Vacation day 2

Albert and I enjoyed a second day of a wonderfully relaxing vacation!

We decided to be low key today. We didn’t really go out except I discovered a place with caramel apples, so we went out to get some.

Then we just relaxed… part of the time in the lobby as they cleaned our room. Nice lobby!

We went to Sonoma for dinner at El Dorado Kitchen. They brought a surprise cute appetizer!

I totally loved the beef carpaccio. It was sooooooo good.

The tuna tartare had amazing presentation. I was trying to figure out how they got the fried wonton strips to stand up. There were no hidden supports. They used the bowl of the plate to support the strips.

We split the entree, which was scallops with asparagus, crunchy prosciutto and raisin caper sauce. It was like a work of art!

Here’s the side view. So nice to look at I wasn’t sure if I wanted to eat it! (In case you are questioning the portion size of the dish, they split it for us.)

Albert absolutely loved the French Press, a marvel of design and engineering. He said, “Look at the perfect coefficient of friction as you push it in!”

Yes, my husband thinks and talks like an engineer.

I, on the other hand, though I thought the French press was a super cool design, was more interested in getting an attractive picture of it. The first one had a cluttered background, so Albert suggested using his napkin as the backdrop. Much better!

I also had to take a picture of him holding it because it was so cute and little!

Hmm… this blog has three pictures of a French press. I guess this is what happens when an engineer and designer get married.

They put a candle on our dessert, but it was a molten lava cake, so the candle started tipping precariously. The server sang happy birthday to me super quick before the candle fell completely over.

Afterwards Albert and I went back and watched Food Network and Discovery Channel. This is what geeks do when on vacation.

It was a wonderfully relaxing day. So thankful for this vacation. Tomorrow we head back!

A Yee

Angela Yee is a professional designer (graphic design, stage design, interior design — and teaches leadership skills at

2 comments to “Vacation day 2”

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  1. Carmen Lin - April 29, 2012

    I had been praying for you two to have a nice vacation that would restore body and spirit for you both. I’m very happy God is rewarding me with answered prayers!

  2. A Yee

    A Yee - May 5, 2012

    Thank you for your prayers!

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