November 24, 2016
One benefit to the family moving further north in Sterling is that Algonkian Regional Park became really accessible. It’s a great park with a lot to offer the eyes, and I’m trying to take advantage as much as possible. Not only does the park lead right up to the Potomac River, it also provides ample space to fly kites, picnic, or launch boats, if you’re into those types of things. I’m more into the camera-friendly sights, so naturally I gravitate towards the river.
November 11, 2016
Whenever someone mentions that they haven’t been to Gettysburg, I immediately suggest taking them there for a tour. It’s such a beautiful place that’s full of interesting things to see and experience. This time the someone-s happened to be my parents, so I gladly drove them the hour and a half up there. I’ve been to the battlefield about a dozen times, but never in the fall when the colors were at their max.
July 24, 2016
I recently traveled to San Francisco for for a big developer gathering. I stayed in the Omni again this time, but unlike last time I brought some synthetic workout/walking gear along with me. I figured that I’d take advantage of my flight schedule/jet lag to get in some early morning photo walks. Things worked out pretty well and I’d usually head out the door around 6AM and walk for about an hour to an hour and a half.
May 30, 2016
This year’s Memorial Day hike is in the bag! It was the tenth one, and our first venture into Pennsylvania. After having to travel over six hours down to Damascus last year, the two hour trip was a refreshing change of pace. The company was great, with Vapor (Firestarter?), Trout, Compass, Dreamer, and myself in attendance. Factor was notably absent for the first year in ten, but for good reason: he recently welcomed a little Factor into the world!
March 5, 2016
Having just finished the third book of Sanderson’s Mistborn Trilogy, I must admit I’m surprised. What I thought to be a quick and easy read went much deeper than expected. Looking back on them all I have to commend Sanderson on his well formulated plot arc. By the end all of the pieces fit together nicely, but in a way you couldn’t exactly see coming. The intro blurbs are always interesting, but almost never revealing.
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