Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Long Way Home...

What a long way home,
OK, so after we returned from Bahamas we spend another 3-4 days in Miami. Over there, we have celebrated Thanksgiving at Hilel's (http://picasaweb.google.com/bronsteinfla/Thanksgiving) and then headed to NY. In NY we met again with Xusha and Daniel (http://picasaweb.google.com/john.markh/23112006NewYork), made some shopping (ohhh, I hate it so much) and finally took a taxi to JFK.
And now, to the interesting part of the story.
When we finished boarding and the airplane was on a runway to take off, one of the his engines went MIA (Missed In Action). On a runway, just a seconds before airplane was in the air! I think I have to say thanks to the pilot for breaking before end of the runway. So, we spend additional 'extra' day hours in New York, met with Daniel and Xusha again and finally, after 18 hours delay, we flew to London. Needless to say, that when alarm (smoke detector) sounded during the flight, it was pretty scary...
But, after all 'bad' things I wrote, I have to say that Virgin Atlantic were more that OK. They have placed everyone (who wanted) in nearby hotel, paid for meal and provided transportation. We didn't had to 'fight' for it. They have also compensated us with 50% discount for all future flights with them for the next 18 months.

Monday, November 20, 2006

South of USA

Are we in Miami yet?
Yes we are! We spend first day in Florida in Aventura at my mom's place and the day after we drove to Orlando. In there, we visited 2 parks: Universal Studios and The Island of Adventure (http://picasaweb.google.com/john.markh/15112006UniversalParks)
So, here we are. A week after we have landed in US we went on a cruise to Bahamas (http://picasaweb.google.com/john.markh/17112006BahamasAndNassauIsland). We were suppose to have 2 stops: Coca Island and Nassau, but because of bad weather conditions we didn't stop on Coca Island. On Nassau we spend a day on a beach and hired jet ski. The guy who rented the jet ski called my mom "Boss Lady"! After a day on a beach, my skin hurts sooo much! I'm as red as lobster in beer...

Now, my planes are to relax and just to lay down by the pool and read some book.

No more activities!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Pink Floyd Still Rocks!

Hola my dear readers!

So much time passed since last time I wrote here and now I feel obligated to write a short update.

The project I've been involved in UK is (finally) over, so I have spend 2 weeks in Israel working on another projects.

But the real news are that I'm on vacation in US. A week ago, We landed in New York to celebrate my uncle's 50Th birthday. All family from all over the world was there (http://picasaweb.google.com/john.markh/11112006BorisBirthdayParty). Also, we have meet some friends there and had a really nice time in New York's sights (http://picasaweb.google.com/john.markh/11112006NewYork).

After 3 days in NY, we flew to Miami. Here we went to Australian Pink Floyd show. It was AWESOME! This music is still rock! These guys made an exact replica of "Eclipse" (I think) show and I couldn't tell the difference. There was so much energy in the music that the crowd went crazy (me too)! This was definitely worth 3 hours of time and 40 dollars!

Today, we are leaving on a cruise to Bahamas for 3 days, so I will keep you updated later on.