I extended my trip to SQLSaturday South Florida for a couple days vacation. If I’m going to drive 3-1/2 hours may as well make the most of it. Stayed at the Sheraton Suites Plantation for two nights, fairly close to Nova. Nice hotel, parking was a bit of a mess due to a lot of […]Read more "South Florida Vacation Notes"
I’m leaving early afternoon for the longish drive to South Florida for SQLSaturday tomorrow. The schedule looks impressive! I missed the last two years due to scheduling conflicts with my vacation, this year I made things easier and scheduled my vacation to coincide! I’m on vacation all of the following week and we’ll spend that […]Read more "SQL Saturday South Florida And Then Vacation"
Based on a bit of luck/happenstance I’ve been able to stretch my summer vacation to two months. I had planned to take a few weeks off to reflect on life and think about where I should be focusing (and I have done a lot of that), but the chance to take the summer off with […]Read more "A Long Summer Vacation"
I’m leaving mid-morning today to drive to Cocoa with my family for a beach weekend and SQLSaturday #231. I’ll be presenting PCI for the SQL DBA and I’m really looking forward to it. I did a virtual presentation of it earlier this month and it ran long, so I’ve made some adjustments and can’t wait […]Read more "Headed to Cocoa for SQLSaturday #231"
First stop was Philadelphia, mostly because we scheduled our vacation to coincide with SQLSaturday #200, but also because we had never been. Subway is ok, but no where near as useful or as clean as the one in DC. We hoped to see the Liberty Bell, but the line was looooong The Constitution Center was […]Read more "Vacation Notes"
This past weekend we took a mini vacation, along the way my daughter decided to play this song, which is indeed a pretty good song to enjoy on vacation. Blame me if this one gets stuck in your head for the rest of the day. The Duck SongRead more "Got Any Grapes?"
I’m planning to attend SQLSaturday #200 in Philadelphia on June 1, 2013. Number 200! This will be my first trip to Philly and I’m bringing the family with me so we can spend a couple days there and then after the event we’ll be taking the train to DC for a few more days of […]Read more "SQLSaturday #200 in Philadelphia (And Vacation)"
As you may surmise from my previous post I’m back from vacation. I was as unplugged as I’ve been in a couple years, I think I answered one email and looked at my inbox maybe twice. My home inbox is still backlogged, at work I returned to 200 or so new messages, about half of […]Read more "Back From Vacation"
I wrote this over the course of 10 days, so it’s a bit rambling, but maybe you’ll find a good bit or two anyway! We flew into Dulles to start our vacation. It’s a long but easy cab ride in to DC, about $70 by cab. It was a combination of picking a flight that […]Read more "Vacation Notes"
I took a vacation recently (well, a really long weekend) and as I like to do, visited a few book stores during that time. One was Haslams in St Petersburg, in business more than 60 years and 30,000 square feet of books. I browed for a while and picked up one old book on wood, […]Read more "Used Book Stores and Vacation Reading"