A long trip February 25, 2007Posted by dorigo in personal, physics, travel.
By the time of this foward-timestamped post, I will be on a flight from Madrid to Mexico City, together with Mariarosa, Filippo, and Ilaria. The torture -er, flight- time is about 12 hours! I have never taken so long a flight, and the prospect of spending the time with the kids in a constrained space (and I hear Iberia does not excel in leg room) is a nightmarish one.
I think we will survive… Somehow. I have tried to think in advance at all the nuisances that make the difference between a normal and a good trip, but it is not easy to foresee everything. So, for instance, I do have a laptop with a few DVDs and 12 hours of battery, and we are bringing food for the kids (who usually will repel the airplane meals), but I have been unable to reserve neighboring seats in advance (Iberia has NO call center, damn it!).
I should be able to post erratically next week, since the house we are going to spend our time in has wireless connection. I plan to write about the “consistency” of the Z->bb data with the H->tau tau “signal” found by CDF and the excess of events of a D0 analysis of Z->bb; but I will also try and post some pictures of the places we will visit.