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Sacramento Airport

I’m waiting for my flight home in the Sacramento Airport. It’s much nicer than San Jose, where I was last week, and the WiFi here is free. Just grabbed a bite to eat, and I’ve been passing the time in the terminal by playing Tetris DS against people all over the world via WiFi. What a blast!

I’m a little sunburned from driving around in the Mustang Convertible I rented. It was my first time driving a convertible, and it was a pretty hot day here (I think I saw the local news say the high was 97F). It was a load of fun – cruising on the California freeways with the top down, Sirius satellite radio blasting on the nice Shaker 500 stereo in the Mustang. I seriously needed some sunglasses, though. It was bright, and I was squinting the whole time. I don’t think I’d ever buy a convertible (I don’t really like the Daystar, and prefer to be air conditioned when I drive), but it was definitely fun for a short trip.

I stopped by Fry’s on the way to the airport, just as a tradition (same as grabbing a burger at In-n-Out). It was a gigantic one like Portland, compared to the small and crowded one in L.A. I wandered around in the game section, to see if there were any good deals. Almost picked up Big Brain Academy for the Nintendo DS, but decided not to. I’m way behind in the games I already own. I also spent some time in the digital camera section, since mine died, and I haven’t decided what to replace it with. I put my hands on the Canon SD700 IS for the first time, and it’s everything I hoped it would be. The display model didn’t have a battery, though, so I couldn’t take any test shots to see how well the Image Stabilization works. Fry’s had it for $474, but I’ve seen it for as low as $385 (new) on eBay, so I’m not sure which way I’m going to go. As soon as I have the funds, I think this is my next camera.

Anyway, off to play some more Tetris (and maybe some Mario Kart) before my flight. I don’t get into Portland until 11:00 PM, so I’ve got a while to wait, and not enough battery in my X41 tablet to blog the time away. Good thing I carry so many gadgets with me – there’s always something to keep me entertained! :-)

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2 thoughts on “Sacramento Airport

  1. You are making me quite jealous with the Nintendo DS. I did not realize that it was ‘free’ to play over the net; I thought you had to pay some sort of a monthly membership fee.

    Anyways; looks like you had fun in California. :)

  2. I was lucky and drew a Mustang convertible in one of my most-recent trips to San Francisco. It was a fun rental, but not enough to consider one when I bought my current car.

    Anyway, I run the AC in my convertible. I know, it sounds kooky, but cold air on your legs and feet does make a big difference. I also drive with the windows up, it keeps the cooler air inside the cabin.

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