The past weekend was definitely an eventful one. …and we all know how I feel about gallivanting on my days off! In honor of my brother Scott’s 30th birthday, we decided to celebrate with him by eating delicious meals and exploring the California coast out in Sonoma County.
Saturday started off with a fabulous dinner at one of my latest restaurant finds, Anatolian Kitchen! I got my brother hooked on Mediterranean food, so I thought he’d like Turkish food as well. I guessed correctly! 😉 Unfortunately, I didn’t get any photos of our wine and kebabs on my camera; it must’ve been because I was too busy enjoying the dishes, haha.
After a delicious dinner, we all decided to hit up downtown Palo Alto for something sweet and delectable; Palo Alto Creamery it was!
Ice cream sundaes and banana splits kept our sweet cravings satiated.
On Sunday (Scott’s actual birthday), we started the day off early. Our first stop was Wild Flour Bread Bakery. This place isn’t just any bakery, though! It’s a really, really cool bakery! This place is a double whammy of goodness — amazing bread and a charming garden to wander.
They have almost every herb, vegetable, and fruit you can buy at the grocery store. It’s pretty amazing how rich the soil in California is.
After enjoying our freshly baked bread and exploring the gardens, we headed out to Bodega Bay. It’s been about a year since the last time we made a trip out there, so we thought it would be fun. Besides, one of Scott’s favorite places in Bodega Bay is Spud Point Crab Company. They serve sandwiches loaded with fresh crab. Sounds delicious, huh?!
It’s a different story for me.
I kept my Benadryl in hand because I knew I might be allergic to crab.
(Side note: Remember when I had an allergic reaction and broke out with hives last month? Well, one of the foods I ate before the hiving was crab. I didn’t suspect it to be crab because I’ve eaten it many times before that. However, that was the only “out-of-the-ordinary” thing I ate that day.)
After a couple of hours, I started itching and random hives started appearing on my skin. It’s official; I’m allergic to crab meat! *sigh*
Aside from the crab allergic reaction, Bodega Bay was breathtaking.
…and even the dogs got to enjoy our adventure. They were exhausted on the way home that they pretty much slept all the way home.
There you have it — my brother’s birthday weekend. Happy birthday again, Scott!
On another note, today’s my mom’s birthday, and I won’t be able to drive up to my parents’ place to celebrate dinner with the family. I love where I live, but sometimes I wish my family lived closer. Eh, c’est la vie.