As some of you may know, I recently took a camping trip through the magnificent Southwest USA. Below are the journal entries I made along the way:
7 June 14, 1830
Off we go! I’m sitting in the Sacramento airport bubbling over in excitement! Though my flight is about an hour late, in a short time I will be flying into Las Vegas (a total pit if you ask me….) to begin my Southwest National Park tour extravaganza. Adventure, ladies and gentlemen, IS out there. I’ve got Samwise the Brave (AKA, my osprey) along for the ride and we are both bursting at the seams.
We didn’t plan this…
Cassie will be joining me in Vegas and then the dynamic duo will be ready to hit the road! Stayed tuned for the desert adventure I’ve been dreaming up for years!
Mom and I had a free day to just pop around town shopping. Now shopping can be hard work (look at how heavy that bocce ball set looks!), so naturally we stopped to chow down somewhere tasty!
Jack’s Urban Eats is kind of fast food and kind of not. Good quality dishes, but really fast service! They serve sandwiches, salads, fries, etc. And all of it is made in an kitchen open to the dining area. I always think it’s cool to be able to see how people make my food. There was the guy carving a turkey, the girl tossing one order of Asian chicken salad with its dressing, another girl slathering guac on two crusty pieces of bread….you get the picture.
We couldn’t decide on one thing each, so we decided to share: Asian Chicken Salad, and the Turkey Berry Sandwich!
Here was the description on the sandwhich:
Oven roasted turkey, fresh cranberry & pomegranate, provolone cheese, apple & walnut relish, spring mix and mayo on a whole wheat roll.
Does that not sound divine? Well, it was. A great lunch break with a great lady.
Check out my instagram picture featured in this month’s issue of Budget Travel Magazine!
The finished product is 50 shades of cranberry.
I’m about to rock your salsa world…
Ok, I know I’m a bit late, but I found out yesterday that I passed my NCLEX and am officially a nurse, so……needless to say I was a bit too excited to sit at a computer for any length of time.
But enough about me. This post is dedicated to my lovely, wonderful, “practically perfect in every way,” mother. We spent the day shopping and then celebrated Mom with a sunset BBQ, poolside (obviously).
So maybe this wouldn’t make it as the title of a John Steinbeck novel (I can think of a catchier name), but wrath just does NOT apply to Napa Valley.
Does this look like a pile of troll entrails? Maybe.
But it is my pleasure to share with you the strangest thing I have eaten: Squid Ink Pasta with roasted red peppers, and hazelnuts, garnished with a raw (yes, raw) egg. Thanks Toro Bravo of Portland, OR for the spectacular meal.