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catalina island birthday promo


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

10 Responses

  1. I hope they extend the birthday promo too. Was this a day trip? I hate boats! I get so seasick, especially when it tides get rough.

    They need a foodie revolution or something over there. They should send some quality chefs over there or something and step it up so that tourists leave with happy tummies.

    • mary says:

      Hi Miss Kim – Yes, we just went for the day then stayed in LA for the night (need to fill up on LA food, you know!). Yeah, that food we had was terrible. The ice cream was good at least. I know you had terrible food there, too. Such a shame because it’s so beautiful but the food was so sucky! Bummer you get seasick! You should try eating/drinking something with ginger and taking the seasick pills (I’m sure you do).

  2. What a really great b-day deal; the only catch is having to go on your actual bday though. At least you had fun and got to ride around on a cart! very cool! Loved the photos – postcard worthy.

  3. the other catch is that most people don’t go alone so that usually offsets the free admission. kinda like those buy 1 get 1 free food deals. this year my bday is on a weekday so i won’t make it but at least i won’t be missing out on the buffalo nickel’s food!

    the scenic views are gorgeous! i would totally do the picture thing you guys did at the end. cuz people are just that nice.

    • mary says:

      Hi Lynn – Catalina is too nice and romantic to go it alone! You definitely won’t miss out on the terrible food but maybe someday you’ll get to enjoy those pretty views 🙂

  4. Faye says:

    Oh that looks like such a great trip. I didn’t think I’d get sea sick on the boat rides but strange that I did. I think the ride was choppier than I expected? Your pictures are so beautiful of the island. I loved the cute deer pic and you’re making it harder for me to eat venison (I don’t eat it anyways so your pic helps actually).

    You and Jake look so happy together so what more could you ask for this birthday 🙂

    • mary says:

      I had deer once. It wasn’t that great. I’d rather look at the deer and see how cute they are instead of eating them. It was a really great trip! I remember feeling happy and very “go with the flow” that day with no worries or cares. It was awesome! Jake is an excellent traveling companion aka he lets me decide things most of the time heehee.

  5. John says:

    I am going this year for my 50th bday. Going alone as my bday is on a monday. I actually prefer travelling alone and hope that I have as good an experience there as I have on my previous trips. Traveling alone is neat in that you have total control of what you are doing. If something comes up, you can just turn to it and try it out. It is also a great way of meeting new people. People seem to think that it is sad that I am spending my 50th alone, but, the following weekend I will be having a party, (Mothers day and Nephews bday are the weekend before) and I love seeing new places. All the comments about the food worry me. One would think that surrounded by water, they would have great seafood. If worse comes to worse, I can always try to catch something and cook it myself. LOL Thanks for the review and loved the pix.

    • mary says:

      Hi John! I hope you have a wonderful time in Catalina! It is gorgeous there and the birthday deal is just too good to pass up. Maybe you will happen to get a better meal than I did at the freebie place but there are also other restaurants in town that might be better than this one. I mostly just went for the free stuff (for blogging purposes). Thanks for your nice comments! Enjoy your trip and happy birthday!

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