The Year in Cities

This is going around again (I think Kottke is Patient Zero), so here's a list of places where I spent at least one night in 2008 (other than Niskayuna, where we live):

  • Albany, NY (I spent four nights in a smoking room-- I get to count it on the list)
  • Boston, MA
  • Lewisburg, PA
  • State College, PA
  • Tewksbury, MA
  • Waterloo, Ontario
  • Whitney Point, NY
  • Williamstown, MA

I feel like I must be forgetting something, but I can't think what. We really did cut back on travelling this year, because of SteelyKid showing up in August.

Where did you go this year?


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* Warrenville, IL when I visit Fermilab,
* Emeryville, CA when I visit LBNL,
* Irvine, CA,
* Philadelphia, PA,
* Pittsburgh, PA,
* Madison, WI,
* Annapolis, MD,
* Geneva, Switzerland when I visited CERN.

Compared to the other folks in my office, I am a real stay-at-home. The majority of my trips are to Fermilab. I pile up those frequently flier miles in 500 mile increments. I went to a big international conference this year, but it was held in Philadelphia, my hometown, at my alma mater.

-Ardsley, NY (8 weeks)
-Fremont, CA (~2 weeks total)
-Chicago, IL (two nights)
-Berkeley, CA (one night)
-Cleveland, OH (one night)
-South Bend, IN (one night)
-New York, NY (one night)

Redding, CA (4 nights).
Capitola, CA (1 night).

Yeesh. That's rather pathetic. Here's hoping for a better year next year.

Happy New Year to you, Kate, SteelyKid, and Emmy.

Santiago, Chile (3 nights)
Puerto Montt, Chile (3 nights)
Punta Arenas, Chile (3 nights)
Puerto Natales, Chile (1 night)
New Orleans, LA (3 nights)
Castle Crag State Park, CA (1 night)
San Francisco, CA (7 nights)
Humboldt Redwoods State Park, CA (1 night)
Bullard's Beach State Park, OR (1 night)
South Beach State Park, OR (2 nights)
Lost Lake, OR (3 nights)
Bend, OR (2 nights)
Cape Lookout State Park, OR (2 nights)
Fort Stevens State Park, OR (1 night)
Tacoma, WA (2 nights)

Hanover, NH
Midway, UT
Montréal, QC
Berkeley, CA (2 separate trips)
San Francisco, CA
Lynnwood, WA
Edmonds, WA

As with Chad, I have an unexpected entry on this list (Lynnwood) due to weather problems. Too many people in the Seattle area can't deal with snow, unfortunately including the people whose job it is to clear the streets and keep the buses running. (See Dave's "Villa Sophia Skiing" entry for more.)

By Eric Lund (not verified) on 01 Jan 2009 #permalink

Just returned with my 3 guests (son, his girlfriend, and a former dotcom business partner) from the Rose Bowl.

Wasn't that a city? The official attendance was 93,293.

My son is at USC Law School, so he was happy with the outcome.

Good way to start a year.

This year we traveled to:
Endicott, NY
Fishers Landing, NY
San Diego, CA
Escondido, CA
Sanibel, FL
Orlando, FL
Summerfield, FL
Port Charlotte, FL
Holland, MI
Michigan City, MI
Oviedo, FL
Carlsbad, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Columbia, MO
My son loves Legoland in Carlsbad, CA so we traveled out there 3 times this year, as well as the Wild Animal Park in Escodido, CA you must check it out if you have little ones. Happy New Year. Safe travels in 2009 Kati

By Kati Simpson Conklin (not verified) on 02 Jan 2009 #permalink

(not counting my home city):

Westminster, MD
Baltimore, Ireland
Ennis, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Another town in Ireland whose name I can't remember
Boston, MA
Dallas, TX (in July--114 degrees, baby!)
Hillsboro, NH

Not nearly as much fun as when I was in grad school. Oh, well...