Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I spent yesterday driving up to Oregon with my parents to spend Thanksgiving weekend with my sister. It was a really long trip, but completely worth it to see my seastar for a couple of days. And it's chilly here! Which makes me feel more like it's the holidays.
As much as I love LA, it's going to be a high of 86 degrees today. I'll take the 50s, thank you.
We left super early in the morning and drove all day, stopping frequently. We packed the car with tons of stuff and made the long trip over.
Snack essentials! When I was a kid, I used to always pop these onto my fingers and pretend I was a strange witch. They're called jjanggoo, and they taste a bit like crunchy churros. So, so good. Of course, I also need my Cheetos. Don't mess with a girl and her flamin' hot (especially if it's with lime).
We stopped in Sacramento for a quick bite. After looking around Yelp, I took my parents to a little French cafe called La Bonne Soupe Cafe. If you are ever in Sacramento, please go there. They have such a fun and delicious menu, I fell in love.
We ordered The Classic, which comes with gooey brie, prosciutto, lettuce, tomato, and balsamic. On some wondrous crispy but chewy bread. Guh. My heart. We also got the Paris Hoagie (I think that's what it was called?) which comes with brie, salame, mortadella, lettuce, tomato.
As far as soups go, the lobster bisque was so good. Almost everyone who came in after us ordered it because it's lip smackingly delicious. There was also a late order french onion soup, which was surprisingly really great -- not too salty, and right out of the oven.
After a quick lunch, we were off again!
I know that I've commented on the drought in California before, but seeing this lake and how much water was gone just took my breath away. You can see where the water line used to be -- and where it is now.
You can catch glimpses while driving down the freeway, but it shocks you every single time you see it. Where's the rain?
Trudging forward, suddenly, we were face to face with a mass of fog. Thick and cold, it invited us into its belly and we were in it for the long run.
How crazy is that? After driving in the dark for quite some time after that, we finally made it to Oregon. There were hugs, bags to be unloaded, and dinner to be had. Which my sister and I went to go pick up and ran into a rogue sleigh left unattended...
I'm so happy to be here with family for Thanksgiving. I wish my brother were here, but 4/5 isn't bad! I haven't spent Thanksgiving with my sister or my parents in 4 years, so it's nice to be here with them this time.
I am beyond thankful for my wonderful family, for the beautiful friends who have encouraged me and helped me through a rather strenuous move this past summer, and for all of the people who inspire me to blog. Truly, I have been blessed with such loving people and I thank God for that every day.
Please be safe, eat well, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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