Well, it’s safe to say that my heart’s in California. Whether it was sipping on some wine in Napa valley, scoping out gigantic redwoods and the beautiful north coast or trekking the streets of San Francisco (in all its wonder), I had a blast (to say the least)! The California landscape is pretty damn awe inspiring and to think that I was only in one half of the state is even more mind-boggling. Next trip I’m definitely aiming for the southern portion. Instead of going into a long shpeal (not sure how you spell that) about the trip I’ll let the pictures/ captions do the talking. Enjoy:
Such a beautiful surreal countryside
Me being the great, curious explorer that I am
Such an amazing feeling of standing next to these giants
The infamous chocolate giant
If you ever travel through Charlotte (South Carolina) airport hit up the sushi place, it rules!
When in Cali you must stop at In N Out, hands down the best fast food place! Plus, it’s the only fast food establishment I’ve been to in years (that’s got to tell you something)
Cheap Mexican, win
A nice, quiet little place with a good veggie menu (which I did not end up partaking in)Cafe Divine: food was, well, divine (SD tomato, goat cheese and spinach scrambler with banana walnut waffles)!Clam Chowder in a Sourdough bread bowl (ala Fisherman’s Wharf), good godSweet potato fries and an espresso shake (Taylor’s Refresher)
The infamous Cafe Gratitude: all vegan and a lot of raw stuffs as wellThe raw food philosophy is something I totally agree with and if I had the funds and time I’d eat like this everyday! Raw pesto pizza on top of an amazing salad. Sunburger on a sprouted bun, freaking amazingWine tasting: V. Sattui Winery (St. Helena, CA)
A little pre-gaming at the award winning Russian River brewery before our drive
I chose this winery not only because of the recommendations I’d received but also for the fact that their product is not mass distributed. Their wines can only be ordered from their website or store front which to me is awesome. Support independent businesses!