New York City – Day 2 (Sunday, October 11, 2015)

We awoke the next day to sunshine and much more energy after the previously long day. We definitely needed the rest and Matt and Laura’s cats were kind enough to not disturb us overnight (though I suspect they may have tried cuddling up with us at some point during the night). Misha ran downstairs to … Continue reading New York City – Day 2 (Sunday, October 11, 2015)

New York City – Day 3 (Monday, October 12, 2015)

A solid night’s rest behind us, today was promising to be just as beautiful as yesterday. Waking up was a careful exercise of getting out of bed and tiptoeing past Laura (who graciously slept in the office/dining room, giving us the bed for one more night) to get cleaned up. You Know…Maybe Next Time… Two … Continue reading New York City – Day 3 (Monday, October 12, 2015)

Iceland – Introduction (October 2014)

So…Where Next? January 2014 arrived with 2013’s slightly nerve-wracking holiday season in the rear view mirror and an amorphous new year loomed ahead – a veritable tabula rasa of potential and aspirations, untapped dreams and a crap load of cluelessness. The company I work for was bought by another firm just after Thanksgiving 2013, so … Continue reading Iceland – Introduction (October 2014)

Iceland – Day 1 (Saturday, October 4, 2014 – Sunday, October 5, 2014)

Tumbleweeds at an Airport? I can be nervous spastic neurotic a little bit antsy about making my flights, so I err on the side of caution by arriving at airports a little earlier than I need or should.(1) Some of this is my excitement for a trip and/or imagining all possible things that could happen, … Continue reading Iceland – Day 1 (Saturday, October 4, 2014 – Sunday, October 5, 2014)

Iceland – Day 2 (Monday, October 6, 2014)

Morning greeted us with a bit more rain and grey clouds…and more ever-present wind, but the weather reports favored it all passing by the afternoon, with temperatures even reaching unseasonably high mid-50s through the week. This was a little bit of a surprise given that I packed for early-Winter conditions and now almost wished I … Continue reading Iceland – Day 2 (Monday, October 6, 2014)

Iceland – Day 3 (Tuesday, October 7, 2014)

I can admit that I’ve watched far too many dumb sci fi movies, even while knowing they’re stupid, I can’t help watching them either for sheer entertainment value, tearing into them like Cinema Sins does on YouTube, or just for the old MST3K treatment. In anticipation of today, my imagination was rolling weeks ahead of … Continue reading Iceland – Day 3 (Tuesday, October 7, 2014)