On my plate

Guess you can classify this as a “What I Ate Wedensday” sort of post. Except this is an accumulation of meals I’ve been eating since moving to the sunny state. The produce here in California is unreal. I’ve never been much of an orange eater, mainly because they’re not as flavourful and juicy as I’d like.

orangeI dug into one the other day and it was probably the best orange I’ve had in my entire life. Not even a little bit of an exaggeration. Those little orange suckers are just looking for a way in my shopping cart each week, I just know it. Sneaky buggers.

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San Francisco’s adventures

This weekend was so much FUN! It wasn’t until mid-January that I noticed on my Facebook wall that my summer co-op student from 2012 was in San Francisco for a four month work term. As soon as I saw his status update, I knew we had to meet up when The Guy and I moved down here to California. Saturday was the day and I made the trek by train to spend the full day with him, exploring and giggling, and full on catching up — because holy moly I didn’t realize. We haven’t seen each other since Christmas 2012! Way too long.

It was the easiest train ride ever since it didn’t take too much navigating and it was quite inexpensive compared to Canadian costs of commuting. I only paid $18 for a day pass, where as Canada, especially on the Greyhound bus it cost $30+. Caltrain-ride

Patrick is such an outgoing guy and has a fantastic personality. I’m already planning another trip to San Francisco to see him one more time before he departs back to Canada in April. Put two of us together and you’ve got some loud and hopefully not too obnoxious people having a blast. Patrick-and-Nancy

We walked around a little bit before we decided to grab brunch, being all touristy.Palm-treesSide note, palm trees are officially my favourite trees ever.

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Filling my belly with some Bumble

Well now that you’re all caught up on the three large recaps of our road trip across the continent (recap 1 // recap 2 // recap 3), I can now finally get back to regular blogging.

Once we arrived in California, we stayed in a hotel for 5 or 6 days until we found a town house to move into. I didn’t realize a lot of places would let you move in the next day. You’d think it’d me more common to wait until the beginning of the month. We hired movers to unpack our U-Haul on Saturday February 15, and we’ve been settling in ever since.

On The Guy’s first day of work, Jessica came to pick me up and we went out for a bite to eat at Bumble. The restaurant is in Los Altos — a really quaint part of the silicon valley, yet very expensive to live.

BumbleI love their Graphic Design work on the menu’s and inside the whole place. It’s beautifully decorated and family friendly. There’s a play room for kids, and a fish tank that divides the play room and the restaurant up. Also, if you’re not a huge fan of children there’s also an adult-only area where you can eat.

Jessica suggested I order the BLT off their lunch menu. As for my drink, I couldn’t decide between the guava lemonade which sounded so refreshing on a warm winter’s day (ha! how funny does that sound) in California, or the regular lemonade. I asked the server what one I should try, and he suggested his favourite – the guava lemonade. Served with a paper striped straw and all. The perfect touch. It was as good as it looks, and sounds, my friends.

BTLA at Bumble Los Altos

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