I just read that the Transportation Safety Administration is, as of today, prohibiting all liquids from carry-on luggage. “The TSA issued the directive early Thursday following the arrests in the United Kingdom of several people suspected of plotting to blow up aircraft flying from the UK to the United States. The TSA has raised the national alert level to orange, indicating its belief that some sort of threat against U.S. aviation still exists. The directive states that liquids or gels – including beverages, shampoo, suntan lotion, creams, toothpaste, hair gel and similar items – will not be allowed through screening checkpoints. Concessionaires on the concoursesRead More →

Long post ahead. Here’s what we did on our trip to California, along with tons of pics (click the pic to view it larger). I tried to save you by not posting too many “scenic” pics, but mostly pics that had us in them. I honestly didn’t take *that* many pics on this trip and didn’t get artistic with any of them. It was hard not having my camera of choice with me. ;oP (Also, a disclaimer to all my veggie readers… I figure some of you probably missed the post where I said that I’m no longer vegetarian so I wanted to say itRead More →

Just a quick post to say we’ve been having a great time and finding LOTS to do (and good things to eat) in CA. The weather was rainy today, but the rest of the time it was just gorgeous so I can’t complain. The only thing I really feel justified to complain about is that someone almost hit us as we were crossing the street in Little Italy tonight. The car literally came within a couple inches of Ava’s stroller and my leg. It is seriously scary to think about the what ifs. Thankfully we were fine, just a little shook up. I’ve been writingRead More →

We’re planning a little vacation to California to coincide with one of Jody’s business trips, two weeks hence! We’ll spend a couple days in the San Jose/Mountain View area while Jody works at Google, then we’re heading to San Francisco to spend a few more days of actual vacation time seeing the sights. :) I’ve never been to San Francisco or California at all, so I’m really looking forward to it. I just booked our hotel in the heart of downtown San Francisco. It’s definitely not cheap, but then, I figure this is the last vacation we will be taking for a while and weRead More →