Thanksgiving played out on Balboa Island much like it did around the country, with friends and family gathering around tables filled with great eats, followed by naps and some football. Here, some took a walk around the island to work off calories and take a look at paradise. That last part of course is considered normal for islanders and nearby Newport Beach residents.

Others come from all over the country to celebrate Thanksgiving on Balboa, typically under the roof of a select vacation home. One person we spoke with last week makes the sometimes short drive down from Los Angles each year to escape the hassles of the big city, while another family had just flown in from Chicago where it is of course already very cold.

No matter where you came from….down the road or across the country…we would like to hear about your Balboa Island Thanksgiving experience. Are you a local? Was this your first visit or is this a long standing tradition? Share as much or as little as you want by posting comments below!