Saturday morning we had brunch at the Perch – a fabulous rooftop on the 16th floor of a building right in the middle of Los Angeles with amazing city views. We ordered the assorted, made in house, breads and mini pastries, a pitcher of sangria and eggs benedict – that’s how a perfect morning should start! The prices were very friendly, especially considering where we were. Same goes for the service, 5 starts, and the food: super fresh, good quality ingredients. Oh California has amazing produce! We definitely recommend this place and would be very happy to return.
After a much need night of sleep, we were thinking of going to the Grand Canyon or to the Death Valley but quickly realized we wouldn’t have enought time to fully check those places. That being said, we decided to head back to California, to Los Angeles.
Today we woke up even more excited… we were going to Vegas! Since Nevada State neighbors California, when we were planning the whole road trip, we checked where woud be the best place to travel to Las Vegas and decided to go from Solvang. We would go there for the day and stay for one night.
Today’s destination was Solvang but, as we still needed to check the Monterey area, we decided to stopped by Mundos Sandwich and Burger House, a very well reviewed location for its sandwiches, where they make all the menu items from scratch with every order!
We were now ready to start going down the coast, entering the historic 17 Mile Drive, and we were so excited to drive this route as there’s so many places to stop by: Spanish Bay, Point Joe, Bird Rock Vista Point, Carmel Beach, Rocky Creek Bridge, Bixby Creek Bridge, McWay Falls, the drive is quite long.
After a good night sleep, we left the hotel hopping to, finally, see the Golden Gate Bridge. Since we were only a few minutes away from Lombard St – known as the crookedest street in the world – we headed there first to check it out. This place is so touristy, around 2 million visitors/year (!), and we confirmed how busy it is even before reaching out there. Although it’s known as the crookedest street in the world, this street is actually the 2nd one on the list, where the first one is also a street in San Francisco.
We flew from Austin Sunday morning and landed in San Francisco around 9am (in California it’s 2h behind). We had already rented a car – this was going to be a road trip, after all – and started thinking about breakfast.
Now that the blog is up and running, I need a little help from you guys. On the menu bar, you can select the language you would like to read the blog by clicking on the respective flag. My question is: when you first come to the blog, in which language is it? I ask this because I’ve noticed a few comments on an english post but people were comenting in portuguese. I know there’s people who prefer to read in english, no matter what their mother language is, but I would really appreciate your feedback!
I know, I know. A little bit later than expected but here I am! We are still working on a few small things on the blog but, in the meantime, I can start publishing new posts again . and I have so many of them to share with you guys.
Sunday is brunch day – it’s the day we don’t count calories, like I’ve told you guys in this post. Being kinda addicts to brunch, we often look for new places to try as we have already been to, probably, all of the good ones in San Antonio. That being said, a quick trip to Austin was the perfect excuse to go try Holy Roller.
Once a week, we don’t count calories and we eat whatever we feel like eating – once a week is ok, right? So, the other day we went to HEB and we were going to buy our favorite cookies, the white chocolate chip macadamia ones, but they were kinda browny and we like underbaked dough so we decided not to buy and instead I’d make my own cookies. When I looked up online for recipes, a million came up but I really liked these from Sally’s Baking Addiction, so I just made a few adjustments.