Instill a little adventure into your life & get away to a nearby city. I ventured to Costa Mesa & Santa Ana, CA. for a couple of events. The two cities are about 60+ miles away from home, so the journey only took around an hour to get to. Take a look at my weekend in photographic form!
We headed out on Friday & had some time to spare before my late lunch collaboration with Gypsy Den. Stay tuned later this week for a full feature review on this cool coffeehouse & eatery! With an extra hour to explore, we found parking in downtown Santa Ana & went to Native Son Alehouse for a brewski.
They had a bunch of different brews on tap & a nice open second-story patio with a view of the downtown street below. The turnout was quite mild on Friday, but when we went again on Saturday for East End Block Party, hosted by Top Acid, & it was absolutely jampacked with a line out the door. On Friday, I got the Anniversary Ale from my own personal favorite brewery, Lost Abbey.
After a beer & after Gypsy Den we had plans to see Nadastrom play at The Wayfarer. The Wayfarer is a trendy bar with a stage & full food menu. There was plenty of room to eat at the booths, sit by the bar, or lounge near the stage. The environment was friendly & loud. Eventually a dance circle formed; it was fun & humorous to watch. Nadastrom included some trippy visuals to watch on the TVs -- Disney, pizza, robots, & various clips peppered the screens. Events at The Wayfarer are for those aged 21+.
On Saturday, we attended East End Block Party in downtown Santa Ana for a cool mixture of vintage boutiques, live bands, graffiti artists, & more. There was an array of people from families with children, young teens in love, & senior citizens with fluffy dogs. I ended up buying some $1 records: Marvin Gaye's Dream of a Lifetime, Crosby, Stills & Nash's Daylight Again, Ice T's VI: Return of the Real, & a few more!
It was an eventful weekend to say the least, but it's nice to be back home. Travel will give you a plethora of experiences & the thankfulness of the comfort that is your own bed. How was your weekend? Any part of my weekend that looked particularly fun? What's your favorite thing about travel? :]
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