Road Trip – Santa Rosa

Hello my wonderful tea-bags,

Yesterday, my family and I decided to head to Santa Rosa for a road trip. Our first stop down there was supposed to be the Charles M. Schulz Museum, but we arrived a little bit too early so we decided to have breakfast first. 

Fortunately, we found a nice little restaurant called Hank’s Creekside Restaurant just an exit before the museum so we stopped there. I decided on something simple: eggs (sunny-side up) and chicken sausage with rye toast. The food was good and the service was even better.

After breakfast, we made our way to the museum. It was a lot different than what we remembered. Then we realized we probably went on some special Woodstock event the first time we were there. So we left kind of disappointed, but were overall satisfied with the rest of the museum exhibits. 

 

Next stop: Costco! (For some much needed gas).

Since it was on the way, we also decided to check out the Graton Resort & Casino to see if we can find some lunch there. My family is not big on gambling or drinking, we go to casinos purely for the enjoyment of their food. 

Nevertheless, we did not find lunch there. We ended up going to Santa Rosa Seafood Raw Bar & Grill. Now, the food here was phenomenal and incredibly fresh (I would not expect anything less for seafood). However, the service was a bit lacking.

One of our servers was more focused on talking with his coworkers and impressing them with his jokes than paying attention to his customers. I will brush it off as forgetfulness since our overall experience was good.

I realized that there does not seem to be a lot to do in Santa Rosa. I could be wrong. Am I? Please let me know, I would be more than happy to go back and check it out, because it is a beautiful place. 

Thanks,

Tea G. Sea

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Back to NorCal!

Hello my tea-bags,

Hope you are all doing well this lovely evening. My family and I just came back from a lovely and much needed vacation in SoCal. We lived in a city called Tustin, which had this massive shopping center called “The District of Tustin Legacy.” Beautiful place, lots of stores to go to, but too little time to explore. We tried the “It’s Boba Time” place and their milk tea was not too bad, but their boba was a bit too hard for my liking. What is boba? Simply put, it is tapioca starch shaped into a ball and boiled in hot water to create these chewy, black balls (hihi…).

Tea-Tip #1: If somebody in your family snores and you are sharing a single hotel room, save your sanity and invest in some ear plugs.

This was literally the first vacation I actually brought along a pair of ear plugs and they worked like a charm. It was basically three against one and I could barely hear any of them. They sounded more like vibrations than actual sounds that you would want to run away from in your sleep. 

So there is a thing about me and going on vacations, I always forget to bring something. I remember one time I forgot to bring a pair of pants to sleep in. The next time I forgot to  bring a shirt to sleep in. So this time what did you think I forgot to bring…underwear. *sighs* I was even sure to double-check my luggage and everything, but inevitably I forget to bring something. It is a curse (and a gift). 

Love you guys, 

Tea G. Sea