Thursday, August 29, 2013

Small Trips

Playing: Harlem-New Politics
Reading: Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War by Hal Vaughan
Last Saturday, I went to a small family reunion, which my parents hosted at the Rusty Pelican (aka my dad's favorite place for seafood). I always order the same salmon dish, so I decided to try their Penne a la Vodka, which came with giant scallops and shrimp. It was a delicious and creamy pasta, but I think I'll stick to the salmon. If you go, ask to sit on the deck. Whether or not it's sunny, it's rather pretty to watch all the yachts go by.
After the reunion, I went on a small journey out to the Fullerton Arboretum located on CSU Fullerton's campus. It's a fairly large park with multiple gardens and they have these cute walkways that you can hang out at. I remember that a bunch of guys playing guitars were sitting here, when I first visited this place a few years back, and I still think that's kind of cool.
Even though I typically prefer the forested areas of the park, the desert plants are rather interesting too. Some of them look like they belong to another planet and just for record, it is not an enjoyable to look around in the desert areas when it's hot out. Unfortunately, when I went, it was over 90°F outside.
For the most part, I just sat on the grass under a tree, trying to convince some ducks to let me play with them. My brother had more luck with the ducks, so I took a picture. They were all very friendly and a few tried to nuzzle my brother. While he was playing with the ducks, I made fun of him because it looked like a scene from this Henry David Thoreau documentary my English teacher made me watch. Sorry that I don't really have much to blog about at the moment. I'm thinking of doing a post on my current favorite models or on some runway shows I've been liking, but I'm not sure if you guys would really be into that?


  1. omggosh i love vodka sauce!! drool.. those shrimps look so big juicy and plump! what a nice little getaway with your family!!

  2. Your pasta dish with those
    seafood sounds delicious!
    This place looks nice!
    And the mum duck + the
    babies looks really cuuuute!
    And I think your brother
    looks like you c: Xx

  3. thanks for your comment lovie.. i'm now following your wonderful blog..

  4. Lisa-They were surprisingly big. Usually, restaurants serve this small shrimp and scallops the size of dimes, so this was nice.

    Ice Pandora-People always say we look alike, but we can't see it. Haha, I'll take your word for it though.

    I Should Blog-Thank you so much!

  5. Seems you had a very nice time with family:) The pasta looks so yummy!

  6. Penne a la Vodka looks and sounds amazing!


  7. You don't have to apologize for not knowing what to blog. It's your blog after all. =)

    I'm glad you went out and spend good times with your family. Rusty Pelican sounds like an awesome name and I'm intrigued by the desert plants too as they look like plants from the dinosaur times.

    Thank you for your comment on my blog. Happy Sunday!

  8. Yammie the food looks delicious!

    xx Mounia

  9. That pasta dish looks delicious! Wow the ducks were so friendly there!!! I've never encountered such friendly ducks that they would come and nuzzle you, your brother is so lucky haha

  10. this seems like such a nice getaway you had! That pasta looks delicious!! I want some now!!

  11. Those ducks are so brave to come so close) Oh my! I also must say that pasta looks super delicious, I would like to taste it right now) Lovely snapshots as well!
    Have a fabulous time!


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