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Hartford – Syracuse in the Summer

Posted by admin on July 15, 2013 in Adventure Travel |

I spent a few days in Upsate New York in July.  While passing through Albany I stopped and watched a beautiful sunset while I ate dinner.  Pretty much summed up the weather all week, red hot and tropical.

Sunset over Albany on a hot summer eve.

Sunset over Albany on a hot summer eve.

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US Open – Merion 2013

Posted by admin on June 16, 2013 in Travel and Sports |

The U.S Open at Merion Country Club in Armdore, Pa.  A very small patch of land with a difficult course.  This year, I was there for a week wandering around the grounds and helping the USGA as a volunteer.  Besides the golf which was unbelievably exciting unil the end, the sights and sounds around Merion were what made it such an unique experience.

The 17th tee from the bottom of the quarry.
The 17th tee from the bottom of the quarry.

The quarry is the the central back drop of some of the 3 toughest final holes in golf.  The rough hewn beauty that is Merion is personified in the Quarry.  I hiked through this ravine several times, this week, each looking around and the natural beauty but always looking for my breath as I hiked back up to the level of the course.

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The stone mansions that surround the course act as a surreal sanctuary in the middle of the city.  It is the classic grandeur of the 20 th century being slammed into the 21st century with television and wireless networking and international real time  intrigue all crammed into 25 acre old world stone walled garden.

 

 

 

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Hello world!

Posted by admin on February 20, 2013 in Uncategorized |

This is the first entry about The Grand Coulee in Washington State. This is my test post for now.

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