Tag Archives: USA

Welcome to PDX

If you are traveling to NW Oregon or SW Washington, you’ll be flying into the Portland International Airport: PDX. It has frequently been voted the “best US airport,” and whenever I travel, I literally plan on at least one extra hour just to hang out at the airport — it’s that nice.   The carpet Portlanders are *fiercely*… Read More »

Arkansas and Oklahoma, November 2018

My annual journey to a U.S. city for the Supercomputing Conference took me to Dallas. This year I decided to leave the show early, rent a car, and drive up to Arkansas. This trip was partly an excuse to see more of my country, but mostly, I was taking this time to meet up with one of my… Read More »

Dallas, Texas — November 2018

One of the things my business does is arrange for my clients to exhibit at trade shows. I used to do more of this, but these days the only show I do is the Supercomputing Conference. This is the largest show for the supercomputing industry, drawing visitors from all over the world, yet it is held in the… Read More »

Oregon Lighthouses

I can’t say enough about how beautiful it is in the Pacific Northwest. From the amazing Mt. Hood glacier and the Mt. St. Helens volcano, to the most ruggedly beautiful coastline in the USA — an outdoor enthusiast (or anyone with a camera) could live a lifetime here and not see it all. One way to see a… Read More »

Visiting Portland

Portland is a great town — a big city with a small-town feel and a lot to do. It’s not too difficult to figure out where things are: It’s divided east/west by the Willamette River (rhymes with damnit), and north/south by Burnside Road. “Downtown” is on the west side, and in NW Portland, the streets are in alphabetic order… Read More »

Visiting the Long Beach Peninsula

The long Beach Peninsula is a 20-minute drive up the west coast from the south Washington border (click this image for an un-cropped version that better shows the long beach). The peninsula features a 28-mile (45 km) sand beach, which is the longest “drivable beach” in the US, and one of the longest in the world. This Wikipedia article… Read More »