Queen's Hospital (right), I lived most of my youth in Kakaako, where the nearby population was mostly Japanese, sort of like at my final home at 15 Craigside.
#8 On to LSU: I don't have to again take an exam!
#10 Summers at Lawrence Livermore and Ames Research Center: enlightening.
Hampton Inn and Suites, advertised as a hotel in Napa Valley. Of course, the region borders our hotel, but the town of Napa is a 26 mile drive from Vacaville.
Arriving at the Hampton Inn, we asked Cassandra what was the best place to procure liquid refreshments. She recommended BevMo!
This is a chain liquor outlet that has been operating for 20 years, now with 148 establishments. Originally, BevMo! was Beverages and More! Each store offers 3000 wines, 1500 spirits and 1200 types of beers. They also sell cigars and cheeses. We thus bought a few items to enhance our efforts.
Tonight we went to our favorite local restaurant, Umi Sushi, a five minute walk away. To our great pleasure, beer and sake were still two for one:
Kenji and I "shared" two large bottles of Kirin beer and two medium sakes, which were so expensive that they kind of refused to heat my bottle. Apparently, good sake is now only supposed to be drunk chilled. Lefty looked like he was part of this bibulous extravagance, but he was only having some tea. The golf gang:
Note the Hokusai in the background. Kenji's chirashi, Leroy's teriyaki and my sukiyaki:
Return for Part #2 for my Transitions, and our continuing golf adventures.
Interestingly enough, I searched, and could not find one major article announcing that the Dow Jones Industrial Average had broken its all-time record today, up 20 to 16,725. The market is jaded. They now expect this almost every day. Boy, are they in for a shock.