Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Monterey Bay

After leaving Castroville, it was only necessary to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium on our venture back to San Diego. This was easily one of my favorite aquariums (and I've been to A LOT of aquariums). It's located on Canary Row, which has to be the cutest wharf with a beautiful waterfront. Wish we had more time to spend here...

my favorite of all the jellies ♥

portobello sandwich with blue cheese, roasted red peppers and aioli...
and garlic fries

This place, Lilly Mae's, truly has the best cinnamon rolls:
maple apple cinnamon

our souvenirs

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Artichoke Festival 2012

I can't believe it's been over a month since I visited Castroville, CA and attended the Artichoke Festival! Every year I tell myself that I'm going and this year I finally made that dream come true! My friend Nate flew in from Salt Lake and we made the seven hour drive together.

We got to take a tour of the fields and pick our own artichokes!


Grilled artichoke, my favorite. I got three.

Fried artichokes with Tapatio.

Artichoke taquitos.

Artichoke soup.

Last but not least, artichoke cupcake.

Working on her artichoke mermaid.

Artichoke flamingos!

Our charming bed and breakfast, Captains Inn.

Cutest decor.

Even the keys were adorable.

Truly one of the most magical experiences of my life.