After lunch, my Father and I headed in to Stanford, CA the town and campus of Stanford University. It was an absolutely beautiful entrance with soaring palm trees and an open grassy field decorated with flowers.
To prove my point, when we were on the walking tour the swim team came out jogging and proceeded to surround the tour group for a showcasing of ab exercises. It was hilarious and gave us a feel for the personality of the school.
The next morning, my Dad and I woke up early and headed to Sweet Maple, a delicious restaurant for breakfast. Be warned though: it was absolutely packed, but well worth the wait! The portion sizes were gigantic, which was a plus as well. I got a fresh fruit cup and avocado slices on the side (both plusses!) and then came out my Bulgogi omelet which was massive! It was an egg scramble with a korean twist. The meat inside of it (grass-fed ribeye shreds) were seasoned with an Asian twist and mixed in with spices, peppers, and spinach. It was delicious and really hit the spot. My Dad got your average ol' omelet with a generous helping of baked potatoes (all different yummy varieties) on the side.
The next day after checking out Berkeley (the town and school) my father and I sadly headed to the San Francisco airport. It was a relaxing, educating, and fun experience. Once again I was convinced about how much I am destined to be in California. The local ingredients, the sun, the youthful people. It is a bustling state, almost like a country. The activities never end! Fall is the perfect time to visit Northern California and the hiking was gorgeous (again my phone was out of battery so no pictures). I could definitely see myself establishing my life there and I wish more states were into the environment and sustainably raising food as California is. To prove my point, what airport has a farmer's market?! I didn't see a McDonald's and I was actually able to order lunch to take on the plane.
Have a nice rest of your weekend everyone! Have you been to California? What is your favorite part?