Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fun and Food at the O.C. Fair

The O.C. Fair is in town so we decided to head down and see what they had to offer..food wise of course!

We went first thing in the morning to get the early bird special of $3. It was overcast that morning, which was fine by me as it kept the temperature cool for most of the afternoon. 

Right when we walked in we were greeted with free food, which is always a good sign for the day!

The county fair is known for their crazy food so our plan was to stick with food we rarely get out in the real world. 

Our first stop were these delicious fried potatoes with cheese and ranch.

I preferred the ranch over the cheese, but just look at that fried goodness!

We walked through the pavilions and saw the prize winning jam, cakes, and all types of other food still on display.

(Look...a flower bed!)

Did anyone know they judged table decoration? I had no idea, but I think it's cool and creative.

Knitted minions!

This one woman created an Eiffel tower out of miniature perfume bottles she found on eBay, antique shops, and garage sales. 

By far the best food we had were at the end of our visit. We got grilled shrimp with rice in a carved out pineapple.

It was so good! I'm not going to lie...I was disappointed that I had to share. 

Just look at that delicious-ness!

The melted butter...the juicy shrimp...ahh so good!

We had to continue the high note so we went for something sweet..a maple bacon funnel cake!

Probably the best funnel cake I have ever had in my life. It's making me hungry just looking at the photo.

The fair is open until the 10th of August and it's in Costa Mesa. If you miss the O.C. Fair don't feel too bad! The L.A. County fair opens in September.

x Kate

Friday, July 25, 2014

Flashback Friday: Weekend in San Francisco Part II

So after an eight hour journey up to San Francisco, we finally made it to our hotel. We soon discovered that the weather was different then what we had been experiencing at home.

Definitely the coldest winter in July I have ever experienced..but yet it was so beautiful!

I've only been to San Francisco a couple of times, but every time I go I'm very drawn to it. I just love how it is geographically small, but yet you feel as if you're in a massive city. It's in California, but it doesn't get the year around summer that we usually experience in SoCal. 

People are probably jealous when they hear that I've lived in SoCal most of my life, and while I would never have it any other way, I'm jealous of them for being able to experience more than one season. 

We went on a little walk through the city and took a bus tour so that we didn't miss anything.

We wanted to look at as much as we could during our small trip.

We were constantly on the move, but I was still able to see the beauty in this city. The fog caused the unusual (to us) cold, but it made for beautiful pictures!

We made sure to go by one spot in particular...the "Full House" houses!

I remember watching the show as a small child, and my sister watched it from the moment it start to air. We were all really excited to see these houses.

Of course, every visit to San Francisco warrants crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Probably the best part of the trip was the food, and the best meal we had was at Mama's. We went early in the morning, and while we did wait a little bit to get in, it was worthy of the long line.

It was the best breakfast food I've ever experienced.

Of course every San Francisco trip should end with a sourdough teddy bear!

x Kate