Since PZ posted about his hiking trip, I guess I’ll share my trip too. At the last minute, my wife found that she was able to join me in California. This required that she take a different flight on another airline, one that changed planes in Las Vegas. That meant that I had to change my flight so that I route through Vegas too, which meant that I had to have a two day layover at the Luxor hotel. I’m not sure how my wife makes these logical deductions, but I try not to argue.
My dad lead one of the construction teams that built the Luxor, that giant black pyramid on the strip. He was the one who engineered those unique elevators, called ‘inclinators’ that go up diagonally, following the exterior angle. This will be the first time I’ve ever been in them.
On Friday, we continue on to San Francisco, arriving early enough to go shopping in Chinatown. My wife is Eurasian, half Vietnamese, and she couldn’t come with me the last time I was there. I think she needs another silk robe with a dragon on it.
On Saturday morning, we’ll meet everyone for NAPCON at the South San Francisco Convention Center. Then on Sunday, we fly back to mundanity again.