...and so the train left New Orleans...yes I took the Amtrak all the way to DC (24 hours), stayed with a friend in Gaithersburg MD, then took the 3-hour bus ride to Manhattan. I guess I just wanted to check out our transit system. I had a stopover in DC to apply for my Austrian Visa for the summer and also took a picture of my future home. I made it to NYC just in time for some cheesecake, oh and there was a geography conference somewhere in there. The NYC AAG was my first chance at presenting my initial results for study one of my dissertation. I modeled the maximum sustained and peak wind gust for 18 different European windstorms using a kriging approach and shared the results in the Climate Specialty Group Student Paper competition.
“You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” Yogi Berra