May 19, Part 3: Ruby’s on the Pier
We were bubbling over with ideas about which beach we wanted to go to but the top three were:
- Newport Beach
- Balboa Island
- Corona del Mar
We ended up at Balboa Pier and after parking the car, we walked along the beach for a bit, watching people enjoying the beach and watching the waves. It was a week day so it wasn’t very crowded at all.
Then we decided to walk to the end of the pier. And since we were ready for lunch by then, we decided to have lunch at Ruby’s Diner at the end of the pier.
The man who seated us by the window was very friendly. It was a small room but there was additional seating on the rooftop patio, which opened after we were seated. We preferred to sit inside because it was another hot day.
I had the yummy Kobe Beef Sliders, French Fries, and a Strawberry Milkshake and Rich had a BLTA (A=Avocado) Club with French Fries and a Double Vanilla Milkshake. Everything was scrumptious and just what you need on a day at the beach. (I wish I were there right now having lunch.)
After our tasty meal we decided to continue touring the beach communities from the car. So we headed south on Highway 1 and I reminisced about my childhood going to these beaches all summer long.
One of our favorite family outings was to drive around Balboa Island just as it was nearing dusk. We eventually reluctantly turned back at Irvine and back to Paradise Pier in time for a short rest and an evening at Downtown Disney before heading home.