Friday, January 3, 2014

Five for Friday - Winter Break Style

Another Five for Friday is here! Have mixed feelings about this one since it also means my lovely break is coming to an end. But I guess it is time to get myself back to work mode again!

Since this is winter break style, I'll be covering the last two weeks instead! :)

The break started with a family road trip to Central California. I can't exactly tell you what our goal was, but we pretty much just drove along on the coast (Highway 1) and stopped whenever we wanted to check out the view. Here are some things we saw...

Met up with a colleague and went on a walk with her dog and a dog she is also taking care of. Such cuties!

Most of my friends are all working and/or living outside of California for school. So break time is one of the only times where everyone is back at home, which definitely calls for a reunion! I got to meet up with some high school friends who I haven't seen for 6 months to a year.

We had lunch at one place and then went to another for dessert and drinks. I think we spent around 4 hours together, just catching up. I'm so glad we were all able to still re-connect after being apart for so long. That's what I call a strong friendship!

Took a walk with the boyfriend and went back to visit my high school. For the past few years, my high school has been going through some construction, building a new gymnasium and classroom buildings. The construction is finally done so I had to go check it out. I was very impressed. 

A personal story to share...

When I was learning to drive my dad would bring me to the parking lot of my high school to practice parking. Looks like my dad wasn't the only one who had that idea. 

This dad was even more hardcore than mine! He found some cones and boards and used them to mark the edges of a parking space. I was very impressed. Haha.

Lastly, break isn't a break if you aren't enjoying some delicious food! 

Cream puffs from Beard Papa's!

Yum, homemade chocolates from a student!
Sliders and fries from Slider Bar

Hot pot at home!

Hope everyone else's break has been going well. So sad that it is ending soon, but I guess it's time to go back. I haven't really done too much work that's school-related so I guess that's what this weekend is for! :)
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  1. I learned to drive in my high school parking lot too! LOL!

  2. Mmmm....Beard Papa's are so good! They definitely don't fit into my healthy eating resolution though. Good thing there isn't a location here in Oakland. Enjoy your last couple days of break.

  3. Wow Pam, it looks like your two weeks of winter break was definitely worth it! With the cold hitting US right now, it’s nice to go somewhere warm. Or maybe go skiing. Haha. But you went on a road trip, which is even better! Are those manatees? I think more importantly, the best way to spend a vacation is to spend it with friends, which is what you did.

    Robert Wise