Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011 Part 2

Here is the rest of my 2010 recap in PHOTOS!!

  • In California for vacation
  • Cook lots of food in North Carolina
Starting off California with a trip to Napa and some bubbly

The view from Mr. Judkin's house where we spent the night. Looking down on St. Helena in Napa Valley

Mumm Sparkling Wine

What better way to soak up all the alcohol than with some burgers and fries?

Art work at a Museum in San Francisco 

It made cool shadows on the wall

San Fran


  • Visit Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Massive going-away party for Hubby
  • Drive from North Carolina to Minnesota in 24 hours (First time making the trip with Hubby)
Blueberry beer at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill, NC

Peppers at the Farmers Mkt in Raleigh

Awesome sandwich in Raleigh

Last night at the beach

  • Attend my alma-matter's homecoming/rival game. There was record attendance  
  • Godfather's birthday party. I give him some of my photography as a gift
  • Go to Pine Tree Apple Orchard...have apple cider doughnuts for the last time in a while
  • Go to Hubby's alma-matter
  • Get my hair cut and colored! (I went from light brown to dark brown/red)
  • Lots of random activities (we were prepping to leave for Japan. Would be gone for 3 years = we went to lots of brunches, dinners, and what not with family, friends, etc.)
  • Leave Minnesota for Seattle for 3 day lay-over/family visit en route to Japan
  • Leave Seattle for Japan (24 hour flight w/ 2 stops then our final destination)
  • Get Japanese/SOFA status drivers license and learn to drive on the opposite side of the road
  • Buy our first car in Japan
  • Experience our first Typhoon

Apple cider doughnut

Top Pot Doughnut...the original 

Maple long john

Raspberry raised favorite (but old fashioned instead of raised)

Where it all started...

Outside Duke's restaurant in Seattle

Dill Salmon Peroshky

Veggies at Pikes Place Mkt.

Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier 

Mt. Fuji

  • Move into our on-base apartment
  • Try new Japanese food
  • Attend Hubby Change-of-Command ceremony
  • Attend USMC Birthday Ball x2
  • Make 4 pies in 2 days (For single marine Thanksgiving)
  • Celebrate Thanksgiving with the families of marines Hubby works with
  • Purchase our 2nd car in Japan
  • Go to Zakimi Castle ruins

  • Add another member to the "Bancroft Bunch"
  • Hubby leaves for 2-week training exercise
  • Join a local photography group
  • Go to Naha pottery district
  • Make homemade Christmas gifts (granola)
  • Take first Japanese language course
  • Get my PADI Open Water scuba certification
  • Complete my first blog "12 Days of Cookies" countdown
  • Explore more Japanese sights/foods

Orion Beer - Hubby's new fave

Coco's Japanese Curry House
Gen Sushi Restaurant

HAPPY 2011!! Hope you have a wonderful year!


1 comment:

ukreal1 said...

Testing comments again see if this one posts...great idea and I love how it goes from Mt. Rainier to Mt. Fuji!