Labor Day Weekend at LA Fair

On Saturday we went to the International Street Fair in downtown Orange for lunch.  I met up with a fellow tweeter, chatted and had drinks at Starbucks, and then headed to Rosemead for shaved ice.  Pineapple shaved ice (left) and Vanilla shaved ice from “Get Shaved” On Sunday […]

2010 All Star MLB Mickeys

To celebrate the 2010 All Star Game being held in Anaheim, Disney placed 36 MLB Mickey’s all over Orange County, Los Angeles and San Bernadino County.  Some were in public venues, some were inside retail locations or hotels. All Star 2010 – Anaheim Convention Center All Star Game […]

Japadog, Vancouver, BC

The 2010 Winter Olympics was held in Vancouver, BC. During the broadcast, NBC did a segment on the popular food cart, Japadog, which is a hot dog stand mixed with Japanese toppings.  This cart has multiple locations, and there’s always a long line wrapped around the corner.  Of […]

Let the 2010 Games Begin!!

Vancouver, British Columbia is the host to the 2010 winter olympics. Canada is favored to win the hockey (which is pretty much the only sport I am interested in watching) and has the “who’s who” in the NHL participating. The NHL is still in session until Sunday, so only Jack Johnson […]

October 9-12, 2009: NYC and Philly

On Columbus weekend, a group of Ducks  fans went to New York City and Philadelphia to catch our team play at Madison Square Garden and Wachovia Bank arena.  Karen, Jack, Alice and I flew in to JFK, and took a shuttle to the hotel.  Martin met us later that […]

Ducks @ Philadephia

Part 2 of the Ducks Road trip. The Ducks hired a bus to take us to Philly. On the way there, Kris (Loomis) made a detour and and let us get bonafide cheesesteak sandwiches from either Pats or Geno’s.  The line at Pat’s was longer, so I went […]

Oct 9: Ducks Road trip to NYC

On Columbus weekend, a group of Ducks  fans went to New York City and Philadelphia to catch our team play at Madison Square Garden and Wachovia Bank arena. Karen, Jack, Alice and I flew in to JFK, and took a shuttle to the hotel.  Martin met us later that […]

Kissing the Blarney Stone in Cork

Another day of waking up early for a 8:55 am flight..this time to the city of Cork, which is where the Blarney Castle is located. It one of those bucket list items I’ve always wanted to do, and yet have no clue where Cork is. The locals say […]

Day 4: Oscar Wilde, shopping and churches

Today was the “meat and potatoes” of the trip, which include spending all day walking around the city.  We started off at Marion Square where we found the Oscar Wilde grave site. Then, we went onto Graton Street, which is a main shopping boulevard. We found Molly Malone, […]

Day 3: Back to Dublin

Who needs sleep during vacation? As Martin would say, you can sleep when you’re dead. We started off our day by waking up at 5:00 am to get to the Newcastle International Airport for a 7:55 am flight back to Dublin. Yes, 5:00 am.  Fortunately the Holiday Inn […]

From SFO to Dublin

We flew Aer Lingus from SFO to Dublin, non stop. The plane ride was actually not bad.. around 9 hours (give or take), and we arrived at 9:15 am local time. It would have been an easier flight if some 2 year old brat didn’t cry her lungs […]