Saturday, May 28, 2011

What this place needs

Is a flock of tropical penguins to put on a show.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


You are never very far away from a slot machine in Las Vegas.  E-Fun can be fun, I do miss the tubs full of quarters.  TR

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Headed out again

We are headed to Las Vegas in the morning, business for someone, pleasure for me, what penguin wouldn't want to visit the dessert.  From there we go back to San Francisco, south to Stanford, then home from San Jose, seven nights, eight days and five workshops.  We will try to have a little fun along the way.  TR

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Out for a bike ride

On the recent trip west, we took a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge.  An electric bike really helped level out the hills. 

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Mass Transit

I love relaxing and letting someone move me from place to place.  Mass transit is very relaxing, I can sightsee - read - and daydream while moving from place to place.  Reading while driving a car was always a bad idea, daydreaming and sightseeing are also problematic, I have drive right past my exit a couple of times.  The San Francisco Cable Cars are just neat, more cities should have them. Surprisingly many air travelers have ridden cable cars, some of the underground people movers in airports like Cincinnati are actually cable cars.  In a cable car system, the cable moves constantly and the train grabs onto it to move, look for the moving cable below or on the side of the car the next time you are moving from concourse to concourse. 

Friday, May 06, 2011

Sometimes it is good to be small

Last week was the week of packed flights, the only flight that was not packed was one that was so badly delayed most people missed it.  When the planes are full, it is good to be small, I can hide away and bask in the vastness of the space. 

Monday, May 02, 2011

Wide Body Flight

The last trip was airline hell, delayed because of mechanical problems, delayed because of weather, 10 minute change of planes, followed by another weather delay, landing and waiting 30 minutes to get to a gate, taking 15 mintues for someone to drive the jet bridge.  The only highlight was a cross country flight on a 767.  Passengers LOVE riding on wide body jets, why don't the airlines fly more of them? 

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Guess who is back traveling

Ok, I know it has been a very-very long time since my last post, and yes I have been a few places, but have failed to post. I am back for an active travel year, I just flew in from five days in San Francisco.