Category: Summer of 2016, United States of America

Picnic in Stewart Park, Ithaca on August 4th, 2016, and Night Views in Cornell

I’m not sure, but somehow it seemed that the organizers of the month-long workshop at Cornell thought there should be some unique activities each week. So for the last week, the organized a picnic at Stewart Park, a… Read More

Weekend Trip to New York City, Day 2 on July 24th, 2016

Second day at New York. Since we arrived at our Airbnb host very late last night this morning, we also got up very late. We left our host at 1045, for which, my friend comforted me as “standard… Read More

Weekend Trip to New York City, Day 1 on July 23rd, 2016

As expected, CS department of Cornell University basically left all the weekends in the summer program to our own discretion (expect for the first weekend’s field trip to Niagara Falls, which was nice since normally one don’t easily… Read More

Day Hiking Trip to Buttermilk Falls State Park on August 5th, 2016

For the whole month at Ithaca, I have been looking for local attractions that’s worth a visit. Since Ithaca (and upper New York in general) is famous for its waterfalls, and Buttermilk Falls State Park was conveniently located… Read More

Flight Log of American Airlines Flight 187 from Chicago O’Hare to Beijing on August 11th, 2016

Since our previous flight AA3365 arrived basically on time at Chicago O’Hare, we were left with 5 hours for our connection. What’s more, told me that our aircraft has quite some delay for its previous flight coming… Read More

Flight Log of American Airlines Flight 3365 from Syracuse to Chicago O’Hare on August 11th, 2016

The month-long Cornell program finally came to an end, as the wonderful lady driver of our shuttle dropped us off roughly three hours before departure. Amazingly, the American Airlines Check-in Counters were open, although we waited for like… Read More

Weekend Trip to Washington DC, Day 2 on July 31st, 2016

Second day in DC. Having checked in last night at our Airbnb apartment, I was planning to head out again for some night view shots. However, the rain didn’t seem to stop, we retired to bed early, which… Read More

Weekend Trip to Washington DC, Day 1 on July 30th, 2016

The second weekend in US at my discretion, as I was planning somewhere different than New York to spend the weekend. I was basically choosing between Boston and DC, as I lived in Ithaca and needed to travel… Read More

Day Trip to Niagara Falls on July 16th, 2016

For the four weeks of summer workshop here at Cornell University, the organizers arranged a day-trip to Niagara Falls on the first Saturday, hoping that we get to know each other. For them, booking the bus to/from Niagara… Read More

Flight Log of American Airlines Flight 3627 from Chicago O’Hare to Syracuse on July 11th, 2016

This post continues on the last one on flight AA186. After quite some waiting, we went through immigration, rechecked our bags, took the train to Terminal 3 and were ready for more waiting.