Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hong Kong

Welcome from the Conrad Hotel

Room with a view - Hong Kong Harbor

This view NEVER got old!!!!

Po Lin Monastery - Giant Buddha

Hong Kong Airport

Monday, June 27, 2011

Durban, South Africa

My room at the Hilton   

My view from the Durban Hilton 

View of the hotel

Party night at the IFLA 07 Conference 

Made a friend in Durban.  View from her house

TV show contestants living in the Mall

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Vegas, Baby

So close to 1st class

View from my first room at Aria Hotel

High Tea - Mandarin Oriental

Nice way to begin your stay in Vegas

Heading back to the Aria

My second stay here.

American Fish is a great restaurant

Night View - 2nd room

a giant Buddha in the lobby

Mass - Easter Sunday

I love watching new TV shows at the MGM

It doesn't take too long and it's fun

Long trip ...

Happy to fly home in 1st class

Dreaming of my next trip to Vegas!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sundance 2011

Volunteers arrive a day or two early for site training

I returned to the Canyons Resort Hotel for my stay at Sundance

I like taking the ski lift to work (or I should say the shuttle to work)

After checking in at the volunteer station, checking out the goodie bag

Sundance swag

At work ... May I help you?

J.K. Simmons after The Music Never Stopped screening

Start of the Red State (film by Kevin Smith) protest ... this went on all night

Thursday, June 09, 2011

New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier- South Island - Experience the seclusion of a snow landing.  Scenic helicopter flights with snow landings are great if you're short on time.
Black Water Rafting - Waitomo Glowworm Caves - North Island - The original Waitomo subterranean adventure that will have you climbing, black water tubing, leaping and floating. Tour requires a moderate level of fitness. At the end of the expedition, enjoy a hot shower and complimentary hot soup and a bagel.

 After all that adventure, time to put our feet up
Cruise Milford Sound - South Island - Milford Sound is a world-renowned natural wonder. In Maori legend, this landscape was created by Tu Te Raki Whanoa, a godly figure who carved the fiords with a magical adze. We picked a daytime cruise.  You can also tour overnight.
 Bluff - southern-most town in New Zealand
 Heading to the Hole in the Rock - Cape Brett - Bay of Islands - Enjoy the thrill of traveling at speeds of up to 100kms.  Remember, not every boat makes it through the hole. 
 Booked a private plane to make the trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Sydney to Bondi Beach

Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge

 Bondi Beach