Saturday, December 24, 2022

Road Trip - Part 2

Thursday - The view from the hotel this morning. Not too bad. I expected a bit more snow on Mt San Jacinto as it’s about that time of the year. And the wind turbines are mostly still. A few of them are slowly turning so I guess that means not much wind right now. 

We went to a place called Tender Greens in Culver City that my cousin recommended. It was delicious. Arugula salad, garlic toast, grilled veggies, and a small grilled steak. Just the right amount for dinner. I picked up some groceries for Christmas dinner at David and Alexa’s home near here. Kind of my standard holiday meal. Sous vide turkey, dressing, and cranberry sauce. Plus, I brought the stuff for Spam musubi. 

BTW, I just noticed that the iPhone lock screen shows my current location. Interesting to what it shows when I’m in Alaska…

Friday - A quiet, non-traveling day. We visited a bit with my cousin yesterday here in Culver City. Right now, we are at a dog park with Bridget’s son, David. We had lunch at a plant-based restaurant called Monty’s in Culver City. 

 - We picked up my middle son, Kenji, in downtown L.A. i.e. right in the middle of the city. Why he chooses to live here is a mystery. We are taking him shopping to pick up essentials such as socks, shoes, etc. plus some kitchen items. Stuff that he probably wouldn’t purchase himself. We went to a Target and Ross for Less (clothing store) kind of near USC. We then went to a mall to look for shoes but he couldn’t find what he was looking for. 

Saturday - Today is being spent at Bridget’s sons home in Culver City. I’m cooking for tomorrow and they are playing board games… I’d rather be cooking. Turkey in the sous vide (24 hours cooking time), cranberry sauce made, and making jook (congee) from the turkey bones. Before vacuum sealing the turkey, I cut the meat from the bones. I’ve never made jook before. 

The jook turned out fantastic even without the ginger and spring onion garnish. I just used furikake and a little soy sauce. 


  1. Your adventures never end. Every time I check in I expect you to be in Alaska. Silly me.

    I hope you and your wife are having a fine Christmas and best wishes for a great New Year!

    1. That would be silly. I hear that it’s really cold now. -40°.

      And, I hope you and you family had a merry Christmas!