All posts tagged with "travel"

Introducing Bonsho

March 02, 2004

I am surprised that I have managed to go this long without telling any of you about my Las Vegas trip. There are a few stories to share, but not too many. Before I get to the point on this one, I'll mention a star-spotting.

Getting a Men's Facial

March 09, 2004

I know that admitting this in print gets me labeled as a pussy by a lot of my faithful readers, but hey, I'm here to inform and educate. I spent one afternoon in the hotel spa, and got a massage and a facial. We all know what happens in a massage, but maybe not what goes on with a facial. Besides, there's someone out there who is curious about what goes on in a men's facial, and who will find this site through Goggle years from now.

Evening in Patpong

March 26, 2004

I'm planning to post many web log entries from Thailand during my trip over there in the next two weeks. There is only one problem with that. Every time someone looks at pictures or wants to talk about my last trip there, they get hung up on one particular story. It was actually Heather who was pretty insistent on getting to see the filthy side of Bangkok. We packed in a lot of activity, and I can honestly say that we could not have experienced more cultural oddities than we did in such a short time. Thai smut is just one piece of the big puzzle.

Thailand Travel Log: Prologue

March 29, 2004

This marks the first of many entries that I will make during my Thailand trip. I'm not sure exactly how this travel journal will play out, but I would expect it to differ in style frm the rest of the blog in some way or other. I'm making this entry from my PDA at the Baton Rouge airport, so it may be short.

Thailand Travel Log: It's a Long Ride

March 31, 2004

It takes a really long time to get to Thailand. And then, when I finally made it there, we have a little airport/customs kerfuffle.

Thailand Travel Log: In Bangkok

April 01, 2004

Being in Bangkok the second time is very different than being here for the first time. It isn't the city that has changed; it's just that the overwhelming sensation on the first visit is how very different and strange everything is. Now, the chaos seems familiar and natural. We have only done a couple of things around the town. The main thing was to go order and get fitted for custom clothes.

Thailand Travel Log: Ayuthaya

April 03, 2004

On Friday, Mom and I traveled to Ayuthaya province. This is about an hour outside of Bangkok, and was the capital up until about a thousand years ago. We started by touring ruins of a complex that may have been the palace or a temple. The ruins were pretty neat. It was much like touring an old fort in America in terms of how it looked. But obviously, the Thai's cement was a better mix than that of the American pioneers, since it was still holding strong, despite the handicap of an extra thousand years or so of exposure.

Thailand Travel Log: Bar Hopping

April 05, 2004

Somewhere between when the time when the Thai ladies were trying on Mom's fake boob and when the weird little guy put a hot towel while I was urinating, I knew it was time to go home.

Thailand Travel Log: Krabe

April 12, 2004

Here's one amusing story: The place that we stayed had one of those bars that you could swim up and order food and drinks. Mom went up the last afternoon and ordered an ice cream sundae, which of course, Americans pronounce "sun-di." The Thai bartender looked puzzled. Mom repeated the order, and he continued to not understand. When she pointed it out on the menu, he actually corrected her English: "That's Sun-Day."

Louisiana Waterways: Atchafalaya Basin

June 15, 2004

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Trip to Atlanta

July 28, 2004

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Things go to Hell When I Travel on Business

August 03, 2004

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The Drunk Guy on the Plane

November 19, 2004

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Report on Las Vegas Trip

February 01, 2005

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Ann, The Drunk Chick in Ireland

May 05, 2005

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New York Trip

August 16, 2005

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Weekend in 318

November 08, 2005

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Driving to Montgomery

November 21, 2005

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November 29, 2005

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Indianapolis Sports Bar

April 12, 2006

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Craig Ain't Got No Drawers On

May 01, 2006

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On the Way to Las Vegas

May 16, 2006

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At the Users Conference

May 19, 2006

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Fourth of July, New York

July 06, 2006

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Hawaii Dispatch 1

July 19, 2006

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Hawaii Dispatch 2

July 22, 2006

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Travels - NO/Colorado

December 19, 2006

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NFC Championship Game

January 27, 2007

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Work Road Trip Notes

February 01, 2007

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Travel in Russia

March 22, 2007

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Home Sweet Home

April 02, 2007

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October 10, 2007

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Russian Language and Culture Notes

January 16, 2008

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Bridge Clearance

August 25, 2009

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The Night We Went to a Hot Dog Place

May 20, 2010

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Hooray for Dollywood!

August 10, 2010

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Gulf Coast Demographics

September 10, 2010

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Scenes From an Exhibition

November 16, 2010

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Lake George

July 07, 2011

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August 03, 2011

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From This Year's DC Trip

August 11, 2011

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A Couple More Tales From Lake George

August 19, 2011

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Bahamas Trip

October 21, 2011

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Russia Trip

October 27, 2011

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Aren't People Nice Right Now

October 30, 2011

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Europeans are Weird

December 10, 2011

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Road Trip to Hades

August 09, 2012

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Sailing Vacation - Part 1

July 17, 2013

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Sailing Vacation - Part 2

July 19, 2013

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Travel Log - Gulf Coast Trip

July 01, 2014

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December 16, 2014

In preschool a couple of weeks ago, Kolya's class made gingerbread men. When they went out to play, the teachers hid them, and they told the kids that the cookies came to life, ran around the classroom, and dared the kids to find them. The kids looked all over, inside and out, and they couldn't find the runaway gingers.

Mandeville Sailing

October 29, 2015

We decided to sail to Mandeville, a town that's usually four or five hours from our home dock. It's a pretty standard trip for us, but this one spirals into nuttiness.

Easter Week Trip

April 06, 2016

We spent the week of Easter on the sailboat. Almost entirely, we were tied up at Pontchartrain Landing on the lakeshore. It's an almost unknown RV Park and Marina, and not at all a bad place to hole up for a week.

Rolling Rolling Rolling Through the Summer

July 25, 2017

AFor the first time in many years, we went on Summer vacation without taking the helm of a sailboat. Instead, I took the helm of the motor van San Clemente< for a tour of the Pacific Northwest. We started out north of Seattle, ferried through the San Juan Islands of Washington, crossed over the Vancouver island in Canada. From there, we crossed British Columbia and visited several Canadian National Parks in their Rocky Mountain range. Finally, we circled back into Washington for a few days before heading home.

About This Cat

August 02, 2020

We went on a Covid-summer road trip that took us the whole Summer. The cat took an entirely different Summer vacation in the Ozarks.

Summer Meetup

October 20, 2021

We had a hell of a time getting to the Bahamas this Summer. Our friends Robert and Crystal might have even done worse than us. Also, some really pretty pictures in this post.

Summer 2021 - How We Made a Weeklong Trip Take Half the Summer

March 08, 2022

Our 2021 sailing trip to the Bahamas was an absolute disaster. Before we left, lightnight fried our boat's electronics. The generator didn't make it to Key West. And we lost tons of consumer electronics to Neptune as well. We managed to have some fun though. This is how the trip started.


June 08, 2023

Starlink is changing everything, and some of the sailors are maaaaaaddd about it.

CWS Championship/Kickoff Summer 2023 Trip

July 04, 2023

We got off later than usual, but we're on the road again this summer. Here's how the first week+ of our trip has looked.

Summer 2023 Trip, Part 2

July 11, 2023

We continued to travel north and east, to the point now where we're just about out of continent. North America is huge. I did some interneting, and I'm almost exactly the same distance from Reykjavik, Iceland as we are from Baton Rouge.

Summer 2023 Trip, Part 3

July 24, 2023

More from Nova Scotia and Maine. Friends join us, and I come to the conclusion that a great deal of the fun I have in publishing these posts lies in making fun of my friends.

Remarkably Bright and Tasty Creatures

July 30, 2023

I'm going to write more words about octopuses here than you thought possible. Also, a little story-window into our Croatia trip last summer.

Campsite Visitor

August 01, 2023

If you have to be querying other people's data all day, this isn't a bad place to do it. This is probably the last post about the summer road trip. I'm in New Hampshire, camping alone with only Rosie as company.

Driving Blues

August 18, 2023

It's been a lot of driving lately. Coming back from Maine was two really long days. Camp pickup wasn't until 10:00. We left from there and drove until the wee hours. 11 states, and it was all bumper to bumper traffic from Maine through New Jersey.