Orange County, California

Today, Kelly from Kelly’s Korner Blog is doing a Blog Carnival about “Show Us Where You Live”. Rather than show you my particular town, I thought I would highlight the entire county that I live in, Orange County.  The town I live in, is decent size but I do many things throughout the actual county rather than just my town.

Huntington Beach Pier, CaliforniaThe Huntington Beach Pier-The beach, downtown stores, and restaurants.

Spectrum 8The Ferris Wheel at the Irvine Spectrum-Shopping Center with stores, and restaurants.

Dana Point Harbor, CADana Point Harbor-Fishing, Boat Docks, and Whale Watching.

Angels Game Collage April 2010Anaheim Stadium aka Home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Baseball Team.  They also host other events there too.

DSC_0005The view from the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel.  The Ritz Carlton is a beautiful resort.

San Clemente Beach TrailSan Clemente Beach Trail.  A great beach to run on. There is a paved path.

Overlooking the World of Color at Disney's California AdventureDisneyland and Disney’s California Adventure.  We try to go here at least once every two weeks. We live about 15 minutes away and have Season Passes.

Oh, and we have the Real Housewives of Orange County. The original Housewives.  It’s pretty hard to compete with that.  I’ve seen almost all of the women around the area, either at the mall or Starbuck’s.

I can’t wait to check out other people’s hometowns!

23 comments
Bethany
Bethany

Um, I think I'm going to move to your town. Ahhh it's so pretty and I am looking for a new job anyway. Have the inside scoop on any jobs?? lol.

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Riiiiiight. It's a high cost of living, and layoffs going on everything. Although it's pretty.

Teresa ~ A Single Mom & a Teenaged Girl
Teresa ~ A Single Mom & a Teenaged Girl

Oh so great to see another reader of Kellys Korner here in Orange County! What a fun post and I absolutely love Orange County but I would just have to throw in a couple beautiful pictures of our down south neighbor ~ San Diego! (And add the Charger's Stadium!) Your neighbor in Laguna Niguel!

Jacquie
Jacquie

I grew up in Orange County (Placentia). We moved to Arkansas when I was 13 in 1977. I went "home" again in Aug. 2006 to see family and even got to go back inside the house I grew up in. I LOVED going back and seeing my old neighborhood. Oh, and my cousin took us to lunch at Ruby's on the pier. LOVED THAT! As a kid we often went to Disneyland and Anaheim Stadium. We watched fireworks from Disneyland every night during the summer from the upstairs at our house. Ha! I enjoyed your photos.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip
Leeann @ Join the Gossip

The OC is such a great place to live! So many things to do--you are never bored. When I lived in the area I loved having an annual Disneyland pass, went just to ride a few rides and have dinner, no rush! And I am still a hardcore Angels fan...although I will NEVER call them the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ;) It was great meeting you today at Kate's blogger meetup!

Fiona
Fiona

I love this - what a great idea. I'm going to pick through some photos and see if I can play ... would love to show people my Denver!

Shoshanah
Shoshanah

I used to love going to that Ruby's. Just the fact that it was on the end of a pier made it far more fun than any average restaurant.

Theresa
Theresa

Love love love these photos! Beautiful!

sarah
sarah

oh my gawd...I work in the dana point harbor! :)

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

What a beautiful area to live in! Great pictures too. Thanks for sharing! :)

Shelley
Shelley

I live in Orange County too and I love that I know where most of those spots are!! Great pictures, too!! That's pretty cool you have seen the Housewives around! I guess I don't get out enough! :-)

jaime
jaime

I guess people really do have to live there, but to me the idea of OC is really just about Housewives and Choppers!

Kelly
Kelly

It is definitely good to be in the OC... :-)

Amber
Amber

Great job showing the true beauty of living In Orange County..Been here all my life and the scenery never gets old! Im following you on twitter! Im @confidence101

Beth
Beth

What a fun post!! I love all your pictures!! Your blog is too cute! Happy Friday!

Jules
Jules

Wow, that sure is different from where I live. If I showed our county it would be just a lot of pictures of cows...

Lauren
Lauren

My SIL lives in Irvine and it is such a beautiful area!

harmskills
harmskills

between the OC, laguna beach and Real housewives, I love the way the OC Looks! I do want to visit someday

gigi
gigi

Every time you post pictures, I really miss living in Orange County. First time we took our dog to San Clemente Beach (pre-kids) we were the only ones out there with clothes on..had no idea that it was an optional thing there...ah, good times!

Sarah Kimmel
Sarah Kimmel

I'm officially jealous. I miss my home. :(