Monday, October 20, 2014

October Adventures

alan and sobrina
Alan and I dedicated the month of October to having adventures. When we first decided on it, we thought we'd plan everything out in advance, but, as it turns out, we haven't made many plans at all. It's been glorious. First, we practiced our selfie-game

baby in a pumpkin patch
We picked pumpkins with this little baby who is equal parts torso and legs. Baby proportions are the cutest. 

uesugi farms hayride
I went on my first hayride!

uesugi farms flowers
We sat on straw bales in the back of a truck, bouncing through pumpkin patches and a sunflower field. It did not disappoint. 

flour bakery banana bread recipe
I continued my search for the best banana bread recipe and had high hopes for this one. It was okay (maybe it was me? It was probably me.) If you have a good recipe, I'd love to try it!

monterey bay aquarium
Alan and I recreated one of our first dates at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was 90 degrees! Eating hot clam chowder in the sweltering heat made me laugh.

jellyfish
I kept asking Alan which one he would pick if I had to be an octopus or a jelly fish. He picked jellyfish, which I found quite amenable.

caboose train
Sometimes he knows exactly what crazy question I'm going to ask before I ask it and asks me first. This is one of our favorite pastimes. 

san jose ramen festivalhide chan ramen
A ramen festival came to town with most vendors billed from Japan. This tonkotsu ramen from Hakata Hide Chan supposedly hails from Fukuoka. (I say supposedly because there's also a Hide Chan in New York, and I can't figure out if they're the same.) But it was delicious, nonetheless. So creamy, milky and porky.

persimmon cookies
Persimmons are in season (bless you, fall), so I made a double batch of Grandma Andi's persimmon cookies. The best cookies in all the land.

skull vase
I put out my skull vase to officially get in the Halloween spirit and also picked up these adorable lady apples. They're so teeny!

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