It is a long trip, especially for Jasmine and Ozgur who travel 2 hours just to get to my home, then its another hour and half to get to San Jose. Of course, they came up Thursday night.
Why such a long trip to see a dentist? Why not find one closer? We tried. I had a bad experience with a dentist here in Modesto when I moved here 10 years ago. Jasmine had a very bad experience with a dentist she tried down in Visalia (who caused a huge injury to her gums).
So we travel to the nicest, most gentile and best dentist we know. We have been with him for 20 years. We joke that one day, we will move to Santorini and still come for our check-ups.
Once we were all done with our visit, we did our usual routine. We had lunch at a Japanese restaurant, which was a new experience for Ozgur. We dragged him in, rather unwillingly. He had this notion that we could not convince him otherwise, that all Japanese food is raw fish. Of course it isn't.
|What do I do with these Sticks??|
|Ozgur survives, and actually LIKES Japanese food!|
After lunch we strolled down Santana Row, visiting our favorite shops. Jasmine loves Anthropologie and I love La Table le Sur.
|Across from Jasmine's favorite store|
Then we went across the street to the mall. The mall has become so huge since we lived in the area. They have some fabulous shops.
|Holding my Loot of tea, and waiting in line|
in Victoria's Secret
One of my favorites is Teavana. I get into trouble there. I had NO intention of stopping in. I have no control. One whiff of their wonderful teas, and my credit card flies out of my wallet. I had every intention to only look in the window, but then Ozgur said "Let's just look!".
Maybe he was getting even for making him have Japanese food.
Once in there, I tasted a wonderful fruity tea sample and had to buy some.
Ok...not just one flavor, but 8!! AND a new loose leaf brew pot.
Like really....do I need MORE tea??
|I know...way too much and it needs to be tidied up|
Of course I do. Can't have too much tea...or beads...or books...
What can't you get enough of and like me, are a bit embarrassed by your stash?