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Pocketmail.com

I have a friend who is hiking from mexico to canada. (yeah, he's nuts) He has his old mobile phone which will work as GSM or TDMA so he has some kind of coverage almost everywhere. He is also keeping an online journal as he travels, usually involves stoping somewhere along the way, snail-mailing then to a family member to put up or through his mobile phone. I don't thing he even tried the phone. Doubt he has data service most places.

I'm not sure how he stumbled upon this device but the idea is pretty cool and perfect for his situation.

The pocket mail device is like a really simple handhelp pda. It has some basic pim stuff and email. The cool part is how it sends and recieves email. You type all your email when ever and respond and all that then send/recievce when ever you can. Through any phone. No, not dialup.. It works more like a fax machine. There is a speaker and a fold out mic on the back of the device that you place aginst the phone and it beeps whistles …

Almost there...

We should be boarding any minute now. The last leg on our flight home. If all goes as planned we will touch down around 11:30ish. Then home and sleep half the day tomorrow. :)

Last day recap

I never got time to post about what we did on our last day in Boston. After Ashlea got of work we headed down to the science center. It was really cool. There were tons of hands on experiments and exhibits. I got to build a car and see how fast it would race down a hill, play with lasers and mirrors, flash our shadows on to a wall, watch a lady play with electricity, play with optical illusions... The place was huge. We didn’t actually get through all of it before it closed.
After that we went back down town for dinner and last minute shopping. Since they blew up London yesterday all security is on high alert. They would make announcements on the subway every few minutes telling you to watch out for strange people or unattended packages and report them immediately to an official. The airport was full of gaurds and police. Even the cleaning staff were walking around everywhere keeping an eye out. It may have been wores because we took off from the same terminal where the internationa…

Headed home.

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well, off we go. We're on the plain now getting ready to head to Minneapolis. I'll have more time there.

Vacation delayed due to rain...

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Boy, when it rains in Boston it sure rains. :) 3 inches so far. It was raining when we got up this morning but only sprinkling when we set out.
We went to the Peabody museum on Harvard's campus. It is the oldest anthropological museum in the United States. It's not just limited to that. There is also a huge natural history section. They have hundreds of plants, animals and minerals on display. Even dinosaur bones and meteorites.



So even though we got soaked walking to lunch we just had to grin and bear it... ;)
Speaking of lunch, we ate at Bartley's, yet another of Boston's world famous placed to eat. It is a burger joint with burgers over an inch thick. That's just the meat... All of the burgers are named after famous people like the Dick Channey or the Janet Jackson. I had the Mr. Jack Bartley, a basic bacon cheese burger. I remember seeing this place on one of those PBS food travel shows.

Harvard Day

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Well today we spent most of the day wondering around Harvard. It's kinda cool to be at a school that is about 120 or more years older than the Unites States. Some of the buildings there were from the late 1600's!



We went all over Harvard square, to shops and the bookstore. Lots of cool places. We went to this chocolate place and the girls had, well, bacically liquid chocolate.
Havard Square is bacically a little city of it's own with everything a college student needs. Plus lots of cool old building for me to look at.
We had lunch at a very yuppie wraps & smoothies place. Pretty good, funny people.
I think we're gonna go see a movie tonight, Japanese thing that will never make it to theaters at home.

Wow...

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They're cool on tv but they're soo much cooler when you can feel every one of them. We were so close I have ash and stuff in my hair. wow...

Running Around

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Well, we had the high speed tour of the city and it's historic sights. We had sea food at the no name restaurant and this is the view from the front of the aquarium. Time for food then the fireworks.

Old and New

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This city is a crazy mix of old and new. 200+ year old churches right next to the skyscraper. Oh, and less than 5 minutes off the subway Alastria's feet hurt... This is gonna be a long trip.

Above the clouds

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It looks so strange to be above the clouds. It was also very strange to see fireworks over Boston as we were landing. Even the big ones were just little poofs. :)
Well, were off now. Should have some pictures of the ground soon.

Zoom!

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Well my new gps works on the plane. At least once any way. Notice the speed and altitude. :D

On the Ground in Boston

Well, we made it. The plane just touched down in Boston. More later.

Up Up and Away

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Well, we got to the airport way to early. But after a long wait our ride is finally here. We're on our way to Boston!