Let’s go fly a kite
July 10, 2010 § 23 Comments
You have to admit the Mary Poppins is one of the best movies around. When we bought our kite from Target yesterday, all I was thinking about was this song from the movie. Anyone seen the actual musical? Really want to go see it!
Our kite flying adventure was super fun–I felt like I was 10 again! We actually didn’t have much trouble setting the kite to flight since it was very windy at Santa Monica today. Well, I guess it’s windy everyday there.
While the little boy ran around some more with the kite, I kicked back on the beach and did a little reading.
I’ve only read a few chapters, but so far so good! I’ll be filling you guys in when I get through more of it 😉
I was disappointed that it was muggy today at the beach 😦 And chilly too!
Anyways, while walking back to the car, we saw a few guys who caught a crab and something that looks like a shark. Is that even legal?! I mean, they’re not actual fishermen or anything.
Apparently, today was also some sort of “Anti-BP day”, and we saw this little protest going on.
Spiderman was also present to do some justice, fight crime, you know, the snizzles.
Before the kite-flying adventure, the two of us brave kite-flyers trekked through the Santa Monica Farmers Market in the morning. Lots of people, lots of fun, lots of sampling! I had so many sweet and juicy nectarines, plums, peaches, and grapefruits. They were unearthly good! All certified organic too! Alas, they were a little bit pricey for my taste :-(…approximately $3 per pound. So I only got two peaches for Dmitri and I that costed me $2.50. I couldn’t wait to try one so I immediately bit into one after the purchase ;-). Delicious!
I also got myself some dried strawberries. No sugar, no preservatives. All natural.
These tasted like jam in your mouth! Swoon. But again, 1/8 measly of a pound for $3.25. It was about one large handful.
Since we were around the area, we also strolled through the well-known Promenade on 3rd street.
The street was lined with shops, restaurants, and people. In fact, I think it’s the perfect place to people-watch. Anyone else have that embarrassing habit other than myself? I love to observe. I’m not trying to be creepy or anything, but I just enjoy seeing the different types of people, wearing various styles of clothings, how they walk, who they’re with, and I also like to think up of little stories for each person I observe.
We also saw this cute little house with a beautiful garden!
After much walking, Dmitri suggested that we take the bus to Westwood, which is where UCLA is, for some eats.
We settled on a little cozy restaurant called Falafel King. For $8.95, we got this much food:
I ordered the Vegetarian Favorite which consisted of 5 crispy patties of falafels (<3 ❤ <3), fried zucchini slices, 2 warm pita, and 5 sides. For my sides I chose mixed salad greens, peppers and tomatoes salad, hummus (!!!!), marinated mushrooms, and three of these grapeleaves things stuffed with rice.
It was so much food. Dmitri got the same thing but different sides: avocado, cucumbers in yogurt sauce, eggplants, lentil salad, and onion & pepper salad. We shared everything and everything was yummy! 😀
Our plates were left to this:
Just too much food! We got a box to pack our leftover food for dinner, which I just finished. Hahah! 😀
Dmitri wanted to take me to Diddy Riese’s, which supposedly has the best ice cream sandwiches, where you can build your own ice cream sandwich by choosing your cookies and ice cream. There was a line outside the store when we got there, but eventually decided we were too full to handle an ice cream sandwich. Oh well, next time we’ll know to save a little tummy room for dessert ;-).
Afterwards we just took the bus back to Santa Monica and then off to kite-flying! So much for my day in chronological order! 😛
I’m off to vegging out on the couch like a normal person would do on a Saturday night 😉
+ Are the items from your local farmer’s markets expensive or cheap? There is one Farmer’s Market in Claremont that opens every Sunday. The fruits and produce are slightly cheaper than the ones at Santa Monica, but I’m not sure whether all of them are certified organic. As much as I love Farmer’s Market, it’s not a place where I would do my weekly grocery shopping at. I can’t afford that with my budget!