- We are going to Europe!! I just bought the tickets…we’ll fly into Paris, take the train to Belgium (there for C’s conference), then train to Holland to visit our friend M! Send any recommendations for Paris/Belgium/Holland our way! This seems like a great way to do with the housing gap (housing ends at Stanford 6/14, doesn’t begin in Cambridge until 7/1).
- C submitted the dissertation – he’s done!
- For Christmas, we got a generous gift certificate to Chez Panisse, but in the midst of planning the move, it was forgotten. I rediscovered a few weeks ago and frantically called to try to get reservations before we left town. They squeezed us in last night, and it was terrific. A few thoughts: Lillet Blanc is a really terrific way to start off a dinner. The mustard flowers that were sprinkled over the leg of lamb were an amazing touch. Radishes are underrated. Wish we could have tried the Brooks cherry tart (made for the upstairs cafe) that we saw while walking through the kitchen…though the Lucero Farms strawberry tartlet with candied rose petals was pretty amazing.
- Didn’t realize that we would be able to do anything…but looks like we will be able to take a trip up to Napa, and also a trip to Carmel/Pebble Beach, before we fly away. Will be nice to have some downtime amidst all the packing.