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Baked Apple Cinnamon Chips

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I had a bunch of mediocre-tasting apples to use up before I left California, so I decided to try making homemade apple chips.  I used 4 small apples.  First, I cored them, and then I made pretty designs (stars and hearts) in the center of each slice, sprinkled them with cinnamon, and baked them at 220 degrees for 2 hours.  They turned out wonderfully, and they will be a great healthy snack to bring along on my road trip to Oregon State!  I also plan to make some during XC pre-camp; all I have to do is steal some apples and cinnamon from the Caf!ImageImageImageImageImage

Capitola Beach <3

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This past weekend Mahallia and I headed down to Capitola Beach for a shopping and sightseeing trip.  Even though the skies were overcast and the temperature was a cool 50 something degrees, we had fun nonetheless.  I got to see the Pacific Ocean for the first time ever, tried some yucky oysters, and went for  a beautiful drive along the gorgeous, tree-lined California State Highway 17. After spending most of the day in Capitola, we headed to Los Gatos for a little more shopping and a classy Greek-style dinner at Dio Deka.  Overall it was an awesome weekend, and I’m so thankful to Mahallia for taking me on this trip!

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Starting the day off right with a tall cup of coffee in Pleasanton, CA.

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After many issues with closed exits and blocked off roads, we finally arrived in Capitola!

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The beautiful colored houses along the beach in Capitola.

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Checking out the pretty houses.

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Lunch on the water!

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Keeping it classy.

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My beautiful roommate.

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Oysters…no chewing allowed.

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On the beach!

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The boyfriend jeans that I’m currently regretting not buying…

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Mahallia’s yummy Greek salad at Dio Deka!

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My yummy bell pepper soup!