Here’s a little photo blog from the “Rencontres du Ciel et de l’Espace” (RCE) show. The show took place from November 1st through 3rd at the Museum of Science and Industry in Paris and featured over 150 lectures (in French of course) over the three days with vendors spread over two floors. Daily attendance is in the neighborhood of 2,500 people, so it’s a busy show! I’m only sorry that these pictures don’t do the show justice. After all, I’m really there to speak with people, make recommendations, and demonstrate our equipment, not write a blog. 🙂
So it was a quick and enjoyable trip to Paris and back for Kermitis and I, except for one little issue. I had to be at the airport early Sunday to catch my flight home. While it’s rough waking up at 4:30am after an exhausting show, the beautiful thing about flying at this time is there is no traffic to or in the airport. I breezed through ticketing and security was virtually empty. I took my laptop out of my carry-on as the pictogram informed me and placed my bag through the x-ray. Surprisingly, it was kicked aside for inspection. I have one of those travel cases with too many pockets and pouches to count and all are full with who knows what. The security officer proceeded to inspect each one and open any box or container found within. After removing my computer’s power supply and other assorted wires, they ran the bag through again and again it was kicked out! The culprit. Kermitis! I was too afraid to ask why.