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A cool picture I took of the World’s tallest thermometer in Baker, CA.
I’m going on a road trip from SoCal to Seattle tomorrow morning. We’re taking the 101 up along the coastline. I’ll be posting pictures and twittering along the way, but if you’re interested in meeting up and you live along the way, let me know. Write a comment, email me, or find my number which shouldn’t be hard to do and let’s talk.
I think Dave Freeman, author of “100 Things to Do Before You Die” has died at 47 from a fall. Freeman found the meaning of life and I’m sorry to hear about his passing.
From his LA Times obituary (Please click the link and read the entire obituary):
Together, the authors had visited almost every site in the book, which included the familiar (the Academy Awards ceremony, the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain) as well as the more exotic (the National Hollerin’ Contest in North Carolina, Australia’s Nude Night Surfing contest).
One of Freeman’s favorite lesser-known events was “land-diving on the tiny island in the Pacific called Vanuatu. . . . Tribesmen climb up homemade towers . . . and it’s sort of like the original bungee-jumping,” he said on National Public Radio in 2001.
I have a friend on Mars. Do you? Along with 22,000 plus people, I’m receiving tweets from JPL’s Phoenix Mars Rover. JPL is sending out twitter messages from the Mars rover like: “ Are you ready to celebrate? Well, get ready: We have ICE!!!!! Yes, ICE, *WATER ICE* on Mars! w00t!!! Best day ever!! ”
Woah. That means water on Mars. That’s totally worth a 2 year journey throughout the Milky Way. JPL is even answering individual questions about the rover program.
If you’re not on twitter go to twitter.com and sign up, or text “Join” to 40404 and then add MarsPhoenix as one of your friends. Intergalactic tweets and I thought my tweets from India were cool.
My friend Jenny is in India for three months! She’s going to be in Delhi and the north while she’s there. She just started her new blog about her trip and has some great insights on traveling, new adventures and more. Check out Jenny’s blog for an American’s view on India.
Check out the blog here.
Check out this story in the LA Times about how Virgin America is causing a price war at LAX. The story goes into the history of jetBlue and Los Angeles. Until recently jetBlue’s LA airports included Burbank and Long Beach only. But, starting May 21, jetBlue will fly from Los Angeles International Airport. Why the surprise change? Because of the new virgin in town.
Then out of the blue last month, the low-cost carrier stunned LAX officials by asking for gates there. Moreover, it wanted them in Terminal 6 next to Virgin America, the airline started by eccentric British billionaire Richard Branson.
LAX passengers flying to popular domestic destinations such as San Francisco and New York are enjoying some of the lowest fares in years despite record fuel prices.
“We’ve become a hotbed of competition,” said Paul Haney, the airport’s deputy executive director. “I don’t know if we could say that without Virgin America.”
Since Virgin America began flying out of LAX in August with fares as low as $44 one-way, competitors have been beefing up flights and lowering fares and even JetBlue has been prompted to enter the market.
Ah competition: Check out the entire story here.
Hey, can Sir Richard Branson get into the oil business? Maybe Virgin Oil (bio fuel whatever) can give Exxon-Mobile a run for its money and our gas prices wouldn’t be $4/gallon.