Archive for the ‘ Travel ’ Category
…for a bit. I just moved (one mile south), and work is busy. Just got cable hooked up, and still can’t find my router (in a box somewhere). Two van-loads to Good Will, and one to the dump, and we still have more stuff than we should. Kind of creepy how much one can acquire over time…
In the meantime, Maya 2011 new features!
Last Friday my son and I went to the Academy of Science in San Francisco. Fun time, beautiful day, but it was soooo busy. As expected the aquarium and rain forest exhibits were really well done. If you ever go, pack your own lunch: It seems you can bring food in, and the food they have there is expensive as you think it is…
Have a full set of pics up on Flickr here
My wife and I spent 5 days in Carmel By The Sea and surrounding areas for our wedding anniversary. As ever, it was beautiful there, despite the constant fog: It brought a quiet, ethereal aspect to the rolling surf. Find the whole set of pics over on Flickr, but you can glimpse a few below.
While there, we spent our 2nd to last day taking a guided tour of wineries in Carmel Valley, and hit these (in no particular order):
Combined with the five or so we hit on our first trip, I think we’ve pretty-much done the whole area
I have to call out both our B&B, and one of the restaurants we tried:
View all pics on Flickr
It was very, very packed. That was the only bothersome part. They either need to sell fewer tickets, or move it to a larger location. But having it 2 miles from my house can’t be beat
While I was there, I picked up a couple projects to work on:
Here’s a list of information I picked up, that I personally thought was interesting (in no particular order):
Overall it was a great time of course. There was so much more than the few things I listed above, from the art instilations, to the music, to the presentations, to the off the wall costumes. We watched R\C tanks battle, took a ride in the Lunapillar, waslked through a self-powered 3 story victorian house, built Lego’s they let you take home, watched sculptures breath fireballs, lasers etch things, 10′ tesla coils light up, bounced on starfish shaped inflatables, saw a life-sided Mouse Trap game, a 3d color printer, ate over priced food, and enjoyed every minute of it.