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Flew to Baltimore, Maryland from Los Angeles this morning after my typical pre-travel all-nighter (trying to decide what I'll need for the next six days, collecting everything, packing with an eye on the clock since the airport shuttle was picking me up at 5:45 a.m., rounding up the necessary work/conference materials that I overlooked the first time around, etc. etc. etc.). And in two weeks I'll be doing it all over again, this time for 16 days in the U.K. At least that flight doesn't leave until 4:00 p.m., which means I can actually go to bed the night before and pack in the morning! :-)

The hotel here is nice -- right in the Inner Harbor. The Aquarium looks to be just a block away, and there's a big Barnes & Noble bookstore close at hand. That's going to be convenient for picking up my Financial Times newspaper every day after the conference sessions end. My hotel (a Marriott) doesn't sell the FT; the helpful hotel staff member wasn't quite sure what sort of paper it is, but suggested I look for at at the nearby CVS Pharmacy (somehow I don't think so, but I just might check to see if Baltimore has a hidden intellectual side I wasn't aware of....).

Tomorrow morning I'm going to get up early and take the train down to Washington to visit the new Museum of the American Indian. Back to Baltimore in the late afternoon for the conference's opening reception, and then a dinner hosted by an investment group. Or I might wait and do Washington on Thursday, and skip the flying visit to New York. Right now, though, I think I'm just going to go to bed. Ciao!


Nov. 6th, 2011 05:13 am (UTC)
Sounds like a cool trip! I'd love to know how the museum is!

And OH! Thank you for the lovely Halloween card - we got it on Friday, hahaha. Still, hadn't taken down the pumpkins yet, so not too bad! ;-)
Nov. 6th, 2011 01:17 pm (UTC)
I'm never going to understand your mail delivery system. :-(
Nov. 6th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
Me neither. I'm just kinda glad we have one! ;-)
Nov. 9th, 2011 12:21 pm (UTC)
Loved the kitty and pumpkin photos. How did Chloe avoid being dressed in a sweater like the other two?
Nov. 9th, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
That was Chloe in purple! It was Rodney who got away without because we had only two sweaters, he fights more, and he's too big.