Friday, June 25, 2010

E-Ma in Seattle

An unexpected call during a spec review a couple days ago reveals that E-Ma was in town. Giving her part of my tourist package, I take her out to Ginza and Ray's Boathouse :0)

Good nephew = me!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lake Chelan: Part II - Manson!

Today was the day!

Some may recall a post I made a while back about the place called Manson, WA. After a year, I am finally here. The city with my name on it... ha ha ha.

Went around, snapping photos here and there, pulling over on Manson Hwy to take pictures of anything with Manson on it... heh heh heh. What a funnnn day!

Went to the Wapota Hills Winery, and they were doing complimentary wine tasting. The guy there was pretty nice, and I tried a whole bunch. Never shying away from a deal, we ended up picking up 6 bottles (partly because it was 20% off, partly because I needed to pick up a new batch of wine for my place anyway, and also, partly because the wines were pretty good)

Then also swung by Leavensworth. It was really neat actually. Looks like those miniature Christmas towns / gingerbread houses.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Lake Chelan: Part I - World Cup and Waverunners

First item on the list - get to Lake Chelan, and then find a place w/ TVs to watch the England vs. USA match :).

Got in time to catch the 2nd half, and to see that big fumble by England's goalkeeper. I would hate to be in his shoes right now - basically lost the game for the team. Ouch!

After that, it was time to soak in the sun, and to do outdoorsy stuff. Tried out waverunning-ing for the first time. It was really fun.

Going 25, 30, 25, 40 miles per hour was really fun. Gorgeous day.

Next time definitely bringing a camera.

Opened a bottle of red wine from Manson (yes, Manson :) ). The winery was called Vin du Lac. The steak was pretty good - even better because the meal was free!.. wuhahahaha.

Walked around and sat out in the balcony for a bit. Then passed out shortly after... did quite a bit today!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

My 2nd course completed!

After a 65/100 outing... recovered to get a final mark of 3.7. Not too shabby eh?

Still trying to figure out this GPA system. Doing some quick math, looks like 3.7 = ~89.3. I wonder what a 4.0 is equal to. Hrm...

Friday, June 04, 2010

Sushi Nite - Ototo

The fish was really really fresh. And the taste was just really good.
The sake was also very reasonably priced.

Going to start a new blog for all the sushi place I've gone to and give them a review :). Maybe I will even take pictures of them.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Yellowstone Weekend: Part V - The Trek to Work

En route to home...

12am-ish. Drive into the car wash, to find we can't fit under it. Solution, park perpendicular to the car wash stations, then use the water jets from various stations to clean one side

Arriving back at the owner's place at 3am-ish, slept in car since we were a bit early.

Woke up at 6am to the sound of the alarm I set at 10am.. and with that, the final cleanup process started. Moved everything out of the RV and into our cars, ready for the final inspection.

Got back to at 9am-ish. Took a quick shower, then off to work I go.

And with that, another soldier trip completed.