May 18, 2008

Vacation up the Coast

Posted in Family at 12:49 pm by Transmuter

Well, we got back last Saturday from a trip up the California coast to visit Chiemi’s best friend Shelly and her husband Quentin. We stopped in Solvang, the Danish-themed town. It was cute, and we had a good time shopping and enjoying Danish cuisine. The next day we drove up the coast to Monterey. We had planned to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but we got a late start and decided we were too tired to go after all. The next day we drove the rest of the way to Quentin & Shelly’s house. They have a very nice house in Gilbert. The next two days basically consisted of Chiemi and Shelly talking nonstop. Those two talked until way too late at night, just like they did when they lived in the same apartment complex. It’s kinda funny. Well, Chiemi occupying Shelly’s time meant that she didn’t care if Quentin played World of Warcraft all day, which we did. It was mighty fun, too. He has a level 62 holy paladin that we need to get to 70.

Today’s flash game is called Dino Run, a side scrolling platform game where you play a little velociraptor running to escape a wall of doom. It’s got a gorgeous 8-bit art style that’s totally retro, including an equally retro soundtrack and sound effects. Basically you run from the start to the end of the level as fast as you can, while eating small animals and eggs in order to gain DNA that you can spend to increase your speed, strength, etc. It’s a fun game with lots of little secrets and achievements that will keep you running the levels over and over. Check it out!