Category Archives: USA

Blast from the past: Cross country USA trip 2001

In my ongoing tales of rediscovered pre-blog travel logue footage .. let me take you along the ride of my 2001 USA cross country trip .. again .. all was chronicled while traveling .. and it was a fantastic trip … Continue reading

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The perfect nap – getting ready to leave

After checking out of the hotel and before going to the airport, we went to a nearby playground to give Julius a chance to waste some energy and get some much needed activity points before being confined in a steel … Continue reading

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Trying on hats

Last minute shopping in Alexandria, since we are leaving this afternoon. Julius occupied himself and Stitch by trying on different hats .. somehow he really likes pink For lunch we tried the buritos at Chipotle … and they were surprisingly … Continue reading

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Sushi with Hitomi & Jeff

For the last dinner in Washington D.C., we went for a Japanese restaurant with my friend, Hitomi and her partner Jeff. The restaurant was called ‘Sushi Taro‘ and located very close to Dupont Circle. When we got there, we found … Continue reading

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Fun at the Mall

On our last full day of this trip, we had quite some stuff lined up, beginning with some final mall shopping. Julius had insisted on getting this ‘mall racer’ and in the end it turned out to be a great … Continue reading

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Exploring Washington DC

Finally we made it to the core of DC … the mall that has all those monuments and museums … we managed to do the Air & Space museum and a bit of the Natural History one … We also … Continue reading

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Hiking along Mather gorge (video)

While you wait for the proper write-up and additional photos, please enjoy this long-ish video of our 2h+ hike along the Mather gorge at Great Falls National Park:

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Authentic Vietnamese at Pho 75

For lunch we went to this place, since it has been a long time that either of us had a good bowl of Phở This is a no frills, quick eat shop .. but the one dish they serve, that … Continue reading

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Finally great sushi again.

For dinner we took a fairly long ride (45 mins in rush hour traffic) to Matsui Sushi to pig out on raw fish bites. Ritsu had found it and the reviews were all very positive. From the outside you might … Continue reading

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Great Falls National Park

This morning, after we drove Ritsu to her second work shop day, Julius and I went to Great Falls National Park, a 40 minute drive on the beautiful George Washington Memorial Highway. While the falls are not Niagara in size, … Continue reading

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Get the door …

… it is Julius’ first Domino’s experience! * On our US road trips we learned to love Domino’s … they make fast food pizza really tasty and their chicken wings are great, too … and from my perspective .. I … Continue reading

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Just some quickies …

Too much going on … I am writing notes .. and I will get it all nice and pretty some time soon … but here some pics in the meantime … Note: These were taken with my new Fuji FinePix … Continue reading

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Greetings from Alexandria, VA

Just a quick note to let everyone know that after a long day of air travel we have arrived safe and sound in Alexandria, close to Washington DC, where we are going to stay for a week. We started with … Continue reading

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Greetings from the brand new Apple Store

Since Ritsu was in NY around the opening time of the new flagship Apple Store at 5th Ave, I had asked her to check it out and send a picture. This place looks really very impressive … I wonder what … Continue reading

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We are back in LA and back online.

The trip from Bakersfield was actually a lot of fun as we could see the snow covered green horn mountains which we must have missed the night before. Very beautiful and traffic was ok (ignoring the casual asshole left and … Continue reading

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