LAX Air New Zealand Lounge

Well I’m in LA now, Woot!, hoping the Air NZ lounge makes up for the hassle of going through security a second time…

OMG, this place is heaven compared to downstairs…

There’s Rugby on the TV, there’s really nice food, and beer, wine & spirits.

Comfortable chairs, power points, and free Wi-Fi.

Now I just need to work-out how to keep my Gold status…

On my way back to New Zealand

Well, it’s that time of the of the year, so I’m traveling for work. Strangely for the last four years, I’ve done a NZUSA trip, and this one was a bit of a surprise trip.

Anyway, I’m currently at Denver (DIA) in the United Red Carpet Club, and it’s so much better that hanging out in the terminal. Free Wifi, free coffee (instant machine stuff) and small snack items. Oh and the seats are comfortable.

Not so keen for the 9 hours I have in L.A. but there is an Air New Zealand lounge there so it shouldn’t be too bad ;-)

I read a travel tip somewhere suggesting carrying a power strip, and presently that would be useful, as the one near me is has both port blocked by someone’s huge MacBookPro power brick.

Mine Site Visits

Last week I was out in the field.

Firstly I spent two days getting my MSHA training, then spent two days on actual gold mines. Plus two days travel time.

Here’s a nondescript photo, from about 5000ft.

It’s was very interesting to see our products in use, hear from actual users, and resolve some issues.

We watched the daily blast, that was very cool, it took 5+ seconds for the sound to catch visuals.