I spent four days in a Virginia Beach conference center, looking at data mostly displayed in IDL (Interactive Data Language) color table 39 (Rainbow + white).
On the one day that we finished before dark, I took a walk along the beach and saw this building.
Did they know we were coming?
I saw other sights.
Meet king Neptune.
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Have you ever pondered how much gumption is required for business travel? I flew across the continent and then drove a rental car, alone, in unknown territory in the dark to find my hotel. Mark warned me to be careful to avoid going over any bridges or into a tunnel. Fortunately, I found the hotel relatively easily.
On the way back to the airport, I offered a ride to a fellow meeting attendee from JPL. He had been a program manager of an instrument built out at nearby NASA Langley so he was quite familiar with the way back to the airport. Had it not been for him, I could easily have been trapped in a lane heading through a bridge or tunnel and then missed my flight. From my experience, California road signage is clearer than east coast signage.
Some more thoughts about business travel for mommies:
Mommy don't go
Out to lunch, and dinner and breakfast...
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