January in Michigan

January 2018

My first trip of the new year brought me to Ann Arbor Michigan to work for the week at the University of Michigan.

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Off-roading in Nevada

February 2018

Went off-roading with friends last weekend in the local hills of Nevada near Wellington / Lake Topaz / Minden / Carson City.

Started out in Topaz Ranch/Wellington and rode out in two off-road side by side rzrs on back country trails up Minnehaha Canyon and over Bald Mountain to an old house in the middle of nowhere built in the 1800’s and then we rode on and checked out the hot springs along the Carson river.

All together we traversed over 50+ miles of back country trails during 6 hours on all kinds of terrain – all shown here in 11 minutes in the video I made below.

Had fun working on my drone filming, gopro photography and video editing.

The Tavern, Old Salem North Carolina

February 2014

While working near Charlotte North Carolina I ventured out over a weekend to explore the local area and went to an old historic town called Salem where I had lunch at The Tavern.

Old Salem is very historic. Experience early American history in the unique Moravian settlement of Salem. Original structures, gardens, tours, artifacts, hands-on workshops, fun family events and shopping

The Tavern is in Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC. This 1816 historical two-story building still has the design of years past with the kitchen in the basement and intimate dining rooms on the first and second floor.

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Austin Texas

August 2014

There’s burger joints, then there are craft burger joints where the burgers exceed standards and take flavor combinations to a new level.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Austin Texas is one of those craft burger places that make you go yum! Read on…

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Poor Boy Lloyds, Baton Rouge Louisiana

April 2013

While working in Baton Rouge Louisiana a few years ago, I went to a great old place in town for classic cajun, creole, southern food and found it when I had lunch one day at a place called Poor Boy Lloyd’s.

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4th of July in Georgia

July 2017

We recently moved from California to the state of Georgia  and found they allow fireworks in the state, this was going to be a good 4th of July this year!

Being big fans of firework shows we were ready to celebrate our first 4th of July in our new state of Georgia, with our own fireworks.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial, Austin Texas

March 2015

I’m a huge fan of Stevie Ray Vaughn. To me, he’s one of the greatest guitarist songwriters to ever live. He had a sound that talked straight to the soul, damn good music. Seeing the memorial to Stevie is a bucket list items for serious fan.

Whenever I work in Austin, I try and get out and walk up and down the scenic river walk that has some great trails going up and down both sides of the Colorado River.

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Paula’s Donuts, West Seneca New York

February 2017

Simply put, these were the best donuts I have ever tasted, seriously.. the best.

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El Pinto Restaurant, Albuquerque New Mexico

September 2016

El Pinto Restaurant was voted Best New Mexican Restaurant in Albuquerque New Mexico according to the “Best of City” annual survey conducted by Albuquerque the Magazine.  They’re the local favorite for authentic New Mexican Cuisine.

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Murals by Diego Rivera, Palacio Nacional de Mexico

March 2015

One afternoon after finishing up work in Mexico City (a few years back), I dropped off my gear at the hotel, called an Uber car and hopped in and headed to the city center at the main plaza to check out some of the local history in the area.

I had heard and read a lot about all the things to see in and around Mexico City and was fascinated by the history to be found there that dated back hundreds of years.

While walking around the plaza that afternoon, I went inside the Palacio Nacional de Mexico where  I was fortunate to see the famous murals created by Diego Rivera.

These murals are rich in Mexico’s deep history and very fascinating to visit and view.

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Crux Fermentation Project, Bend Oregon

September 2016

Whenever I am in Bend Oregon, I try and venture out to visit as many local breweries as I can to have a chance to taste test the beers that are usually always really good.

On a trip last year I visited Crux in Bend, met up with a co-worker and we had a good time sampling several beers.

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Landing in Atlanta

August 2017

I’ve been flying on airplanes since I was around 6 years old when my parents would put me on a plane and send me to Chicago Illinois to spend summers with my grandparents.

I don’t know why but flying still completely fascinates me every time I get on a plane (which is usually several times a week). The fact I can travel all the way across the entire country in 6-7 hours is awesome.  Read on for more – including a landing video.

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