19 October 2009

Mount Snow Oktoberfest Trip Photos

Category: Life,Photography,Site Updates — Posted by Michael at 2108

Mount Snow FoliageMount Snow is a ski resort in Vermont, but before the ski season starts German beer, food, music and events take over. I am, of course, describing Oktoberfest. They also had an arts & crafts show and scenic ski lift rides to the top of the mountain. Despite rain on Saturday, Sunday turned out to be a very nice cold day. As expected, the Fall foliage was impressive to say the least. It also gave me a chance to really test out my new camera. It turns out that shooting photos while hanging on for dear life to the ski lift isn’t easy. But that’s what a love for photography and a terrible fear of heights will get you!

The photos are posted in my Photos section.

Orange County Choppers Photos & more

Category: Life,Photography,Site Updates — Posted by Michael at 1942

Orange County ChoppersI just added 2 new albums to my Photos section. The first is from Orange County Choppers in Newburgh, NY. You probably recognize the name from the Discovery show American Chopper. I stopped by the Teutels new “world headquarters” on the way to Vermont last week. They have a retail store which is fairly over-priced, but I did shell out for a keychain anyway. The best part of it is the bikes that are on display. They have many of the theme bikes they built on the show on display. There’s also a viewing area where you can see into the shop area.

I also added a small album of photos from the Bordentown, NJ Cranberry festival. Thrown in with that album are also a few shots from the Blackwood Pumpkin Festival in Gloucester Township and my backyard all from the same day.

Another important note… these are the first photos I’ve posted that were taken with my new Nikon D90!

Check out them all out here.

05 September 2009

Photos from Newport Trip

Category: Life,Photography,Site Updates — Posted by Michael at 0013

Newport, RII was scheduled to be in Newport for a week on business but the trip wound up being unexpectedly extended into a second week. I used the opportunity to do a little bit of sightseeing on the weekend. Besides walking about 10 miles, I took tours of two mansions (The Breakers & Marble House), toured the Breaker’s stables & carriage house, walked part of the Cliff Walk and did some shopping. If you have to unexpectedly get stuck somewhere, Newport is a good choice!

Check out the photos here.

04 September 2009

Western Maryland & West Virginia photos

Category: Life,Photography,Site Updates — Posted by Michael at 2346

Western MD Railroad

I just added 3 new photo albums. They are all from my trip to Western Maryland and West Virginia. We visited the Spruce Forest Artisan Village & Penn Alps restaurant. The bulk of our trip was spent in Frostburg & Cumberland, where we took a ride on the Western maryland Scenic Railroad. On the way home we spent 2 days in Charles Town and Harper’s Ferry. It was a fun couple of days. It was nice to send time in some very old, very small towns for a change and Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park is one of the most interesting NPS sites I’ve been to.

04 June 2009

Jacksonville Photos

Category: Life,Photography,Site Updates — Posted by Michael at 2300

JacksonvilleI finally posted my photos from my week in Jacksonville, Florida. As i say on the photo album page, I spent most of the week indoors at a conference, but did get outside to take a few quick photos.

Check them out here.

19 July 2008

New Haven Photos

Category: Life,Photography,Site Updates — Posted by Michael at 1942

New HavenI just posted some photos taken on a weekend in New Haven Connecticut. We stayed in New Haven and made side trips to Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods and Olde Mistick Village. Our room at the Omni had a spectacular view of the Yale University campus.

On the Fourth of July, we stopped at Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria for lunch. They originated New Haven style pizza. That was fun. We also tried to go to Louis Lunch, but they were closed for the holiday, so we didn’t get to taste a burger from the place that allegedly invented the hamburger.

Enjoy the photos right here.

14 July 2008

Gulf Coast Trip Photos

Category: Life,Photography,Site Updates — Posted by Michael at 2347

Fort Walton BeachLast month I was lucky enough to get to spend some time in the Florida panhandle. We also took a side trip to Biloxi, Mississippi with a stop in Mobile, Alabama. I’ve finally gone throught the hundreds of photos I took and put some of them online.

Some of the highlights are the beaches of Fort Walton Beach, Destin and Panama City Beach, dolphins in Destin, my cousin’s house in Shalimar, the casinos of Biloxi and much more!

View the photos right here!

24 March 2008

Jack Hanna Show Photos

Category: Life,Photography,Site Updates — Posted by Michael at 0553

You might remember that I went to a Christmas show at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA at the end of last year. We went back last week to see Jack Hanna and his menagerie of wild animals. The show was fantastic. It was a lot of fun to see him in person after watching him on TV for so many years. Afterwards, we went shopping at the Tanger and Rockvale Outlets.

We had dinner at a fantastic restaurant called The Family Cupboard. I’ll mention some more about that in a future post. Maybe a little review.

The only bad part of the day is that my father couldn’t have been with us. He would have loved the show. He’s the one who taught me most everything I know about animals. Nature shows were his favorite.

The photos can be viewed right here.

23 March 2008

Newport RI Photos

Category: Life,Photography,Site Updates — Posted by Michael at 2206

I was in Newport Rhode Island on business recently. While I was there, the Newport Winter Festival was going on. It was the weather was beautiful for the two weeks that I was there. Of course, on the one day that I had free (the day I travelled home) there was an ice storm and the skies were gray at best. But I made the most of it and went out and did the tourist stuff and took a bunch of photos.

Check them out here.

Lancaster Christmas Show Photos

Category: Life,Photography,Site Updates — Posted by Michael at 2151

After a very difficult few months, I’m finally trying to start getting caught up with things. That includes updating my site. I just posted some photos that I took when we took my grandfather to the annual Christmas show at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA. It was a christmas gift to him from my Mom & Dad.

This particular place holds a special meaning to him and me because the threatre is on the property where there once existed The Willows Motel that he and my grandmother used to take me to when I was little. The covered bridge on their property is what started my love of covered bridges.

Check out he photos right here.

07 November 2007

Ask a gas pump for directions

Category: Interesting Links,Technology — Posted by Michael at 2045

Road SignBack “in the old days” when you were lost you’d stop at a gas station and ask the attendant for directions. Here in New Jersey we still have the luxury of having an attendant come to our car when we pull in, but in the rest of the states where they have self-serve gas, you’d be hard pressed to find an attendant. You swipe your card, pump your gas and go.

Luckily, getting lost isn’t much of a problem now that we have GPS, cell phones and Google Maps. But now things have gone full circle. If you leave home and forget to map your route first, you can pull into a gas station and ask the pump for directions thanks to an internet connection and Google Maps.

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08 May 2007

Mystic Seaport and Spring Flower Photos

Category: Photography,Site Updates — Posted by Michael at 0012

Mystic SeaportI added several new albums to the photos section of the site. Some of the highlights include the photos from my trip to Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, spring flowers from our yard and a few animals that were spotted in and over our yard. I also threw in a set of fireplace photos that I took during the winter but never got a chance to post until now.

You may also notice that the total number of albums has increased by a few. There’s nothing else new, but decomissioned the Flora and Fauna album and distributed its photos into various albums since it was becoming a dumping ground.

27 July 2005

Google Maps gets new feature

Category: Interesting Links,Technology — Posted by Michael at 1714

I’ve mentioned Google Maps before, but I thought I’d point out that they just added a “hybrid” feature where you can overlay maps and satellite images. I’ve been saying they should add this. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who thought so because they finally did it.

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26 July 2005

Hey hey, I saw a Monkee

Category: Life — Posted by Michael at 1213

What did I do with my weekend? Well, part of it was spent in Rhode Island at a Davy Jones (from the Monkees) concert at Misquamicut Beach. It was definately a small town event, but that was a large part of what made it fun!

Also at the concert was Pete Best, a man who no one has heard of, but was the original Beatles drummer.

They had an opening act, but he’s not worth metnioning here. The other opening act was “The Beach Bums” which was a local group that seems to be an extenion of the Misquamicut Business Association. They were good. They should have been the official opening act instead of the other not so good guy:-)

I took a ton of photos which will be online at some point possibly, but until then here’s one…
Davy Jones Concert

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