Off to Rochester, MN

I’m off for a week of work in Rochester, Minnesota tomorrow. I’ve been keeping a close watch on the weather over there as they have been experiencing quite a bit of snow in the last few days. I’m flying into O’Hare and then onto the twin cities where I pick up a car for the 80 mile drive down to Rochester. Thankfully the weather appears to be picking up from tomorrow, with a high of 0 degrees centigrade. Monday looks to be the coldest day at -7! The webcam on this site is currently showing bright sunshine in downtown, but there is still snow on the ground.

This is my first visit to the Rochester lab, and I’m looking forward to physically meeting a lot of people from the WebSphere Process Server development organization who I’ve been virtually working with for the past two years.

American Airlines are also showing a couple of films I actually haven’t seen which is a bonus. Normally I seem to travel when they are showing films I’ve either seen or hate. Saying this, on my last trip into Chicago they showed Ferris Bueller’s Day Off which was inspired, and provided a timely reminder that I really had to go to the Art Institute to see Seraut’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. Unfortunately at the time American Gothic was on tour, but Nighthawks and numerous other fantastic works were on display. As Ferris would say, it is so choice, if you get the chance I highly recommend you visit. Unfortunately I won’t get to spend any time in Chicago this time around, which is a shame as it is easily one of my favourite cities. However, I’m looking forward to seeing a new bit of America.

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