Yes friends, I am going to the Island of Catalina with my church’s college group this weekend. It’s going to be so fun, I can hardly contain myself! Anyway, since I wasn’t really sure myself where Catalina is, I thought I would include some maps I found on the intarweb:
Here’s a map of the island. The main city is Avalon, and that’s were more tourists are. We’re going to Two Harbors (on the northern end of the island).
This is a view of Catalina in relation to the California coast. Can you believe it is only 22 miles away from LA? That’s like… from my house to school, hehe. 😀
This is a map of all the islands off the coast of Southern California. Bet ya didn’t know So Cal had islands too, biatch! xD I figured out that the island that we can see from Mike’s house on clear days is NOT Catalina, but an island called… guess what… San Clemente Island! haha. 😀 I wonder if there’s a ferry that goes out there? That might be fun to explore. 😀
I’m really excited, I’ve never been to Catalina. My mom went with my sister’s troop to White’s Landing (see map, it’s a little bit north of Avalon) because I guess the Angeles Girl Scout Council shares the shore there with the Balboa Yacht club. Boars invaded their camp ground and jumped in the trash cans, haha. xD
Also my mom told me that my grandparents used to take the ferry out to Catalina in the ’50s and dance in the Grand Ballroom they had out there. So I asked myself, what does this ballroom look like? I found some pictures at This site…:
The outside of the ballroom. Isn’t it magnificent?
Some dancers during the forties. I love it. 😀
It looks so wonderful. Maybe once we come back from Catalina Mike and I will want to take a romantic weekend and go there. 😀 I guess after we get married or something. ^_^ Chad said that he’s seen wild buffalo and boars on the island, and my mom said she has too. Ooh! So exciting! 😀
I also found a picture of Two harbors: