Annette and Howard are in Chicago for the Pack/Pharma Expo
We are lucky enough to be in Chicago to attend Pack Expo/Pharma Expo and to witness an exciting sporting event, The Cubs winning the World Series for the first time since 1908!
Today, the 4th of November, there is a parade downtown Chicago to honor the Cubs followed by a rally at Grant Park. The parade starts at 10am and since 7 am there has been a cacophony of horns and cheers as fans make their way to the parade venue.
5 million fans are expected to attend the parade and rally which will double the usual population of Chicago! Everywhere in the city is decorated to celebrate the Cubs win. Congratulations to the Cubs for an historic win and an exciting 10th inning in game 7.
Howard and Annette are in San Francisco and are trying out the wonderful restaurants
We spent a delightful weekend with friends in San Francisco walking in the city districts and eating in the wonderful restaurants. My absolute favorite is Yank Sing in Spear Street which does the most amazing dim sum at lunchtimes served off trolleys which come round to the tables laden with delicious bites, www.yanksing.com.
Howard's favorite cuisine is of course Indian and we ate at Amber which serves wonderful modern Indian cuisine, check out their menus at www.amber-India.com. As well as eating and walking we went to see the movie Sully with Tom Hanks directed by the ever wonderful Clint Eastwood. What an amazing film made even more amazing by its basis on a true story.
Back home to Boca for a week before we are off on our travels again!
We explore the English countryside with our friends from Health Care Logistics, the very first US distributors for Saljet.
This summer our friends Gary and Connie Sharpe visited the UK and we spent some lovely time with them exploring the English countryside. Gary and Connie own Health Care Logistics, www.gohcl.com the very first US distributor for Saljet.
We met them in the Cotswolds, a beautiful and picturesque area of England made prosperous and famous by the wool growers of the 17th & 18th centuries. We stayed at the Slaughters Manor House built in the 17th century and now a hotel in the Andrew Brownsward group of hotels, www.brownswordhotels.co.uk. Lower Slaughter is a delightful spot and epitomizes the golden stone of Cotswold houses. There is lots to explore in this quintessential area of England, go to www.cotswolds.com.
From there we drove to the wilds of Dartmoor to stay at Bovey Castle situated right on the edge of the moor. The house was built by Frederick Smith, son of W H Smith, in 1900 as a family country retreat. W H Smith built up a chain of newsagents which are in every town in Britain today starting with the franchise to sell newspapers outside Euston rail station in November 1848. The house became a hotel in 1930. The hotel has been refurbished after changing ownership in 2003 and is a beautiful and peaceful place to stay boasting an excellent restaurant and some fine wines and spirits. Gary is a bit of a whisky aficionado and was pleased to find some rare and interesting whiskies in the bar.
Saljet in Las Vegas
Many thanks to everyone who visited our booth at Wild on Wounds in Vegas last month. WOW is always a great trade show for us and we love talking to the delegates. If you would like to receive a sample of Saljet visit our website, www.saljet.com, and go to the request a sample section.
As summer turns to fall we look forward to the fall colors and a new wardrobe and back to traveling. San Francisco and Chicago next up.
A visit to Saltash whilst admiring the Great British Engineering feats of the Victorian Age
As part of Howard's birthday celebrations last week we visited his cousin in Saltash, a town in Cornwall made famous for the wonderful railway bridge over the river Tamar built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Brunel, (1806-1859), is best remembered for the construction of a network of tunnels, bridges and viaducts for the Great Western Railway. He was such an amazing engineer that his bridges and viaducts are still operational today.
The area of Cornwall around Saltash is beautiful and unspoilt with some interesting inlets dividing the area into secret small towns and villages. There is a feeling of the 1970s about the place with artisans selling their wares, small cafes, tie dye clothing and people who have the look of folk who are very laid back! Think Haight Ashbury in its heyday!
I thoroughly recommend looking up Brunel as he was an amazing engineer.
The hottest day coincided with Royal Ascot, a horse racing event attended by the Queen who is a keen horse woman.