So, the events of the trip to Nova Scotia began more smoothly than the California trip. I did work that Thursday and then managed to leave and get to the airport in more than enough time. I was actually at the airport over an hour before the scheduled flight time the way they tell you to!
Ivan had flown from Miami to Newark airport earlier in the day and met me at the airport. Being the frequent traveler that he is, he got me into the Continental President's club with him. For those of you who have not been to one of these, let me just tell you, compared to the lounges down below they are pretty darn nice. Nice comfy seats, a bar with free drinks and food, the works. Of course the feature that had Ivan occupied was one of the nice little pods they have so that you can do work there. He had his laptop hooked into the phone and his palmtop Windows CE device (HP of course) all set up.
His objective was to get some last minute email into work. He had written it on his palmtop on the previous flight and just needed to syncronize with his laptop and then send it off back to HP. Well, lets just say that after an hour and a half of draining his batteries, it just plain didn't work. The connection had died. Or something. In any case he was hosed and unhappy. And since he had not brought an AC adapter for the laptop he was running out of juice fast. For the next day or so attemempts would be made. I have no idea if it ever succeeded.
After that we got on the plane. We flew fairly uneventfully to Halifax, Nova Scotia. I did get a quick shot of Manhattan out the window, but I was too slow grabbing the camera and rushed it so it wasn't as good as I would have liked. Oh well.
(Yeah, its sidewise, turn your head... it is the only one where I forgot to keep the camera upright.)
In any case, we got to Halifax and got the rental car and headed for the hotel. Ivan had set us up at the Westin, supposidly the best hotel in Halifax. I ate some chips that were there and then we crashed. I was tired. Because I had been working on somethingfor work the previous night I had only had two hours of sleep and it had been a long day. I went out like a light.
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