My parents picked me up at the airport with fries and a hamburger from In-N-Out, plus a Vanilla Shake. I haven't had In-N-Out in probably years, and even if it had gotten a little cold in the car, it was still amazing. Of course I don't have any pictures of my meal, because I ate it before I could think of it.
Nor do I have pictures of the amazing meal my grandmother made when we went to dinner at their house Thursday night. But we had chicken, potatoes, and an apple tart. Although my favorite was the salad (with nuts, squash, cheese, and maybe cranberries in it?).
Friday we started our drive from Long Beach to Santa Cruz. We stopped for lunch at The Hungry Cat in Santa Barbara (They have a second restaurant in Hollywood if you're curious). Since its pretty much impossible for me to find a good fish taco in Louisiana, I had to go for their fish tacos.
After a million hours (fine, more like 7) we made it to Santa Cruz. We checked into our hotel and went to dinner, at a win bar called Soif. At least I think that was the name. No pictures of this meal, but we had a bunches of different small plates to share. My favorite was probably the asparagus soup.
Graduation was Saturday, and afterwards we all headed to lunch. We were planning on getting sushi, but the two sushi places we went to were closet for lunch. There was a Chinese place done the street, so we decided to go there an order family style.
1st Row: Sizzling Rice Soup, Fried Sweet Potatoes 2nd Row: Spicy Green Beans, Ginger Beef 3rd Row: Spring Rolls
After lunch we had a Japanese tea ceremony with my brother's tea ceremony tea. Then went to his room to pack up all his still.
The went to out for my brother graduation dinner. We went to a restaurant called Oswalds. I think my mom described it to my brother, as farmer's market type food. I started off by ordering the cassoulet
1st Course at Oswalds
But the main reason I didn't have foie gras is because I had duck for my second course. I have done that before and ordered duck for my main dish and appetizer, but it always seems a little silly.
Main course at Oswalds
And of course dessert!
Dessert of Oswalds
And finally the last meal on the trip, breakfast on Sunday morning.
The Last Breakfast
Now that I've made everybody hungry I'm off to make dinner! Although, I can guarantee you it won't quite compare to the food above.