And today we are broadcasting live fromÂ Chicago. A short update about the last days.
On Monday I went to Des Moines, wandered the streets and visited an exhibit about all the prides and heroes of Iowa (mostly about sports) and after that I drove someÂ over the rural countryroadsÂ – which is amazing! The scenery is really breathtaking and looks so natural and real.
After that Emma came back from her work and we went out to have diner at Rube’sÂ in Montour. The steakhouse was very unique, ‘cause you can pick your own meat (like at the butchers) and you have to grill it yourself on a huge grill / BBQ. Very nice and it made the meat even more special 🙂
After the meat we went to check out the Meskwaki CasinoÂ in Tama. I’ve never been into a casino, but they had so many slot machines – it wasn’t fun anymore. There were some tables to play some cards, roulette or the dices. But about 90% of the floor was covered with slot machines. And 99% of the people were 60-70+ in age. OMG!
I almost joined a card game, until they told me that every chip was worth $5! So ok, never mind! 😛
Tuesday I had lunch with Emma and after that I went to check out Cedar Falls / Waterloo. And in the evening I gave a presentation (guest lecture) at the Northern Iowa University. After that we went home and talked for a while.
This morning I packed my suitcase, said goodbye to Emma and drove off to Chicago. After a couple of hours (I think about 5-6 hours driving) I arrived in downtown Chicago. I got stuck in a traffic jam, but eventually found a motel.
The next days I’ll explore the city and next Monday I’ll leave back to the Netherlands. You all have to wait for the pictures until I’m back, not really feeling to upload any right now – sorry 😉
You gave a guest lecture? Cool! About what? Why? How? Huh? And so sad your trip has an ending right 🙁 sad, to have to say byebye to lovely emma 🙁
donderdag 27 september 2007 — 15:45
Emma’s mom is a professor at the University of Northern Iowa and asked me to give a guest lecture about cutting edge web sites and how that is used to get more visitors to your site.
And yes, the feeling is a little double. It has been a long time, a great experience, have seen so much and can’t imagine I was in Vancouver/Seattle 3 weeks ago. Time really flies and at the same time it has been a really long time.
And really sad to leave Emma, that’s for sure. Wish we could have more time and explore Chicago together.
But ok. That’s how things work and I’m glad to have gained a friend in her.
donderdag 27 september 2007 — 23:26