Thursday, February 26, 2009

January Happenings

The past two weeks have seen me in "catch-up" mode as I work feverishly to get back to a place where I'm caught up in most everything. I'm making slow but steady progress and part of that is catching up on my past due blog entries.

 
 

Here's the January recap:

 
 

-Dined at Inn at Little Washington

This was the first restaurant my friends and I tackled on the Zagat Top 20 DC restaurants. It's a goal of ours to make our way through the entire list over the next 3 years. Perhaps under ordinary circumstances I would have been delighted with the Inn but after returning from Paris where I dined at Le Cinq, the Inn was *very* disappointing. More on par with any standard DC restaurant yet the same price per course as Le Cinq. Shameful really.

 
 

-Caught Pneumonia, went to the hospital then spent 2 weeks in bed (lost 15 pounds)

I've blogged about that previously already…

 
 

-Got better, went to Quebec, Canada for the Winter Carnival

I went with my friend Penny and we had an amazing time. To get to Quebec, we flew from DC to Boston on a standard Delta plane, then from Boston to Plattsburg on a teeny tiny [7 seater] propeller plane that was quite an adventure. It reminded me of being in a VW bus, but in the sky! These planes are NOT the kind to get on if you are afraid of flying, heights, or anything similar. We sat right behind the pilot [heck one of the passengers sat right next to the pilot!] as she flew the plane and I took a video of this and put it up on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bf_sIsQD_M . What do you think of the ride based on the video? After arriving in Plattsburg (and kissing the ground), we rented a car and drove the 3 hours to Quebec. I had to take it easy having just come off the pneumonia, but managed to squeeze in a lot of fun regardless visiting the exhibits, dining at the cozy restaurants, and on our trip to the Hotel de Glace. I'd been there years before with Jonathan but the hotel (constructed entirely of ice and snow) is much larger now. I took plenty of pictures of everything and a video of the dog sled races during the Carnival. The pics are here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=87752&id=603259739&l=16133 while the video is on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMgOX2w_17Q

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