Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Chicago Robotics Conference and a Whirlwind Driveabout

A week away in photos and bullet points:

International Robots and Vision Show - CTA Metra, Union Station Trains, great weather, Sears Tower, awesome food, amazing technology, exhibitor schwag, and androids

A drive to Columbus, Ohio: Chicago tolls, shoe shopping, apartment viewing in W.Lafayette, more shoe shopping, a late-night departure, and Jennifer is home again *Jenn's shares her particular view of the world at Life Without Words ...bits worth seeing that are too often overlooked.

Driving on to Alma, Michigan - a visit with my mom: 3:00 a.m. arrival, talk 'till 6:30, sleep 'till 9:30, gardens and flowers, catching up, photos and reminiscing 'till 4:00, and on my way again

Drive to Grand Rapids, Michigan - a visit with Glenn, Suzanne, and Ben: great family times, talk of wood ticks and chocolate-covered coffee beans, trampoline jumping (falling), love and great food, inevitable good-byes, and on the road back to Chicago again, a next-day departure for home in northern Minnesota

...good days, great memories, and a lawn overdue for mowing. The big ball keeps on turning.

Now back to Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy ...

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