It is just after 5:00 am and I am sitting in the airport in Sacramento waiting to head to Philadelphia. Allen was kind enough to drive me to the airport... I owe him one! Today's flight takes me through Chicago. Last week I went through LAX and met some really great flight attendants. I showed them some of my photography and we had a great time chatting. They were staying at the same hotel as I was, so we met at the hotel bar for drinks and I introduced them to the other guys on the crew and we had a fun time.... a bunch of people that travel for a living sharing an evening. It was really nice.
Today's trip will take me to the Philadelphia Marriot. The Marriot is attached to the airport, so I will never even leave the airport property. It is only a one day show, so it doesn't really matter that I won't get out and about, and the plus side is that after the show ends, I have to catch a flight to DC and then from there, fly to Frankfurt Germany and then on to Bangkok Thailand.
I am excited to go back to Bangkok! The last time I was there was over a year ago in April, and it was hot.... I mean 108 degrees hot with 100 % humidity. It is about 91 degrees there now and I am sure about the same humidity, so, that should be a little bit easier to take. Probably not much, but a little.
In Bangkok we are doing our show at the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport hotel. It is a 4 star hotel, so that should be nice, but it is at the airport which is about 30 minutes outside of the downtown area. That is kind of a drag. Hopefully we will have enough energy to get out and catch a cab to the city after we get done working. it is a two day show there, and the guys I am working with have to jet out to Amsterdam after the first show day to work on another show.
I will be finishing up the show with our Chinese AV guy, Kenny Li. I have worked with Kenny in Beijing, Bangkok, and Shanghai. It will be good to see him again. He is such the professional, and it is comforting to know that when you land in what I will call an "extreme" place such as Bangkok, that you have a support team in place that gets what you are trying to accomplish and is cool as well.
At the end of the show, I am going to stay a couple of extra days and do some sightseeing and shoot a ton of photos I hope.
I will post more from this trip as I go along.