Saturday, March 17, 2018

I Stay at Hyatt House in Austin

This is the room I stayed in Austin.
The room was spacious, clean and quiet, a bit old though.

It fitted well for relaxing and working with a PC.

Since it had a small kitchen with kitchen utensils, I cooked light meal, Japanese noodle soup, as for my late-evening snack.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

I Go To Texas Steak House

I went to a restaurant which is famous for serving delicious steak in Austin with my colleagues after heavy business meetings.
I ordered local brand beer, beefsteak and prawn, and green salad.
Everything was delicious, We enjoyed the food, conversation and its atmosphere very much.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

I Land in Austin, Texas

I landed in Austin airport, Texas to attend two-day business meetings held there.
I had to have breakfast before morning sunrise everyday.
That was the main difference between a sightseeing trip and a business trip.

The most recommended menu for the breakfast was an ordered omelet.
You can request a cook to put whatever ingredients you want in it.

It was unusual cold days in Austin while I was staying. The first day of the meeting was put off to the next day due to a freezing temperature.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Leaving San Francisco for Austin, Texas

Having a transient stay for several hours in San Francisco, I flew to Austin to attend business meetings scheduled only for two days.

I always think that company should offer its employee business class seats rather than economy.

Twelve hour jet lag and a small seat are sometimes a kind of torture for a short term, only six days, travelers. But, it is true that I enjoyed view from airplane windows a lot.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Scenery of North American Continent

The last time I came to San Francisco was almost 25 years ago.

I was working for Nikon and visited its San Francisco branch at that time.

The only memory of sightseeing was visiting Fisherman's Wharf area.

I ate soft shell crabs at a restaurant there.

That delicious food became one of my forever unforgettable memories.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

View from an Airplane Window

Just one hour before the sunset, the airplane I boarded took off from Tokyo Haneda International airport.

The airplane was heading for San Francisco; I could see an orange colored beautiful Mt. Fuji. from the plane.

Boeing 787-9 plane had electronic curtains for cabin windows, so the color of the pictures were slightly tinted.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

I See the Blood Moon

I saw a total lunar eclipse from home the other day.
It is said that a total lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon and covers the Moon with its shadow.
When this happens, the Moon can turn red, earning it the nickname of Blood Moon.

The pictures are not clear enough, though I enjoyed watching changes of the shape and colors during the show lasting only a couple of hours.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Cloud Covers Snow Capped Utsunomiya City

I have just recovered from influenza, having been sick for nearly one week.

That means I stayed home and did not go to my office for work. Yes, that's right.

All things what I did for the week were just visiting a clinic and taking some pictures of snow and fog covered town scenery.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

View of the Empire State Building from Wolcott Hotel

On a rainy day,
Looking up to the sky from the window at Wolcott Hotel in the morning, I imagined a musical title 'Singing in the Rain.'

I checked it on the web; it was Hollywood, not New York City.

My image of the musical was definitly N.Y.C.

It's not bad walking in the rain in New York City.

Regardless of the weather, the building was iluminated everyday with different color, green, blue, red, or their mixture at night.

It was another fun to see the iluminated building at night.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

People on the Observation Deck of the Empire State Building

We can see 360-degree panorama view from the 86th Floor Observation Deck of the Empire State Building.

It is sometimes more interesting to see people there than to see wide view of the Manhattan island.

You can see Central Park, The Hudson River and East River, The Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, The Statue of Liberty from the deck.