Well, we’re home. I didn’t find much time for blog entries today either, as you can see. I thought I’d knock a couple on the trip home but when I wasn’t driving I was catching up on sleep.

Today we checked out of the hotel and met QT’s sister, brother-in-law, and nephew for lunch. It’s always a pleasure spending time with them, especially QT’s nephew. He’s about to turn two in a few weeks and he’s absolutely adorable.

After lunch we headed back to the hotel, picked up QT’s car, and away we went… Traffic was minimal, QT was quick and turned on the Jersey Turnpike radio station, letting us detour around 4 miles of congestion. Needless to say, I was sound asleep for all of that…

Overall, the trip was excellent. The highlights: QT (who always makes everything special), a hotel room with a rooftop terrace and a view of the Empire State Building, an open double-decker bus tour, Times Square at night, and then late-night relaxing at a revolving glass lounge 48 floors up. Who wouldn’t enjoy that?

As I said in the first post, blogging the trip to NYC was mostly a test of of some newer technology; mainly my wireless web access from my new phone and the Remote Control program, which allows me to control my home PC from my phone anywhere in the world. I’ve since learned that blogging from my phone is fairly limited: the posts are limited to a certain number of characters, typing out links on the little keyboard would be a nightmare, and there is no way to specify a subject or a category for the entries. The Remote Control software, on the other hand, worked like a charm. I connected to my home PC probably 50 times (mostly just for the hell of it… I think QT got a little annoyed at me, actually, because I kept leaning over with my phone and saying, “Look! See that, that’s my screen saver at home… ” =] ). The only trouble I had was rebooting my home PC via the Remote Control software. For some reason on the second day of the trip it just wouldn’t reboot. So, using the PalmVNC connection, I wrote a small batch file on my home PC, saved it, ran it, and rebooted the computer; all from NYC. Now that was cool…

I’ll go back and add links to all the previous NYC posts now… I’ve done so many blog entries these past few days, I should be covered until 2004 =)