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Northeast USA from Boston to Detroit (the long way)

This was an unusual "all American" trip. The gf accompanied me as we flew to Boston. I spent the day at the SaudiAramco research facility and addressed their staff along with the staff at Detroit and Houston via teleconference. Jan and I went to the Boston LDS temple and spoke at some length with my old Stanford professor (from the business school) Steve Wheelwright and his wife. We drove to Hartford, CT (LDS temple there) and then to Trumbull where I spoke to a group of Unilever engineers on sustainability. Very intriguing to see the points of view of this different industry (where my daughter works). The differences were less than the similarities as they were into additive manufacturing, nanotechnology, big data, etc.

Over the weekend we met my college roommate and his wife for two operas at the Met along with a Frick visit. Church in Manhattan and then off to Pennsylvania, My Philadelphia talk got shifted to Tuesday so we decided to spend Monday morning at Gettysburg and enjoyed a historical tour and the temple in Philadelphia. I addressed student chapters at Penn, Penn State, Pitt and the SPE section in Pittsburgh. The next stop would be the Detroit SaudiAramco research facility but we stopped by Columbus Ohio en route.

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LDS temple in Boston
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Metropolitan Opera, New York
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Philadelphia Art Museum. Can't see this without the theme from ROCKY being in my head....
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Philadelphia LDS temple
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Penn State students and a famous Professor!
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SPE Section and a few pics in Pittsburgh
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A few shots from the Detroit research facility of SaudiAramco. I learned a lot there.

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CERA week with my friend Bandar Alkhamies. Note my car's license plate.

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Other Blogs

You can of course read about my barbecue at This site
My Baker Hughes reservoir blog is here.
My (old) blog detailing my 18 months in Hong Kong is here,

Travel this trip (basically includes airport to airport) 3,980 miles. SPE travel to date 477,090 miles. Round trip earth to moon is 477,800 so almost back!

Countries to date (my counting rule is basically that I spent the night there with some sort of SPE content...not just went through the airport like New Zealand or Panama): 43
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belgium
Brunei
Canada
China
Colombia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Kuwait
Indonesia
India
Ireland
Italy
Malaysia
Mexico
Nigeria
Netherlands
Norway
Oman
Qatar
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Trinidad & Tobago
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (Scotland, England)
USA
Vietnam

Operas this month =4 Operas to date = 70

Posted by fracmeister 10:56 Archived in Brunei

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