Hotel Helix

Imagine if you took all of the designers on those weird BBC makeover shows and turned them loose on a hotel, and you would have the Hotel Helix. One enters through sliding curtains – not doors – and is hit with multicolored squares of light that change colors every few seconds. Continue reading Hotel Helix

GSP2DC

Laura has a conference in DC, so I decided to tag along for the weekend to visit our friends John and Kate. At four on a Friday we boarded a flight at GSP straight to Reagan International. Continue reading GSP2DC

Myrtle Beach Sunday

A loud explosion with accompanying car alarms woke me up. With the same mindset as those throngs I criticized last night, I stepped outside to see what was happening. Nothing appeared out of the ordinary (at least, for Myrtle Beach) so I stepped down to the lobby for coffee. Continue reading Myrtle Beach Sunday

Myrtle Beach Friday

I guess if you have the only oceanfront room available on the Grand Strand, you can charge pretty much anything you please for it. Such must be the case for the rathole of a room that we have at the Driftwood Lodge. It seem clean enough, but is in very bad repair with mold on the ceiling, buckling sheetrock, etc. Continue reading Myrtle Beach Friday

Drifting to Myrtle Beach

I can’t believe we’re doing this. I’m not sure I’ve ever stayed in Myrtle Beach in the middle of summer. I’ve heard rumors about impossible traffic, long lines, and noise, not to mention the South Carolina heat and humidity. This being one of the last few weekends we have free before school ramps back up, we decided to head to the beach, and for some strange reason, Laura wanted Myrtle. Continue reading Drifting to Myrtle Beach

More Philly Food

So many restarants, so little time, money, and room for expansion in my waistline.  Since I’ve already covered the NECC happenings for the day, I’ll just hit the highlights – the food. Lunch – the spicy aromas from Reading Terminal Market once again drew me in.  Today I ate at Profi’s Creperie, which was right … Continue reading More Philly Food

Another Day @ NECC

OK, so I’ve run out of Philadelphia song titles.  Sure, I could have used Elton John’s Philadelphia Freedom, but that 1976 release to me marked the irreparable decline of his musicso, no, I won’t quote it. Another breakfast in business casual, and it was off to the convention center.  It figures that if I bought … Continue reading Another Day @ NECC

The Streets of Philadelphia

NECC – Day 2 I was bruised and battered and I couldn’t tell what I feltI was unrecognizable to myselfSaw my reflection in a window I didn’t know my own faceOh brother are you gonna leave me wasting awayOn the streets of Philadelphia — Bruce Springsteen Morning dawned with lingering rain.  I donned the prerequisite “business … Continue reading The Streets of Philadelphia

Sailing to Philadelphia

NECC – day 1 File this under “What the hell was I thinking.”  My flight to Philadelphia leaves Greenville at 6:15 AM.  As I packed, I wondered if I would have the plane all to myself.  As I was looking up information on where I was staying, I was still having those same doubts about … Continue reading Sailing to Philadelphia