Category Archive: Vacations

Aug 22 2011


Today is the day. The first day in the countdown to 40. I’m not sure how I’m going to handle this day next year but for now, I’m doing ok. As part of my birthday present, Melissa and I took Madeline down to Orlando to visit the in-laws this past weekend – at Disney World! …

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Oct 07 2009


Approaching Hubbard Glacier

Among other things, we’re still trying to decompress from our 2 week whirlwind vacation to Vancouver, Alaska, Victoria and Seatle. Most of it from the deck of the Celebrity X Mercury cruiseship. My first time aboard a ship this size and we go for almost 2 weeks! I’ve got over 600 digital pictures from 3 …

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Mar 26 2009

Photo Gallery Update

Every Spring, Melissa and I try to plan a ski-related vacation, making sure we pick a different location each year. We’re not expert skiers but we love the sport and use it as an excuse to get out of town for a long weekend. We started this tradition a few years ago but missed last …

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Aug 05 2008

Steinhatchee, FL

For the past several years, my extended family has been gathering in [Steinhatchee, FL] during the first weekend of August to partake in our annual [Argopecten irradians concentricus] hunt. Getting the Tober mob all in one location at the same time during a regular holiday is impossible so our scalloping trip is an oportunity to …

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Feb 04 2008

David & Tricia

On October 10th, 2007 Melissa and I had the pleasure of being part of a select group of close friends that attended the wedding of my best friend, [David] to his lovely fiance, Tricia on the beautiful island of Maui’i, Hawaii. More specifically, we spent an entire week surrounded by sand, sun, crystal clear blue-green …

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Jan 18 2008

Park City, Utah

About 3 years ago, Melissa and I decided to try out snowboarding. Our friends had been telling us how much fun it was so we finally decided it was time to give it a shot.  Living in the South, we never really had a chance to pursue winter sports so it was the perfect reason for a winter vacation every year.  Something we could …

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