I went to the UPS depot in Coralville to pick up a couple of packages they were holding for me, and as I drove into the parking lot, I noticed they had a little rural mailbox with the flag up. So despite all of their technology and logistical resources they still rely on the US […]
Coming into McCarran Airport, we flew very low over a mountain escapment, revealing the shiny city in all its nighttime decadence. From the plane I could see that there were very many hotels. A lot of them were right near the airport. Doesn’t the noise and air pollution make it less desireable to build there? […]
On my flight from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Las Vegas, Nevada, the flight attendant said, “In the event of a water landing…” which struck me as funny because I didn’t expect to fly over any bodies of water large enough to land a jet in. Allegiant Airlines flies from small-market airports to Las Vegas and […]
I’m leaving for the airport in about in an hour or so. I spent most of the day cleaning the apartment, as I am wont before a trip so I don’t have to come home to a mess. I’m also waiting for UPS to deliver some hiking gear from Eastern Mountain Sports. The online tracking […]
I am making two trips in the next two weeks, both to Las Vegas. I’m finally going to see Lore tomorrow night after I get there. I’ll be there for the weekend (a very long weekend made possible by a scheduling quirk), back Monday for a week of work then back on vacation for two […]
It was only a matter of time before I got a ticket in Iowa City. Not only are the yellow lights very brief, but many of the main streets have speed limits of 25 mph–not a natural speed for such roads, I think. I usually drive about 35 mph on them and got caught doing […]
Here are photos from this week’s trip.
Training at Harpers Ferry was great. I had fun, met a lot of nice people, and learned a lot.
My butt was dragging all day today, but I got my work done. Tonight and tomorrow morning I have to pack for my flight Sunday morning, because I am working Friday afternoon and evening and all day Saturday. In fact, I don’t have another day off until August 17, then I get a whole bunch.
We’re continuing to prepare for this weekend’s event. In addition I have to prepare for being absent most of August. I’m traveling again on Sunday, this time to West Virginia for a week of training. It’s a follow up to the NPS Fundamentals course I took in Arizona last year. Later in the month I’m […]
I rode my bike to City Park to play bocce (Italian lawn bowling) this evening. It’s fun, leisurely.