Hiking by Picchetti Winery, wine tasting, and Britannia Arms…
Watching undergrads dress up silly and play drinking games to celebrate the end of finals week…
Hannah and I have been using the Plant Nanny app to track our water content and grow cute virtual plants. This is my devil’s ivy!
Playing one of our newest card games, Biergarten!
Civil engineers playing the pie face game lol.
Big day!! Up at dawn for Disneyland with the fam, then ringing in the new year at Greg’s!
Is this really LA…?
Belated Christmas dinner with the big family. Drink treat!
Glamping in Pescadero, CA…
Grabbing a beer to celebrate Becca’s birthday!
It’s a few days early, but the cousins are celebrating Ryan’s birthday while we’re in town.
Medieval Times and karaoke!
The Whole Foods by our house has some recent revamps – the Asian food station has turned into an Indian station!
DOSAS (gluten free!!)!
They’ve also added a bar, that has wine on tap, and $10 flights. :)
Relaxing on our Norbert couch. :)
Combined New Years Eve/housewarming party!
Bar hopping with Greg and Alice :)
Celebrating Auntie Susanna’s 50th birthday! :D
Joining our neighbors for the tasting of their 1st wedding anniversary port and frozen wedding cake!
Driving north to Bellingham to check out Aslan.
Bonus: Honey Hunt 2014!
30+ pounds of honey…
Cycling and sand-castling in West Seattle…
German beer hall and bocce… with Garrett!
Santa Cruz with our neighbors and Etay’s family. Night train!
Brandon’s succumbing to a group decree… and waxing off his chin hair!
It was mighty painful, but he took it well…
And obviously got over it…
Brandon’s first time at a club…
If you’re going to buy wine… might as well indulge AND support a cause…
Against my better judgment, I’ll post this photo from our date night on California Ave…
Brunch and a country concert in Santa Rosa for Hannah’s birthday. :)
Blind wine tasting, and board games!
I’ve never seen a half-liter of gluten free beer before!
Celebrating Guillermo’s birthday last week in Mountain View…
The night before Punit and Raksha’s wedding, summarized:
Bar with swings!
There are actually some very cute photos from today, but I might have to update retroactively… someone else has them. <3
Sustainability Fair on campus!
…and taking the birthday boy to the dinner of his choice…
I love this man so much.
Very happy to celebrate his 28th birthday with him and our friends. :)
Cute t-shirt contribution from Tim & Louisa!
Easter egg hunt!
Classy jello shots courtesy Alice!
Salsa dancing in the basement courtesy Sebas and Guillermo. :)
House of Cards and DrunkQuest with wine, mead and piña coladas…
Mild debauchery ensues on Tom’s last night in the Bay Area…
Had a lovely picnic with Henning and some NASA folks at this winery in the Santa Cruz mountains…
Apparently lederhosen for your wine is called Vinderhosen! :D
Happy New Year breakfast and a puzzle!
Getting on a train to Semmering!
Henning will tell you that this train trip is most important not for the destination, but rather for the ride… which traverses a portion of Austrian Alps via UNESCO World Heritage bridges and aqueducts!
A historic train car!
What awesome civil engineering feats!
Semmering train station…
Gasometer – 4 old giant gas tanks that were converted into residential and commercial space. SO COOL!!
Henning enjoying McDonald’s in Austria…
McCafe’s lousy attempt at macarons (McCarons… get it?…)
Attempting to watch the Rose Bowl game from Vienna…
Dog in the bar!
We lost the game, but we still love the Stanford football team!
Lazy day – settling into our rented apartment in Vienna :)
Finally went outside and attempted to find a place for dinner on New Year’s Eve… managed to find some wine!
And WiFi, which—funny story—we don’t get in the apartment we rented specifically for WiFi…!
Wandered back toward the apartment and stumbled across this lovely little place!
Dark wood furniture is kind of my dream…
Back at home watching the local fireworks out our window and popping open some champagne at midnight :)
Participating in some sort of European new year tradition, where you melt down some lead, dump it in cold water, and read its shape as an indicator for your upcoming year!
Happy new year everyone!
Leaving Switzerland for a late afternoon at the Christmas market in France…
Love the countryside here…
(I also love construction!)
Did they intentionally paint their houses in ROYGBV order?!
After saying goodbye to Chris and Jacqueline, driving back into Germany…
(from the blackness of France, according to our GPS)
Found a really cute brewery-guesthouse in the Black Forest!
Brauerei Rogg’s winter brew…
(served with cinnamon on top!)
Also their blue flaming rum shot… :P
And bright pink floral suite. :)
Day 1 wandering and observations…
Happened upon Asamkirche (Asam Church)…
…some unique imagery for a church…
…Asians and their devices…
Christmas Market finally open (Marienplatz)…
Annual dinner with the girls…
Asians taking photos of Asians taking photos of food!
A few classics from Hanukkah with Hannah’s fam…
Gluten Free Latkes!
I love my new job, but it’s great to see these guys again too. :)
(…err…the people, not the alcohol…)