Indian, Ice Cream and Dinosaurs

I’m back from Pittsburgh, bummer! Yesterday Chris and I drove home from there, but I still have yet to recap a few of our days. Let’s go back to Friday.

Friday morning Chris had a dentist appointment (exciting), so after that we met his cousin Laura for lunch at Tamarind Flavor of India Restaurant in Oakland. They had a sweet lunch buffet, too so that was exciting. Everything was so flavorful and delicious! The naan was soft but crispy on the outside, which I liked. Both of the vegetable dishes were excellent.

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There was also this sweet mango-ish drink we had. It was interesting but very good.

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After lunch the three of us decided to hit up Dave & Andy’s ice cream since we were in Oakland and all..

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Nothing like the s’mores hard yogurt. It was SO GOOD. I hadn’t been here since 2010, so it was good to have their ice cream again.
After parting ways with Laura, Chris and I went to the Carnegie Natural History Museum.
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They had one of the biggest gemstone exhibits I had EVER seen.

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They also had an awesome dinosaur exhibit….most of the dinos were made with real bones, too. I was expecting them to be casts.

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My favorite guys, the T-Rexes.

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And one of the most fascinating things to me…a skull of a Dire Wolf…the Game of Thrones nerd in me was super excited to see this because I didn’t think they were real.

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We also saw a really cool exhibit on ancient Arabian artifacts, but they didn’t allow photos in there–bummer. Some of the stuff was really cool. This Gazette article has some pictures, if you are interested.
Don’t forget, tomorrow I’m picking a winner for the Cheribundi giveaway. You still have time to enter! And you still have a week or so to enter the grand prize to win a cherry tree!

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