The other day I ordered the book and DVD of the new Michael Palin series, Himalaya from Amazon UK. It is a region 2 DVD set, but I will be able to watch it on my computer and maybe just be able to convert it to Region 1 to watch on my TV. As most of you know, I am a BIG Michael Palin travel series fan (and of course a big Michael Palin fan), and I have been waiting for the new series ever since it was announced over a year ago. The UK also has DVD versions of all of my favorite series and depending on how well these go, I might just have to get the whole lot of them.

My favorite is still Pole to Pole. This is the one that I was showing back in college when the Geography Department had an exhibit for Picnic Day.
Good Geo-News this week! You can take your pick from the La Conchita Landslide Disaster, Flooding in Utah and Ohio, or if you prefer something a bit more extra-terrestrial, there is the Huygens probe landing on Titan today. A lot to keep me busy.

Work is progressing nicely. Lots of work yet to be done before the big opening. I enjoy the testing environment, but I always forget how the long hours wear you down to a point where when you get home, you just want to eat and then go to bed. Before I know it, I’ll be back in the same-ol same-ol routine, and the way I figure it, I can catch up on sleep then.