Our next stop was a cozy used book store.
After our "goodbyes" I headed back home to take my dad and stepmom out for dinner. We went to a Thai inspired restaurant in town.
Before leaving home we went out for brunch at Ike's Cafe. This felt like tradition and the food was served up really good.
I had the cinnamon and walnut "flap jacks" with real maple syrup. It was gooooood. (That's a load of brown sugar and bananas on top.)
I left my dad's place around the afternoon of the next day and headed out to San Francisco. I checked in at my hotel, which was south of the city in the suburbs. I was on my own and did some last minute clothes shopping and sushi eating.
The next day I checked out of the hotel and headed to a cute little downtown area where I had a bagel and orange juice. I walked around and found myself in an organic food store.
That was probably the highlight of my day before getting on a plane for a 11 hour flight. How I wish I could just walk into that place now. Ah well...maybe internet shopping?
My vacation, although short and fast, inspired me to keep myself happy and positive. Even when I feel like I am getting sucked into the drama and drone atmosphere at work I will try to push myself up and focus on what matters in life. Keeping the love and warm feelings I felt from my trip close to my heart and mind.