Saturday, November 01, 2003

Safely back in Calgary.

Had a rant prepared -- "penned at 37,000 ft -- re my experiences on Air Canada today, but fortunately came across something more "post-worthy" along the way.

By the way, Calgary had snow while I was away -- well over a foot of snow which is still on the ground. At least the ghosts are happy =8-o The course crew for World Cup has a smile on their face too no doubt. Every little bit helps.

Halloween ghosts in trees in the Snow

Looks like we've already played the last golf round of the season in this part of the world.
Could have played a round this AM with a colleague from Washington (thanks Gary), but my flight was just a little too early -- the course is right across the river from Reagan.

Thanks to Joel and Michael, as well as Gary, for the contribution each made to the success of yesterday's session hosted in their offices. I know that the participants benefited from the opportunity to interact with each of you. Thanks from me and them.

Thursday, October 30, 2003

Another missive from the road -- this time Arlington, VA.

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures to post, which is really too bad.... Today's approach to Reagan National Airport took us over the Washington Monument and the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, as well as a nice view of the National Mall and Capitol in the background.

Here's a map showing the relative locations of the sites listed.

I scrambled to grab my camera out of my bag and snap a pic or two only to discover that the batteries were dead. Too bad, would have made a nice picture. I may try to get out to get some pictures before I leave the area on Saturday morning.

On the topic of "missed photo ops" -- I had dinner last night, compliments of Mark and Kate, at Le Mont Restaurant in Pittsburgh, PA.

I can't thank them enough for their hospitality and treating me to a "Five Star" experience. The company, the food and view of the city at night were truly spectacular and an experience I'll not soon forget.

Visit the restaurant's link above to see a daytime picture of the view from the restaurant. As you might imagine, the view after dark is magical.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

A post from Pittsburgh, PA. Here over night ahead of a trip to Washington, DC in the morning.

In today's USA Today, I read an interesting article about "a non-profit organization that promotes technology in schools"

Netday has an on-line survey -- at the link above -- that they'd like students to complete before November 5th, 2003.

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

A post from Wheeling, WV. Here ahead of a training session tomorrow on the SMART Board(TM) interactive whiteboard. I flew from Calgary to Chicago, then to Pittsburgh and then drove the rest of the way.

Wheeling's about an hour from Pittsburgh, and the autumn colors of the trees provided some nice scenery along the way. The leaves aren't as vibrant as they were two weeks ago, but they are still very colorful.

My thoughts are with those I worked with last week in San Diego, CA and I hope they haven't been directly impacted by the destruction caused by the wild fires currently ravaging Southern California. Here's hoping that firefighters are able to get the situation under control soon.