Well things are getting exciting at Baker Hughes as the pending GE Oil & Gas merger approaches fruition. It has not yet happened as I start this entry but expect it to be fait accompli by the time I finish it!
I am heading to Aberdeen for an SPE Board meeting but am first taking the gf and my youngest daughter and youngest son with us to Ireland. They were very happy when I was able to cash in some of those GPUs on United and upgrade them to Business class on the long flight across the Atlantic. We landed VERY early and made our way to our AirBnB located in a gorgeous part of town.
Saturday we went to the Vermeer exhibit at the National Gallery in Dublin. Regular readers will know what a huge Vermeer fan I am and so I have long been looking forward to this opportunity. Later that day the Book of Kells and the Long Library. Awesome. Went to church in Dublin and then a day trip to Cork. The new Spiderman movie came out while we were in Ireland so WE HAD to go see it (for the youngest son). Dublin and all of Ireland are amazing. Just vacation and no work at all.
Then off to Aberdeen where I spend four days at the SPE Board of Directors meeting. It was great and my family enjoyed Aberdeen for a bit and then headed to Edinburgh. I caught the train there and then we flew back to Newark.
The family flew on home but I had to be in Crotonville, NY at the GE Leadership Institute for several days. I did get to catch a few Vermeer paintings at the Metropolitan museum which was great. Then I flew home and into the next phase of Baker Hughes.
Travel this trip (basically includes airport to airport) 12,915 miles. SPE travel to date 546,370 miles. Round trip earth to moon is 477,800 so THERE AND 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): 45
Trinidad & Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (Scotland, England)
Operas this month =4 Operas to date = 81