I was a Brownie and then a Girl Scout.
One summer, our troop spent a week at a beach house on Balboa Island in Orange County, CA.
It was amazing.
Of the house, I only remember that it was two-story (which makes sense as there were a lot of girls in our troop) and I think it was on Coral Street (or at least that sticks out in my mind).
We were young (around 12 years of age) so it was a BIG DEAL to walk into town, take the ferry to the peninsula, rent bikes, hang at the beach.
Without CONSTANT supervision.
Although there were a number of chaperones, girl scout leaders, on hand to keep us out of trouble.
Not even sure how long we were there, just a week?
It felt like a summer.
Balboa Island still holds that magic but now I am more aware of the actual houses.
The small, exquisite, multi-million dollar homes that fill this dense island....
Just enough yard for patio furniture...but with access to the water just steps away, it hardly matters.