I'm off to Europe...
I usually get a funny look when I check in for a two week trip with carry on only luggage.
First stop – Copenhagen, Denmark. I’ll be spending the weekend there looking around and then doing a talk. The second half of the week I’ll be in Stockholm, Sweden doing the same thing. I plan on spending Saturday in Stockholm poking around and then traveling Sunday afternoon to Birmingham in the UK.
That will be to spend some time at the UKOUG – I’ve three talks set up and I’m rather excited about the Tuesday night talk. First – I get the entire crowd (well, everyone that shows up anyway) . Second, there is a mystery “guest speaker” after me (so, if they are famous, I’ll get to meet them – that and the mystery will draw more people). But the best part is – I might actually have a pretty cool topic to talk about. I’ve a talk prepared – but I might toss it all and just do a talk. I won’t know until that afternoon for sure.
After the UKOUG – I’ll be off to Dublin and Belfast in Ireland for the last two days of the week. Haven’t been to Belfast yet, looking forward to that. I’ve been to the rest of the cities on my itinerary before – but haven’t taken the time to look around enough – I plan on changing that this time.
Then, I’m on an early morning flight from Dublin to Heathrow – to do the 10mile run they have us do to make the connection and back home. I thought about staying a bit in Ireland – but the suitcase wouldn’t take one more thing (it is full). It would have exploded.
That – and I do miss certain people stateside when I’m gone so long – 16 days on the road is just about as long as I ever want to be on the road.
Good thing I only have to go to Edmonton Canada, San Francisco and Sacramento in California the week after I get back…