Deb and I visited Ryan in Chicago in late October 2014. I took the opportunity to capture the sights with my camera.
I must say, the weather cooperated quite nicely and I was able to capture some stunning shots of the city both at night and during the day. Check out the pics on the Chicago 2014 link. Continue reading Chicago October 2014
We have an annual Hursley lab event where we take customers to meet our best and brightest in Hursley, UK. This year, Amir Mesri and I took a couple extra days to visit the country side. Thanks, Amir, for the great time! Continue reading Hursley 2014 – Roman Bath
Saturday, October 4 – Heading to Oxford
After a great day in Bath, we headed toward Oxford. On Amir’s advice, we took a more scenic route from Bath to Oxford. That gave us a chance to see the beautiful countryside of rural England.
It didn’t take long before we noticed a picturesque field that we thought would be good for a couple shots. We decided to pull over at what looked like a farm lane. As Amir turned into the farm lane, the road disappeared from under us and Amir says, “Oh Shit!” Next thing we saw was hedges on both sides of a very narrow, steep, one-way farm lane. All I could think of is whether we missed the no trespassing sign at the top of the hill. Fortunately, about half way down the hill, Amir found a path he was able to squeeze the car into so we could get out and take a few shots. Continue reading Hursley 2014 – Road to Oxford
Sunday, October 5 – Oxford
After finding our way out of the queues at Blenheim Palace grounds, we scurried over to Oxford to check out the sites. We did have to wait a while to escape the grounds because everyone decided to leave around the same time. It reminded me of the concert we went to in Tinley Park. The difference is that the Brits had a plan and executed it. We only waited about 30 minutes before moving along. It was lunch time when we arrived in Oxford, so we had to find a pub for a couple pints and some food at The Cape of Good Hope. My cousin Teesi gives it a thumbs up, so it must be good. I would recommend it to anyone lunching in Oxford.
Walking down the street in Oxford, you see these very old buildings that seem like they’ve been here forever.
We were not allowed into any of the colleges because it was freshman orientation day; school is beginning. But they let us take a couple shots from the doorway.
Who else remembers Boyle’s Law? Only those who took science in college.
Continue reading Hursley 2014 – Oxford & Beyond