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.
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.
I’ve read somewhere that visiting NASA takes, normally, around 5h. Yeah, that long! So, before heading there, we stopped by our favorite place for brunch, Snooze, as everyone needs energy when spending a day in space.
Snooze is a place for breakfast, brunch or light lunches, as they usually close early, and their speciality is pancakes. We’ve been there so many times that we always go for the same old chilli verde eggs benedict: two poached eggs on the top of tortillas and pulled pork topped with hollandaise and served with an amazing hash brown and salsa. We also ordered pumpkin pancakes – thank God for pumpkin season – to share.
The hubby always wanted to visit the NASA Space Centre so we decided to use some days off to go to Houston and, since we would be there for the first time, get to know downtown and visit some places recommended by the website Thrillist.
In 2012, we moved from Porto to London and, no doubt, it was a good decision. In Portugal, good jobs have been missing for a while so we couldn’t say no when we got an offer from London. By taking it, we had one of the best experiences of our lives. But London isn’t for everybody, and definitely isn’t for us. We are Portuguese, we’re used to vitamin D, beach and days that feel longer than 24h. Some people will never leave London, but we were ready.