I love my iPad. Truly, I use it for so many things. It is great for working on the go, easier to travel with than a full laptop (but still allows me to blog and stay connected on trips), it keeps my littles entertained with movies on long flights, allows me to read books on my Kindle app, taking an entire library with me on the go, and so much more. But, this post isn’t really about my iPad. It’s about the so much more. (more…)
Hubs and I are really into coffee. Part of it is due to my my friend Pauline’s influence, as she encouraged it by giving us her old espresso machine when she upgraded to a new one. I think it really took off to new heights, however, when we lived in San Francisco. SF is coffee-crazy and incredible artisan coffee abounds there, so we were a little spoiled with options and our standards raised in proportion.
Being a Texas gal, BBQ is definitely something that I miss here in California. There’s nothing quite like sitting outside on the patio at Goode Company with old school country music playing, Shiner in hand, enjoying one of their chopped brisket sandwiches on jalapeño bread with extra sauce for dipping. Seriously. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Pure Texas.
So when my friend Dave Lomas told me that there is good BBQ within driving distance of SF, we had to check it out. Down in Pacifica, there’s a place called Gorilla BBQ. It’s basically located in an old trailer on the side of the highway and they sell their BBQ until they run out. And then they close. The first time we tried to go (around 4pm on a Saturday after the kids’ naps,) they were sold out. Bummer. (Don’t feel too badly for us – we made the most of it with a sunset picnic on the beach down in Pacifica.) (more…)