Sunday, October 11, 2009

Back from Holiday

I've been back from my holida for a week now, so it is time to do the obligatory post holiday blog post including photos. First off a brief summary of what I did:

  • Spent four days attending an OSGi alliance face to face in Palo Alto. Technically not vacation, but I did it and it was a lot of fun.
  • Went to the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. This is free if you enter between 9-10am Monday, Wednesday and Friday and it is really peaceful. I would definatly go again.
  • Went to San Francisco Zoo. This only cost $15, which is much cheaper than Marwell Zoo (my local zoo), but was much smaller, and the animals all seemed very bored and the cages seemed small. I would not go back.
  • Went to Vancouver to visit my friends Tim and Steph. Incidentally they took me to a restaurant called Naam which was really good, they had vegan and vegetarian food, but I would not suggest going for the burgers.
  • Visited the Vancouver Aquarium, which was great. I got to see some dolphins, which I have always wanted to see. They had been caught up in fishing nets and could not be released into the wild.
  • Went to Los Angeles, and got a tour of Universal  Studios.
I had a great time. I also got to play Lucidity which is a new XBLA game from LucasArts. It is kind of a mixture of Lemmings and Tetrus. The artwork is great although I am biased because my brother worked on the game.

So holiday is over and I'm back to work now. I've finally caught up on email (over 500 in the one week I hadn't checked email) although I had to spend time at the weekend catching up.

And finally some links to photos:

San Francisco 2009

Vancouver 2009

There are a few I really like, ones which I would have entered for the Hursley Photo competition, if the submission date hadn't been the day I got home from my holiday.

A particular favourate is this one:

I just need to plan my next holiday now.

1 comment:

Tim said...

It was a pleasure having you to stay Alasdair. You're welcome anytime.