Friday, November 30, 2007


Ok, so I've been here many times.

Today, the GM picked me up at the airport - I was meeting the hotel staff at a new hotel they are constructing on the edge of town, near the airport. A big convention hotel, 800 rooms with massive meeting space the size of Soldier Field.

The only people I know in town are those at the Hyatt. Once I ran into the GM of the Hyatt Lodge at the Hyatt Acapulco, but of course that was Hyatt-at-a-Hyatt. But as I entered the new hotel, the Director of Convention Services says "well, look who they allowed in here..." and it was Aaron Rush, my brother's college roommate's cousin. We went on vacation together in Palm Springs like 12 years ago, and I haven't seen him since. What a small world. So it was fun, we caught up on everything. He's married, has two kids - and his closest friend in Acapulco is the General Manager at the Hyatt, of course!

The wierdest thing is when Aaron said, "and Daniel met Steve Tobiczyck last month..." another buddy of my brother's from college. How wierd!

It is a small world...

Friday, November 23, 2007


Happy Thanksgiving! This is the first time in years that I can remember when it was clear and sunny... forecast to stay that way throughout the holiday...

Here I am on the ferry to Bainbridge Island!