last weekend, my friends and i journeyed to catalina. i went when i was younger but remember nothing about that trip other than the shorts i wore. they were orange. for this trip, we woke up at dawn to drive to long beach to catch the early ferry. the trip there was not so bueno, the majority of us were feeling queasy from the ride. but we reached land and started soaking in the loveliness of it all, got ourselves some breakfast and all was well. after breakfast we rented kayaks. if you know me, you know i was not excited about this. you also know that is an understatement! ha. we got in our single boats and started rowing. not gonna lie, i hated the first hour. but then we made our way to a beach, pulled up on shore, had some beer and collected seashells and once again, all was well. the row back was much smoother and less stressful since this time i knew where we were going and how long it would take to get there. after kayaking, we marched ourselves to the other side of the bay where half of us parked ourselves on the beach and the other half went zip lining. (guess which half i was in?) from there, drinks and dinner (oysters!) and then the boat ride home. it was a full, exhausting, fantastic adventure.