The following Weblog items are filed under the Travel category. There are 41 entries in this section. The earliest was published on September 24, 2003 and the latest entry was filed on February 25, 2004. If you have any comments about Travel please let me know!
February 25, 2004
This week I am in the Nation's Capitol on a business trip. Unfortunately I am unable to visit many of the sites, such as the Smithsonian and the Spy Museum. Last night I walked around the Lincoln memorial and the White House.
There is a 15 foot white wall all around the Washington Memorial, which was built to protect the memorial. This limits a 360 degrees access to the memorial, the only way to walk up to the memorial is via the 14th Street entrance.
The White House also has limited access, a few years ago I was able to walk by the road between Lafayette Park and the White House. Today the road is block off from public access and an ugly green fence prevents you from accessing the wall from Lafayette Park. If you plan to take day photos of the White House you are better off doing it from the South Lawn or Pennsylvania Ave.
February 18, 2004
Tylenol Travel Size
I have been doing lots of travel lately and was doing some shopping this morning for my trip next week to Washington DC. One of the items I was considering buying was Tylenol travel size because the container is small enough to fit in my Laptop bag.
However at $2.99 for only 10 caplets didn't seem to be the right Economic price. Since another Tylenol package right next to it was only $5.99 for 50 caplets. I decided to by the larger size and will be looking for a small container.
Why was I looking for Tylenol travel size? Pure Economics. At most airport news-stands they sell 2 caplets with a drinking cup for $2. In most hotels they sell a 24 count package for about $7.
I found that Excedrin Quicktabs to be a good alternative to put in my Laptop bag since I don't need water and I can carry what I need. However, since it contain caffeine its not a good choice to take at night if I can't sleep due to a headache.
January 27, 2004
This week I am in Oklahoma City on a business trip. Its been pretty cold and last night it was well below freezing. Still warmer than New England. However, a light snow storm hit Oklahoma City this afternoon.
I walked down to the Oklahoma Memorial and took some night photos of the snow. I was the only person around there last night, with the exception of the security guard.
If you plan to visit downtown Oklahoma, be sure to check out the underground tunnels, there are lots of good eating places to visit at lunch time and it makes it easy to walk around the city without worrying about getting hit by a car.
September 30, 2003
Today I walked with my friend around Walden Pond. The leaves are still pretty much green, but I suspect in a couple of weeks it there will be plenty of great photo spots.
It still cost $5 to park even at 4pm at night on the last day of September. I don't know the logic to still charge people to park since most beaches in New England stop charging after Labor day.
If you do plan to visit Walden Pond, be sure to bring a small rock from home. It is a tradition to leave a stone at the Thoreau House Site.
September 24, 2003
Much of Concord and metro Massachusetts is still very green. However over the next couple of weeks the color of fall will enlighten the area. This is the best time of year to be in New England.
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