Friday, September 12, 2014

Big Sur

My last full day was a road trip to Big Sur. It literally took my breath away with how beautiful it was but I'll let the pictures do the talking...

For lunch we went to the Big Sur Roadhouse, a cajun/creole restaurant. One word that immediately came into mind was quaint. It looked and felt like we were eating in someone's cabin. Very comforting and the food reflected the surrounds, warm and inviting. I had seafood gumbo.

I also got to try the marinated vegetable salad with chicken. 

Lastly affogato! Coffee and ice cream, best combination ever. 

The whole restaurant was decorated in various succulents. Note to self: buy more succulents. 

After lunch, we visited Pfeiffer Beach where apparently the sand is purple. Unfortunately, apparently there was a tropical storm somewhere in the Pacific Ocean and that affected the water/winds somehow. Basically instead of pretty calm beach, we got typhoon winds and flying sand. My pictures make it look pretty but I felt like I had survived a typhoon afterwards. It was an experience!

Surviving a typhoon makes a person hungry. So we headed over to a town called Carmel for warm soup and seafood. Chicken pot pie, baked oysters, crab cakes, and clam chowder rounded out an essential California day. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

San Francisco Sights

My first full day in California, me and the boy went to try paddleboarding for the first time! It was surprisingly harder than I thought. My feet and calves were super sore afterwards and we had to take a nap afterwards

After nap time, we headed over to San Francisco. I took a hyperlapse of the drive back to San Francisco

Initially we wanted to go to the Academy of Sciences but it was so expensive and it was about to close so instead we just walked around the park. 

Next was Land's End!

I was starving so I was super excited for dinner. We drove to B spot to try some Burmese food for the first time. We ordered the lamb curry and tea leaf salad. The lamb was falling apart delicious and perfect for a chilly night. I don't think I've had anything like tea leaf salad before, salty, sour, sweet, crunchy - so good! 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Sushi Start to the Weekend

For Labor Day weekend, I went to California to visit my boyfriend. I flew into San Francisco and he surprised me at the airport with flowers #hesakeeper

Whenever I visit California, I always have to go get sushi because the fish is so fresh!

We ordered to omakase aka chef's choice, yum! It was a super tiny sushi restaurant that mostly only served nigiri. The prawns and tuna were my favorites. 

We also got a side dish with wasabi, pickled ginger, daikon, and pickled daikon which was new for me. I've only gone to places that give you wasabi and pickled ginger but the extras were a nice surprise.

In hindsight, we definitely would have been fine just with the omakase plate but why not indulge a little? So we ordered an extra yellowtail roll and mackerel nigiri. Mackerel is definitely my favorite fish for sushi. It just has such a distinctive taste, it's the best.  

After eating way too much, we took a walk around Richmond. The houses remind me of Full House and they're so fun with all the pastels.

A delicious start to the weekend!

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