Brocation in Phoenix, AZ

My brother and I recently met up for a 5-day long vacation together in Phoenix, AZ. About 4 months ago, I decided it was time for us to see a major college football game. I’d never seen one (having only played at the Division III level) and my brother had only been to one before… Continue reading Brocation in Phoenix, AZ

Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris

Angela and I decided to try something different this year for Thanksgiving. Because we were in San Francisco until the day before the holiday, neither one of us really wanted to spend time preparing a home-cooked meal. As such, we ventured out to the Las Vegas strip (which was a nightmare to drive on) and… Continue reading Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris

Mon Ami Gabi in Las Vegas

Last Saturday night Angela and I went to Mon Ami Gabi and enjoyed a nice dinner. I wasn’t really expecting much after learning it was a chain (and after our experience with another notable premium chain restaurant earlier this month in Ruth’s Chris) but dinner was very tasty. Special shout out to Theresa for the… Continue reading Mon Ami Gabi in Las Vegas

The Best Cupcakes in Vegas

Nick and I stumbled upon a Las Vegas gem – the Retro Bakery. The bakery is run by a husband/wife team and I think it’s really neat that one of them has been there every time we’ve gone in. It’s just a friendly little shop that specializes in amazing cupcakes (way better than any of… Continue reading The Best Cupcakes in Vegas

San Diego – Day 4

Nick and I were seriously underwhelmed by the San Diego Zoo. We took some good pictures and tried to make the best of it and now we can say we’ve seen pandas for realz. I really liked the reptile house with all the neat snakes and lizards. Nick’s favorite part was the petting zoo where… Continue reading San Diego – Day 4

San Diego – Day 3

Sea World San Diego is freaking awesome! In addition to all the regular park attractions, we booked the “Penguins Up Close” tour. It included extra information about the research being done on the penguins, the chance to touch a Macaroni penguin and access to the inside of the 26 degree penguin exhibit that housed Gentoo,… Continue reading San Diego – Day 3

San Diego – Day 2

We went to Balboa Park today and the items on our agenda were the Botanical Building and the Model Railroad Museum. We also moseyed on over to the Rose Garden and the Cactus Garden. (We had to leave the Nevada desert to see a cactus garden?) The Botanical Building The botanical building and lily pond… Continue reading San Diego – Day 2