I think Avalon will always hold a special place in my heart because as a very young couple Keith and I spent quite a bit of time on the island while Keith worked at CIMI. It's a bit different now visting without being dirt poor and we had a great time sharing the area with the kids. We went back to Jack's restaurant for brunch and everyone enjoyed filling up on pancakes, crepes and eggs which was good fuel for the guys as we packed them all into the dinghy and tossed em overboard for some snorkeling in Lover's Cove. Keith guided the teens all along the coast where they saw all kinds of sea life, Mason even spotted an eel. They were pretty jazzed when they got out an hour later. The little guys had a blast just floating and checking things out.
There is a lot more to do in the area now as they have built up the whole Descanso Bay Resort area and it looks like additional construction is happening along the beach front there. The older boys took an adventure on the Eco Tour Zip-Line Adventure which was 2 hours of zipping down from the top of the island. After eating sandwiches from the boat the group then headed to the historic Casino to catch a movie. The little guys were excited to hear it was Transformers, Keith and I groaned but agreed to go along with the crowd for the experience. (Note: The movie was as horrible as we had anticipated. Even the teenagers spent the majority of the time counting how many ads they could spot.)
I was glad that we had packed as much into the day as possible because we lost our mooring the next day and rather then take one at Descanso we opted to head north towards the Channel Islands Harbor, taking the scenic route along the coast of the Island before heading off on a straight shot towards Oxnard.
I'm the wife of the captain, a mother of three boys and a PM in the corporate world. This blog is my view of life and activities related to our boat.