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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Lake Champlain, Burlington Vermont

August 2017

Took a recent business trip to Montreal Canada and flew into Burlington Vermont to then drive across the border into Canada to my work site.

This was a very interesting, educational and fun trip. By traveling this route ended up saving a good amount of money. It turns out flying into a city near the border was several hundred dollars less costly in airfare than it would have been flying directly into Montreal – plus it was cool that it provided a nice opportunity to explore and experience the local scenery while driving to and from the work location across the border.

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Georgia Day Trip

July 2017

I recently moved from California to Georgia with my family a few months ago and have been busy getting unpacked, settled and set-up for a while now.  Turns out moving cross-country is a lot more work than I originally anticipated!

This past weekend we finally had a chance to relax and get out and explore the local area so we headed out for a drive between the many trees to see what we could see in this vast sea of greenery.

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Great American Beer Festival, Denver Colorado

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Welcome Sign at Denver Airport

October 2016

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is a three-day annual event hosted by the Brewers Association, held in Denver, Colorado. The GABF brings visitors from around the world to sample thousands of different American craft beers.

Getting tickets can be tough, they sell out very fast. This is after all, America’s greatest beer festival and with hundreds of vendors and thousands of attendees it’s easy to see why this beer festival is so large yet sells out quickly every year.

Check out the photos and videos below.

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Erie Canal, Lockport New York

 

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October 2016

I’ve driven across New York a couple of times for work over the past year and in between all the cities and trees along the highways during the drive I always noticed the signs for canal locks and became very curious about this canal that runs east-west across the state of New York.

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The Munch Box, Chatsworth California

August 2015

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Whenever I work in Simi Valley in Southern California I make at least one trip to this tiny hamburger landmark called The Munch Box located in the city of Chatsworth on Devonshire St. and just past Topanga Canyon and the Chatsworth Metro station, it’s in a small shopping center that is right next to the Chatsworth Post Office.
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Scenes from Austin Texas

September 2016

My work travels have taken me to Austin Texas several times over the past couple of decades and every time I’ve gone there I’ve enjoyed the town immensely. From the great food (especially the BBQ), to the 6th Street bar, art and music scene to the bats under the 6th Street bridge and the trails around it –  Austin is a great place to visit and explore.

capitalbldg.jpgThe Texas State Capitol in Austin is a beautiful piece of architecture that took 6 years to build and was completed in 1888. The Capitol is the largest in gross square footage of all state capitols and is the second largest Capital in the entire nation; second only to the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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B&W Photography, Amsterdam NL

Photography is my art.

I love taking photos and trying to compose a nice scene to make a subject look interesting.

Most of my photography is of buildings and places but I like to take pictures of almost anything that I think really captures the look and feel of a person, place or thing.

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Teotihuacan Pyramids, Mexico City Mexico

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August 2016

While working in Mexico City Mexico I had an extra day in town and since it was my first time ever to Mexico I was compelled to do some exploring and had heard from a friend about some nearby ancient pyramids from a civilization that pre-dated the Aztecs by over 500 years.

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Grover’s Bar & Grill, East Amherst New York

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August 2016

Grover’s Bar and Grill is a place known by locals for their very large outstanding tasty burgers, where you write your name on a chalkboard, grab a beer and stand by the bar to wait for your name to be called for a seat.  It’s a very popular place so expect a short wait, but believe me, it’s  worth the wait.

The building and location is also famously known (and named) for being former Grover Cleveland’s hunting lodge in the late 1800’s in upstate New York. Cleveland was a politician and lawyer who served as the 22nd and 24th president of the United States.

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Fernando’s Costa Del Sol, Cameron Park CA

Having only just tried eating Pupusas for the first time this year while on a road trip thru Barstow, I found I really liked them and I thought I’d never see this type of food again.

I was happy to find out I was wrong about that.

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