We were happy to meet up for lunch with my Auntie Marilyn at King's Hawaiian bakery* yesterday. She loves their fried rice with Cha siu (bbq'd pork). Mike ordered the Loco Moco and I had the teriyaki beef with rice and potato/macaroni hawaiian style salad. It was comfort food on a overcast January morning.
I love their baked goodies. Everything looked so tempting. My favorite is the Hawaiian Paradise cake. Nothing is lighter that this cake. It's a piece of heaven on a plate and by the way you can order a slice of any dessert or take just a slice home.
All the other cakes are delicious.
I love the chocolate Dobash too!
*King's Hawaiian Bakery and Restaurant
2808 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA · (310) 530-0050
Today we started off with a long
walk at the beautifully scenic Shoreline Park.
The ocean views here are stunning
So many people were walking their dogs. I wish I had thought to take photos of all these cute pets.
We watched the surfers catch some waves
What a lovely place to walk.
that we did a first time visit to the Natural History Museum. It was the
100th year anniversary of this museum so admission was free!What great timing. Our lucky day but by the way the museum is well worth paying the $12.00 admission price. We highly recommend a visit here.
Lots of interactive activities for children. In the hands on childrens area
Mike asked if he could make an indian canoe and the instructor there was
more than happy to let him.
The instructor demonstrates how to make a miniature Indian reed canoe
Mike was busy and loving this activity
Always a kid at heart he had a great time
making his own canoe.
We had fun in the butterfly and insect exhibit. Amazing displays of all kinds of insects.
WE had fun standing inside a "beehive"with all the buzzing sounds included.
There were so many wonderful things to see here. You'll have to go experience it for yourself.
After a short walk in the wooded area behind the museum we finally headed south. Made a short stop in the beachside town of Carpinteria for lunch at a Oaxacan restaurant. Mmmm with tummy's filled we were homeward bound after a quick but fun filled weekend in Santa Barbara.
I believe in love and kindness, family first, deep meaningful friendships, counting one's blessings and giving to others what you yourself need. I strive to see life as a glass half full. I am very grateful for the life I have and all the wonderful people that make this grand adventure so worthwhile.