Archive for July, 2005

I just noticed that I had comments waiting for moderation here. Most are really old. I just read and gave them the thumbs up or thumbs down for the first time. So if you’ve commented and never seen your comment appear, the wait is over.

By Chris, 20. July 2005, 16:41 o'clock

I fully intended to post some more information from later parts of the trip, but after the hotels stopped having internet access, I stopped writing about what was going on. I fully intend to go back and add some posts about what happened on the other days of the trip, however we’ll see how fast […]

By Chris, 20. July 2005, 16:30 o'clock

This morning, we headed out of Monterey on the Pacific Coast Highway. When we started in the morning, the coast was mostly covered in fog–very usual in California. As the day went on, the fog lifted and we had panoramic views of the coast and the mountains. We stopped for pictures at many of the […]

By Chris, 16. July 2005, 21:35 o'clock

This hotel in Monterey (a 14 room Rodeway Inn) barely has in room web access, but I seem to be able to keep a connection just long enough to write something. Today, we left Yosemite and drove to Monterey, which is on the coast of California. It’s about 190 miles south of San Francisco. We […]

By Chris, 13. July 2005, 11:25 o'clock

Today, we rented a car and left San Francisco. We headed east to Yosemite National Park, the home of the giant sequoia trees, many beautiful mountains, and waterfalls. The drive was very interesting–a chance to get to see the rural part of California. We spent more than four hours in the park, first hiking up […]

By Chris, 12. July 2005, 03:07 o'clock

Today, while waiting with the luggage in the Adante Hotel’s lobby, I witnessed firsthand how unusual some of our American ways seem to the rest of the world. First, I noticed a car pull up in front of the hotel. The rental agent got out, and a lady got in. She and another lady loaded […]

By Chris, 12. July 2005, 02:38 o'clock

Today, we visited the Golden Gate park (not near the bridge), went to seal rock, rode the famous cable cars, and enjoyed the waterfront. Inside Golden Gate Park, we visited the Japanses Tea Gardens and also walked through the Botanical Gardens. Today’s lunch was Cathay House in Chinatown. I had beef with mixed Chinese vegetables. […]

By Chris, 11. July 2005, 01:13 o'clock

Today was spent in San Francisco. We’re staying at the Adante hotel. Today, we started by walking through Union Square on our way to visit Chinatown, where we toured the Golden Gate fortune cookie factory. We looked at the Trans American pyramid building, but it’s no longer open to the public. Continuing on to Fisherman’s […]

By Chris, 10. July 2005, 01:32 o'clock

Just arrived at the hotel in San Francisco, where we’ll be staying for the first two days of the trip. Jet Blue has great in flight service, but they ripped part of my suitcase that was checked. Nothing duct tape won’t fix. I’ll have web access the next two days while I’m in San Francisco. […]

By Chris, 9. July 2005, 03:54 o'clock

During holiday weekend, I spent a lot of time in DC. Over four days, I spent every evening downtown. FridayI went down with my mom and sister to see the Folk Life festival. This year, the topics were Food Culture, Oman, and the Forest Service. I didn’t like the exhibits as much as those from […]

By Chris, 5. July 2005, 12:14 o'clock