Let’s get to the point. My main goal of my Dad’s visit to see us was to convince him that we live in the coolest place ever and that he needs to come visit us as often as possible. I succeeded. We did all of his favorite things and ate the best food we could find. I see another visit from him in our near future.
I woke up in just enough time Saturday morning for a 30 minute workout. I jumped on the treadmill and did 4 miles and then drove straight to the airport to get my Dadio. We brought him back to our apartment, showed him how awesome it is and by then it was 11 and we were all starving!
You KNOW for a fact that if you go somewhere that the Food Network has featured then it is going to be the BEST meal you have ever eaten.
A bunch of Billy’s friends from school recommended the Falafel’s Drive-In so we took a chance and hit it up. I had never had a falafel before and I didn’t even know what it was until asked the owner. I guess it is mashed chickpeas with a bunch of spices and then deep fried. Basically the smartest thing that anyone has ever created.
That falafel will be the top item on my craving list from this point forward. All three of us could not get over how incredible it was. I finally had someone to split dessert with me. My dad and I had the banana shake and I promise I am not exaggerating, both of us said it was the best shake we had ever had. Will you guys please come visit me and we will all go together to this place and overdose on falafels and banana shakes.
The picture does not give the sandwich justice.
Next up on my mission to brainwash my dad and convince them to come all of the time (okay, my main goal is to get them to move here) was to go to computer heaven. Both Billy and my dad LOVE computers and the intel museum to them is like Disneyland to me.
Looking at cars was also on the list to convince him to keep visiting.
My dad watched Brooke for a little while so Billy and I could take a nap. Okay, now he and my mom REALLY need to move here. Seeing my dad hold Brooke is the cutest thing ever and they are already the best of friends. Next thing to do on the list was to go buy more binkies because those dang things disappear faster than my socks, I think I have lost 12 of them so far. Then we were off to our favorite street in San Jose, Santana Row with all of the best restaurants and stores.
See the clipboard in front of Billy? That is how you order at The Counter. It was actually kind of stressful having to decide which toppings, dressings, cheese etc. to have. I take my meals serious, I cannot mess up. Billy had the brilliant idea to order the parmesan fries, I told you he was smart. They were perfect.
Here is my burger creation. I finally got my bleu cheese fix, I don’t know why I don’t buy a gallon of that stuff, it is on my top 5 list for best foods.
We ended the night with Netflix (Lie to Me… ever seen it?), staring at how cute Brooke is and relaxing on the couch. The perfect day.
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PS Laura Beth… you emailed me about building up mileage but your email didn’t work… will you email me again so I can write you back?!?!
Do you like the Food Network? Have you ever tried a restaurant that they featured on that channel… what was it?
Ever tried falafel? What did you think?
Favorite burger/turkey/veggie burger toppings?
How often do you get to see your dad?