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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My Paleo eats (week 3)

Three weeks of paleo. Done just like that. See what I ate during week 1  and two.

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Sunday April 21
Breakfast: 2 pieces of bacon, 2 egg ‘muffins’ (with chicken, mushroom and red pepper), mango and trail mix
Snack: N/A
Lunch: Leftovers: Salmon and roasted asparagus, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli
Snack: dried unsweetened mango
Supper: Sweet potato and coconut encrusted chicken strips
Water intake for the day: 56 ounces

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Monday April 22
Breakfast: 2 egg ‘muffins’ (with chicken, mushroom and red pepper), and 2 pieces of bacon
Snack: N/A
Lunch: chicken spinach salad with carrots, bell peppers, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and tomatoes with balsamic vinaigrette
Snack: Leftovers: Sweet potato and coconut encrusted chicken strips
Supper: Chicken curry and roasted veg
Water intake for the day: 56 ounces

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Tuesday April 23
Breakfast: 2 chicken veggie and egg “muffins”, 2 pieces of bacon, with strawberries
Snack: N/A
Lunch: Leftovers: Sweet potato and coconut encrusted chicken strips
Snack: Chicken spinach salad with veg
Supper: Lemon pepper chicken stir fry (made with tamari/gluten free soy sauce)
Snack:10pm (we went to a movie) I brought dried mango + trail mix. Not shown
Water intake for the day: 64 ounces

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Wednesday April 24
Breakfast: 1 chicken veggie and egg “muffins”, 2 pieces of bacon
Snack: apple
Lunch: Leftovers: Lemon pepper chicken stir fry (made with tamari/gluten free soy sauce)
Snack: Trail mix
Supper: Pork chop, sweet potato and veg
Water intake for the day: 56 ounces

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Thursday April 25
Breakfast: 1 egg, 2 egg white omelet with spinach and veg. 3 pieces of bacon with veg on the side
Snack: Dried unsweetened mango
Lunch: Leftovers – Pork chop, sweet potato and veg
Snack: dried plantain chips and 1 coconut covered date
Supper: lemon pepper chicken stir fry
Water intake for the day: 40 ounces

 

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Friday April 26
Breakfast: 2 pieces of bacon and 3 scrambled eggs with mushrooms and bell peppers
Snack: dried unsweetened mango with trail mix and tea
Lunch: Leftovers: Lemon pepper chicken stir fry
Snack: Celery, bell pepper and chicken mixed with mustard
Supper: Portobella mushrooms as “buns” for my homemade beef burgers, with sweet potato
Water intake for the day: 56 ounces

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Saturday April 27
Breakfast:
3 pieces of bacon and an egg/chicken omelet ‘muffin’
Snack: dried unsweetened mango with homemade trail mix
Lunch: chicken and bacon spinach salad with veg
Snack: N/A
Supper: Coconut covered chicken strips
Water intake for the day:  56 ounces

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