Sunday, August 16, 2009

Operational Excellence Training Day 4, Anderson Park and Joey's Grill & Lounge

All formal in-classroom trainings were capped off during the fourth day. It all started with my usual breakfast in Residence Inn Redmond. No offense to them, but I really wished there was more variety to the daily offerings other than waffles, potatoes and breakfast patties of which I started to grew tired of the taste.

With a colleague counterpart in Indonesia, we went back to The Commons for lunch, same place where we had our attendee party during TechReady 9 the prior week.

Still craving for an Asian taste, I had a rice topping of stir-fried pork and spring rolls for lunch and coconut juice for drinks.

The training ended well and everyone was relieved and excited to have free time for ourselves and head back home soon. Our last plan for the day is to have dinner as a celebration in the nearby city of Bellevue but I got the chance to roam around the area of Redmond Town Center first before boarding the bus. I came across Anderson Park and breezed by to see the place. I usually pass by this place at night I haven't seen people actually relaxing and playing here until that moment.

There were two log cabins constructed in 1938 in the park that are preserved and recently restored to its full glory, the Fullard House and Adair House.

Adair House

Fullard House

I boarded a bus minutes later and then alighted in Bellevue Transit Center. As usual, the Metro King County's Trip Planner helped a lot in my timing and scheduling.

Walking towards where we'll have our class get-together, this restaurant caught my attention because of it's name - "What The Pho?".

We had our dinner that night at Joey's Grill & Lounge in Bellevue Place.

Nice and cozy place I should say, but it's so jam-packed that we had to wait for more than an hour to get seated and be separated from the others on another table.

Raspberry Lemonade

Cranberry Almond Salmon. Just the right taste for me and just the right size of serving.

Molten Lava Chocolate Souffle. Tempting, delicious and sinful! :P

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