November 28, 2008

Morris-Elder Wedding

Lora's cousin, Elizabeth, got married a couple weeks ago to Christopher. It was a beautiful ceremony spent with family and friends to great a wonderful memory. I've compiled some pictures to commemorate the event in a slide show. Follow the link to view the wedding and growing up slide shows.

October 16, 2008

More Pics Added

I added the Germany to Switzerland pictures which include Bensheim, Rothenburg and Switzerland.

October 14, 2008


I finished the slideshow for the first set of Germany pictures. The pictures are from the Mosel and Rhine river valleys.

Enjoy :-)

You can look at the last post for help if you run into problems viewing the slideshow.

October 12, 2008


We've been home a few days and I've spent the last few days sorting through pictures and learning the new slideshow software. I've published the first set of pictures from Paris and will need to work on the rest of the trip later this week.

Thought I'd share with everyone the Paris slideshow. Haven't tried this before but you might be asked to install something in order to view the show.

(Note: There are some problems when trying to connect to the slideshow within a firewall.)

If you are unable to view the slideshow you can try a couple of things:
1) Use the Mozilla Firefox browser instead of Internet Explorer


2) Download and install the presenter plug-in

October 9, 2008

We made it home

After 25 hours of travelling we made it back to San Jose. We left the hotel in Paris at 8am to catch our 10:30 am flight to Amsterdam. When we checked into the flight the lady had trouble issuing us boarding passes for the Minneapolis-San Jose leg of the trip. She said she was able to check our baggage all the way through but that we'd have to check in at Amsterdam to pick up our boarding passes for Minneapolis-San Jose. I thought that was a little weird but didn't put too much thought into it at the time.

We made it to Amsterdam and check at the desk for out boarding passes. The lady in Amsterdam was also unable to issue boarding passes and looked confused and said it is weird but you'll have to get your boarding passes when you get to Minneapolis. I was starting to get nervous because I knew we had less than 1.5 hours to arrive to Minneapolis, clear customs and catch our flight to San Jose. If our flight was delayed at all that time window was going to collapse further.

We made it to Minneapolis and it took forever to get off the plane. Cleared customs quickly and without issue and rechecked our bags for the flight to San Jose. When we made it back through security and into the terminal we checked the screen for our flight...and there was no flight 195 to San Jose.

We went to the Northwest ticket desk and asked about the flight. Turned out our Flight was at 5:15 pm the NEXT DAY! I guess we had a full day layover instead of 1.5 hours to clear through customs. Funny that we never noticed the date...nor did any of the personnel for Northwest that were trying to assign us boarding passes. They ended up getting us on a flight to Minneapolis-Portland-San Jose getting in at 10:30 pm. Could have been much worse and the fact we were travelling on a Wednesday helped out a lot.

Lora's back at work today and I got up to grab Starbucks with her this morning. Something tells me there won't be too many mornings she'll let me sleep in :-)