26 June 2008

Sailing with TP

Our sailboat in the harbor.
The crew getting ready to sail.


It was a bit windy... my hair is a bit everywhere.
Allen, Allen, Allen




Our fearless captain
A moment of reflection


23 June 2008

Hartford, CT

State capital building
Mark Twain house


We just had lunch and walked around the house. It was rainy weather and cost too much to go inside. Harriet Beecher Stowe's house is right next door to Samuel Clemens... imagine that.

Kennebunkport


Signs in Kennebunkport directing tourists to all the sites. This is actually Portland, ME. This was a very nice
Downtown Keenebunkport
The Yaris, low on looks high on mpg
Lobster boats in the Maine fog
Jim's friend's mom's house...





Lobster Attack!










Jim's rental house








22 June 2008

Newport Mansions

On the way to Maine we stopped in Newport, RI a beautiful seaside town with tons of mansions, ten of which you can tour. We went through the Breakers, Vanderbilt's "cottage"






18 June 2008

Running 3.5 miles through Central Park in the rain with 15,000 other corporate New Yorkers.... Check

Official time 39:59 realistic time 35:00. I started with the ten minute mile group and it took forever to get to the starting line and even then I had to pass people walking, walking with umbrellas, wearing their work clothes, etc... So it took me a while before I got my grove on. So if I assume my second mile time was a more realistic time for my first mile as well, I drop about five minutes. The rain started about five minutes before the race started at 7pm and stopped right about 7:45pm. Perfect race weather... yeah right! It was nice that it was cool, but with the rain I was a bit cold, especially after I finished running. Another nice touch was the rank smell of horse manure for the final .5 miles. One of my tp coworkers also ran, but I think he finished at least ten minutes before me. It was fun to see all the other companies' t-shirts and who all were there. Google of course had one of the nicer shirts (for running) and Coach had one of the more fashionable.
Some of the 15,000 runners
The EY Team
Me soaked but mostly feeling good.

11 June 2008

Summer is here

Along with a heat wave the summer festivals, parades, and music has begun. I wasn't able to stay cool at home so I headed out to some of the activities. On Saturday afternoon I went the New York City BBQ Block Party.


And then on Sunday I stopped by the Puerto Rican Day Parade. It was fun to see all the pride and all the souped up hydrolic cars driving up Madison Avenue.


During the parade the NYC police band marched by playing "New York, NY" A true New York moment.



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