Category Archives: Distractions

2017 Review

  • Anniversary dinner with Judy at the the Firehouse Restaurant in Old Town Sacramento
  • Easter Brunch in the El Tovar Dining Room with Wes and Janell overlooking the Grand Canyon.
  • Sashimi for Father’s Day with Warren and friends at  Gwangan Beach in Busan.
  • High speed rail trip from Seoul to Busan. We love high speed rail!
  • Elaborate Korean Dinner in Pyeongtaek With Warren and his friend Summer.
  • Best ribs outside of the U.S. at Linus BBQ in Itaewon
  • Sushi in Tokyo
  • Buffalo burgers at Hubert Keller’s Burger Bar in Mandalay Bay
  • Explored the high country above Zion National Park
  • Rafting the Snake River in Moose, Wyoming
  • Fourth of July Fireworks in Jackson Hole
  • Opening night at the Grand Tetons Music Festival
  • Photo opportunities at Mount Rushmore
  • Berry Pie at the Purple Pie Place in Custer, South Dakota
  • A soak at Chico Hot Springs in Pray, Montana
  • Venison chops at  Montana’s Rib And Chop House in Livingston, Montana
  • Dinner cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene
  • More pie at Panhandler Pies in Sandpoint, ID
  • Seafood Gumbo and Community Theatre in Cannon Beach, OR
  • Bosnian Food at Drina Daisy in Astoria, Or
  • Scallops, oysters and crab in Winchester Bay, OR
  • BBQ with Wendy, Andreas and his family at Bass Lake
  • Total eclipse of the sun in Madras, Oregon
  • Chilean Sea Bass at Paesano’s Ristorante Italiano in San Jose
  • Rail trip with Wendy, Andreas and grandkids to Sacramento for Gold Rush Days and the Train Museum. We love the train and Josiah does too!
  • Fish and Chips with Judy’s sister Kate and Brother In Law, Gary in Morro Bay
  • Christmas Eve dinner at Flemmings
  • All of the family together at Christmas


20,000 Miles total: 12,000 by plane, 1,000 by train and 7000 in our teardrop.


So after getting quotes for fire sprinkler pipe in Fresno ($2.71/ft and I need 360 feet) we decided to drive to Burbank and go to a fire supply distributor. Drum roll please, the tab was $ 0.67 per foot ! I love Fresno!



Since we were in Burbank, We decided to go to IKEA !  And we had a truck ! What Luck !




For the second time in our 15 years of marriage, I let Judy buy furniture ! You can see why she keeps me !




We were hungry, but we decided to forgo the Swedish meatballs and go to Umami Burger. This is definitely a 1%er hamburger.


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Then we headed back home. But wait! There is something new at Tejon Ranch!



A new outlet mall !


It was a great day ! Judy is so excited that I let her buy furniture and clothes ON THE SAME DAY !





So this weekend our church hosted a car show in their parking lot. Well, I don’t have an old car but I looked in the garage to see If there might be something interesting there.



What’s this?

Warren left his 2007 Honda S2K parked in my garage and moved to Korea. Well, finders keepers, I think I will take the car to the carshow.



And Lookie Here,  third place for best foreign car!