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Since you guys were oh so helpful in helping me narrow down my choices for July trips, I just decided, ya know, screw it, I can't just sit on these air miles like Ebenezer Scrooge, this is what I've been saving them for.  So I'm going to do everything ^^.  Got my flights sorted out yesterday.  This is how it works out:

Leave for Shanghai on July 19th via SFO, see the eclipse on the 22nd, come back on the 23rd, fly directly to Orlando from SFO, stay *edit* somewhere *end edit*  until the 27th, then fly to Chicago to get my car and drive to Oshkosh where I'll see cool things that fly (or flew) until the 2nd, then drive home and go (Sigh) back to work.

Except for gasoline, transportation is all free (miles) or super cheap (China).  China hotel will be less than $30 total for three nights.  I'm staying at [profile] jet_der_hund 's place in WI so that will be low cost as well.  *edit begin* Then there's florida.... I've got a lot of time before the 19th of July when all this starts, so I'm sure I will be able to work something out before then.  Usually I would go into emergency logistics mode and jump all over this problem.  But this week I found out that for the rest of the summer, I'm going to be doing [livejournal.com profile] jdpuppy at-work-in-real-life impersonations at my office, and by the time I get home all my logic circuits are burned out.

So I leave it again, to you, Dear Reader!  Especially the ones that have had to do this before.... what are the secrets of finding a room in which you do not feel obligated to attach high-cost security devices to your bags, or leave them wrapped in liquid-proof plastic, or both? 

On the other hand, you can also tell funny stories about your worst random hotel roommate experience! So really you don't have a choice, you have to repond to one of these....

*edit end*

*new edit* just so no one thinks I'm gonna be sleeping in the lobby or something, a "backup backup if-all-else-fails and the world is going to end" plan does exist

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About a week ago, I went up to Oshkosh to see the EAA AirVenture Airshow.  [profile] jet_der_hund was awesome enough to let me crash (no pun there) at his place for a few days, along with his visiting friend John.  This was the first time I went up to the show, despite all my flying at U of I, and I was pretty much floored by the sheer magnitude of the show.  More than just the airshow itself, of which I have many many many pictures, this was a real convention, with vendors, forums, workshops, and all of the other things that you expect from a full scale convention, but not the lines, which made the weekend even more enjoyable.

We also went to an Italian restaurant, at which I finally found the perfect long island.  The secret? Use sour mix without high fructose corn syrup.  Yet another reason for me to hate that evil concoction.

But yes, I am certainly going to Oshkosh again next year, and for the whole week this time.  Much awesomeness happens before the show actually begins, and I don't want to miss out again.

For the pictures, go to my Flickr


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