Surprise Trip to Newport Beach

Surprise Trip to Newport Beach- The Traveling Runner's Blog

My family goes to California almost every summer and since we moved to North Carolina, we didn’t think we would be able to go. Then my mom decided she wanted to surprise everyone and fly us out to surprise my dad for their anniversary and as a birthday present to my sister Sheridan. We didn’t think we would be able to go, but then things started falling into place; my new job told me that I would be starting on August 18th, our neighbor moved in and left us a flier about her affordable pet sitting services, etc. So we got to drop everything and party in Cali with my family for the week!

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My dad, and brother and sister-in-law had no idea we were coming. We hid in the closet when they got to the house and surprised them! It was the best surprise! Kudos to my mom for keeping it a secret the whole time, it was pretty funny!
So the first day we were there we went to the beach for a couple hours then drove out to Beverly Hills to get cupcakes at our favorite cupcake shop- Sprinkles! I know they have more locations now, but this is where we first tried them and fell in love!
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Sheridan turned 21 and we celebrated with brunch at Ruby’s on the pier and Dukes in Huntington Beach. Duke’s has DELICIOUS seafood, a must try if you are in the area. Ruby’s has the best cinnamon roll french toast! I look forward to eating it every year. And of course, we had more cupcakes.
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View on my morning run!

I love running with my mom and sisters on the beach. We ran six miles every day which helped us feel better about all of the yummy food we ate! Todd and I also took rental bikes up the beach.
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Thanks family for a wonderful trip!
-Makenzie
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