Dad & Mysty’s visit
April 26th, 2011
The evening of the same day that we said bye to Thomas and Ashley, we welcomed my dad and his pup Mysty for a few days! They drove out from Las Vegas and got in around 8:30 pm on Wednesday April 20th. After catching up for a bit we hit the sack because we were all feeling pretty tired and Kevin and I had work the next morning.
Mysty was a little suspicious of us at first, haha!
While Kevin and I were at work on Thursday, my dad and Mysty made a trip down to San Jose to visit with my sister Jess and check out her apartment and her wine bar. That night the three of us went to dinner at our favorite Salvadoran restaurant Balompie. It was my dad’s second time having pupusas (but only the first time eating them at a restaurant) and I think we made a fan out of him! After stuffing ourselves silly we made our way up the street to El Rico Pan, a Salvadoran bakery, for some goodies and coffee. The pound cake was TO DIE FOR as well as the churro that Kevin swears by now so we’ll definitely have to make a trip (or two) back here.
All the yummy goodness within El Rico Pan bakery
Me and my dad with our pound cake!
On Friday while I was at work for a half day, Kevin and my dad took the pups to McLaren Park in our neighborhood to get the girls some exercise. They then made their way to Pier 39 and walked around a bit while I finished up things at the office. Once I was able to tear myself away, I jumped in the back of the car with the pups and we made our way to Golden Gate Park!
Me with barely enough room to sit with those two doggies in the backseat!
We made our way to (you guessed it!) Strawberry Hill and Stow Lake to take in the scenery and give ourselves and the dogs some exercise. Lots of nature to be seen…
Ducks, seagulls and a turtle
Two ducks and a whole group of tiny ducklings!
Lola was a thirsty dog by the end of the hike!
A super random little character tied up in the tree. Not sure what to make of it but felt the need to take a photo!
That night we took it easy, ordered in pizza from Pizzeria Sophia (it was our first time ordering from them…holy moly, such good pizza!) and watched some of the Laker game. It had been a couple of years since I saw my dad (and a few for Kevin) so it was great spending a few days with him. Hopefully a visit to Vegas is in the cards for Kevin and I in the near future! 🙂