BALBOA PARK:


Good weather, good food, good company...


Bibimbap to satisfy my home-food cravings













With finals week just around the river bend (haha get it?) it was mighty due time for a last minute get-away. Luckily, my friend Shinah invited me on a trip to none other than the famous San Diego tourist hot-spot Balboa Park. This culturally rich and diverse area has a variety of attractions that include historical museums, a botanical garden, and interesting street performers. What made this trip even more of an experience was the beautiful, sunny weather and of course, my dearest friends.

As much as I wanted to explore more of what this place had to offer, time and homework were two factors we college students just didn't have enough of (jk on the homework, we have too much). Although, I did get some lovely, Facebook profile worthy shots of my friends...

If you ever have the chance, do visit this area! It's located right next to the San Diego Zoo and covers over 1000 acres of land--how grand!

Hope ya'll are killin them finals! And of course, thank you for reading :')

Rachel

p.s.-shoutout to junseok for driving us around!

PALM SPRINGS:


Celebrating a very Merry Christmas away from home 
and at a warm, inviting Palm Springs..








While most folks spent their Christmas unwrapping presents in the morning and sharing a feast at dinner time, my family decided to head on over to a much warmer and sunny Palm Springs. The weather was perfect, not your average Christmas winter chill, but a record-breaking 80+ degrees that called for some dips in the pool.

My baby cousins were definitely the highlight of this trip, with their adorable smiles and baby chatter that is sometimes too unintelligible to understand. It's amazing how fast those little girls grow! Trying to take the right picture of them was not a hard task since they lit up and made cheesy, cute faces for the lens.

I'm so thankful for my family and this year's Christmas was another amazing experience celebrating Jesus' birth. For those who celebrate the holiday, I hope you had a blessed time as well!

Look out for my next blog post concerning what I did the day following--coming soon!

Enjoying the SoCal winter,

Rachel