Monday, August 20, 2012

The Journey Begins...

Well, I've got to say that traveling business class is absolutely the way to go.  Half-again the seating area, free drinks, free food of above-average quality, and free hospitality area (with free drinks) at the airport for layovers.  (The attached picture is the hospitality room in the Panama airport.  The beer was recommended to me by the girls.  (I'm not quite sure what to make of the fact that my kids are making such recommendations, but I went with it.))

We've arrived at the hotel in Buenos Aires, and it's *lovely*.  It used to be a mansion built in the '20s, and has been converted into a luxury hotel.  We've started working (having "slept" on the 7-hour flight from Panama - more on that later...) at the hotel since today (Monday) is a holiday in Argentina and the Chevron offices are closed. 

I'm getting a bad feeling about my coworkers (Ketil and Daryl) - I suspect that they're robots.  The night flight from Panama, on which we were supposed to sleep so that we could hit the ground running this morning, had four (out of 16) seats taken by small children (all still in diapers) who were very unhappy to be on the flight.  They weren't coordinated in expressing this unhappiness - each would take turns being unhappy.  Nobody in the business section got any sleep on that flight.  When we got to the hotel, we were all very tired.  However, after a couple of hours to get unpacked and refreshed, we were at work planning the activities for the week.  Robots.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Breakfast @ Tick Tock

Molly is having hot chocolate with whipped cream... Yum!

Sushi & "Wicked"

Had a great evening last night.  Dinner at Natsumi, a sushi restaurant across the street from the Gershwin theater.  It was a rainy evening, so it was good to be close to the theater.  "Wicked" was fantastic, as expected.  This was the last of our late nights.

Today is Coney Island day, including the much anticipated Mermaid Parade.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dinner @ Heartland Brewery @ Empire State

Just came down from the 86th floor observatory and are getting some food before heading back to the hotel.  Tonight we're staying in and resting up for tomorrow's trip out to see the Statue of Liberty.

Lunch @ American Girl Place

Molly, having lunch with her new Molly doll and the Emily doll that she picked out for Christine.  A lot of food!-and there's still dessert coming!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Radio City Music Hall

We're in our seats, about to see Cirque du Soleil's "Zarkana." What an amazing space!

Playing with my camera phone before dinner

We're having pizza for dinner at Bella Napoli, on 49th street between 6th & 7th avenues before seeing Cirque du Soleil... getting in the mood by taking weird photos.