My sister was in town this week for a teacher's conference, which means we got to hang out and play for a couple of days. The conference was timed perfectly, too, because of the long weekend and the phenomenal weather we've been experiencing. One of her first texts to me upon arrival was "So warm and glorious here!". And because it was so warm and glorious we made the best of it by spending as much time outdoors as possible.
Like in our backyard, where the dogs and the garden love to soak up the sun as much as we do.
*A tiny broccoli*
And at restaurants (where we eat the majority of our meals during the weekends) with patio seating. Places like Cocina Del Charro, which doesn't have much for the vegan palate but does serve large margaritas we can drink and tasty guacamole we can share while the birthday girls have their fun.
And places with only outdoor seating, like Evolution Fast Food, where everything is vegan and the only problems are deciding what to order and how to fit it all in your stomach.
Also at Chicano Park, which, due to it's popularity the first time we went, we revisited. This time during the day so we could really see the murals and take better photos.
*This quote is so powerful to me: "Let me say, at the risk of seeming ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love."*
*Varrio intentionally misspelled*
*It's better to die standing than to live on your knees*
And then on to spend the last hours of sunlight in Coronado, ironically traveling over the very bridge that caused the earlier residents of Barrio Logan so much turmoil.
*All cars in California come with these cool avocado holders*
Another sunny and colorful weekend in San Diego, in all ways ideal except having to say goodbye to my sister again. I wished we lived closer to each other but at least she knows she's always welcome here, to this city I can proudly call my home.
I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend, have a great rest of the week! Secret vegan recipe revealed on the next post so check back soon.