Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Taking a Break in Virginia

We are visiting my wife's brother and his family in Virginia just outside of Washington D.C. before heading up to PA for the memorial service. The traffic here is really crazy. I don't see how people could find their way around pre-gps. Lots of small, windy roads with lots of people in a hurry to get somewhere. This afternoon, I drove around looking for sushi ingredients but found pickings to be pretty slim. The fish monger at the Whole Foods grocery store couldn't recommend the ahi for sashimi. I was looking for unagi (broiled eel) but couldn't find any. There is a large Asian food store in Fairfax maybe I'll stop by there tomorrow. I'll probably just make California rolls or something like that.

Update - Wednesday, December 31, 2008 This afternoon, I went to a large asian grocery called "Super H" in Fairfax and they had frozen unagi which is much better than the canned version. It was a huge store almost the same size as the asian store we went to last summer in Huntington Beach. They didn't have as many restaurants as the one in California. We also picked up some green tea mochi ice cream (delicious!). I also stopped at an Apple store in the Fair Oaks Mall to pick up a new Nike+ sensor. Too late to try and finish some of my end of the year challenges but I didn't want to go walking much without it. I know that seems somewhat childish but I can't help it. This is the Christmas display that was in the mall. At least I got a little bit of walking in today.

Today, there was a wind advisory for the area with predicted winds of 35 mph with gusts to 48 mph. Near here, there was a snapped power pole with the top half of pole hanging by the power lines. No pictures. I thought about running out and taking a picture but ran out of time.

Happy New Year!

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