Saturday, June 9, 2018

Beautiful Lassen

Lassen Volcanic National Park is in northern California. 
The summit of Lassen Peak Volcano offers views over the surrounding wilderness. Nearby, the Devastated Area is littered with lava rocks from its last eruption. A network of trails through forest and around several lakes connects with the Pacific Trail in the north.

 A beautiful wonderland 

Manzanita Lake with Lassen Volcano in the background

Lake with the reflections!

This park is an amazing place filled with beauty and history of the volcanic phenomena.

These trails are snow-packed and require snowshoes.
Thought half of the park closed due to snow and yet had a great time.

An amazing place to visit, filled with wonder and beauty without overwhelming crowds.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Asian-Style Steamed Fish

Buy the  fish which call TURBOT-HALIBUT CANADA WILD CAUGHT from the Market.
Clean it first, then season the fish with salt and white pepper for 10 minutes. Place the fish on a plate , place the plate holding the fish in the steamer, cover,  steam the fish until just cooked through, 10 minutes,  depending on the thickness. Add  the cooking wine to the hot plate, leave in on for 5 minutes.
Carefully remove the plate from the steamer,  lay the ginger, salt, green onion with soy sauce on top of the fish.

It is a perfect candidate for a busy weekend dinner. It is so simple and health delicious and easy to prepare.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


What have the Romans ever done for us?  The answer is simple, Architecture.
We started the tour at the Roman Amphitheater. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993, the Amphitheater once hosted gladiatorial combats. We liked how half of the monument was restored , to show what it actually looked like in ancient Roman times, while the other part was left alone.

Walking into Merida's Roman theater is incredible. It is absolutely gorgeous, extremely well-preserved, and simply immense. 

 one of the statues in the theater's gardens

    Merida's Roman Ruins

Friday, May 18, 2018

celebrate royal wedding, some photos of London

London is a real world city - with some of the most famous buildings, museums and galleries in the world and 2000 years of history to go with them. London is filled with amazing places to see.
I last visited London years ago, here are some photos.

Finally, watched royal wedding on internet early in the morning.
Princess Diana's son Harry has grown up, an American girl Meghan is  so confidently go into the royal family. They lived happily ever after !

Hiking Carelo Park

Great Hiking around the Carelo Dam At Northern California. Love the way, long hiking trail with trees, wildflowers, and Reservoir. There are a number of trails to hike. The views are breathtaking and workout is amazingly fun.

path will bring you to a chair where you can sit surrounded by flowers :)

                                           Rolling green hills with trees.

 a beautiful spot on the trail
Carelo  Reservoir is an artificial lake.
Although swimming is prohibited, boating, water-skiing, and jet-skiing are permitted in the reservoir.

The reservoir captures and stores winter runoff from the nearby foothills