Dinner with Liz and Etay.
Wish these were real!
Very real, and very yum!
Giant Cedars Boardwalk…!
Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk…!
Covered cooking/picnic areas…
Stuck in construction traffic…
Entering the town of Revelstoke…
Revelstoke Railway Museum…
The Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven not far from Revelstoke in Craigellachie, British Columbia in 1885, completing the tracks of Canada’s first transcontinental railroad.
Rented bikes and went on an off-road adventure…
Drove Meadows to the Sky Parkway (16 miles) up to the top off Mount Revelstoke. We’ve heard that the view is beautiful, but unfortunately, the smoke from the nearby fires blocked the views today. Would also have been nice if someone had told us that Balsam Lake at the top would be dry by August!
Exploring the Nels Nelson Hill (ski jump) area…
Have to rave about this place in Revelstoke that we went to for lunch AND dinner. Indian-German fusion!! Must try if you’re in the area.
After a lovely night in Windermere, we drove through British Columbia’s Kootenay National Park en route to Canmore, Alberta.
Young bighorn sheep…
Paint Pots Trail…
Arrived in Canmore (near Banff National Park)!
View from dinner at the Iron Goat Pub & Grill…
View from our motel room…
Lazy day – settling into our rented apartment in Vienna :)
And WiFi, which—funny story—we don’t get in the apartment we rented specifically for WiFi…!
Dark wood furniture is kind of my dream…
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!
Went with my parents last night to FuruSato Sushi in Campbell. Look how thick those sashimi slices are! On the right is hamachi carpaccio – soo good!
For Carrie’s birthday, we tried The Melt at the Stanford Shopping Center. Their offerings are pretty much different combinations of grilled cheese sandwiches and soups.
I loved watching our order status on the Order Board!
Simple yet wonderfully tasty.
Whole wheat bread, 2 types of cheese, tomato; with corn tortilla soup.
Henning programming masterfully as we enjoy food and coffee at Ray’s Grill, the closest restaurant/coffee shop/sports bar/workplace to the Rains apartments.
Went home to hang out with my parents. We had lunch at a typical Chinese “café” or “bistro” in the area. This restaurant used to be called Broadway Bistro, but has since been reopened under a new name (too hard to keep track!). The restaurant is fairly similar.
One big difference: instead of serving water or hot tea when you sit down, they give you a cup of complimentary pearl milk tea (i.e. boba)! I personally have never seen a place do this, and I sure hope it catches on. :)
Oh yea, they also have crocodile meat on their menu!