Update: now with pictures Class of 1985 Reunion. Class Reunions are a unqiue life experience, a place to extinguish regret.
For my first 9 years at school, I travelled in a yellow school bus. The exact route changed from year to year from a short 30 minutes to a long, hot 1.5 hours. Hearing about this event Parents defend bus driver after preschoolers locked in bus will give me nightmares, I am sure.
Image to left: Nick in snow of South Island, New Zealand on Monday. Image to right: Nick on beach, Pacific Ocean at Punta Mita near Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Somewhere 14000kms or so away is the snow in NZ. Is Nick a winter or summer person? Your opinion counts, vote now! Read about it here: Christchurch II (5th June to 8th June) and Mexico (9th June to 14th June)
Nick meets snow Christchurch II (5th June to 8th June).
Literal Groundhog Day in New Zealand.
Fly to Auckland on 6.30pm flight Monday evening. Arrive at hotel at 12:45am. Up and awake at 6:00am for a 12 hour day of Acrobat 7.0 Roadshow. Mid-afternoon, the Skycity Convention Centre is evacuated after our room starts to fill with water and the fire alarms sound.
To the airport, and attempt to be smart by catching a 6:00pm flight to Wellington. Take off OK, and almost arrive on Wellington airport. About 50m from the ground, landing is aborted due to weather and we’re off back to Auckland.
Arrive Auckland 8:15pm, and placed on a rescheduled flight to Wellington. Within 10 minutes, this flight is cancelled too. We’re grounded in Auckland until the morning.
After some scrambling, we find a hotel (of sorts) and check in at 10:30pm. After 2.5 hours of email and reports, sleep for 4 hours and awake at 5:30am for an 8:00am flight to Wellington.
At the airport, and the 7:00am flight to Wellington is still waiting for weather clearance in Wellington. By 8:00am, we find out Wellington airport is closed until at least 4:00pm. Wellington this New Zealand trip is cancelled.
Three days, about 9 hours sleep.
Oh the glamorous life in the Jet-set.
Taking more Adobe people on a pilgrimage to the west-coast shores outside of Auckland: Mark Szulc, Paul Stephens and Nick Hodge in New Zealand. Previous travellers: Russell Brown and Nick Hodge in New Zealand and Tim Cole, Jane Brady and Nick Hodge in New Zealand
The Taj Mahal. Not an easy place for a tourist to get to, but worth the trip.
The document containing links of interesting video stuff is also online..Had an interesting experience in mid-November: I was interviewed on live TV. CNBC Asia has a program called “e”; Keith Liu anchors this program that is broadcast from Singapore. Trial by fire … no room for mistakes. I think I lost 5 years off the end of my life!