Orange County Weekend

Sorry! My best friend Talia was in town for the weekend, and I since I haven’t seen her in a year, I got so distracted that I just completely forgot to blog. But now I’m back! We had a busy weekend, and we did a lot of fun Orange County things. Like Laguna Beach:

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I also really like exploring parts of the OC that don’t look like the rest of the OC. On Sunday we went to a farmer’s market in the Irvine Great Park, complete with big trees and haystacks. And we also got to go on a faux-dirigible!

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¬†Cool, no? It’s shaped like an orange, in case you couldn’t tell. It’s a helium balloon that can hold 25-30 people at once, and it’s free! It was fine, until we started ascending, which is when I started feeling like maybe this wasn’t so great of an idea. The guide told us that he would let us know when we were halfway to 400 feet, which didn’t help because it took a LOT longer than I wanted it to get that high. He also told us that we were free to walk around to the other side of the ring-shaped basket if we wanted a different view (as long as we kept the balance even), but I decided it would be better to keep my hand clenched on the same part of the handle the whole time. And now I know that 200 feet up in the air looks pretty much like 400 feet up, in case anyone was wondering.Image