Tuesday, March 6, 2012

California, My Second Home.

I've always thought of California as my second home mainly because my dad's side of the family lives there and i've lived there briefly myself. I haven't had a chance to visit as often as I'd liked because tickets from Vancouver to L.A were around $400-$500 so you can imagine my excitement when I saw a seat sale through Allegiant Air for a $60 ticket to L.A, roundtrip! I did have to cross the border into the United States first but what's a 45 minute drive compared to $400 in savings? :)
The last time I was at Venice Beach was in 2007 so everything seemed new to me again - the sights, the sounds, and especially the people! That muscular man was walking around with a creepy horn thing and he saw me trying to take a photo of him so he stopped in front of me, posed, and then asked me for money. -____-
One of the main reasons I visited was to spend time with my 5 year old cousin. I don't want to miss her growing up years so any chance I get to spend time with her is memorable. Although I must admit, spending time with an energetic and talkative 5-year old has been a bit of a natural birth control for me. Hahaha!
 
One of the highlights of my short trip would be getting to go to my first food truck meet-up! Vancouver does have food trucks but I can probably name them all in a minute. This meet-up was insane to me.... block after block after block of food trucks lined up offering everything from burgers to crepes to sushi. I got excited when I saw the Grill 'Em All truck since I've been drooling at their burgers ever since I saw them on The Great Food Truck Race. I tried their Witte Burger and I have to say... It's probably the best burger i've ever had. I'm still looking for one that will top it!
Read it and weep drool: Witte Burger - cream cheese, deep fried bacon, beer/sriracha onion, malt vinegar aioli
 
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10 comments:

Lei said...

I love the photos! Aww your little cousin is an artist in the making! :)

That burger looks great. Hope I get to visit California in this lifetime. :P

ko0ty said...

Wow $60! Hope you have fun. Do you just check the site regularly or are you subscribed to a newsletter?

MizzJ said...

Damn that's an amazing deal and that burger sounds and looks amazing. Much better than balut ;)

ROMA AGSALUD said...

Wow! I love the photo of your cousin! :) iwant a space just like that..by the window...just being creative! Happy you had a wonderful time kym! :)

Nashe^ said...

Woohoo $60! And I wish my city had food trucks at all.

나니 said...

WOAHHH 60 bucks is a bargain! : D

Ricademus said...

KYM!!! What a great surprise so close to my b-day. I should have known you'd remember. Hehe! I know how busy and focused you've been. It was nice to see your name pop up in a comment.

Food trucks are popping up like crazy in DC. So far I've kept my distance, but there's a Korean bbq truck that's calling to me.

PS - If that dude would use it to buy a bigger swimsuit, I'd be happy to send him money. I'd consider it a public service. =)

ILoveChocolateee! said...

Thats an amazing deal! Spending time with your little cousin is nice =)

Ricademus said...

Another PS - Kym, you're doing a great job with HH. While you may occasionally feel frustrated, others feel only proud of your hard work.

suki pooki said...

Your trip looks amazing and I HAVE to go to a food truck meet up next time I'm in Cali! It looks so awesome! The deal you got was so awesome and you're totally right, it's worth a 45min drink to save 400$!!!! How long were you in Cali for if you don't mind me asking =)

How was tea at the fairmont? I think that place is always consistent and always a safe place to bring guests etc. Some people say the servers there have attitude but they've been nice very time I've went! =D This makes me crave tea time now hahahaha