Monday, May 26, 2014

SWEET + SAVORY - Sweet Cravings in Normal Heights

Yesterday we decided to go have Afternoon Tea. After weighing our options, we landed on trying out Dark Horse Coffee on Adams Avenue in San Diego's Normal Heights Neighborhood. Manny used to live in this area years ago and we used to take strolls along Adams all the time. Since then, a lot of new shops have popped up and after having tea and donuts, we took a look at some of them. 

Iced Teas from Dark Horse Coffee and Vegan Donuts from Papa G's

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Last sunday we went for a hike. Again. (Thats 2 hikes in 2 weekends!! So unlike us. ). This time we decided to go check out the Potato Chip Rock at the summit of Mt Woodson in San Diego's Poway neighborhood. The trail is about 7 miles roundtrip and starts off at Lake Poway. It is quiet tough (we had to take plenty of breaks) and definitely no fun on a hot day. We started at 7am and the whole trips (incl taking tons of pics of the Rock) took us about 5 hours.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

DAYTRIPPING - Torrey Pines State Preserve

Yesterday we actually did some hiking. I've been wanting to get out there for a while, and my new co-workers hiking enthusiasm finally rub off and made me get out of bed early on a day-off and spend some time in the fresh air, actually doing some physical activity. And what can I say? We definitely want more!

The trip took us to Torrey Pines State Preserve, which is right by the ocean and offers gorgeous views. We hiked the Razor Point Trail and then continued onto the Beach Trail, down to the Beach and  back to the Visitor Center where we had parked. A fun time. And the total hike took us less then 2 hours (with lots of photo stops obviously).

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sunday Breakfast

Since I've moved to the United States in 2008, there weren't too many things I've been missing (other than my family, of course). But one thing that pops up every once in a while is food. The smell of a Roast on sunday is one of my favorites and our little family breakfasts on Sunday mornings (my parents kicked me and my sister out of bed at 8 every sunday) have become something I want to imitate. It's nice to sit down and have a meal together, something which we don't do to often, unfortunately. But today, when we walked our dog, we stopped by a little Vietnamese sandwich shop 2 blocks away from our apartment and picked up some bread rolls.We made some hard boiled eggs and coffee and had ourselves a nice little German breakfast.

We also finally got to use our original GDR (East German) Plastic Chicken egg cups that 100% remind me of my childhood.