February 2016 Month In Pictures

While I was gone quite a bit from home in February, it was a relatively fun business travel month.  I don’t have those often, slogging through repeat trips to cities I’ve been to a dozen times, just hoping to be home with family.  Going somewhere interesting doesn’t make me want to be away from the family, but it does kindle the fire a bit as I strategize how to bring my family back to cool places I’ve seen.

Kelowna, BC was up on the radar this month, and I was pleasantly surprised.  More on Kelowna in a future post, but it was worth the trip.

Here’s my month in pictures:

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The month started out on a cold, snowy day at Dulles

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Because Everyone Needs An Industrial Sized Snow Melter

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From Denver To Vancouver

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International Tail On Arrival In Vancouver

International Tail On Arrival In Vancouver

Arriving in Vancouver

Arriving in Vancouver

More Art Around YVR

More Art Around YVR

From Vancouver To Kelowna

From Vancouver To Kelowna

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Oil Pipelines?

Oil Pipelines?

I really am curious what the deforested parts are.  Oil pipeline makes the most sense (somewhere in between Vancouver and Kelowna), but not sure where the rest of the path is.

Sampling Local Beer At A Rockets Game. No, Not Those Rockets

Sampling Local Beer At A Rockets Game. No, Not Those Rockets

These Rockets

These Rockets

Okanagan Lake

Okanagan Lake

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If It Looks Cold That's Because It Was

If It Looks Cold That’s Because It Was

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Somewhere Between Calgary And Denver

Somewhere Between Calgary And Denver

First Time Up The Ski Lift As A Family!

First Time Up The Ski Lift As A Family!

Hanging At the Airport

Hanging At the Airport

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Awesome Luggage Tags From An Awesome Friend

Awesome Luggage Tags From An Awesome Friend

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Putting On A Roof At The US Open

Putting On A Roof At The US Open

I Don't Recall Ever Seeing The Tile Work At The City Hall Subway Station

I Don’t Recall Ever Seeing The Tile Work At The City Hall Subway Station

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This picture of my dad and I only makes sense if you know the backstory.  I was heading to the airport to start a mileage run early one morning when I recalled my father was on his way back from a mileage run.  I reached him via phone and we met in the terminal, him having just gotten off the redeye.  Turns out I was headed out on the same plane he just landed in.  Even more humorous was we both had the same seat assignment.  Like son, like father!  It’s also the only known selfie on record my father has ever been a part of.

Some More International Tail, This Time At LAX

Some More International Tail, This Time At LAX

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Savoring Champagne in the Qantas F Lounge at LAX

Savoring Champagne in the Qantas F Lounge at LAX

The Single Best Airline Crew I've Had in Years

The Single Best Airline Crew I’ve Had in Years

Still Prefer The Vintage Logos

Still Prefer The Vintage Logos

Mmmm, Donuts In Macro

Mmmm, Donuts In Macro

Hello, Miami

Hello, Miami

First Time I Can Recall Them Having To Blow-Start An Engine With A Puffer

First Time I Can Recall Them Having To Blow-Start An Engine With A Puffer

The Two Logos Together Still Kinda Freak Me Out A Bit

The Two Logos Together Still Kinda Freak Me Out A Bit

A Loving, Impatient Family Waiting For Me To Get Home

A Loving, Impatient Family Waiting For Me To Get Home

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Charlie Is Very Happy To See A Gift From Daddy

Charlie Is Very Happy To See A Gift From Daddy

With Kelowna, a mileage run and a quick trip to NYC sandwiched in between, there was a lot of criss-crossing the country.  It was fewer miles than it was supposed to be given an invasion of the stomach flu at our house.  But, I enjoyed the trips and enjoyed getting home even more.  Here’s what the final map of February looked like.

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March is equally as hectic with work trips but no (scheduled) craziness of mileage runs or leaving the country.  Hope everyone is having a great start to the month!

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