Saturday, August 12, 2017

McMinnville Creamery - Grand Opening

Organic Farm, McMinnville, Oregon
On a cloudy Saturday morning, we drove west to see the Grand Opening of Organic Valley Creamery. We also visited the one of the organic farms that make the co-op of this creamery. As you can tell in the website I took many of the cows in the pasture.

Enjoy the site..



Learning Japanese

At an Organic Farm in McMinnville
(Meet Yuka and Risa)
Learning Japanese is easier when practiced with the native tongue. These are the exchange students who learn English for a week or so and at the same time learning the American culture.

Meet Yuka and Risa from Tokyo


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Food Trucks

Food Trucks line up
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, we drove a short distance to SW Bible Church (we could have walk) to see the event of Food Trucks. We ended up eating GYRO and it is VEGAN but lack of flavoring we are looking for. O well, we stayed till about 5:45 PM that day.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kyoto - Detail Section

Hozu-gawa
In the past 2 weeks I re-live the Kyoto vacation once again, I browsed all 1,900 images and start making website for each section. I carefully pick images that will remind me again and again and as a guide for those who seek to go to Japan someday.

Some people are wondering why we chose to stay in Kyoto for that long? The answer should be in the website itself, even we stayed two weeks, we are still discovering things that we have to see and always surprise us. Kyoto has a lot of history, even Japanese will go to this city for a vacation and shots of history.

Please take time to browse each section and I hope you “go” to Kyoto, Japan with me.

http://www.yongkieandpokie.com/kyoto/main.html

Monday, May 29, 2017

Kyoto Trip

Yssaka-jinja
We flew from Osaka (Kyoto) on Sunday afternoon and we got home on Sunday night as well, this is the beauty when you travel west from eastern country. We slept fourteen hours straight due to the jet-lag and the tiredness of travel, good to be back home in one piece, what an amazing trip.

I decided early on to NOT RUNNING AROUND and just stay in Kyoto for 14 days, why bother? Most Japanese comes to Kyoto to learn its history and the amount of time we were there is just a drop of water in the bucket.

We had two free days to relax before we go home, this time we used to eat more local foods and tighten the loose end to see if we miss anything. I will update you later on the details as it might take awhile to sort the images, I took a shy of 1,900 photographs.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

L. A. Trip (iPhone images)

Americana, Glendale
We made a two week trip to Los Angeles for a wedding, Here's the side trip that we did, mostly a gastronomic voyage.



Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sundial Bridge - Redding, CA

Glass decked Sundial Bridge
On the way down to Los Angeles area for a wedding, we make sure we stop here, some people has been telling us about this bridge for years, finally we have a chance to see it in person. It is unique and interesting, too sunny and warm as we come down from rainy and cloudy Portland.