10 years ago I was on a flight from Hawaii to San Jose, CA when the first plane hit the WTC. We were lucky we were allowed to land. Watching events unfold in the office it was clear I wasn't going to make the NY leg of my trip and set about letting concerned family know I was OK. 18 months later I moved to NYC.
One of the Cisco sales guys got married there a year ago and we made a week of it and loved it. So when Mum was over from Australia we looked at Turks & Caicos, Aruba, Mexico etc. but decided to go back to BHI as it is so good for little kids like Ella. It would be great to go together. Great spot.
Cousin Tom Jonas had his first AFL game with Port last night and had the task of playing on All Australian and Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge. By all accounts he had a very good game although Port got pumped. I was in a hotel room in South Hill, Virginia travelling down to North Carolina for a holiday with Mum.
+Dave Shea Here is an Elevation view of my My Tracks captured commuting and riding around Brooklyn and NY. I'll post to Flickr and add some comments but the loop on the bottom left is Prospect Park in Brooklyn, The heavy line angling upwards and to the right in the middle is Manhattan Bridge and then off to the right is the East River Parkway in Manhattan. The elevation profile gets all funky around where I commute to which is roughly 47th Street between Lexington and Park Avenue.
"In the face of this fanciful idea (a traffic-busting flight!) it became possible to demonstrate that cycling, often taken as a non-serious or marginal or even annoying (to some drivers) form of transportation in the United States, could seem eminently reasonable: not only the cheapest form of transportation, not merely the one with the smallest carbon footprint, not only the one most beneficial to the health of its user, but the fastest."