaurant right at the very end of the pier with such an incredible view of the ocean. Other people wandered through the shops and hit up some of the local restaurants on Main St. The sun finally came out in the afternoon and everyone gathered on the beach for swimming, tanning, spike ball, and soaking up this amazing Cali life. It was an epic first day, and we are so happy to be going to sleep tonight in real beds instead of bus seats.
Tonight at the hotel we had a fancy banquet meal to kick off our amazing week together, and heard from our speaker Gary Garcia. Thank you to everyone for liking and sharing our bus cheer videos! It was fun to share a bit of our experience with our community back home.
It is off to bed because tomorrow is another epic day at Universal Studios Hollywood! Stay tuned for updates on what Hollywood brings us tomorrow.