Archive for March, 2008

HOME!

March 8, 2008 8:34 pm

I made it home!  It was a long day of  flying but I made it.

One of the worst parts was having to wake up at 4:45 PST.  Once I was up, I caught a taxi to the airport, breezed through security and waited around a bit for the plane.

 The plane was late leaving San Jose by about 35-40 minutes because a little lens over a safety light fell out and needed to be taped back in.  The repair only took about 2 minutes, but they had to file paperwork about the repair with the FAA which took the remaining 40ish minutes!  So, after a bit of a delay we were off.

The first leg of the trip from San Jose to Burbank and from Burbank to Las Vegas was amazing.  We flew low (less then 30,000 ft) the whole time and right over some of the spectacular mountains that I had driven by earlier.  Unfortunately I didnt get any pictures of this as the window was really dirty and we were only above 10,000 ft (where they let you use cameras) for a few minutes. 

 We arrived in Las Vegas about 20 minutes late, which made things abit cramped but not terrible making it to my connection.  I was planning on getting some lunch there, but that didn’t end up happening.  Oh ya, the other funny thing that happened… who decided to get on the plane in Burbank by my apartment-mate from last year, Gladman!  He had been out at the shepherds conference the previous week and was on his way home too.  It was nice to briefly catch up with him! 

 The flight from Las Vegas to Hartford was quite uneventful.  The first long stretch of it was cloudless, but as we went on it got cloudier and cloudier.  I did manage to take a few pictures on this leg:

The rocks in the bottom left of this picture were incredibly red:

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Some random lake:

Some Random Lake

Solid bank of clouds contrasted with clear sky:

Clouds and Sky

More clouds:

Cottonball Clouds

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The approach to Bradley was rather bumpy, with clouds right down so low that I couldn’t see the ground until we were about 30 seconds away from the airport, but thanks to electronics and good pilots we made it without significant issue.  My whole family was at the airport to meet me, and then it was off to get dinner and finally home! 

It’s great to be home!  California was great, but home is still home! 

So ends an account of an 8 week trip to California.  I hope you all have enjoyed it, I know I have.  I’m not really sure what I’m going to do with this site at the moment, maybe I’ll post some more, maybe I wont… I don’t know.  Either way, you probably  know how to get ahold of me, and if you don’t, leave a comment and we’ll fix that! 

Wraping Up

March 4, 2008 11:18 pm

Things are spiraling to an end out here.  We have been hard at work writing our paper, with things more or less done.  It’s just down to the last fixes now.  We have to give a 10 minute presentation to our Professor and the people in charge of the projects at NVIDIA, eBay, and SRI tomorrow.   By this time tomorrow things should be completely done!

Thursday and Friday’s focus is going to be on packing with an early morning airplane to catch on Saturday. 

 I finally remembered to bring my camera with me to an InterVarsity meeting and got some pictures of the smallgroup that I’ve been hanging out with on Tuesday’s.  There are more on facebook if you’re interested!

FloMo Stanford InterVarsity 2008