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Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 24, 21, 11:31 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,774
Posted By Wilbur

Those future marines are going to have a harsh...

Those future marines are going to have a harsh transition from a business hotel to boot camp.
Forum: West
Jan 18, 21, 1:24 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Wilbur

Of greater concern is the question of, "What have...

Of greater concern is the question of, "What have the state auditors or the AZ Dept. of Ag. been doing for five years if this is supposed to be an annual review?"

My tax dollars not at work,...
Forum: West
Jan 14, 21, 9:30 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,438
Posted By Wilbur

We-Ka-Po Casino Resort is out in the desert. ...

We-Ka-Po Casino Resort is out in the desert.
The Fairmont Princess Scottsdale used to be out in the desert.
Royal Palms feels like it is out in the desert.
The Boulders up in Carefree also feels...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 8, 21, 9:29 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,774
Posted By Wilbur

Convention Hotels Are Fun (Just not for you)!

So much this! If you can escape those situations, do so. Otherwise, you can end up in hotels scenarios such as:

Santa Clara Convention Center Hyatt full of teams of child gymnastic teams/beauty...
Forum: Japan
Jan 4, 21, 9:15 pm
Replies: 3,727
Views: 330,772
Posted By Wilbur

Wow, now I am seeing reports that Hakuho has...

Wow, now I am seeing reports that Hakuho has contracted the virus.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Dec 27, 20, 11:24 am
Replies: 75
Views: 12,148
Posted By Wilbur

Spain, then Hawai'i, for all the reasons listed...

Spain, then Hawai'i, for all the reasons listed above.

Spain is just wonderful.
Dec 27, 20, 11:18 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,977
Posted By Wilbur

WinAmp is very stable, but every so often, a...

WinAmp is very stable, but every so often, a minor update will appear on their site. And for the task described (Wintel to iPod Nano), it is an ideal tool. It uses minimal resources, unlike iTunes....
Dec 24, 20, 10:35 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,977
Posted By Wilbur

Media Monkey is very similar to WinAmp, but...

Media Monkey is very similar to WinAmp, but slightly newer. WinAmp has a cleaner interface. Either one of these is ideal for administering music files like MP3s from a Wintel environment (W7, W8,...
Nov 20, 20, 9:43 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By Wilbur

PIT seems to be a pleasant surprise in general...

PIT seems to be a pleasant surprise in general for customer service, and in particular for AA and the airlines from the past that have become part of present-day AA. Which is in stark contrast to...
Oct 8, 20, 5:10 pm
Replies: 825
Views: 134,583
Posted By Wilbur

We sort of expected a few bumps with the takeover...

We sort of expected a few bumps with the takeover and merger of the systems, so for the first year after Marriott consumed SPG, I was willing to go with the flow and spend some extra time on the...
Sep 16, 20, 10:31 am
Replies: 210
Views: 50,418
Posted By Wilbur

What was going on in Boeing's corporate culture...

What was going on in Boeing's corporate culture over the past decade or so to move them so far away from a quality-first culture of compliance and control to this sort of cost avoidance behavior?
Forum: West
Sep 12, 20, 11:58 am
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By Wilbur

There are some very reasonable rates right now at...

There are some very reasonable rates right now at some quite nice hotels that fit your description:

The McCormick Scottsdale...
Sep 6, 20, 2:09 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,805
Posted By Wilbur

As a local, I agree with the feedback above. -...

As a local, I agree with the feedback above.
- 8,000 points is not a very effective use for one of these HPs overnight.
- If you decide to pay for the night rather than use points, stay in a better...
Forum: Japan
Aug 31, 20, 9:39 am
Replies: 3,727
Views: 330,772
Posted By Wilbur

The Kokugikan will be restricted to 2,500...

The Kokugikan will be restricted to 2,500 spectators for the Aki basho.

Banzuke Information - Nihon Sumo Kyokai Official Grand Sumo Home Page...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Aug 20, 20, 7:45 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,969
Posted By Wilbur

I always preferred Wilbur's Chocolate to...

I always preferred Wilbur's Chocolate to Hershey's Chocolate, but I also think that the taste of Hershey's got noticeably worse in the mid-2000s when they went away from cocoa butter to vegetable...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 14, 20, 10:22 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,664
Posted By Wilbur

I am with you in that sentiment, but at the same...

I am with you in that sentiment, but at the same time, many, many other people shop as entertainment, or even as a compulsion.
Jul 27, 20, 11:47 am
Replies: 35
Views: 13,670
Posted By Wilbur

Yes, our casita was in the Valencia. Very...

Yes, our casita was in the Valencia. Very pleasant.
Forum: Japan
Jul 26, 20, 10:27 am
Replies: 3,727
Views: 330,772
Posted By Wilbur

Despite all the restrictions on the rikishi,...

Despite all the restrictions on the rikishi, apparently Abi went out to dinner with some supporters and maybe some other sekitori, so now he is kyujo for failing to maintain social distancing...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 26, 20, 10:23 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By Wilbur

Yes, the ones I usually bought were for...

Yes, the ones I usually bought were for wood-working. They have a double strap and stay put while I sleep. I haven't been traveling since the pandemic, so these may not really be suitable for...
Jul 23, 20, 9:41 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 13,670
Posted By Wilbur

Here are some incidental pictures from our stay: ...

Here are some incidental pictures from our stay:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/royal_palms_1__4c31b44ad53396c4225c27a589cc4607382b33ff.jpg
You can order dinner...
Jul 23, 20, 6:38 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 13,670
Posted By Wilbur

We did a Pandemic Stay-cation at the Royal Palms...

We did a Pandemic Stay-cation at the Royal Palms this week, staying in one of the villas at the back of the property under Camelback Mountain. Summary: Good service, property with character, fine...
Forum: Japan
Jul 22, 20, 2:23 pm
Replies: 3,727
Views: 330,772
Posted By Wilbur

Not to my knowledge.

Not to my knowledge.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 21, 20, 12:16 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By Wilbur

I have been wearing N95 painter's masks purchased...

I have been wearing N95 painter's masks purchased at Home Depot or Lowes on trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific flights since the 1990s. I put on the mask once I get seated, and once we are in the air...
Forum: Japan
Jul 21, 20, 12:07 pm
Replies: 3,727
Views: 330,772
Posted By Wilbur

Look at the spacing of the seated spectators when...

Look at the spacing of the seated spectators when Hakuho goes runabout down the hanamachi. There are more sumo staff members in the building than there are spectators.

https://youtu.be/LrlRTSriBiU
Forum: Japan
Jul 19, 20, 3:15 pm
Replies: 3,727
Views: 330,772
Posted By Wilbur

Social distancing in the Kokugikan! ...

Social distancing in the Kokugikan!

https://youtu.be/Kvm5rGfJu5E
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