One of my favorite things about living in a big city is getting to try good, fun restaurants and bars. It seems there is always a new place popping up. Who knows how long I will live in southern California, so I like to take advantage of these great places while I’m here. Erik and I created a “passport” (thanks Pinterest!!) of places to try and things to do, all local. We mark a little stamp when after we go. Last week we tried one of the places, Milo and Olive. They had a sweet bakery set up which looked quite inviting for brunch. Dinner looked equally delish. While the wait was quite long since they do not take reservations and only offer small community dining or bar seating, it was worth it. We sat at the bar and watched pizza after pizza come out of the large wood fire oven. While we wanted to try several, we finally settled on a potato pizza with large side arugula salad. I look forward to going and trying some more!
We also got a passport stamp for camping this weekend. Erik’s work has an annual trip and this year it was camping just north of Santa Barbara at El Captain Canyon. Not your standard campground (our rented tent came with clean towels, and travel toiletries), but it was nice being somewhat outdoors. It was gorgeous weather so we hiked down to the beach and chilled on the sand most of Saturday. Combined with some campfires, games, and plenty of vino, it was a successful camping trip. I am definitely ready for summer and more camping!