Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Had to be in St. Louis this week to finish stuff up and attend a meeting on Wednesday. There's a BIG snow storm coming on Tuesday and Wednesday and I'll have to drive back to Chicago through it. This will be a test of my winter driving skills, I guess. Once I make it home (if?), it will sure make getting away that much more worth it. Five more days until I'm done with snow and cold for ten days.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Did someone fail to let Cutler know when the NFC playoff game started? His knee better be broken in three places, or this will be the last year he plays in Chicago. As someone said, "You can play hurt, but you can't play injured". Ah well, we'll always have baseball.
Drove to St. Louis tonight through the snow; plows were out throwing salt so it was not as bad as it could have been. In two long weeks I'll be far from snow and plows, and the only salt will be in the surf. When we get back in mid-February, we can normally expect that the worst of our Chicago winter has past, so maybe I'll make it through another year. Oh, we can expect snow and cold -- it's snowed as late as mid-April in Chicago -- but the sub-zero temps are generally gone by 1 March, and we can expect a few days above freezing so what snow does fall can melt. 'Til next time.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I found some Boingo HotSpots in the Caribbean, so I'll be able to post to this blog while we're on our cruise. I've had a Boingo account for a couple of years, and I find that it's really convenient (and much cheaper) than searching for local HotSpots. Maybe I'll create a list of Caribbean Boingo HotSpots and post it to my website so other travelers can see where they can connect. Or maybe not ;-)
Monday, January 17, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Jac n Sue for a while. I'll be blogging from the cruise, but I promise -- no I commit -- to not checking office email or answering business calls from the time we step on the plane at O'Hare, until we get back. They can get along without me!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Four weeks from today we will board the Caribbean Princess and sit down by the pool for the SuperBowl party. I learned on the Cruise Line Fans forum that I'll need to go directly to the sign-up area if I want any hope of getting on the ship tour. Sue's been looking at the Movies Under The Stars and "The Sanctuary" movies on the Princess website and agrees that we need to be sure to take these in. Oh well, she's got lunch ready (beef stew for a cold Chicago Sunday -- nom!) and then I need to get my Sunday nap.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Cruise Line Fans dot com - a great site to hear from other cruisers. Already getting more ideas about how to make our next cruise better. The last time we sailed we were so focused on the Heidi and Brandon's wedding, that we missed some of the best parts of the cruise; not this time! Sue's bringing her new Nook Color and her Kindle to better determine which is "best".