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Archive for July, 2012

On the trail of something good

Now that we live on the edge of Adirondack Park and in an area renowned for its trails and outdoor activities, I decided to convert my Marin Hamilton 29er back over to its trail riding set-up and check out some local trails.

Out with the Old, in with the New

My current Chinese visa expires on August 19, 2012. The visas I typically get are good for 12 months and allow me to stay in China for up to 60 days at a time (not that my wife would EVER allow me to stay for 60 days). If I tried to enter China today (June 20, 2012) my visa would expire within the 60 days. The Chinese government does not like this sort of thing so I need a new visa. Unfortunately, my passport that I have had since 2003 was due to expire in February 2013. This means that my passport would expire before my new Chinese visa would. Time to get a new passport.

Another beautiful end to another beautiful day

So far the summer up here in Adams, NY has been amazing. The warmest days have only been about 90° with relatively low humidity and the lows dropping into the low 60s/high 50s at night. And, each night we get treated to a sunset like this right off our back porch!

Déjà vu all over again

I have flown about 50 flights so far this year. When you travel as much as I do and have gotten comfortable with TSA routines, airport layouts, gate changes, etc., the little things start to make the most impact – packing light, free WiFi, noise canceling headphones, comfortable shoes, cold beer, finding a decent meal while on the run… the list goes on.

Time Passages

Finally!!! After four long months of living apart, today I am traveling to Florida to meet up with my family, enjoy the 4th of July at the beach and then start the drive – TOGETHER – back to Northern New York. It has been difficult being apart but it was definitely the right thing to [...]