Monday, August 5, 2013

Fave 5 on 5 - July 2013

Another month has passed and it's time for another round of Favorite Five on Five. This is where I gather with a few of my photographer friends and we each pick our own favorite five photos for the month. It's a photo circle, so at the end of this post there is a link to the next photographer. Be sure to visit Alison to see her favorites picks this month.

I love this photo. Mostly because it's me and my Mom during her last visit. We came across this heart and I'm so happy that she paused with me for a moment so that we could take this quick photo.

"Notice: People Watching Zone"
I love all of the blue in this photo in the water, the sky, the sign and that amazing floor!  What a perfect little spot.

Summer back seat reading.
A good kind of quiet coming from the back seat.

It's a red glitter bike (which reminded me of Dorthy's shoes). I loved that pop of red and the pigeon who slowly walked into this scene.

Treasure Island Flea Market
I love going to a good flea market. Here's a little "where's Waldo" moment with a reflection of me.

Next up...
Keep the circle going by visiting Alison's favorite five on five!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Food Trucks

Check this one off of the list. I have wanted to go to a food truck meeting for quite some time. I've heard how some of these are "Sooo Amazing". Could they really live up to all of the hype?! I'd say yes. Maybe it's because I was at a flea market, maybe it was because we were on Treasure Island, maybe it was because we were looking at the amazing bay view, whatever it was this food was GOOD.

We started with dessert first. If you see Harvey's Gourmet Mini Donuts you must run to this truck. Hot-fresh donuts that are covered in chocolate served in a paper cone that you eat with a spoon are in fact pretty "amazing". My mouth was not quite prepared for this holy goodness. I only had three but the word "mini" makes me think I could have eaten the whole batch. Run I say. Trust me.

Now, if you ever come across a food truck called "The Chairman" eat there. They sell Gua bao, or bun sandwiches. We tried two: Coca-Cola Braised Pork with Savoy Cabbage & Preserved Yellow Mustard Seeds on a steamed bun and Spicy Chicken with Toasted Sesame Purée, Pickled Carrots-Cucumber & Cilantro on a baked bun. More than just an average sandwich. Both were so tasty. I surprisingly preferred the steam bun. The Chairman will not disappoint.

Again it could have been the fact that I was outside with the bay breeze blowing through my hair that made me think that this was the best day ever. Eating interesting food on the lawn while listening to live music WAS pretty great. Thinking about it I'd have to say that the Treasure Island Flea Market was worth the drive. While I didn't really find any treasures at the flea market the stop is worth it for the views, the possibility of finding treasures and the great variety of food. Heck, I'd head back just for the mini donuts. (Run I say. Run.)