January 1, 2011
- New Years Day. We
went to Nara Park to begin the new year. We ate at a nice,
and reasonable priced Israeli restaurant called Falafel
Garden. We spent time with the deer in the park and then
went to a world famous temple. We went out for coffee at my
new favorite coffee shop. Then we spent the evening with
family and eating special new years food.Train
Ride - This was the first train ride for Shai in
2011. We are on our way to Nara park.
Garden - We ate a really nice lunch at this Israeli
restaurant. The food was delicious and reasonably priced.
- We bought sebei (rice crackers) to feed to the Shika
(deer) in Nara Park. Shai went crazy running around.
- We visited this temple which is a world heritage site and
the largest wooden builging in the world.
- We went out for coffee at my new favorite coffee shop.
Pretty much a Starbucks wannabee but considerably cheaper.
We ate dinner with the family in the evening.
January 2, 2011
- Another Trip to
Nara Park. We
went back to the park to take advantage of a bit warmer
temperatures. We ate take out food in the park and then went
to another temple with an incredible view. Before returning
home we found ourselves again at Tullys coffee shop.Temple
- We needed to do a bit of hiking to get to this place but
well worth it.
- We walked along the main road into the park. As usual the
road was lined with many Yatai (food stands) selling all
kinds of delicious but overpriced food.
- Yup we ended up at Tullys again. Really nice but miss
hanging out at Einsteins.
3, 2011 - New Years Party. This
was the long awaited new years party with the family our
friend from Slovania. His name is Andraz, he is from
Slovania, and he works with
Akiko. Pretty much ate and drank the entire afternoon and
evening. Really fun time.
8, 2011 - Happy New Years
turned out to be the best party for sure. This picture was
towards the end of the night. Many people already went home
and a few stayed overnight. We were eating, drinking, and
singing, until almost morning.
9, 2011 - Small Dinner
we decided on another party the next night but with only a
few friends this time. Knocked out a cabernet from Chile and
ate Nabe. Chikachan, Taechan, and Andraz joined us this
time. Another nice night.
January 25, 2011
- Awesome Sunset. I
took a bit of time off from posting to get a ton of work
finished on my sites. Really trying to wrap up a bunch of
projects before it gets warmer since I know I am going to
want to be outside. Anyway this evening the sunset was
incredible. Took a few pictures from the second floor
January 26, 2011
- And Again. I
suppose it makes sense to keep taking pictures if the sky is
going to look like this every evening. We really got slammed
with an incredible wind storm today and then were rewarded
with another incredible sunset.
January 27, 2011
- Again and Again. This
was another beautiful sunset. Yup third day in a row.