Happy New Years! I’ve put something up here the past couple years as I wrap up and kick off the new year, so I thought I’d do that again. I had the pleasure of visiting customers, presenting at conferences, and taking a couple quick vacations all over the place last year. I managed to stay mostly in the US this year:
…save for a couple overseas trips:
All told, ~116,406 miles and 90 plane rides.
I sent a mail out to quite a few people who had asked about pictures from all these trips, and I thought I’d share that here – something I’ve not done before.
On the road to San Francisco from Eureka, CA in late March. The road signs called for snow chains which our rented Toyota Camry was sorely lacking. Fortunately the snow was light.
On the road to Monterey
The Lone Cypress at Pebble Beach – I had a couple hours to do 17 mile drive before my flight out of Monterey. CA. The airport at Monterey, by the way, has a great little outdoor bar on top of the ramp area.
The Concha y Toro vineyard in Santiago, Chile is conveniently accessible from downtown by Subway.
Viña del Mar about 1:30 drive outside of Santiago, Chile
A somewhat questionable Ascensor I rode down the hill in the port of Valparaiso, Chile
Death Valley – the lowest point in the North America.
Salt Flats in Death Valley – the land of $5.33/gallon for regular gasoline
Another conference week…
The Grand Canyon from a Helicopter. Pat Richard and I did this in October – highly recommended.
The Hoover Dam, by Helicopter
Happy Trails and Best Wishes for a great 2012!