03.11.11-03.13.11[vail], simba lodge, vendettas, the club, dam brewery
02.16.11-02.27.11[taipei, taiwan & yellow mountains, china] the travel bug has bitten us again! it's been well over a year since our last international trip, island hopping through greece, and an adventure through taiwan and the yellow mountains of china did not disappoint. i plan to post photos and blog, once work and domestic travel plans lighten over the next few weeks. more to come, stay tuned!
02.09.11[snowpocalypse cont...] our snowmen are buried in 23 inches of snow.
02.05.11[snowpocalypse] having four seasons is growing on us. all the fluffy snow inspired us to build a snow family.
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12.31.10-01.01.11[around town: nye] at slide with dj serafin. happy new year!
with the dj
12.30.10[around town: omca] ...art (including depression era photojournalist, dorothea lange), history (people and diversity), and the pixar exhibit. i appreciated the diverse art collection and multicultural roots of california history, especially its people. the pixar exhibit was amazing, although it covered the history, science, and art of pixar films without mention of the intrinsic wonder and quality of the stories themselves. the exhibit wasn't lacking, it just would have been nice to see more obvious appreciation given to the incredible writers. i'm glad that a/p decided to come, it was a fun experience... and the drive over was an adventure in itself.
my coat matches the prototype sully
locally sourcing, the museum cafe grows its own spinach.
if only we lived in a world where we could build dioramas, in place of decks for important meetings.
this diorama contrasted per-1960 immigration vs. post-1960 immigration. very interesting.
a post-it included as part of an interactive exhibit which ask visitors to proclaim momentous events of the recent twenty years. (this one's for s)
artful displays of california's multicultural influence on agricultural history. napa cabbage or bing cherries anyone?
original hand written notes were included.
i like things that resemble jellyfish. but i do not like jellyfish.
inspirational, maybe it's time for a home office makeover?.
the paint chips give this bust character.
i felt really proud to have figured this one out on my own.
i'm still partial to modern art, even if it makes s smirk.
12.25.10-12.31.10[around town: san francisco, walnut creek, berkeley] visits with d, a/p, m, y, a, j/j/j. eats at va de vi, jupiter, pyramid, king of thai, korea house, three brothers, lynne and lu's escapade cafe, picaro (a new try: calamares en su tinta), mary's. exploration at the ferry building and grand lake. consumerism at union square and downtown walnut creek. renewed envy for those who call bay area home.
union square, a gay couple skating with their little girl almost had me in tears. it was so beautiful!
barista nerds at peet's in walnut creek have some fun describing espresso forte. while in line s found a quarter, which was promptly used to feed our parking meter. it was a sign.
mushrooms, wine, and cheese... a few of my favorite things at the ferry building.
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vintage signs around grand lake neighborhood.
sunshine on my lox at lynne and lu's escapade cafe.
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tapas at picaro with my favorite ohio-girl!
12.23.10-12.25.10[tahoe] d, s and i flanked an overindulgent dinner at sushi pier in reno with two full days at northstar and sierra.
this was about as steep as i could handle. i still don't have my pre-ankle-fracture strength or confidence back yet.
we caught glimpses of the sunset, while enroute along the lake tahoe perimeter.
little boarders. so cute.
11.27.10[post-thanksgiving pigout] at gyu-kaku, with all the siblings.
11.20.10[opening night] at the lights of the ozarks and a duggar sighting! i think the arkansas experience is complete.
seattle : born
manhattan beach taipei
new york : 2000 phenom penh angkor wat ho chi minh city chau duc bankok tokyo osaka kyoto
boston newport (ri)
portland (me) venice florence rome :
reno / tahoe
napa paris : proposal vienna salsburg san jose (cr) honeymoon quepos monte verde rogers (ar)
overland park (ks)
kansas city (mo)
tulsa (ok) oklahoma city (ok) columbus (oh)
st louis (mo)
jackson hole santorini ios paros naxos athens
hood river taipei yellow mountain