Summer Camp 2011 Is Over

It’s a sad, tired, yet reflectful day here on the left coast.  For the past eight days we’ve had friends from LA (lower Alabama) here to experience Summer Camp 2011 (O.C. adult version) at The Nelson B&B, Activity, and Event Center.

Here’s what the schedule turned out to be:

Arrival Day

  • 1:00pm PAV pick-up at SNA
  • Quick PAV tour of the surrounding area (including drive-by’s of the expensive car dealers)
  • Pool/Hot Tub & snacks
  • Dinner off the B&B grill

(not too much activity today as I had my coastal navigation certification exam that night… I passed!)

Day Two

  • Early walk to Back Bay
  • Breakfast at Haute Cakes
  • Kéan Coffee
  • Lunch of homemade Chicken Salad sammys
  • Kayaking in Newport Harbor
  • Dinner at Sushi Town

Day Three

  • Egg Scrambles from The Nelson B&B Kitchen
  • Crystal Cove Beach
  • Lunch at Beachcomber Express
  • Susie Cakes
  • Pearson’s Seafood Market
  • Dinner of Sea Bass of the grill

Day Four

  • Brunch at Memphis Cafe
  • Bike ride over to & around Balboa Island
  • Ferry ride to Balboa Peninsula (including a visit to the infamous Wedge surfing spot)
  • Chocolate Strawberries at Balboa Produce
  • Pool snacks
  • Visit to The Montage (L “borrowed” one of their drink ideas for the rest of Summer Camp 2011)
  • Dinner at Nick’s in Laguna Beach

Day Five

  • Breakfast at Sugar Shack in Huntington Beach
  • Sailing in/around Newport Harbor on Zabuloot (a Catalina 36) – yes, I was the skipper L was the winch
  • Dinner off the grill while on the hook in Newport Harbor

Day Six

  • Men to The Galley for breakfast
  • Men to the marina for my Polar checkout
  • Girls to the gym then off on a bike ride
  • Lunch at Bear Flag Fish Company
  • El Morro Canyon 5.5 mile hike (including BFI hill)
  • Guest tour of the HT mega store (LA folks demanded it be their first stop on all OC return trips)
  • Dinner dockside at Blue Water Grill

Day Seven

  • Early Catalina Flyer ferry ride to Catalina Island
    • Golf cart tour of Avalon
    • Metropole Cafe
    • Shopping
    • Avalon Grill
  • Dinner back in Newport Beach at The Dock

Day Eight

  • Biking to breakfast at Eat Chow
  • 15 mile bike ride including the Back Bay Loop
  • In-N-Out Burger (for strength)
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes (for strength)
  • 7 hr poolside/hot tub hors d’ oeuvres session (one new food item every hour)

Departure Day

  • Early PAV transportation to SNA for departure flight

Next up for Summer Camp 2012… a different location… (perhaps Italy?)


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