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Travel Blog: Eating our way through Las Vegas

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I haven't blogged in forever. I know. Twitter and Instagram are so much easier for instant blogging than Google's Blogger, which in 2019 still doesn't have a worthwhile mobile app, but that's a different issue. Anyway, I didn't blog anything about our terrific trip to Portland earlier this year, but I figured I'd do something about our quick Vegas getaway, which was supposed to be a camping trip to the west coast, but life interfered and our plans had to change for various reasons, so... Vegas, baby. The absolute highlight of our trip was Eataly , the new Italian market in the renovated Park MGM hotel. It's got a couple of sit-down restaurants, but it's mostly a bunch of lunch-counter market vendors selling a range of pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, as well as some fancier things like fish and meat. There's lots and lots of Italian wine and liqueurs if that appeals to you as well. We were staying at the south end of the Strip, a

Yes, the best Google Gmail integration on Apple's iPhone comes from Microsoft

Years ago, I migrated my entire personal email life to Gmail. That includes a couple of different Google accounts plus my primary email account that is set up on a domain that I own. It all comes to one unified inbox and it works, and I'm very happy with it. I can send and receive as my own custom domain, and can switch to the other accounts if I need to. But all the email comes to one inbox. Terrific. It would be logical, then, that I would also use Gmail on my iPhone to maintain a high level of continuity. But the honest truth is that Gmail's iPhone app is merely fine and not great. And the best Gmail app on the iPhone actually Microsoft Outlook. Yes, that's a little weird. I switched back to the Gmail iOS app last week for an entire wweek to give it another try. And it mainly just frustrated me. It lacks features that virtually every other email app has (such as swipe one way on an email to archive, other way to delete). It has no calendar integration, even thou

Mexican getaway

Seeing as this blog has slowly transitioned into more of a travel blog, here's some photos from our recent getaway to Mexico. We loved our resort. The weather was pretty good on the whole, and our friends from Winnipeg who joined us had a great time. A much needed getaway that didn't disappoint. View this post on Instagram Peacock on our deck A post shared by Mike Jenkinson (@mikejenkinson) on Jan 11, 2019 at 5:11pm PST View this post on Instagram Underwater selfie A post shared by Mike Jenkinson (@mikejenkinson) on Jan 15, 2019 at 5:44pm PST View this post on Instagram Flamingos. A post shared by Mike Jenkinson (@mikejenkinson) on Jan 17, 2019 at 5:34pm PST View this post on Instagram Manta Ray. It was about 5 feet wide. Swam right past