2010 San Francisco Half Marathon – Part II: Mission Accomplished!
JetBlue WiFi from SWA Flight?
Finally, it arrived! After meeting up for the pre-race pasta dinner with fellow runners at One Market the night before, I got to sleep early prior to the main event. My hotel near Union Square was great and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it as long as there’s a decent rate available (Hotel Monaco – […]
Fall Getaway 2006
On the way back from Vegas to Raleigh (Southwest 4.5 hour nonstop), I pulled out my Dell Latitude notebook over Kansas to get some class work done for the week ahead. What else would one do over Kansas? 🙂 Of course, my wireless card was still enabled. To my surprise, as I prepared to disable […]
RDU – London: 6 hrs 39 min!
This weekend, Stacey and I made our annual fall pilgrimage to the NC/VA Mountains. The time away was especially valuable this year since it came between Terms 2 and 3 of my MBA program at Duke! Friday On Friday, we both took the day off from work and drove to Ararat, NC (near Mount Airy […]
Awesome! I wonder if they’ll start accepting reservations? “In 20 years of flying, I’ve never even come close to seeing these kinds of speeds across the Atlantic,” said pilot Alan Sowell to the Raleigh/Durham News Observer. Sowell, who owns Mid South Aviation in nearby Sanford, was at the controls of the jet during its record-setting […]
Day 10: Travel
Finally, following seven years of talking and planning, Stacey and I decided to take our long-awaited trip to Europe this summer. Ever since I completed my semester abroad in London (1998), we decided that we would return to Europe again…together. This August seemed like the perfect time to plan our trip, before such things as […]
Day 9: Ireland/London
Time to leave… Today, we woke up at 6:30, checked out of the Marriott Grosvenor Square, and walked to the Bond Street tube. We took the tube to Victoria, where we arrived just before 7:45 AM. There wasn’t enough time to catch the 7:45 AM Gatwick Express, so we took the next train that left […]
Day 8: Ireland
Today we woke up around 7:20 AM, showered, and had breakfast again at the Brigown B&B. This time, I had pancakes, and Stacey had toast with cheese. We packed our bags after breakfast, and went to the post office and shops in Ballina. I looked for smoked River Moy salmon to take back with us, […]
Day 7: Ireland
Today we woke up just before 8 am and were served an amazing breakfast at the Brigown B&B in Ballina (salmon & eggs for Mike, French toast for Stacey). The B&B owner is known throughout Ireland for her cooking ability and even hosts a radio cooking show – this is why we picked this over […]
Day 6: English Countryside
Today we woke up at 7:30 AM, checked out of our hotel, and took our bags to the Marriott hotel across Grosvenor Square. This is where we stayed our first night in London, and it is also where we would be returning following our short trip to Ireland. Just to be safe, I had checked […]
Today we woke up at 7 AM to meet the Evan Evans tour bus at the Millennium Mayfair hotel. We met the “local” bus at 8:10 AM and took it to Victoria Station to transfer to our actual tour bus. Our destinations? Bath, Stonehenge, and Windsor Castle! Talk about an ambitious schedule for one day! […]