Monthly Archives: August 2012

Friday’s Activities in Lanzarote

Today, our first full day in Lanzarote, was a recovery day for us.  We all got some sleep and started to get used to being 5 hours ahead of NY. I’ve loaded a bunch of trip photos. We started the … Continue reading

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The Trade Winds

Yesterday I was concerned that we were going to be sleeping in a sweat box without AC.  It turns out the trade winds are constantly blowing over the islands.  When the sun sets, the temperature drops like a rock.  Around … Continue reading

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Arriving in Lanzarote

The flights last night were interesting. It was the first red eye flight for the kids and Cathy. This morning as we were landing in Madrid, MJ asked why it is called a red eye flight.  I told him to … Continue reading

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Already this trip is going to be different…

We arrived at JFK at 3pm with plenty of time for our 5:55pm flight. Normally for family vacations Cathy & I split duties.  She handles getting the kids through the airport and onto the plane.  I handle the luggage, On … Continue reading

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Countdown to Vacation

We’re down to the final 24 hours to our vacation.  This year we are heading to the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands, also known as the Canaries, is a Spanish archipelago located just off the northwest coast of mainland Africa, … Continue reading

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Ruby on Rails and SQLite3

After upgrading to Fedora 17, I had to re-install Ruby on Rails.  I’m using Rails 3.2.7 with the news updates.  In the past I’ve always use MySQL server as the database, so I’ve always installed the database, drivers and associated … Continue reading

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