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May 29, 2009

Blind Prophecy Visits the Cincinnati Zoo

Filed under: Ohio,Places To Visit,Tourist Attractions — Laura Moncur @ 12:40 pm

Cincinnati Zoo by atp_tyreseus from FlickrMy friend, Jere, is the author of the most wonderful blog, Blind Prophecy. This Memorial Day, he went to the Cincinnati Zoo.

He was looking for an inventive and enjoyable way to fit exercise into his day.

Since my gym was closed, I decided to get my day’s exercise by visiting the Cincinnati Zoo. It’s about a 3 mile walk each direction, plus I spent the whole day on my feet. Despite a bit of rain and some very humid air (which made the rain forest section seem especially realistic), it was a very pleasant day. As our friend Nick put it tonight, “the zoo is one of the rare things about Cincinnati that doesn’t suck.”

I love to see people enjoying the cities in which they live. Sometimes it seems like we don’t spend enough time being tourists in our our towns. Congratulations to Jere for making this Memorial Day memorable!

You can see all the photos here:

May 28, 2009

Kev/Null Has a Bad Experience With Virgin America

Filed under: Travel — Laura Moncur @ 2:38 pm

Kevin has had a frustrating experience with the Virgin America website. He was trying to book a flight, ended up getting charge for TWO flights and they still want to charge him for the extra seat.

The most frustrating part of this entire episode is how it feels like we’ve been blamed and then penalized for an error on their part. All the good will garnered through their savvy multi-million dollar marketing, fancy mood lighting and in-air WiFi was washed away because of one website error they wouldn’t take responsibility for.

Virgin is supposed to be the coolest and hippest way to fly with their electrical ports and Internet access, but one bad experience with their buggy reservation website killed all of it.

Bad form, Virgin America, bad form.

May 27, 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-05-27

Filed under: Site News — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 pm

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Whimsy’s Quill Distills Seattle into a 5 By 5

Filed under: Places To Visit,Tourist Attractions — Laura Moncur @ 10:31 am

Here is a beautiful collage from Whimsy’s Quill:

In the collage is an afternoon of us walking about the pier, various photos of downtown, and of the Underground Tour.

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I love to see photos of people’s trips to various places, but I especially love this 5 By 5. It’s a great snapshot of a weekend in time.

May 24, 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-05-24

Filed under: Site News — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 pm
  • RT @shelbi042195: Takin a road trip to new orleans to see the fishies in the aquaruim! Whoohoo! #

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May 22, 2009

Next Time Try The Train And Relax

Filed under: Travel — Laura Moncur @ 2:56 pm

I love this photo from 1937 of two men walking on a road.

Next Time Take The Train

The bill board reads:

Next time try the train

Relax

Southern Pacific

It’s such a strange dichotomy to see the walkers with their suitcases in contrast to the cartoon man reclining on the billboard. I wonder if those two men would have taken the train if they had a choice…

May 18, 2009

Twitter Updates for 2009-05-18

Filed under: Site News — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 pm
  • Dear Hotel Owners, If you insist on installing lo-flo toilets, please put a toilet plunger in every room. #

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May 10, 2009

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May 7, 2009

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