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.
I plan to make future trips to the roof since the pool is up there and the young ladies were...well, uh...hot! 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.