Monthly Archives: November 2016

November Recap

November has come to an end and it is time to start the last month of another year.

Sample Ballot, California, Elections, Presidential ElectionOf course, November started off with the election. Here are election related posts that I wrote:

Preparing to Vote – A look at what I got to vote on.

Political Genealogy II – The ancestry of the Presidential candidates.

Election Eve – Ready for the election to be over and back to normal.

Morning Exercise – Exercise multi-tasking.

Chicken Sandwich, Chick-fil-A, Pleasanton, California, CFA, Opening DayThe Pleasanton Chick-fil-A finally opened and I made a visit on the first day.

Pleasanton Chick-fil-A – Opening in 7 Days

Pleasanton Chick-fil-A – Opening Day

Holy Sepulcher, Edicule, Renovations, Tomb of Christ?I also wrote a few religion or Bible related posts this month.

Holy Sepulcher Tombs –  A look at the renovation of the Edicule at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Illustrating Jehu – Picture to illustrate the account of Jehu.

An Anatolian Shepherd

Amish Provinces – Where the Amish live in Canada.

The Mayflower Adventure, Collen L. Reece, The American Adventure, Barbour & CompanyOf course Thanksgiving is in November and I wrote several posts related to the separatists at Plymouth. Of course, some of these could have been shared in the section above.

Thanksgiving Reading III – Books to read related to Thanksgiving.

Scrooby – A little about the area where the separatists lived in England.

Thanksgiving Week – Some wandering thoughts about Thanksgiving including some about my Mayflower ancestor.

Turkey Time IV – A post about turkeys.

Roger Williams in Plymouth Colony – Did you know he lived there?

Thanksgiving Feast and Fun – My Thanksgiving day.

Black Friday – Thoughts about Gilmore Girls, Brady Bunch and Anne of Green Gables.

Wet Leaf, Parking Lot, Wet Weather, Rainy DayOf course there were other posts like Wet Surfaces, but no other groupings like the ones above.

I hope that you enjoyed my November posts, now it is time so see where my mind wanders in December.



Pacific Catch

This evening I had dinner with colleagues at Pacific Catch.

Pacific Catch, Logo, Dublin, California, SeafoodTonight was my first trip to Pacific Catch. It opened earlier this year in the same complex as Whole Foods.

Fish House, Pacific Catch, Dublin, Whole Foods, FoodPacific Catch is a billed as a Westcoast Fish House.

Table setting, menu, westcoast fish house, Pacific CatchThe wood grain theme from outdoors transferred to the inside with wood grain table tops.

The meal started with some small plates of edamame and fish shaped pretzels.

The menu is interesting as the offerings have influences from several different cuisines.

They are well known for their Poke which is Hawaiian and there were also influences from Japanese, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese and Mexican cuisines.

Of course fish tacos were on the menu. It is California after all.

Rainbow Trout, Pacific Catch, Mexican cuisine, california cuisineI ordered Truca a la Parilla which is a grilled rainbow trout with two different grill sauces. You can definitely tell by both the name and the plating that it is influenced by Mexican cuisine.

Truca a la Parrilla, Pacific Catch, Fish, Mexican CuisineThe trout was delicious as you can see by this empty plate. I did like the red sauce much better than the green sauce as you can tell by which one was used more 🙂

Several of my colleagues had Poke and it looked really good. Maybe next time.

Now for some sleep after a very long productive day.