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Alaska, the final portion – August, 2012

January 20th, 2018 by

Winter continues. Levi has been sick for the last several days, which, well, winter, I guess? Oh well. Anyway! Where were we? We’d gotten to Alaska, gone on a spectacular kayak camping trip for a few days, and have now found ourselves back in Seward…

We took a train with windows!

We spent some time there

Alaska, The Kayaking Portion – August 2012

January 14th, 2018 by

Well then! Winter here, several years in the future. The snow all melted in a quick 2.5 day burst of 55 degree weather, but last night dumped another foot back – at least all the ice melted out of the gutters. Small things.

But I left off in Alaska, where we had arrived down in Seward, and were about to set off on the kayaking portion of our trip…

Kayaking in a very big outdoors


Alaaaaaaaaaaaaska – the intro, August 2012

January 6th, 2018 by

In an effort to pare like a million photo post into 200k, 600k, and 200k photos posts, I’m going to break this one up. Section herein the first details everything up to the kayak trip…

In which we head to Alaska and there was landscape

And lo, our journey begins

Duck Pass to Duck & Pika Lakes – July 13-15, 2012

December 30th, 2017 by

2012 really was the best summer in many ways. We did so many awesome things! This winter of 2017 is…less awesome. We are, to date, doing fewer things. Oh well. This should get better with time. However, again, five and a half years ago, Joe and Nathan and I drove up to Mammoth to go on a backpacking trip…

In which we are somewhere beautiful

And here are some things we did!

Mammoth and Yosemite, June 2012

December 25th, 2017 by

Hey I had a baby! …18 mpnths ago. There are lots of photos of that elsewhere. Some five and a half years ago, however, I drove up with Nathan and his parents towards the mountains. Man, I miss the California mountains. This was one of our last few trips before moving to New York.

In which we doddle around the Sierra

What did we see??

Eaton Canyon to Henninger Flats – June 10, 2012

February 9th, 2016 by

This winter is still a bust, more or less, though it looks like we might be getting a hair of a promise of winter on the horizon later this week? Who knows. Anyway, life proceeds apace. Doing various work here and there, not getting out anything like at the level I’d like, but…oh well. People visiting, putting the house together, and just getting stuff done one day at a time! Not too bad. So…instead, perhaps I can do a bit more of the things I used to do, back when I lived near mountains and good weather. In June 2012 Nathan, Joe, Gretchen and I did a 7 mile hike with 1300′ of gain (to 2550′) from Eaton Canyon to Henninger Flats and back again. Mostly on fireroad, but nice for all that, and the exceedingly pleasant forested bit at the type made a nice change up.

We’re walking, we’re walking…

Disneyland May 29, 2012

January 28th, 2016 by

Heh. California dreaming much? Though really, this Rochester winter is a bust so far. Of course, that means that I am jinxing it, right? Anyway, let’s wind up this time machine again, shall we? So….What can I say? I took the opportunity to take Nathan to Disneyland before we moved away from Southern California. Kip and Glenn were awesome and took us, and I would say that we had, you know, fun. As the kids say. Nowadays. Anyway, we went out for the day and hit both DCA and the Magic Kingdom. Let’s photo!

Shiny happy people?

Mt Baden Powell – May 27, 2012

December 3rd, 2015 by

Happy week after Thanksgiving, friends. Some cold virus has taken it upon itself to fell me most thoroughly this week, so sitting here typing this is one of the more energetic things I’ve done this week. Baby steps! Anyway, a horrifyingly long 3.5 years ago I went on a hike for my birthday, and got to meet up with Dan on his trip over the PCT. I’d gone up Baden-Powell a few times before , but that doesn’t make it a less cool hike to go on. We also saw people flying in gliders. It was a beautiful day. (ETA – this is an 8 mile RT, 2800′ gain hike)

soaring above

Trip and pics thereof, yay

Reagan Library, March 31, 2012

November 26th, 2015 by

Summer has turned well into fall. I quit my job a bit ago, so really it seems straight up shameful to not be writing a few of these while I have the time. Let’s presume that soon enough I’ll be back to being a busy-bee, so, might as well do some of these 🙂 Anyway, happy Thanksgiving to you all!

But the point of this post? Why, nothing but a trip to the Reagan Library, back in March 2012. We’re terrible at spur of the moment stuff, but somehow, while sitting around wanting to do something, came up with the idea to head out to the Reagan Library, which neither of us had ever been to. It turned out quite engaging, as soon as you subtracted some of the “rah rah Reagan” rhetoric 🙂

laid to rest

Some pictures and commentary

San Diego, March 2012

October 4th, 2015 by

Not so much to really write up – Jenn was down in San Diego for ACS, and convinced me to come down for a day. So I did! I took the train down, from Union Station, which I hadn’t done before and I really enjoyed – the first part runs through the industrial areas behind union station, and the last part runs along the beach (basically right next to I-5 as it comes into San Diego). Highly recommended. With Jenn, I hung out, saw some other people, crashed the poster session at ACS, and basically went home the next day. Not so much “done” , but a fun short trip regardless.

Just a few photos