Celebration in Oxnard

June 15, 2012

in dessert, movies, take out, vegetarian

So the happy news I mentioned in my last post I still can’t officially share yet, but I will say it has to do with Abe and a new job! He officially begins next week, so we decided to take advantage of his last days of freedom with a road trip to Oxnard.

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The only thing I knew about this city was that a lot of strawberries are grown nearby. (We didn’t actually see any farms.)

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Walking around, we stumbled upon El Taco De Mexico.

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There was a steady flowing lunch line and everyone spoke Spanish and ordered meat. (Except for me.)

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The decor isn’t exactly inviting…

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…plus Julius was with us. We got our order to go, and sat in a nearby park.

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I’ve lived in SoCal long enough to know I can never finish an entire burrito by myself without feeling overstuffed. So Abe and I split this vegetarian version, with rice, beans, and shredded lettuce.

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I asked the woman at the counter if she could do it without cheese. She said yes, then proceeded to ask if all the other things inside would be okay – Salsa? Yes. Cilantro? Yes. Onions? Yes!

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What’s funny is that I could barely taste any of those things, just the sour cream – the one ingredient she neglected to mention (which I would’ve said no to!)

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Still, really really good. I didn’t even use any additional salsa. Pretty darn messy and we had a napkin shortage!

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Unfortunately for Julius, nothing dropped.

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Explored the Farmer’s Market in the park…

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…only ONE stand selling strawberries!

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Afterwards we drove around and explored a little…

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…the Channel Islands section feels like an entirely different city.

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Julius and I both got out to use the bathroom.

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Didn’t actually eat at Mrs. Olson’s Coffee Hut, but the food looked/smelled incredible.

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Back home, we napped. I ate melon. We cleared off our DVR queue. And I discovered my newest obsession…

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Oikos Frozen Yogurt. No problem spotting the berries in here.

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Oh – I DO have some good news to share with you guys…

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Surrogate Valentine is FINALLY on Netflix Instant!

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