Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta. developer.okta.com

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10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Back in Denver

Raible Road Trip #11 was an excellent vacation. Our plan to drive through the night worked out splendidly. Not only did I make it to 7:30 a.m. (with the help of a bit of Red Bull), but I got to jam to my favorite tunes all night long. We left at 11 p.m. and I handed over the reigns to Julie just outside of Billings. She drove for the next 3 hours, and I took over again for the final 3. Total time: 14 hours.

We arrived at the cabin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Actually, I should say we got stuck at the cabin at 1:00 because we made it all the way up the "bumpy road", but didn't make the last hill. 40 minutes later and at 40 miles an hour, I made it up the last hill. The next 3 days at the cabin were great. We took Cookie the Dog and she loved it as much as the kids did. The drive home over the last 2 days wasn't nearly as pleasant as the drive there, but listening to "Little Einstein's" on the DVD player is never as much fun as listening to your favorite tunes. ;-)

Click on the images below to view pictures from The Cabin.

The Cabin - November 2006 Mimi and Baba

The next couple weeks will likely be hectic. This week I'll be writing AppFuse 2.0 documentation. Next week I'll be delivering a Spring + Hibernate class in Boise, Idaho with Country Bry and Scott from Virtuas. Then I'll be flying to The Spring Experience on Thursday for a weekend in paradise. Better yet, I'll be spending the following week in Florida on vacation. :-D

Posted in General at Nov 28 2006, 01:41:57 AM MST 2 Comments
Comments:

Matt, the pictures you posted from your cabin trip might have "busted" you. You mentioned in a previous post that you don't have internet access there and yet you have a pic of your dad sitting at a laptop with what looks like a phone or ethernet cable.

I'll see you in Florida for TSE. I'll buy the first beer!

Posted by erik weibust on November 28, 2006 at 09:19 AM MST #

You are correct that my dad did get on the internet while we were there. However, it's only dial-up and MacBook Pros don't have modems, so I never connected. ;-)

On the drive home (2 days), I did get on a couple times. Thanks to my EVDO Card and a power converter in the car, we had internet access the whole time. Unfortunately, I could only be on my laptop for 20 minutes before I'd get car sick.

TSE should be fun, but I still haven't had much success in securing beer for my BOF. Jay suggested just sneaking it in. ;-)

Posted by Matt Raible on November 28, 2006 at 03:01 PM MST #

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