Monterey & Redwoods

My dad and I started out the day with almost matching bowls of protein powder oat bran.

Dad’s was topped with granola and maple syrup; mine with sesame seeds and maple syrup. (My dad did the Amazon deal already – what are you waiting for?) He wasn’t too impressed with oat bran, but he did admit that it was a brick-in-the-belly breakfast.

After packing some snacks (bars and fruit) we headed down to Monterey. We wandered around Cannery Row and Fisherman’s wharf…

Then we headed out to a park in Monterey for a short (but hilly) hike. We hit up Trader Joe’s for lunch before proceeding on to another state park on the way home – Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. This place was amazing. This tree was around before Jesus was even born. It was 2200+ years old when it fell back in 1934 and had been around for the signing of the Magna Carta, the Revolutionary War, and even when the Normans conquered England (1066).

These trees are huge.

As is this "banana slug".

When we got home it was time for drinks. I had a glass of wine – Murphy Goode’s Fume – and dad had more beers. I cooked up a quick and easy frittata for dinner using 6 eggs, zucchini, red pepper, red onion, and goat + parmesan cheeses.

On the side I made broiled tomatoes (idea from Whole Foods) – tomatoes cut in half, topped with olive oil, salt + pepper, oregano, and parmesan; bake at 400F for 10 minutes; broil for another 5.

And because I can’t go another night without kabocha, I made a big batch and ate it all myself.

I’m now munching on grapes and cursing Qumana for deleting the post that I just wrote (it looked pretty much the same as this one – I hope, anyway). Now I have to study like a mad woman for my anthropology midterm tomorrow.

Are you good at studying/preparing in advance for tests/whatever? Or do you procrastinate? For me it all depends on my other time commitments, my mood, and the class/work itself.

17 Replies to “Monterey & Redwoods”

  1. Your kabocha looks so good, and its only been 3 hours since I had some 🙂

    Your dad is TALL! I’m so glad you guys are enjoying your time together.

  2. Love the pic in front of the tree of you and the tomatoes I do the same things sans cheese when I had a CSA share and was getting like 40 toms a week!

    Quamana…used it once, it ate my post. Never again. I feel your pain 🙂

  3. I’m jealous of your long, skinny legs!! haha want to trade?!

    Those trees are so beautiful and magnificant! I love when they tell you how old they are. There’s one at a state park by our house that has a little timeline that points to certain rings and approximates what was going on then, historically. It’s crazy to look at a tree and think that it was standing there beautiful and tall through all those world events!!! Sounds silly, but when I find an old coin I think the same thing — like “wow, this penny is older than my mom!!” haha

    I just answered the procrastination question on Sophia’s blog! You guys are like-minded tonight! 🙂 Must be mid-terms on the brain! I usually “trick” myself that the due date is sooner, so even if I procrastinate, it’s still done a few days early realistically.

  4. Wow. This is creepy. Weboth asked the same questions on our blog. great minds think alike!!!

    Such beautiful pictures! I don’t think I’ve ever seen your dad before. hello, Maggie’s dad! Thank you for giving us such a wonderful lady into this world!

  5. so glad that you’re having good time with your Dad. He’s sooooo tall!!! 😀
    good luck with the exam today.. I usually study a week in advance so the day before exam I just relax! 🙂

  6. I used to live in Monterey, but haven’t been back in years! so pretty there.

    procrastination gives me mad anxiety! if I’m not a week ahead of schedule, I’m behind. it’s like reverse procrastination. or something 🙂

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