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Live From Houston

Finally, back on the air and live from Houston.

The hotels' wifi is a project in work, to be very nice, and at this point in time, it doesn't work.

When I arrived to the city I had dinner plans with old friends that lasted until 1:00 a.m.  Upon returning to the hotel it was time to test the system and much to my dismay I couldn't connect.  Though I could pirate a connection off someone broadcasting in the area but that didn't seem like the right thing to do.

So a quick call to the front desk and they gave me the number for tech support which I dutifully called.  My first hint of concern came when the technician asked me:  "Does the hotel front desk think WE are supporting the system?"  This isn't exactly what one wants to hear from tech support.

I was on the phone from 3:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The wifi wasn't going to work no matter what we tried but there was still a direct line option that, after some configuration, the wonders of the World Wide Web were finally made available to my computer.  At this point, I went to bed.

The guys at tech support were great, even though they appeared to be as much in the dark as I was.  They refused to quit until a working connection was available to my machine.  Thanks guys!

Today called for a trip to the roof of the hotel for a couple of pictures of Minute Maid Park:

A slightly zoomed view looking in at left field.  Click on all of the images for a larger view.

Zoom in on the train.

I plan to make future trips to the roof since the pool is up there and the young ladies were...well,!  Of course, by that, I mean the ambient temperature was above normal.

I, finally, got my lazy butt into gear and walked the three blocks to the stadium:

Same view just two blocks closer.

Pictures from the games to follow.