Plus a hearty acknowledgement that I’m posting this more than a year after it happened. I shrug. After the conference, the conference in 2019 (here), I thought it’d be fun to extend my trip into a Euro ski vacation, despite the fact that I’ve written multiple notes-to-self with the instruction that I should never (again)
My brother told me that I should visit Salzburg while I was in Munich, so I did. It was cool. An amazing place for a one-day tourist (it’s probably great for more than one day — I just had a day and it was amazing). Rainy day though. bkd
I go to this conference every year, but every year it takes place in a different city. In 2019, it (ICIS) took place in Munich, a Bavarian city. SLC > DEN > MUC. I dropped money to fly business class. It was more comfortable than coach. I still didn’t sleep much. I got there a
Our big academic conference in December was in San Francisco last year. It was exciting. No one wanted to go out to restaurants — or, at least, not like I thought they ought to. The city is hilly. I went to Alcatraz for the first time in my life along with a few other people. The
The dog does not like being stuck in the car for hours at a time. Legitimately, my goal for this summer is to find a way to get the dog to ride in the car in relative comfort and happiness without sitting on my lap. Mal sehen. Last summer, we took a long road trip
There was apparently a Part I of this. There was also a report on a trip to the same general location three years earlier. But I digress. Day 5 – Meißen I hadn’t been back to Meißen since ’93, so that’s something. It’s a cool, old-looking city. We toured the Dom and went to the porcelain
Eight days there, but 10 would have been more reasonable than six. I really think that, of all people, I’d be the one who would be willing to say that the place I went on my mission was terrible, ugly, and not worth visiting if, in fact, it was terrible, ugly, and not worth visiting.
TBH, it was actually 73 hours. Just that it takes about three hours to get from the plane to town, then about two hours from town to the airport plus two more hours of “get there early” time (necessary at ICN). Anyway, about 2.5 days of functional time there, plus sleeping. Seoul! It was supposed
From the greater Phoenix area, I headed back the way I came, up that one highway that probably has a number toward Holbrook. It was still pretty: Although it also spat snow somewhere in those mountains, a true harbinger of the two weeks to come. Which is good, since I cannot abide a false harbinger.
In, apparently, 1987 there was this song that came out that, apparently, I heard more than once. The song was called “Christmas in the Northwest”. It was, well, you can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9Ze0FEuG4s. I was going to use the word cloying, but be your own judge. An upside of the song was the implication