This was our daily morning life in the USA…. can you see why Hunter didn’t want to leave? πŸ™‚

Waking up to a picture-perfect view out the window


Preparing breakfast at home


“WAHEY it’s a brand new day!”, says Dancing Baby


All rugged up and ready to head out


The Cheesecake Factory is a must-visit for me every time I visit the USA.. and thankfully they have branches in all the areas I’ve been in over the past few years, so I’ve had no worries popping into one.

What’s strange about The Cheesecake Factory is that all the branches I’ve ever been to are in stand-alone buildings. They’re usually back-to-back with a big mall, not inside the mall like what you’d expect. The area inside is huge, with high ceilings, and very cozy.

Service has always been excellent there. Then again, I’ve always found service pretty superb in the USA – guess it’s one of the benefits of having a tipping culture!

The Cheesecake Factory


The warmly-lit interior


I actually really like their ‘regular’ menu which features superb Popcorn shrimp, burgers, fries etc etc. But this time, we were just there for drinks and dessert. Obviously, their cheesecake menu is GIGANTIC. The difficult problem being, it’s pretty difficult deciding on just ONE cheesecake for yourself! The slices are pretty large too, so little-to-no chance of you being able to finish 2 slices yourself.

Obviously I coudn’t resist theΒ Red velvet cheesecake! It looked really luscious… and the red velvet cake really was lovely. Very moist, dense and paired very well with the creamy cheesecake. I think that it should’ve been 70/30 red velvet to cheesecake ratio though, instead of 50/50, but that’s just me!

Red velvet cheesecake

Dad opted for theΒ Pumpkin cheesecake which was cheesecake blended with pumpkin. It didn’t excite me, mainly because I found it weird having a pumpkin-flavoured cheesecake?? It was very creamy though and my parents enjoyed it.

Pumpkin cheesecake and Hot chocolate


Oh, my aunt also has this giant tractor thing, which is a grass cutter (to mow her gigantic lawn). Guess who went a little wild over it?

Hunter likes vehicles. Just a little bit.



  • Samantha E Stanley on Facebook posted on November 13, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Cinnabon, Cheesecake Factory, where’s in and out double double?

    • Beverly! posted on November 13, 2012 at 10:05 pm

      I WISH!! But In and Out aren’t there πŸ™

  • Joni posted on November 14, 2012 at 1:05 am

    hehe Hunter is so cute in all his different expression! πŸ˜›

    • Beverly! posted on November 14, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      He’s a bit of a ham πŸ˜‰

  • shreejacob posted on November 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    That red velvet cheesecake looks oh so yummy! I’m wondering if the cheese tastes different (yummier) because of the milk used is different than over here?

    • Beverly! posted on November 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      Hmmm I don’t know cos my tastebuds aren’t refined enough, heh. But my French friends do swear that cheeses taste diff !

  • sharonmuljadi posted on November 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    wow I can’t even imagine travelling with both kids. Did you have to bring carseats for both childs from SG too?

    • Beverly! posted on November 17, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      No thankfully! The rental company Avis provided them, even though they were really horrible, hard, useless car seats.. doh..


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