Pho Noodleville

What I really wanted for dinner was comfort food. Specifically, macaroni and cheese with black-eyed peas and stewed tomatoes. However, since Laura’s still in DC I suppose I need to try another new place. This time I decided to try Pho Noodleville in the Orchard Park shopping center. This was one of the places recommended by John Mallick, so I thought I would give it a shot. Continue reading Pho Noodleville

Katrina and the Waves

The Gulf Coast is certainly not walking on sunshine today. I’m still not sure how the pundits can say that New Orleans was spared, when most of it is under water. A break in a levee today was letting even more water in from Lake Ponchartrain, so who’s to say where it might end. The death toll in Mississippi alone is appalling. So perhaps instead of Katrina and the Waves, a little Led Zepplin might be more appropriate… Continue reading Katrina and the Waves


Breakfast was across the street at Caribou Cafe, then it was off to the Metro, and back to the Mall.  My flight home was at 2:00 PM, so we didn’t have much time for sight seeing.  We decided to hit what monuments we could. The day was much hotter, and it took us longer to … Continue reading DC2GSP

Shaken, Not Stirred

The Helix has a marvelous champagne social from 5:00 until 6:00.  After a day of exploring DC, Laura and I enjoyed a complimentary beverage while watching traffic in the lobby.  Not long after we got our drinks, Tim H arrived and joined us.  After a couple of glasses, we left him to continue checking in, … Continue reading Shaken, Not Stirred

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


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

Been away a bit

We took a quick trip to DC over the weekend.  Even though I supposedly had WiFi in this hotel where we stayed, I couldn’t connect.  I’ll post things when I get a chance, making sure to change the date accordingly. I took a ton of photos.  It may take a bit longer to get any of … Continue reading Been away a bit