Summer Slipped Away

August slipped away faster than I could even think of getting out a post about all my adventures. The second I thought I had time I unexpectedly received a full-time job offer and within 48 hours was thrown into my first adult job. So it has been a busy past few weeks with lots of adjustments. 

I got to spend three weeks in the summer spending time with 2 of my best friends from college and it was epic I thought I would take you along on a trip down memory lane. 

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6 Month Book Dump

The first six months of the year have FLOWN BY! Does anyone else feel this way? I had planned to do a reading update or book reviews earlier but I just never got around to it. So now you get a 6 Month Book Dump!

Last year I did my 50 in 52 weeks challenge, but with working more this year I decided to cut it down to 45 books for 2022.  

The count as of this first week of July, I have read 23/45. 

I am slightly behind what I thought I would be at but am not too worried. As not to overwhelm with 22 separate reviews I am going to review one book for each month. A complete list of the books I’ve read will be at the end of the post!

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Tahoe Times

Summers spent in Lake Tahoe have always been some of my favorite memories. I got to go up with my family last week for a few days and spend some time with my grandparents. I am always quick to recommend checking out South Lake Tahoe because there is so much to do. There are always certain non-negotiable items on the to-do list but this year we tried some new things too!

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Follow My Fork Birthday Adventure

In honor of my Tio’s birthday this week, I thought it would be a perfect day to discuss the latest San Diego Follow My Fork day!  If you are new to the blog, my uncle runs an Instagram account called Follow.My.Fork (which you can find here) where he posts all about the really yummy food he eats, mostly around his home in San Diego. He always takes me and my brother on food outings and this last one was my belated birthday gift.

We always do at least a 3-course outing and this was no exception.  I will have links below to the places we went!

I told him I was craving some ramen, so our first stop was to Menya Ultra to get some authentic ramen. I got the Tonkotsu with an extra egg, butter and added corn. SO good, it was an overcast day but the ramen warmed me right up. I also stole a bite of the braised pork from my uncle’s plate, it is the restaurant’s limited add ons so you can only have 2 orders per table and once it is gone it’s gone. If you want to get it out you have to get there early because people start putting their names in before the restaurant even opens.

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Why you should Gogh to this Exhibit

The Beyond Van Gogh: Immersive Experience is an exhibit that is currently happening around the country. The exhibit’s purpose is to show the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh in a way never experienced before.  With the use of projection and original scoring, you can view 300 of Van Gogh’s art as though you are in the paintings. 

My uncle bought us tickets for my birthday last year, but it didn’t come to San Diego until this month. I thought it was worth the wait. 

You begin in a room filled with projected information depicting Van Gogh’s life and includes quotes as well as empty frames creating the walkways. They are also a fun photo opportunity. 

Then the best part and the reason to go: the Projection Room. 

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