Saturday, February 27, 2010

Holy rabbits, Batman!

So my family went hiking in Rancho San Antonio County Park this afternoon. Seeing that it was raining heavily when we arrived, there was little choice but to leave. But after the weather had cleared up, the three of us changed our minds and decided to go hiking after all.

The good news is that the trails weren't too wet, probably because the rain didn't last long. However, an incredible thing is that there were many rabbits out and about. While it's normally rare to encounter rabbits in the wild, my parents and I counted around 50 of them!

Although we frequently visit Rancho San Antonio, I've never seen more than one or two rabbits at a time. This was certainly an unusual occurrence. I hope they're not planning to take over the world or something. ^_^

The bad news is that I don't have any pictures. It was definitely a sight you had to see to believe. I'll definitely remember to bring my camera next time!

In other news...

1. I didn't feel like making a separate post, but we went to Half Moon Bay on the 17th and had dinner at Sam's Chowder House. The reason is that Mom wanted to try their famous lobster roll. The day trip was lots of fun; I've posted some pictures here.

2. The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority sent us a toll violation notice saying that we missed three tolls, each of which came with a $20 fine. That's not good. :\

While we did use several toll roads during our recent trip to Chicago and the Atlantic Northeast, the tolls should have been paid automatically as my cousin Jennifer lent us her I-PASS transponder. I'll check with her to see what's going on.

Update: Jennifer says she's taken care of the toll violations. Thanks, cousin!

Currently watching: Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Monday, February 15, 2010

Presidents Day long weekend report

So there are three holidays this weekend: today is Presidents Day while yesterday was Valentine's Day and Lunar New Year. It's not often that this happens!

The long weekend was actually pretty good. For a start, my parents and I went to the Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery on Friday morning to pay respects to my late maternal grandmother Pi-Tan. The three of us then headed to the nearby Rancho San Antonio County Park for a hike. Later in the evening, Mom's new friend Ren invited us and our family friend Carol to the Los Gatos Brewing Company for dinner. Everything we ordered was delicious. You can check out the pictures here.

The nice weather allowed us to go hiking again in Stevens Creek County Park on Saturday morning. However, the rest of the long weekend was uneventful as I was busy preparing for the first FAIM 605 midterm. Speaking of which, I should probably get back to studying as the exam is tomorrow. Peace.

Currently playing: Enigmata