יום שישי, 14 בינואר 2011

Capitola restaurant 3D building, Google Earthed

Uploaded a new model to Google Earth 3D layer, This is a restaurant Ron and Eti have invited us to dine in while spending our Honeymoon in the states

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יום חמישי, 6 בינואר 2011

The Tech Museum and dining

We visited the Tech museum in the morning, still one of the first drives in the US without any GPS, took a green stick-note from Eti's kitchen and drew a little map of the area, We found a distant place to park the car there, the places we've seen "public parking" cost about 10$ an hour so we had to walk a bit in the cold.
And Perli found a nice colored car

The museum is very playful, most of the artifacts are very interactive, when we have kids we should visit there (also next time we should also get to Epcot Center...)
We finished the visit in a diner named "Johnny rockets" there we had a meal we also put the camera in stop motion mode (CHDK) and it turned out like this:

Additional pictures from today can be seen in this link

יום רביעי, 5 בינואר 2011

Taste buds day

We started the morning at Santana Row which is a very nice place to visit we wanted to see the "movies" but they were all so "Family" rated but we wanted a scary movie, There's a bakery there named "Cocola bakery" that has really good cakes.
Sadly, they have no place to wash hands so Perli used a cup with water to wash her hands...
but we soon found a bathroom that was camouflaged by a large ornament made of mirrors

After a short walk there we also went to a mall that has about 15 movie theaters but they all were PG rated (PlayGround?) at the toilet I've found you can buy a fake mustache for a quarter, stupid but had to test one...
 we spent most of the day just traveling and wondering.

 Eti and Ron invited us to a dinner at a sushi restaurant (I believe it is Sushi Kuni) near their house and it was very tasty :)
it was a nice finish to that day and I ate some kind of sea porcupine that was too large to put in the mouth but went down well :)
I've made a 3D model of Sushi Kuni, Now Live in google earth:

יום שלישי, 4 בינואר 2011

Stop resting ! what kind of a vacation is this ?

Had a romantic morning at Eti and Ron's place

Then we set our way (using our special GPS, shown in the picture) to "Fry's Electronics" to see if we can get that pink laptop we've seen in their site for perli. They didn't know what we were talking about at fry's... Something we must say about Fry's electronics, the store has a lot in stock for the hardware enthusiast but that doesn't justify their lack in human resource... the tellers/helpers are ignorant (probably weren't accepted as Kwik-E-mart greeters). when we've asked one guy that appears to work there about one of the computers he forwarded us to "the internet", perhaps "there" we will find it. when we asked someone that worked at the camera department if we can test one of their light products on my camera he forwarded me to "the internet", perhaps "there" i can find out if the product is compatible... freaks !
although fry's little helpers are little or no help at all, they have a lot of equipment there but make sure you carry "the internet" with you because these guys don't help at all... also heard that their return policy deprives you from a full work day so good luck :)
The coffee here watered, if they don't have "Latt'e" ask for a stronger or double dose of coffee, otherwise it'll taste like maple water. also, the smallest cup here is about twice the size of the largest cup in Israel...
Noticed a lot of cute vehicles in the area, like the lotus and a very strange lowered Chevrolet (in the picture). That lotus must weigh about 600Kg and one can see it has more carbon fibers than a F-16 jet... with the engine they have installed I doubt they bought this one for miles/gallon rate...
  Perli started a new hobby (maybe I'm boring her with all my geek stuff) to snapshot each and every FedEx truck we see, that's actually more fun than I thought at first
we spent the rest of the day at Eti and Ron's house having fun, Noa was excited to try out my tablet but when she noticed that you have to learn a new software for drawing she was less excited...

יום שני, 3 בינואר 2011

If You're going to San Francisco...

Perli walking up and down the square (pier 14)

We took Lior's car to Sunnyvale and from there took a train to San Francisco. It took about 40 minuts by train, perhaps we should have taken the car instead, probably quicker. We've drove by a sculpture named "Rrrun" by Marta Thoma, the cement sculpture is located in BodenPark, Palo Alto.after a long and beautiful walk through the Piers we've reached Pier 39 where they have Gulls the size of small dogs, had a glimps of "the rock" of Alkatraz. After that we went through the small streets to the city center where we had some hot coffee and took the red tram all the way down to through the city back to the train station. we were too exhausted to go up Lombard street...

יום ראשון, 2 בינואר 2011

Cupertino tranquility

We woke up in Eti and Ron's house In Cupertino, Eti took Perli to Trader Joe's and after that they've seen some kind of kitch movie,
Noa's guitar had a broken spring so we headed to the guitar center to fix it. (Eli, this is a good place for you..)

in the evening Eti and Ron's friends joined and we had a nice dinner,
 we used the time to rest a bit and hug more.

יום שבת, 1 בינואר 2011

Crazy transportation day

Camera output of the morning sunrise:

Today was a traveling nightmare, what a way to start a year...
we Took a taxi to the bus station, a bus to the train station, a train to the airport and a plane to San Francisco... I woke at about 6 and drank some coffee at the lobby, had a few minutes to say hello to Eti and Ron and got back to the room to pack, Ron said he'd pick us up in the airport (they had a direct flight from Boston) but our flight was from New York.
We took the Bolt bus from Boston to New York, we were about 8 people in the whole bus. the service also includes free WiFi and electricity for the notebook so we could replenish our blog on the way :)
The bus landed in Penn station right were we used to reside in the New Yorker hotel, we missed it a bit. snow was still piled in the streets and it was brown and dirty, not as pretty as we've experienced it a few days back. we took the subway to the airport and had our McDonald's meal that looked from the movies

 Finally we got to the airplane, we were sitting next to an elder that was a very interesting person, he said one of his 'bucket list' to-do's is to play golf in San Francisco, very funny guy for a divorce attorney...
 Ron picked us up at the airport, we were exhausted when we arrived.
Eti and Ron made us dinner and we crashed into bed...