Monday, August 13, 2007


Hello! It’s 13 August 2007. We took part in Nina’s home party on last Friday. I had a very good time. The hamburger that isn’t fast food is delicious. But, my favorite is salad! This salad is more delicious than restaurants.

On last Saturday, we participated in Chesapeake Bay Bridges Cruise. It was a pleasant climate. So, it was agreeable to cruise!

By the way, I watched a raccoon dog by chance when I was jogging.


Nina Liakos said...

Raccoons are really cute, aren't they? You were lucky to catch a glimpse of one because they are usually active only at night, and then it's difficult to really see. In fact, if you see a raccoon during the day you should be very careful because it could be sick (rabies). Don't try to touch it!

It's easy to make potato salad at home. Boil or steam some potatoes, and add chopped vegetables (onion, spring onion, celery, maybe a little carrot--whatever you like). You can mix with mayonnaise (like the one we had Friday), but when I make it at home, I generally just use olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. I'm glad that you liked it! And yes, MacDonald's hamburgers are not like "real" hamburgers!

Hiromi said...

Hello, Tetsuro!
Visiting Nina's house for the cookout sounds really fascinating, and was a nice opportunity for you to see what the American house was like. ^^ Your post about what you ate defintely made me hungry!

Dennis said...

Hello, Tetsuro.

It sounds like you got a very good bargain on your sports bag. That's great! I'm glad you were able to get a bigger one!

I'm also glad you had such a good time at Nina-sensei's party. I'm not surprised! Nina-sensei is a wonderful person. It sounds like the food was really tasty!

The Chesapeake Bay Bridges Cruise sounds really nice! I enjoyed seeing photos from the cruise.

By the way, I was a little bit confused about the raccoon dog that you saw because as far as I know, racoon dogs aren't found in the U.S. (though raccoons are common). Was it really a raccoon dog (tanuki) or a raccoon? To help you decide, see these links:

Raccoon Dog (Wikipedia)

Tanuki (Wikipedia)

Raccoon (Google Images)

I hope the rest of your stay in the U.S. is really wonderful!

Best wishes--

Dennis in Phoenix