I am finally home from FNCE in Denver, thoroughly unpacked, and partially over the multiple time-changes (I stayed up until a normal hour on Friday and Saturday, but last night I was physically in bed at 7:30pm - there was a little Madmen watching before actually falling asleep, but not much). In addition to the floor'o'food in Denver, I also ate with colleague
The good thing about having our new fancy camera is that we're
able to capture the beauty of Hawaii
and all the seafood I eat there. The bad
thing is that it's cumbersome and simply didn't make the cut in to my luggage
on this particular trip. So you're just
going to have to take my word for it that I ate seafood last night as part of
an overall amazing dinner at an Indian restaurant called Rasika. My friend and I ordered an assortment of
small plates, and here's the menu description of the fish I chose.
On Columbus Day I did a little journeying myself. After a harrowing flight over the Pacific
(OK, it was smooth as could be and I slept most of the way) I'm back on the
mainland for a little over a week - visiting colleagues for a few days in
Washington, DC and then attending the 2009
American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (ADA
FNCE) in Denver. Lloyd and I had a fun
What a magical wedding we just got back from. Not only is the couple lovely...
...but the view was jaw-dropping...
...and the California
meets Korean menu could not have been improved upon.
I am world-renowned for my ability to get dangerously lost
when driving, but my condition has been in check for the past few years thanks
to GPS. Unfortunately, yesterday I had a
relapse on the way to a Junior Club meeting in Honolulu when I made the fatal error of
inputting the wrong address. Worst of
all, I dragged my sweet friend down with me.
She sacrificed getting in to the meeting on time for directing me via
cell phone to where I needed to be. Half
an hour later I was still lost and we both decided it'd be best if I pulled
over while she came to get me. The
Last weekend started off with Friday evening cocktails and
calamari steak from one of our favorite relaxing spots, Buzz's on Kailua Beach.
Friday was a vacation day in Vail - Lloyd, his family, and I
went hiking, saw an outdoor concert, and enjoyed a fantastic last supper at Kelly Liken. My crispy potato-crusted trout...
...was topped only by my subtly savory heirloom tomato
Sorry for the delayed weekend wrap-up - I was a little rusty
yesterday after three full days of leisure.
But I got up this morning, went on a nice jog, and am now back in to the
swing of things.
Island was so much fun. Our first morning, we ate a hearty breakfast
of shrimp eggs Benedict along the Kona waterfront. Good call on the heartiness, because our
stargazing tour that afternoon required some endurance - we didn't get home
until after midnight, but it was well
I am back in Texas,
partly for work and partly for fun. The
work part includes a lunch meeting yesterday with the American Pregnancy
Association at, appropriately, Rockfish Seafood
Grill Restaurant. We reviewed the
latest seafood science over a delicious meal of blackened trout. Since I was gabbing away most of the time, I
barely put a dent in mine, but enjoyed the leftovers for dinner.
Lloyd and I have a goal of visiting all the Hawaiian islands over our
2.5 years here, and decided on a whim to get to it over the weekend. We booked a last minute cheap flight to Kauai, "the garden island," arriving Saturday morning
and returning Sunday night. While lazy
weekends definitely have their place, it's amazing
how much living you can pack in to 43 hours if you try. We started off Saturday with a few hours at
beautiful Poipu Beach...