WIAW – Memorial Weekend Adventures

Instead of showing you one day of school eats, I’m going to share a little bit of my weekend along with a fair share of my eats. A happy Wednesday to all and I hope everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day Weekend.  It’s a little surreal knowing there is only about 1.5 weeks left of school! IMG_7990Enjoyed a salmon sushi roll from the local family market – Zanottos.  It’s one of my favorites although due to the prices, I rarely go there.  Sometimes for a treat – cookies, salad bar, gorgeous produce and array of ice creams, paninis, and apparently sushi made on the spot!
IMG_8014Friday I spent some time out in the sun reading and then decided to support our men’s soccer team play against soccer.  I mean, twist my arm – good looking guys + one of my favorite sports.  Not a bad way to start the weekend 😉IMG_8117
For dinner, I met up with my friend Alexis and we made veggie turkey burgers, corn, sal picon (Mexican dish from her mom), fruit salad, Hibiscus water, and pineapple-coconut “ice-cream” (basically Chobani pineapple yogurt with coconut milk in an ice cream machine)IMG_8027This was an interesting one – In the local bar, people write their name or a phrase on a dollar and post it on the ceiling. My friends and I decided to give it a shot, leave our lasting legacy on campus.  If you can spot somewhat clearly, mine has the lovely phrase “Carpe Diem”IMG_8029Anyone of drinking age, how do you feel about this one? I enjoy cider but am not sure about the cinnamon flavor.  Maybe it would be like a fall spiced cider. IMG_8032Saturday brought lots of love at the local farmer’s market.  All those delicious samples 🙂  I also met up with a few girlfriends and we sampled a new crepe store down the street.  Really, there are so many more restaurants that I have not explored.  I tend to visit the same bunch over and over. IMG_8044My friend Jessica tried the veggie one with artichokes, cheese, grilled vegetables and olives.  Despite the olives, I thought it was an excellent choice for lunch.  Sandy and I on the other hand splurged with a sweet wheat crepe (wheat dough).  I thought you couldn’t go wrong with banana + nutella but felt the banana was a little too mushy.  Eh, it was worth a shot.  I also picked up a Morning Power Juice (kale, cucumber, celery, parsley, apple, ginger, and lemon), which was surprisingly filling!IMG_8050On Saturday night, I went to SF with a few friends to “bar hop.”  Quite an interesting set of folks out there and a great place for young people.  We arrived a little too early to one bar and it was practically empty.  So, we filled our time asking random questions of the bartender.  It was quite a hoot.  My favorite part of the night may have been picking up a chocolate old-fashioned.  Brings back childhood memories 🙂 IMG_8054Sunday I took my friend on a bike ride to Stanford.  It ended up being a bit longer than usual, but we had some fun exploring Los Altos (note the most adorable dress below…if only it wasn’t so expensive.  Maybe I’ll have to make it myself) as well as the Stanford farmer’s market.  It was a bit more on the crowded side and because I had to tow my bike alongside me, I felt a little overwhelmed with all the hustle and bustle.  IMG_8055IMG_8085IMG_8086
Sunday’s dinner consisted of a FEAST at BJ’s Brewery with a few of my Theta sisters.  One wanted to try the avocado egg rolls as an appetizer and then we all dug into some deep dish pizza + pizookies.  Let’s be honest, this was quite the splurge weekend. IMG_8070Monday – I woke up to do some reading while snacking on a yogurt cup, some cherries from the local farmer’s market, and a zucchini muffin made my friend Alexis.  I’ll have to whip up a batch to throw them on the blog. Her recipe even had a lemon glaze on top, which added a little more sweetness to the healthified batch. IMG_8073Back at home, we usually have a Memorial Day 5k or 10k.  While I haven’t found anything like that up at school, I was able to wrangle my friends into going on a hike.  This one was to Mission Peak out in Fremont and quite the trek.  It’s basically 3 miles uphill and then of course 3 miles back.   But I’m talking UPhill.  I was surprised and happy to see how many people were out and being active.  IMG_8076For all you history lovers, this would be Mission San Jose, which is NOT located in San Jose.  Go figure.
IMG_8114IMG_8083Here I am at the top.  A typical picture for those who reach the summit. The forecast called for rain and sure enough, when we reached the top, a cloud set in and started to fall consistently.  It also happened to be quite blustery, but luckily we had brought sweatshirts and windbreakers.
IMG_8096Then of course we HAD to make friends with the local wildlife on our way back.

IMG_8116Lunch of granola + strawberries + almond milk and then it was off to the mall and DSW to find jewelry and shoes for my two dances this week.  We have Senior Ball on Thursday and my sorority’s formal on Friday.  Although it was UBER crowded, I came out extremely successful, which always makes for a great day.  
IMG_8118After indulging all weekend, I decided upon a Green Monster smoothie filled with peanut butter, oats, banana, spinach, and almond milk + a little protein powder.

While I’m not usually a fan of binge watching television (I get bored quite easily) I spent a considerable amount of time watching the first season of Arrested Development.  I was also crafting and sorting through my room at the same time, so it made it more entertaining to me. With the new season out, I thought I’d give it a shot and I have to say, I’m a huge fan!  Also, thank you to Jenn for putting this together!

What were you up to this weekend?


10 thoughts on “WIAW – Memorial Weekend Adventures

  1. Woahhh what a busy weekend! I wouldn’t call it much of a “splurge” haha I eat those foods all the time. I told my friend I would go visit her in Cali for one reason: Pizookie’s. She’s been tempting me with pictures of those things for four years now. One day I’ll cave and fly across the country so I can try one for myself. I haven’t been hiking many times before but it’s something I do enjoy! I just need to find friends to go with…

    • Really though. It was funny because from the minute we arrived in the city and I saw a donut shop, I wouldn’t stop bugging my friends until we bought one. Certainly a change from the normal post-bar affair (aka Taco Bell or mozzarella sticks as I’m told) 😉

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