Sleeping in Seattle

Well, I arrived in Seattle on Friday evening. I stayed with Bob and his wonderful fiancee Etsuko. Saturday Bob had to work (ah, the joys of owning your own business), and I slept the morning...

Too tired in Spokane.

Today I drove a bit over 500 miles, and made it to Spokane Valley (just east of Spokane), WA. Winnett, MT was fun, I’ll write more and post some photos tomorrow (or, I guess it’s...

Into North Dakota

I made it across the Mississippi today! Guess that means I’m in “the West.” I crossed the Big Muddy where it isn’t so big, nor so muddy, in Brainerd, MN. If memory serves me right,...

David DiManna in Toledo, Millers in upper Michigan

Sunday included a drive across the last little bit of Pennsylvania, then Ohio, then a bit of Michigan. The Pennsylvania and Ohio Turnpikes were fairly uneventful, and I made it to Toledo in time to...

Virginia and Maryland: Good family

Click here for larger photos. Thursday I made it up to Flint Hill, VA to the Alexander homestead. Cousin Karen and Steve were home, as Cory was spending a relaxing summer with them (ha! she...

Wonderful talk by George Coyne

The capstone of my time here was a talk by George Coyne, SJ. Coyne talk was titled “Dance of the Fertile Universe: Cosmic and Human Evolution.”Coyne is the former Director of the Vatican Observatory (1978-2006),...

Slow day… ?

Today was kind of a slow day. I let myself sleep in–till 8:00 🙂 I saw one plenary speaker who discussed his role in international physics education. I found it interesting at the time, but...

Great workshops at Greensboro

I’m settled in the dorms, and have been sharing with a nice guy from outside Ann Arbor (“NOT” UM, our colors are green). He’s checking out tonight, so I’ll have the room to myself tonight....

Off to Greensboro

I finished the Modeling Physics workshop in Charlotte, and am now sitting in the Tate Street Coffee shop outside UNC Greensboro. I checked into the dorm late this afternoon, and am happily preparing for more...

Nice weekend in Asheville

Friday afternoon I took Gabriela to the bus station so she could go visit friends for the weekend, then I took off driving up to Asheville to meet Karen. We’re having a great time roaming...