Yearly Archives: 2005

Ordered a New Car!

I’ve ordered a new car! It’s the very fun-to-drive, five door Audi A3 with the 3.2L V6 and all wheel drive (Quattro). Unfortunately, all the 3.2’s in the western United States have the “open sky” roof option and I’m too tall for that. So, I had to order one and wait for production, overseas shipment, delivery, etc.

Most of these pictures are of the 2.0L front wheel drive version – fun, but it didn’t make me smile like the amazing low end torque on the 3.2 version which also has the sport suspension of the S-line package…. sweet! And this little guy has enough room that I can sit behind the driver’s seat adjusted for me! (Heh, why would I give up the driver seat though!?) It’s actually faster and handles better than my Supra, has better mileage, has all wheel drive and is tons more practical with a real back seat and I can even sit up straight in the driver’s seat without hitting the roof!

Now… which color??

  

Update (4/29/2006): And here it is, on arrival four months later:

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Whale Watching near Monterey Bay

Click through for a gallery of pictures from a day cruise out for whale watching in Monterey Bay, California with Glenn and Michele:

  

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Alcatraz Excursion

Click through for a gallery of images from a day’s excursion to Alcatraz with the Riggles, Buckalews, Maeckels, Crims and Keith:

 

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Halloween at FileMaker

Click through for the full gallery of images from the Halloween festivities at FileMaker this year:

 

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Scenes from Azeroth

Click through for a gallery of images from exploring Azeroth – the world of “World of Warcraft” in 2005:

  

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Halloween at the Wellers

Click through for a gallery of images from this year’s Halloween party at the Wellers:

  

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Scenes from Namibia to Botswana

This is a collection of images from a two week trip to Namibia and Botswana arranged through REI Adventures.

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FileMaker Company Picnic

Click through for a gallery of pictures from FileMaker’s company picnic this year:

  

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Family Day Trip to Angel Island

Click through for a gallery of images from a day trip to Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay with Hoan’s and Stephen’s families:

  

 

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BayCon 2005

Click through for a gallery of images from BayCon 2005 in San Jose:

 

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A Little Adventure in Thailand

(April 15th – 30th, 2005)

This is a collection of images from a two week trip to Thailand arranged through BikeHike Adventures.  Most of the trip was guided by Daniel and Scott of Smiling Albino but the last four days were on my own in the Krabi region.

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Jay and Annette’s Baby Shower

Click through for the gallery of images from Jay and Annette’s baby shower, held at FileMaker:

 

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Diving in Monterey Bay

This is a collection of images from a couple of different weekends this winter in the Monterey Bay. (I need to bring my camera more often!)

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Ski Trip to Whistler/Blackcomb

A ski trip to Whistler/Blackcomb in British Columbia with Ralph, Thomas, Stephanie, Mike and Nanci turned into a hiking/touring trip in the absence of any significant snow.  Sadly, California was getting loads of snow while we were away!  And now we will *never* let Ralph live down all his talking up of Whistler that he subjected us to prior to this trip! ;-)

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Skiing Diamond Peak & Mt. Rose

Click through for a gallery from a weekend of Tahoe skiing at Diamond Peak and Mt. Rose:

 

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