Sometimes traveling is fun. You get to leave the office, see new things, and try new restaurants. All of which are exciting and enjoyable. There are other times when I just want my own bed, laundry seems magical and I can sit in a kitchen all day and play.
Right now I want to be home. The fun of California wore out as soon as I had to start doing work. The week before Christmas should be filled with wrapping presents and baking cookies. Instead I am across the country. I feel very much out of sorts.
I am staying at a Doubletree. The breakfast buffet is pretty impressive and very much California in style. They have chicken sausage and broccoli. Fresh fruit. Breakfast burritos. The blueberry muffin looked too good to pass up.
For lunch, we ate at Bua Thai in Claremont, CA. We shared the spring rolls and each got a lunch special. There was so much food. Lunch specials make me happy since they are typically less expensive but same quality and quantity of food. All of this was about $11. I loved that my hot chili and basil chicken came with a side of brown rice and veggies.
Sitting outside in the middle of December in a t-shirt with hot chocolate and fountains trickling in the background is something I could easily get used to.
We had dinner at Cask N Cleaver Steakhouse. There are lots of steakhouses around here. Mr. J is in heaven with all of the steak possibilities.
Dinner started with a salad since I seriously feel veggie deprived this week. I added a side of broccoli to my peppered kabobs.
Now I cannot wait to be back on the East coast, making last minute Christmas cookies, and packing up to see the family in Maine.
What are you most looking forward to for Christmas preparations?