My artsy friends and I went to visit our friend Shihori at her parent's Orange Orchard. I was born and raised in the urban city, and visiting the farm was a nice change to what I'm use to. It's a completely different life style, but I enjoyed staying there. The best part of the trip was the food. The Nakayama's have a garden in their backyard, so everything we ate was fresh. I liked it so much that I am now inspired to cook more often with fresh vegetables. I am much more appreciative of fresh foods and know that I should take complete advantage of it since I live in California; where vegetables are easily accessible compared to cold places. Here are some pictures that were taken by Jenny, Shihori, and me, Enjoy!
|We drove in and found acres of baby orange trees!|
|We drive slowly into the orchard, and finally reach their house. We're greeted by Emma, their hyper cocker spaniel and Mrs. Nakayama who had just been gardening in the back yard.|
|Once we settled in, all of us girls pitched our tent. Girl POWER!|
|Sweating in 90 degree humid weather, we cooled down to Mrs. Nakayama's light lunch!|
|After lunch, we headed straight to Ventura Beach to escape the Valley heat.|
|Sponge Bob and Patrick stuck at shell city!|
The beach was nice, but the Nakayama's backyard was even better!
|Shihori & Emma|
Picking strawberries and plums in the garden.
|After dinner, Mr Nakayama lit the dry wood with a blow torch. We made smores with Meji chocolate and Ritz crackers.|
|See Shihori here? She has the skill to make the perfect smore.|
|After the bond fire, we drove into town and bought some TNT fireworks. Here are Melanie and Jenny ripping into the family pack!|
|Not the cool loud flying ones, but these will do.|
|After so much fun, we had to part ways. We left with fresh souvenirs and drove off into the sun.|
I hope everybody has an awesome 4th of July!