September 2011

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

by carbonboy on September 30, 2011

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San Francisco as seen from Treasure Island the day after she left After returning from Las Vegas, we had two relaxing days at my house in El Dorado Hills. Then a full final day planned in San Francisco, as my happy group of visitors did not leave for Hong Kong until 1:20 a.m. They would […]

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Survived Vegas

by carbonboy on September 27, 2011

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The amazing journey comes to an end at the Belagio Well, a sick little boy changed our travel plans, likely for the better. My friend Nanette warned me that kids that age do not travel well. Given she has two kids that age and travels a lot, she knows. So, I cancel the drive, we […]


The Amazing Journey Soon Begins

by carbonboy on September 18, 2011

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These two Disney charactors will be joining us! The day did not begin well. I had to work late the previous evening, and my to-do list was just too long after I got home. I finally retired at 2:00 a.m. only to get a 7:00 a.m. wake-up call. I had planned to be at the SFO […]


Sweet Home California

by carbonboy on September 11, 2011

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My new Califronia Home – I’m Lovin’ It! This was the first real day off since well before I left Boeing in Philidelphia. Yet there was so much to do. Even so, I managed to cut the grass, clean the pool and wash the car – all mundane tasks for most – ah, but so […]


Made it to my new home in Eldorado Hills, CA

by carbonboy on September 8, 2011

No photos, no commentary – just sleep. It’s 3:34 a.m. and I have a 6:00 a.m. wake-up. It is good to be home in California!


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I-80 at Sunset Somewhere in Wyoming At my age, a 13.5 hour drive is a bit too much. However I wanted to reduce the last day of the journey to 10.5, so I managed to endure it. Western Nebraska is a breeze to travel through as the traffic lightens up, the road is drivable and the […]


Day 2 – Zanesville, Ohio to Lincoln, Nebraska

by carbonboy on September 5, 2011

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Somewhere in Iowa off of I-80 The rain finally stopped after reaching Indianapolis and blue sky could be seen in the West. From I-70 I headed north on I-74 to intersect the main east-west corridor of the country: Interstate 80. The drive became much more pleasant from that point on. I crossed the Mississippi River at 4:33 p.m. I arrived at […]


Day 1 – Piney Point to El Dorado Hills

by carbonboy on September 4, 2011

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I-70 in Pennsylvania Downpour – not a good night for those in this accident After a 6:00 a.m. planned departure I finally hit the road at 12:45 p.m., opting to clean the house before I left as to come home to such over the not-to-distant Thanksgiving holiday. As expected, the 325xi performed flawlessly with all […]


WTF – El Dorado Hillbilly Travels in Style

by carbonboy on September 4, 2011

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The Big Black Bimmer Box – the only way to transport a 52″ Panasonic Plasma and 42″ Sony LCD I knew I should have bought that custom trailer hitch for the 325xi back when it became available. Oh well, at least I had the roof racks. They are rated for 175 pounds maximum. Well, lets say I have a […]

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Coast to Coast Road Trip

by carbonboy on September 1, 2011

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Here I go again – Piney Point, Maryland to El Dorado Hills, California – at least I have the Ultimate Driving Machine to get me there! I returned to Piney Point today from Sacramento via San Francisco. Damn if I didn’t miss my first class upgrade by 30 seconds as someone faster than me snatched […]