You gotta eat on the road

I wondered where I would eat my first dinner in St. Louis. My colleague from Onondaga County Public Library system’s Central hub, Cara, told me during day one’s LMCC19 sessions that she’d found a somewhat satisfying dinner on the night of her arrival from nearby Chinese takeout joint The Red Door. I Googled it, decided…

Top of the terrace to you

I thought I’d be taking a couple-minute break from an afternoon session in my room. The three fellow Library Marketing and Communications Conference attendees had a different idea. They asked me if I’d like to join them on an excursion to discover the Hyatt Regency’s top-floor terrace. Agreed. The door was unlocked. Our spirits soared.…

A new view from the conference

The person who checked me in at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch sent me to a room on floor 18. They didn’t go any higher. Yes, I thought when I pulled the curtains aside the next morning. That is the Mississippi River behind the Gateway Arch. I was as thrilled to walk into the…

Winging my way to St. Louis. Chicago first.

I had the chance to take a work trip to St. Louis for the Library Marketing and Communications Conference this week. When I boarded the plane at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport on Tuesday, the sun was getting ready to say so long for the day over the wing. I was saying bye to the a…

Ever green

For the first time, we noticed that the grass in the circle outside NBT Bank Stadium is … … artificial turf. We tried hard or remember if this was the case last season. Best we can figure, it was put in between September and now. The bright green will last, right?