January 5th, 2011

krazy koati

Traveling light, in case they might get a change of heart

Sunday bunny_hugger's parents came up for a group visit to Crossroads Village, to see the historical locations and Christmas lights and amusement park rides. For bunny_hugger and now me this is an annual visit; for her parents, this was the first time they'd made it.

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Back home was the unhappy news: United had e-mailed me the invitation to print out my boarding pass and check in online. Despite my dislike of ``checking in'' when one is not, in fact, in the airport, I did sign in and swiftly discovered that I couldn't find bunny_hugger's printer. It was hiding next to her router in plain sight where I had seen but not seen it dozens of times the past week. In fact, I think it was in the same place when I visited during the summer. Oblivious, that's me.

Trivia: Three Chinese junks traded with the Spanish in Manilla in 1572. A registered 6,533 visitors came from Southern China in 1605. Source: Empire: How Spain Became A World Power, 1492 - 1763, Henry Kamen.

Currently Reading: Mars 3-D: A Rover's-Eye View Of The Red Planet, Jim Bell.