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Memories of another trip

9th June 2010

Having just spent ten of the best days of my life in New York and San Francisco, I’d planned to write about some of my experiences. However, there is way too much to cover. Therefore, I simply present a list; a personal diary entry to trigger my own memories of people and places in years to come.

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Eight hour flight // Newark // Back in New York // Racing to Apple Store // Collect reserved iPad with minutes to spare // A few days at The Wellington // The city heat // New York at ground level // The grid // the traffic // the people // Street signage // Stoops // The view from the Top Of The Rock // Radio City Music Hall // The subways and Helvetica // Hot dogs // Times Square at night // Torrential rain // The Flatiron // Anthony Gormley figures // Posh dinner near Gramercy Park (thanks Angela) // Lots of Tall Decaf Cappuccinos // Central Park in sunshine // Yellow Apple Store // Fifth Avenue // Brooklyn // Looking back at Manhattan from DUMBO // Studio 612a // Beer Friday // Friends old and new // Playing bass with Rock band // Jason singing Cherub Rock // Jessica, Jessi, Cameron, Shiflett, Josh and many more // Sour beer made with lemons // Being convinced to live in Brooklyn // Agreeing to do a trial later this year // Sunsets

Back to Newark // Flying over the squares and rounds // The Colorado mountains // The canyons // California // San Francisco…

Straight to Kennedy’s with old friends // The Holiday Inn // Fisherman’s Wharf // Laid-back Sunday in shorts // Hot sun and more heat // Tall ship // The bay // Beaches // Bicycles, joggers and dogs // Eight mile walk to The Golden Gate Bridge and back // Crissy Field // Egret // No taking Dungeness Crabs // Up and down and up and down the streets and wooden walkways of Telegraph Hill // Greenwich Street // Beers with old friends // Top chap Travis Schmeisser // The shack overlooking the bay // Feeding wild parrots by hand // Pier 39 // Piles of humans looking at piles of sea lions // Corn dogs // Signature fish chowder // Facehugger and lobster bibs // Marlboro Reds // Fort Mason Center // Interviewed under the hottest lights ever // My mate Greg Wood arrives // Back to Kennedy’s // EECI2010 // Speakers’ dinner and pre-party // EllisLab announcements // MojoMotor // Doing a design presentation to (mostly) developers // Subconscious Design on Speakerdeck // Kenny Meyers introduces me as a cross-dresser // A thrillingly positive response to my talk // More superb presentations // Food in a box // Exhausted // Party at The Parlor // Twister // Drunken Englishman spitting and shouting at me // Brunch with Ryan Irelan and EllisLab // A lazy, relaxed stroll // Greg’s valuable Editorial Design presentation // Subsequent hot discussion // Room service Club Sandwich // Back to the shack with Ryan Sims and the gang // Thai food // Poopin’ (thanks to Kyle Ridolfo) // Kennedy’s again // Happy Coggers Jenn and Mark // Verbal battles with Meyers // Trammell // Thirty thirsty geeks with nowhere to go // Lazy day // Back to the bar // Win at pool // Exhausting walk around the city // Union Square // Conversations with nutters // Lombard // Round and round they go // Columbus on a Friday night // A “thank you” dinner from Greg // Best seat on the balcony at Vesuvio // Pitchers of ale // Pretty girl // Told her she was lovely // Comment well received, then we left as her friend arrived // Oh well // Sunny morning with Leevi and Brandon // Ferry to Alcatraz // Indians Welcome // Wonderful audio tour // Prison cells and memories // Electric Shop // Fast fog // Looking back at the city // The Golden Gate in fog // Old Chevvy // An Inescapable Experience

A ride in a Lincoln Continental to SFO // Ten hour flight // I want to go back // Ten of the best days of my life // Flickr set ...

Responses

# Sam Hardacre responded on 9th June 2010 with...

Bloody nora, that’s one hell of a list Colly! Sounds like a great trip :)

# Joshua Lane responded on 9th June 2010 with...

Was great meeting and chatting with you at Kennedy’s. Glad your trip was a good one!

# Simmy responded on 9th June 2010 with...

Always great having you in the States. Let’s do something about that being a permanent thing.

# Leslie "Flinger" responded on 10th June 2010 with...

Always good to see you, Simon. Hope to connect again in Holland. I’m simply inspired after this EECI and know I will be again!

# Anton Peck responded on 10th June 2010 with...

It was really nice meeting you at EECI! I’m looking forward to chatting with you again someday.

# Richard Bateman responded on 11th June 2010 with...

Looks fantastic. New York has always been the first love, personally. However I have only heard great things about San Francisco. Must put it on the list.

# Jordan Koschei responded on 16th June 2010 with...

Isn’t the Flatiron Building incredible? Hard to believe people thought it was ugly when it was first built.

# Jonas responded on 17th June 2010 with...

Seems it was a nice trip. Best regards.

# Shane responded on 18th June 2010 with...

Wow, this is a really great way to document a trip. Looks like you had a great time!!

Thanks for putting this together, might make my own one day!!

# James Allen responded on 24th June 2010 with...

Looks like it was a great trip and it was a nice idea to present it in this way. I have seen on the new iPhone 4 that there is a really cool way to document similar travels so that might be worth a look for you if you do a lot of traveling. My first visit to your site and really like the illustrations on the home page. Thanks for sharing the trip.

# web design nottingham responded on 30th June 2010 with...

Nice pics, thanks for sharing the trip.

# Beceri Oyunları responded on 7th July 2010 with...

I love chatting with you at Kennedy’s.!

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