david is on a work trip this next week so ava star and i flew down to california for a little vacation ourselves. we stepped out of the airport and inhaled that glorious ocean air and it felt like we were home. california will always have our hearts and that's just the way it is.
we ventured down to pacific beach to eat at our favorite sushi spot, ichiban. we always make a trip to ichiban when we are all together and it's always a good time. we wander through the funky thrift stores and we stop for ice cream. one time we walked through the sports store on the corner. one time we bought a new headlight for my sister's car at the auto shop. there's a big sports bar and a huka lounge and a tattoo parlor right next to ichiban and it's an ideal spot to people watch. it's always a good time, i tell ya!
i fell in love with chicken katsu curry on my london study abroad in college. katsu curry is a thicker curry and has such a complex, smoky, lovely flavor and it's served over fried chicken. ichiban is one of the only places i've found that serves katsu curry and although it's a little bit different than my beloved london dish, it brings back memories of one of the most magical times of my life.
ava is teething and it's been rough. she hasn't been eating much of anything and the only thing holding the poor girl together is regular doses of tylenol. but she had a fun time making the world's biggest mess of the table and walking around with her grandma and entertaining the other diners at dinner...little girl isn't shy and heaven knows she loves to put on a show.
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