Nerdtour 2012: A Garden, A Meal, A Clock, Some Boats, and The “Statue of Liberty”

Well, I’m going to have to do this one in stages, but guess I can give you a little photo teaser of what everything I did on the first day (and dang near wore myself out doing!)

Nerdtour 2012: Phase Shift

This is pretty bad, I had intended to write something every day, but since I did so much on Tuesday (it’s Wednesday morning about 6 AM as I write) that I think I’m just going to write when I can about some of the things I did, whenever I get … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012: A Typical Tokyo hotel…

room entrance

The first night in Tokyo, I stayed at a hotel, partly to unwind and rest from the trip, and partly so I could keep the stuff I’m hauling around close to the apartment I’m going to move into. All campaigns succeed or fail on logistics, and I was determined that … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012: Day 1, and lessons learned (the hard way)

So, okay, technically it’s Day 1 and 2, but I don’t feel like counting the day that I travelled here, although it was semi-eventful, in that I navigated the Narita airport support system as well as the Japan Rail system, at least to a small degree!

Nerdtour 2012: Touchdown!

Oh, man, what a flight! I definitely think going without sleep helps on long international flights (of course flying first class doesn’t hurt!) because I was too tired for even my basic take-of and landing fears! I slept enough during the 13 hours from Dallas to Narita to arrive alert … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012: Liftoff, we have liftoff!

And I’m off! (we’ve known that for years ) Took off from National Airport just a few minutes late but made it to Dallas just a bit early. I decided to take the Skylink train between Terminal C to Terminal D, since I had the luxury of time. I was … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012: T-minus 4 hours and counting – 98% ready

Everything re-arranged and re-packed (had to discard some things, reluctantly). Only things left to do are to dispose of trash, grab a shower, pack up the laptop and grab a cab. Further updates will be through the phone or iPad, depending on WiFi and/or 3G availability.

Nerdtour 2012: T-Minus 12 hours and counting…

So, almost everything put away that can be put away, one last batch of clothes in the laundry, and the apartment passed muster with the apartment management.  Boarding passes printed for DCA and DFW, have to pack some things and repack others.  So, a quick bite while the clothes tumble … Continue reading