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.
LDS temple in Boston
Metropolitan Opera, New York
Philadelphia Art Museum. Can't see this without the theme from ROCKY being in my head....
Philadelphia LDS temple
Penn State students and a famous Professor!
SPE Section and a few pics in Pittsburgh
A few shots from the Detroit research facility of SaudiAramco. I learned a lot there.
CERA week with my friend Bandar Alkhamies. Note my car's license plate.
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
Trinidad & Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (Scotland, England)
Operas this month =4 Operas to date = 70