Monday, November 24, 2008

This trip has problems

It's never a good sign when your taxi can't make it to the door of your hotel because there are a couple firetrucks right in front of it. Fortunately, there wasn't a fire in the hotel, just some people who had to be rescued from a stuck elevator.

That meant, however, that none of the elevators were running. So I couldn't get up to my room. It was only about a 15 minute wait, though.

Last night I noticed I had forgetten to pack a few of my toiletries.

This morning we woke up to find we had no electricity. The phone did work, and the deskperson told us there was a power outage in the downtown Boston area. She said it would probably be out for hours. Fortunately I have my emergency radio/flashlight/cellphone charger, as well as a smaller hand-powered flashlight. So we had enough light to take showers, etc. (The hot water was working.) After that the power did come back on.

I wonder what the next mishap of the trip will be.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I'm in Boston

I'm up in Boston for a couple days, en route to my sister's for Thanksgiving. Here are a couple shots I took out the train window with my cellphone enroute (click on them to embiggen):

The Manhattan skyline as seen through the newly-renamed Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.

The Rhode Island capitol in Providence.