Saturday, August 31, 2013

Russian Ridge

With 9 other experienced hikers
4 of my toe nails are completely black and blue now..

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Up and Running

Day 8

Day 9

Rengstorff House
Day 10

8/30 - hiked at Russian Ridge with hiking group

Day 11

Monday, August 26, 2013

Stanford Dish


Saturday, August 24, 2013


Burmese Style Salad

When it comes to food, I am a typical Burmese.  The spicier, the better!

Caramelized Frog Legs 
I'm a professional chef (I can't do without recipe)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My New Routine

2 miles at a time...

Shoreline Park, Mountain View
Maybe a little more than 2.

8/15-8/19 - in MD, NJ and DE

Day 2

Day 3

Baylands Trail, Palo Alto
Day 4: Pase is totally wrong, so is duration..  (I think I accidently paused the timer)

Day 5: 8/24 - GPS paused almost the entire time.

Day 6: a short run right before sunset
It is Sunday.   I am supposed to run 2 miles but I have been lethargic all day long..

Day 7: (The App isn't reliable.  The timer paused when the phone wasn't in use for a while.  Pace is wrong.)
Note to self: phone should be on for the entire work out time.

Dash Dash and Leo

In The Kitchen

My kitchen assistant

Korean baby clam soup

Burmese Somosa Salad

Southern-Style Pork Neck Bones (I got the recipe from here)

Sinh to Bo (Vietnamese Avocado Shake)

Dinner is served.  (And Leo got a power nap).

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cape Henlopen / Rehoboth Beach

I was at the popular beach State Park in Delaware on Sunday.  Since it was weekend, the parking lot was overflowing.  

Bethany Beach

Bethany is the most prominent beach town in Delaware.  Very Relaxing evening.
And the oyster sandwich was scrumptious! 

Air Mobility Command Museum

Part of the reason I drove to Delaware was to visit this museum.  

Located in Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Air Mobile Command Museum is the only museum in the United States dedicated to Aircraft and Air Refueling history.

I love this Uniform.

The Air Mobility Command Museum is the best place to learn all about the Air Craft history.
It features a few spectacular exhibits and remarkable list of the old planes.

The most notable exhibits included in the tour are:

Berlin Airlift
Behind Closed Doors
Korean War
Dover Team
Clark Airborne Tractor Model CA-1
Enlisted Heritage
C-47 Engine Change
Dover AFB Control Tower

The most impressive planes from the Tour are:
C-124 Globemaster "Old Shaky" which is so huge that has the double decks and a capacity to lift up in the air a smaller village if necessary.
The next is a completely refurbished B-17G Flying Fortress and the last is the T-33A Shooting Star with it's shiny armor, first called Skunk Works ( it was a secret project) and flown under the nickname "Lulu-Belle."

All the planes exhibited in the Air Mobility Command Museum are a very important part of the Air Craft history and flying in general and many of them completed numerous assignments and missions.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Atlantic City

I drove to New Jersy straight from Washington DC. I was stalled in traffic for hours.  
It was already too late to visit the boardwalk.



The tolls are ludicrously expensive.  The tolls from Washington DC to Atlantic City, then to my hotel in Mount Laurel, costed me $26.40.

The traffic was unpreditable, and it was impossible to find free parking.  I just had to deal with it expendiently.  And all the casinos charge for parking!  The parking rates are higher on Friday and Saturday night.  

My original plan was to drive all the way to Connecticut.  But I decided to spend a night in New Jersey because of the heavy traffic on NJ Turnpikes.

New Jersey is my 30th State visited.  No Connecticut, but stay tuned for Delaware!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Einstein Memorial

He is sitting at the hidden place, not too far from Lincoln Memorial.  And I found him.  Thanks Google!  E = mc^2

The Epitome of Genius

Lincoln Memorial

The great Lincoln Memorial is a national monument in America. It was built to honor America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln memorial is located on the National Mall in Washington DC and is one of the popular and recognizable sites in America. The memorial is built with 36 iconic columns. Inside the memorial is a statue of one of America’s all time hero, Abraham Lincoln. His statue is flanked with the writings of what is considered to be his famous speech. The place is considered sacred by most Americans. Martin Luther King, Jr delivered his famous “I have a Dream Speech” in this Memorial. The memorial is administered by the National Park Service.
The most fun part is taking these stairs after peregrinating across Washington DC.

This is my favorite attraction in Washington DC.  It's nice and cool inside the building.  Abraham Lincoln is my favorite president.

This is the popular tourist attraction here at this memorial. There is a wonderful statue of the 16th president of America, Abraham Lincoln, lying between the north and south chambers in the central hall. The statue was curved under the supervision of Daniel Chester French. The actual work of carving was done by the Piccirilli brothers. The statue is 10 feet tall.

Fabulous View of Washington Monument from Lincoln Memorial

The history of America is also stored in here. And if you want to know more about Abraham Lincoln and also read his famous speech, just get in here.

Americans consider this place to be sacred. In this regard, Martin Luther King, Jr made his popular speech here at Lincoln memorial noting the fact that he was standing in the symbolic shadow of a great American.