Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday Social #7: All About Fall

I am so excited for my favorite season to arrive! I'm tired of this heat already.

1. What is your favorite fall activity?
I love going to all of the pumpkin patches and fall festivals. It's something I look forward to every season. I enjoy the weather, smelling all the bakes goods, and look at all of the goodies.
This was some of the fun last year. 

2. Do you follow a football team? If so, which one and why?
I do not know anything about football. Rudy likes to watch college football and his favorite team is the Oregon Ducks, so I'm sure I'll be next to him, watching a few games. 

3. What is something fun about fall in your area?
There's nothing in my area during the fall season that I can think of. All of the festivals we have gone to have been a few cities away. Hopefully they'll come up with something this year.

4. What are your favorite fall staple outfits?
Scarves are a must for me. I have more than a dozen scarves and my favorite is a purplish/grayish infinity one. I wear boots from time to time with skinny jeans. 

5. What things are you looking forward to most about this coming fall season?
I look forward to the same activities during the fall season. I'm excited to drink Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes/Fraps, going to Fall Festivals, picking out the perfect pumpkins to carve, baking yummy goodies, giving out candy on Halloween, going to family get-togethers, celebrating my birthday, watching the leaves change color, and feeling & smelling the cool, crisp air. 

6. What is your favorite fall holiday? Tradition?
My favorite fall holiday is Halloween. I don't dress up, but every year, I decorate my house and carve two or three pumpkins. I am the one that gives out the treats Halloween night and I love looking at all of the cute little kiddies in their costumes. 


I'm soo ready for all the Fall fun!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

San Diego (July 2013)

This post is about 2 months late, but I wanted to share our trip to San Diego. Rudy and I wanted to go away somewhere that wasn't too far away and chose San Diego because there were sights we both wanted to see and we hadn't been there since we were little. 

We left Friday morning and headed over to Balboa Park. It was amazing to see all the beauty of nature. 

For dinner, we went to Little Italy. The restaurant we went to was amazing. Both Rudy and I loved our pasta and the service was excellent. The complimentary bread was yummy, too. Since we were in Little Italy, we (of course) had to stop by to get a cannoli. They brought out a fresh batch as we were walking in. Lucky us!
 Looks really good, right?!

On Saturday, we went to the San Diego Zoo. We actually spent 10 hours there. Yup, 10 hours. By the end, my feet wanted to fall off, but it was worth it. We went on the tram tour and I was lucky to have Rudy as my own personal guide. I have no sense of direction, so I let him lead the way. I was super excited to see the pandas and koalas. I love them so much, we visited them twice. We were lucky to see the baby panda active (mom was sleeping). The koalas were all asleep the first visit, but on the second visit, one was awake, eating away at the leaves. There are definitely a lot more animals than the Los Angeles Zoo, so I'm glad we planned on being there the whole day. 

The next day we went to the Safari Park, which was the hottest day of the trip. We went on the tram for the tour, but didn't purchase tickets for the more intimate tour. We knew we couldn't spend as much time there since we had to head back home. It was nice to see the animals on open land, but they weren't always at eye's view. We both agreed that we'll just stick to the regular zoo next time. 

We had such an amazing time and I enjoyed every minute of it. Hopefully we'll be able to take another trip soon!

Sunday Social #6: All About Summer

Here's a post about my summer fun!

1. What was your favorite trip/vacation/activity this summer?
Rudy and I went to San Diego the second week of July. It was our third trip together and the both of us hadn't been there since we were little. It was such a fun trip, that I should write a separate post about it (I've been behind on my blogging). The four main stops were Balboa Park, Little Italy, the San Diego Zoo, and the Safari Park.

2. What was your favorite outfit look/clothing item of the summer?
I am not a summer girl at all. I love the fall weather, with the scarves and boots. If I had to pick one, it would probably be flip flops. Being in education, I don't get to wear flip flops that allow my feet to breathe. Heels are hard on my feet (I have wide feet), so I usually wear flats. They can become painful when I wear them too long.

3. What is one thing you wish you'd gotten to do this summer?
My friends Lei and Nach live in San Francisco, and I really wish I got to visit them this summer. It was one of my plans, but plans don't always work out. Hopefully I'll be able to find a 3-day weekend where I can go up and see them. I love all the sights there and spending time with them, so a longer weekend would be preferred. 

4. What was your favorite song of the summer?
Only one song comes to mind. I absolutely LOVE this song. When I first heard Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" on the radio in the car, I loved the beat, the lyrics, T.I.'s part, Pharell's background parts... just everything. I'm not sick of it yet and definitely jam in my car when it comes on. Rudy and I usually have our own little dance party. Lol. 
5. What was your favorite movie/tv show of the summer?
There's a miniseries on Starz that I discovered last week (they've already aired three episodes) called "The White Queen" based on the novel series The Cousins' War. I love shows/movies about that era with royalty, and their British accents are awesome. The actor that plays King Edward IV is a major babe. ;-)

I cannot believe it's already September. I'm ready for the summer to end and for fall to arrive!