Flight to LA

Dan Boston

The flight to Boston was alright – the electrical outlet in my seat wasn’t active for most of the flight (they said that active power would “cycle” through different rows throughout the flight, but it only came on once and for only 15-minutes), so my laptop battery got pretty low.  We hit a bit of bad turbulence over Colorado, and dropped about 1,000 feet in 30 seconds. Pretty exciting (and scary) stuff, but the rest of the flight was uneventful. …

The Road to Rhode Island

Dan Boston

I hit the road to head to Rhode Island around 11:30am or so, and traffic was smooth on Rt. 9, but then there was a big accident or something, so things slowed down to a crawl.  Luckily my phone has Google Maps and GPS, so I figured out an alternate route, then made my way down to Narragansett.  Got there a little before 1pm, and met Mike at the new Institute for Archaeological Oceanography building, which was a very nice …

Late Night Dinner / Rooftop

Dan Spain (2009)

After the concert, a private dinner reception was held on the terrace of the music hall. It was a nice function, with wine and three large tables where we all sat and enjoyed a good multi-course meal.  By the time it was over, it was about 2:45am – but the night was just beginning! We got back to the hotel around 3:15am or so, and then it was just a matter of cleaning up, packing, and getting ready for the …

Bus ride to San Blas

Dan Spain (2009)

After waking up around 8:30am, we grabbed a quick breakfast and then all convened in the lobby to figure out the plan for the day.  We checked the bus schedule at the front desk, and it looked like we would be able to take a bus from the main bus depot down to the southern part of the island.  Because there were five of us, we took two taxis to the bus depot where (after experiencing ‘El Bano del Diablo’) …