Rainy Day

The next morning I woke up to a rainy day. I kind of like the few times a year it rains at home as it creates such a lazy feel. Usually we wake up to morning fog that clears up as the day goes on, but a true rainy day is kind of special. Everything slows down and you can cozy up in a nice sweater and sort of just lull about. 

My mother, sister and I headed out to grab some breakfast and a great cup of coffee (priorities). 

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When it was our turn to place our order, no joke my mother asked for a BOWL of coffee... I will have a soy latte but I want it in the bowl size... she just really wanted the largest cup possible. I followed suit and soon we were sipping our lattes out of bowl sized cups.

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After breakfast I sadly had to leave but work had to be done. I met up with my coworker in San Jose where we soon were craving a bite to eat... when am I not. 

As we didn't know what was around us, we stopped into a strip mall that looked like it had a bunch of chain restaurants. When we got out of the car though, we noticed the longest line wrapping outside of a very small Vietnamese restaurant called Pho Viet. Naturally that is were we decided we were going and let me tell you, this was a huge treat and surprise to find. 

Once we got seated we started off with some veggie spring rolls. Tofu, mint, rice noodles, carrots and peanut sauce. 

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When the pho came out we were amazed. This is a SMALL. Yes we ordered smalls and they were huge. Tons of perfectly cooked noodles, beef, cilantro, sprouts all in a delicious broth. 

I was too hungry to stop eating to let my coworker take the photo. Pretty much was trying to shovel as much pho into my mouth as possible. 

I finished it off with some mango bubble team for dessert. At this point I was stuffed, but I just couldn't pass up the bubble tea...

Next stop Chicago, where I pretty much did the same... more eating and drinking with a side of sight seeing. Posts coming soon!