I have been thinking about how lucky we have been to lived here. This is an AMAZING place to raise your young kids. I will admit, I’m not super jazzed about raising teenagers here… and part of me appreciates that there are more family friendly areas, but we truly have LOVED it here.
So, this week’s series is about things we’ve loved about living here.
And today’s post is on restaurants. Oh. My. Goodness. Just so many different varieties and types of foods. I’ve learned to love Turkish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Mexican, Peruvian, and the list goes on. And while there are plenty of delicacies in each nation that I am not such a fan of I have found that as I look around there are other parts that I love. I love Vietnamese sandwiches, corn with some sort of delicious sauce (think Nacho Libre, but it’s more delicious in your mouth then in some one’s eye socket), I love skewers of different types of meat, hummus and falafel. Anyway, I’ve just had amazing doors opened to me that I wouldn’t have had otherwise.
I’m also thankful for friends who’ve opened their kitchens to me. I remember thinking that tamales were disgusting thanks to Lynn Wilson, but then one time someone’s mom at work made them and I tried them and HELLO, they’re AWESOME, and not gross at all! Sorry Lynn, you’re barkin’ up the wrong tree.
And sometimes you realized that when someone shares some food with you, they’re also sharing their heart.
Thank you Silicon Valley for your delicious delicacies of so many varieties. I’m leaving a better palate.