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Vacation = T Minus 7

A countdown at the number 7Ah, nothing quite like a vacation to get away from it all and kick back and relax. All you have to do is pack your bags and leave your cares behind. Of course if you run your own business, then it’s a little bit different experience getting ready to leave. In fact, if I had to be completely honest, it’s a gut-wrenching, night sweating, week long freak out. :O
This year Holly and I are going to the Riviera Maya in Mexico. It’s about an hour south of Cancún in the Yucatan peninsula and we’ll be staying at the Riu Playacar. It’s a 7-day trip and we leave this Sunday and return the following Sunday. According to the brochures, there’s Mayan ruins, monkeys on the beach and pirate ship lobster dinner cruises. It sounds absolutely wonderful, and I’m sure that it will be, but knowing that I’m going to be away for a full week is a little bit daunting to say the least.

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I May Never Fly The Same Again

Have Portable DVD Will TravelI was ticked off when I arrived at the airport last week. My return flight had been entered by mistake and I was forced to leave the 2004 PalmSource Developer’s Conference a day early. It was a great conference and I was sorry that I had to leave so early. With airport security being so tight, I needed to ensure that I arrived in plenty of time to catch my plane. The 12:20pm flight I was taking was the last one Northwest offers out of San Jose. Sitting at the gate finishing up my early lunch, I looked at my watch and noticed that I had about an hour before the plane boarded. With an hour before boarding and 6 hours of flight time I was looking at a LOT of time on my hands. Coupled with the time was my feeling of exhaustion. The concentrated time I spent at PalmSource left me feeling overwhelmed. Normally I work on the plane, but my brain was fried. A little pissed and a lot tired I was wondering what was I going to do with all this time?

InMotion Pictures To The Rescue!

I had seen InMotion Pictures kiosks in several airports, but I’d never really investigated them, so with an hour to kill, I decided to take a peek and see what the deal was. The concept is pretty simple, you can rent DVD movies and DVD players from a kiosk, watch the movie on your plane and simply drop of the movie and/or player and your next destination. And the price is reasonable too. The basic player rents for $12 and includes one movie; additional movies are $4. If you have a DVD player, then movie rentals are $5.

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Kickin’ It At The Beach House

Each year my in-laws go to the Florida pan handle for a little vacation. I started tagging along when I started dating Holly 15 years ago and it’s become a yearly oddessy. This year we’ve returned to Destin Pointe and the Calypso Cottage, a two story, 4 bedroom, 3 bath house that makes going to the beach like you’re living large.

Day One Is Complete

Day one of my first Travelogue (Edit: deleted) is complete. Hopefully this weekend I’ll get the remaining 6 days posted. There’s also over 100 photos that we’ve taken and that doesn’t include the 3 underwater cameras that we have still have to develop. So there’s plenty of stuff to tell you about!

Weather’s Great, Wish You Were Here

I posted two more entries to the Travelogue (Edit: deleted) today. I’m still on Day One, and there is SO much left for me to post. We have just been having the best time, but because of that, I haven’t had much time for writing. I also hooked up the web cam and took a […]

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