Archive for January, 2011

Gnocchi Night

Last night my cousin Ernelyn taught us how to make gnocchi!

Gnocchi NightMaking dough on the counter? Ok!

Gnocchi NightRoll it out.

Gnocchi NightWoo hoo! Almost time.

Gnocchi NightNom nom nom.

Yum! Gnocchi never tasted so good.

Seattle: Sip Wine Bar Cityscape


Seattle: Sip Wine Bar Cityscape | by jamiey

Moleskine Bliss

My 2011 Moleskine notebooks finally arrived!

Travel Cities 2010

As this has become an annual tradition, below is a summary of my trips over the year! 2010 began as a down year in travel as I started a new job and focused on buying our first home, but it was still good nonetheless:

WINTER
January 18-22 Alexandria, VA
February 3-6 San Francisco, CA
February 22-27 Vancouver, Canada

SPRING
House hunting, buying, moving …

SUMMER
June 8-10 Mountain View, CA
July 1-5 Poipu, HI
July 25-30 Alexandria, VA
August 20-23 Las Vegas, NV

FALL
September 11-13 Eden Prairie, MN
September 20-22 Milwaukee, WI
October 7-9 Chicago, IL
October 18-19 Princeton, NJ
October 20-22 Alexandria, VA
November 25-29 Eden Prairie, MN
December 13-17 Alexandria, VA
December 27-30 Eden Prairie, MN

Past travel recaps: 2007 | 2008 | 2009

In short:

  • Grounded in the Spring. For the first time in years I spent over a 3+ months in Seattle. And I must say, it was tough. The timing was right though, as we were pretty swamped with the house hunt.
  • I traveled a total of 61 days, visiting 10 cities. Last year it was 20 cities over 81 days, so less often but longer stays. Also 50/50 split between business and leisure this year.
  • Despite the drop in frequency, still managed travel about 44K miles, which is pretty close to what I did last year, due to more east coast trips.
  • Most often, I found myself in DC for work and in Minnesota visiting family. Only visited the Bay Area twice and pretty much stayed in the country besides the Winter Games.
  • Noteworthy trips of the year: Vancouver for the Olympics and my birthday, 4th of July in Kauai, and Vegas with my cousins!
  • The tally: 93 trips total over the last 4 years.

And now? New Year’s Resolution for 2011: Visit 3 [preferably new] countries. Let’s go!

Kauai from the Air
Kauai from the Air – Photo by Ryan Prins