Well, today was so epic that I had to break it down into two parts. Here’s the morning. First, it’s my birthday! I decided to come up here to Portland, ME because I’ve never been to Maine and I really wanted to visit Portland. So far, I’m not disappointed. And who knew Portland was such … [Read more…]
Today my friend Greg took me to breakfast at the little diner at the end of his street called Gary’s Handy Lunch. Gary’s is a cute little 50’s style diner/greasy spoon type of place. The food came out quick, and was good. I had an omelette from the special board (sausage, mozzarella, onion tomato) and potatoes. Usually … [Read more…]
I left Charlotte in the morning and had a connection at DTW. Normally I would have found another route, but the Global Entry office at DTW had appointments open, and I needed to stop by. Upon arrival, I checked in at the Delta SkyClub. They have lockers, where I was able to store my bag while … [Read more…]
After a quick flight from LGA, I landed in CLT. The airport (or at least the Delta terminal, does it have two terminals?) was smaller and it was easy to get to baggage claim and quickly claim my bag. Sadly, I did have to board a bus to the National rental counter (I loathe shuttle … [Read more…]
I woke up this morning and took a quick walk along the river. It was Seattle like raining (misty, magical rain) and quite foggy. I ended up at Turning Point cafe for a quick egg wrap and green tea. It’s a local chain and this one is right on the water with a great view. … [Read more…]
Today was a huge day! I met my cousin Rina (and her family) today! Let me first give you a bit of background. My paternal grandfather’s parents and elder sister were born in Finland and later moved to the US, where my grandfather was born. When my grandfather was about 17, his parents and sister moved … [Read more…]
I took the red-eye from SEA to EWR. Red eyes always sound like a good idea when flying from the West Coast to the East Coast, but they never are. Worse, because I was flying to my aunt and uncle’s place in Hoboken, I thought switching planes in CVG would be fine. Needless to say, … [Read more…]
I decided to visualize my Foursquare check-ins. This is the last year of my life, 2013, visualized on a map. Countless cities (some a few times over), 59 flights, a few road trips, one cruise… and 2014 shows no signs of slowing down. Happy New Year.