Posts Tagged ‘travel’

No, You’re A Null!

July 19, 2018

Stayed last week at the EAST Miami hotel, this is the view from the 38th floor mens room.unnamed.jpg

ACTION ITEM: Nice hotel

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Spider, man

July 18, 2018

This is the horror that awaited me last week when I climbed into my GMC. Thing is, living in the country means every animal thinks they have squatters rights to everything. Every. Thing.

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ACTION ITEM: Check first.

Coffee Service at My Hotel This Week

January 22, 2018

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Now just waiting for the dispenser to be filled.

Weary

January 19, 2018

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One of our vacation destinations this past week was Death Valley. We stopped at Father Crowley Overlook to drink in the view. A nearby Park Service ranger told us the Navy practiced flying jets through the narrow canyon, bordering the Overlook, called Rainbow Canyon. We waited. And waited. And waited. Nothing. This young feller next to us grew as tired of waiting as we did.

ACTION ITEM: One more minute, I promise

My Bob Ross Moment

December 18, 2017

 

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Captured this image of the North Yuba River while on my way to a site survey near Downieville, CA. Not inventive or unique, but pretty nevertheless.

ACTION ITEM: Enjoy

The Amtico Co., Ltd: Craft Services Wizards

December 11, 2017

While on a recent shoot in the UK, the customer arranged craft services (catering) duties with skill and aplomb. Delivered from a nearby restaurant, everything was delicious and attractively displayed; a well-balanced variety to suit any taste; plus lots of it for our crew of three. The choices were really practical, too, as much of it didn’t require plates, tableware, or messy condiments.

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ACTION ITEM: Whomever is in charge of craft services, be sure 1. it’s delivered to your shoot location (so you’re not wasting time traveling), 2. It’s fresh and flavorful, 3. It’s simple, and 4. It respects anyone’s dietary restrictions (Not sure? Ask!)

Empty Plane

November 16, 2017

Had another one of those weird flights (London Heathrow to SFO) where the plane is almost empty. Love getting a row to myself, but it’s a little bit creepy, too.

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ACTION ITEM: Spread out

Water Works

November 10, 2017

Talented photographer James Barnett captured this candid of me enjoying the fountains in Parliament Square in Bern, Switzerland (sometimes described as the City of Fountains).

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ACTION ITEM: Bring a raincoat

Coffee Pot Museum

November 8, 2017

I spent the last month on virtually non-stop US and international travel – the rest of this week are a few items from that trip.

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Outside the location in which I was working (the Washington Hotel) is the little-known but wide-awake American Coffee Pot Museum (warning – autoplay)

ACTION ITEM: Cream, two sugars

Customary

November 3, 2017

My clients (Kristin Poulton and Jim Barnett, both of QAD, Inc.) patiently waiting at the customs counter at Birmingham Airport (BHX).

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Our gear was left on the tarmac for an hour, then another 30 minutes waiting for an agent to appear. Traveling with gear means being an exporter/importer, with all the preparation and paperwork you can imagine that entails. I’ve done it about a dozen times; Kristin and Jim have both become experts.

 

ACTION ITEM: Do not travel overseas with gear without full documentation, usually in the form of an ATA Carnet.


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