Tag: travel

The featured image rather reminds me of the value and usefulness of American Airlines, so called, AAdvantage miles. Notice the two flat tires and a missing seat! Allow me to explain: In preparing for my trip to Cuba, I have to figure out a way to get from Charlotte to Miami and back. No problem whatsoever. Charlotte is an American Airlines hub. Lots of daily, direct flights. Piece of cake. I start looking at flights and see that they can…

Normally, when I go to NY, I arrive on Sunday, around noon or so, and leave on Friday, taking the 7:00 PM flight. And, as usual, I leave the office around 3:30, grab my bags at the hotel, and head on to the airport around 4, giving myself 3 hours to make it those 6 miles. 3 hours remaining. Friday was no different. I caught a cab in front of the hotel at around 4. We ground our way across…

Well, I had planned to attend the Peter Turnley workshop in Cuba at the end December, but I took too long to make up my mind, trying to decide between going/not going, going in December, or waiting until February. But, if one waits long enough, things will resolve themselves. 🙂 I finally decided on December 30th. I wrote the check, let it sit on my desk for a couple of more days while I reconsidered if I wanted to do…

When Vanessa and I went to San Jose, or rather “tried” to go to San Jose, we ended up going to San Francisco and driving back to San Jose because after delaying our flight for about 3 hours, they finally cancelled it. They booked us on a direct flight, instead of a connecting flight, so it was all good – we still got there about the same time. Our rental car was more expensive, but, we made it and had…

Vanessa and I were riding the Caltrain on the way to San Francisco from San Jose. While we were in Europe, I took a number of photos of her while she sat across from me on various trains. I may even have a snap or two of her riding the rails in Charlotte; however, I don’t have any of myself. I decided to give her my camera and let her take my picture. I set the camera to recognize faces…

On the way to Munnar, India, the driver stopped for lunch at a local vegetarian restaurant. I went to the washroom to wash my hands before eating and was greeted by this sign, one posted over each of the two sinks available. Interesting. I’m happy to say that ate lunch, without incident, and had no need to vomit in the sink, nor elsewhere. 🙂

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