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North America » United States » Georgia » Woodstock January 5th 2010

I have a travel blog! This is exciting. I've been away from the blogging world for too long. Although the interface in this thing is not really anything special, I'm looking forward to seeing what I can do. Let's see. 3 days to go until I'm off to Paris and packing is getting to me. Figuring out what I'm going to need for the next seven months is rather overwhelming. I have a new camera. A rather nice one too. (It's a pretty blue!) Maybe it'll movitate me to photodocument every street corner of the city... or not.... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Woodstock August 11th 2009

Hi all, Just want to bring closure to the blog. I got home at 1;30 am Monday morning after spending 23 hours traveling. I amde it with my bags and that is what counts, but the crying baby and the man behind me getting sick to his stomach made for an interesting 12 hours between Aukland and LA. Here are my last photos. I made it to a nature sanctuary outside Wellington Sunday morning before my plane departed. I enjoyed keeping all of you in touch. Thanks for all the wonderful thoughts and comments. I have the photos in twice. sorry... read more
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North America » United States » Georgia » Woodstock May 28th 2009

We left Montgomery nice and early because (1) we wanted to see Atlanta before heading to Jenny's house and (2) we would do our last time zone switch of the trip (thank goodness!). The drive wasn't bad at all; in fact, there was very little traffic which may have been due to the fact that there is no such thing as rush hour in Montgomery and we got into Atlanta around noon. Atlanta is a cool city. We spent most of our time downtown near Centennial Park. We walked around the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coke (but not in them, because those cost money). We did look at the gift shop because, well, that's what you should do when you can't go into the museum. We then continued through the park and looked at ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Woodstock February 5th 2009

I will be posting entries about the last half of my trip soon! I had so much fun in August and September that I could not pull myself away to update this journal (plus the internet was awful!). I'm already in the process of posting all my photos on facebook for my Yellowstone friends. I wish I had been able to keep this updated but I'm glad I was able to just kick back and have fun! This journal won't stop at Yellowstone. I intend to keep it up with updates from my regional trips.... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Woodstock April 2nd 2008

For my last summer before a full time career (hopefully!) I will be working at Yellowstone National Park. I will be a Guest Service Agent at a yet to be determined location. I would love to get placed anywhere other than the Roosevelt location simply because I love indoor plumbing. Based on all my research, the vast majority of seasonal employees at YNP love their experiences and aside from the lumbering hand of Xanterra it appears all is well with the employment. I will begin on June 24th and stay until October 6th. I've mapped out a route for the way there that will let me lunch in Nashville, visit the Arch, see the Corn Palace, take a photo op with Mt. Rushmore, and finish a large chunk of my "states I've visited map." It looks ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Woodstock July 15th 2007

I thought it would be a good idea to have my inaugural posting be about my current place of residence: Woodstock, GA. The future can be uncertain, but for now, Woodstock is home - the “basecamp” for my travels. The city is located in the northwest corner of the Atlanta metro area in southern Cherokee County; and neighbors the cities of Marietta, Kennesaw, and Acworth. We’re located approximately 30 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta which means that we’re far enough away from “the big city” to avoid some of the traffic and other hassles; but close enough to enjoy the cultural, sporting, and business offerings that exist there. The City of Woodstock was incorporated in 1897; and due to the area’s abundant supply of water power, some of the earliest industries here were wood carving, yarn ... read more
Woodstock Centennial Mural
Woodstock Caboose
Woodstock City Park

North America » United States » Georgia » Woodstock January 3rd 2007

It was a lovely mid-November afternoon. The sun was high in a cerulean sky and its warm rays were reflecting off of the choppy green surface of the bay. A light breeze filled our sails and propelled us towards the inevitable, a confrontation with the privateer Lynx. I was sailing aboard the Californian, a replica of an 1847 Revenue Cutter, which holds the title of “Official tall ship of the State of California”. The privateer Lynx, a replica of an 1812 Baltimore Clipper schooner, had come to take control of San Diego Bay and the Californian rose to the task of defending its home port. I was one of many volunteers who had signed on to help the crew of the Californian defend the bay - Oddly enough, the Lynx was filled with an equal number ... read more
On Iron Mountain
Way Up in the Crane Basket
The View from My Office




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