Entries from August 2011

Cooperstown, NY — Part 3 of 2 (I know) — the Campground

Date August 21, 2011

It turns out, our long weekend in and around Cooperstown, New York appears to warrant three posts rather than the initially planned two. Rather than staying in a hotel, Julie found Shadow Brook Campground, which had a good-sized camper already on-site that we could rent, a small pond that allowed fishing (no license required), and paddle [...]

Cooperstown, NY — Part 2 of 2 — In and Around Town

Date August 20, 2011

Below are some other pictures from our long weekend in and around Cooperstown, New York. Alana Knows the Art of Baseball Spectating (My favorite picture from the weekend) Around Cooperstown Downtown Cooperstown is eminently walkable And…eminently stoppable (for ice cream): Since Benton doesn’t eat ice cream, he got a blue sorbet/gelato or somesuch: And…a gratuitous [...]

Cooperstown, NY — Part 1 of 2 — Dreams Park

Date August 18, 2011

Summer’s winding down, but we managed to squeeze in one more family trip before school starts. This one was a 9.5-hour drive (each way) to Cooperstown, New York, to see a friend play the first couple of games of a youth baseball tournament, to see the Baseball Hall of Fame, and to check out whatever [...]

New Orleans — Summer 2011

Date August 4, 2011

On something of a lark, I flew down to New Orleans for a long weekend a couple of weeks ago to meet up with some industry peers whom I mostly know through Twitter and blogs, but most of whom I’d met in person at least once. It turned out to be a pretty interesting trip. [...]

Summer Trip Part 5 of 5 — Armonk, NY

Date August 3, 2011

I wasn’t along for this leg of the trip, but it appears that Julie took a couple of photos, so I’m posting them and describing as best I can. En route back from Maine to Columbus, Julie stopped off for the weekend at the Hallacs’ in Armonk, New York. Allegedly, Trice and Jimmy were there [...]

Summer Trip Part 4 of ? — Flora and Fauna

Date August 2, 2011

There are minimal humans in this post recalling our summer trip to Canada and Maine and points in between. But, I got a few shots that seemed worth sharing of critters and such. Some ducks near the shore of Rangeley Lake: A ring-billed gull flying overhead near the shore of the lake near downtown Rangeley: [...]

Summer Trip Part 3 of ? — Dock Jumping

Date August 1, 2011

As I noted in my last post, my favorite shot from our main summer trip was this one of Carson jumping off of the end of my parents’ dock: As it turned out, Alana and Carson both gave me some good dock-jumping pictures, in both Canada and in Maine. Worthy of a post unto themselves! [...]