Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hello from Charleston

I'll be in the Palmetto State until Monday, so I'll be sure to take some pictures while down here. But the big news is that yesterday I had my picture taken with Zach Bogosian! He wasn't nearly as excited about the photo-op as I was, but I still got my picture - which, at the end of the day, is what really matters.

I'll post the picture as soon as I get back home. Until then, safe travels!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Weekend Getaway

I may be traveling this weekend - we'll see if any pictures are taken for me to share with all of you. But the exciting news is that tomorrow is the Atlanta Thrashers draft party, which I will be attending. There we will meet Zach Bogosian (future NHL Hall of Famer), whom I will hopefully get to take my picture with. It would definitely be the first celebrity of any sort I've had the honor of meeting, so it should be fun - as long as I can muster the courage to say hi!

As always, feel free to let me know if you have any travel plans that I could be lucky enough to take part in. I won't be leaving the southeast anytime soon (although there may be a trip to Europe in the works...), so going someplace new would be a very welcome idea.

Safe travels,

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Florida Pictures

I'm back from my trip to Florida, and as you can see below there are pictures to be shared! My flight down was a bit scary (between the plane's electricity turning off during taxi, seeing another plane's landing gear fail, and two unexpected and sudden dives during the flight I had enough flying for the rest of my life), but once I was there I got to relax for a few days on the beach. I even made time to head down to the US Navy SEAL museum, which was definitely an interesting time. My visit was far too short, but I enjoyed myself thoroughly.

Looks like I won't be going to Illinois after all...unfortunate, to say the least. But hopefully I'll be traveling somewhere interesting soon!

Safe travels,


From Florida

Saturday, June 13, 2009

In Florida / Another trip cancelation

I'm here in an awesome hotel on the beach in Vero - quite a pretty area. I'll be posting pictures upon my return sometime this coming week.

Yet again, my trip to Deerfield has been postponed. Apparently it will "eventually" happen, just not sure when so I won't bother posting that I'm going until I'm about to get on a plane. Let's keep our fingers crossed that I'll be able to get up there sooner rather than later.

Safe travels,


Monday, June 8, 2009

Preparing for Florida & A Trip to Illinois

I just received word that I will be going to Deerfield the week of the 15th. Hopefully I'll have some time in the afternoons to take in some sights, but we shall see. I might even get the chance to run into an old friend of GNOME's! Should be a lot of fun.

This past weekend, in preparation for my trip to Florida, I watched the Clemson super regional out in Arizona. Sad to say that our team got swept, but given that we didn't even make the tournament last year you cannot be disappointed in how Clemson performed. While watching the games we also brewed a hefeweizen that will be on tap sometime very soon. Once I move into my new apartment next month, hopefully my own tap system will be in place and I can start brewing for football season!

Anyway, I must be off. Safe travels!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Travels Around Georgia

Two weekends ago I spent my Saturday and Sunday visiting different parts of Georgia. On Saturday I spent the day walking around Atlanta and taking in all the sights (the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coke, a Braves game down at Turner Field). While that was a lot of fun, it took a lot out of me, so I decided to head north the next day to Dahlonega and Cleveland to have lunch at a brewery (the Dahlonega Brewing Company) and go on a winery tour (at the Blackstock winery in Cleveland). It was a wonderful weekend - although I'm sure glad I had a driver to take me back home on Sunday!

I had plans to be in Deerfield, IL this coming week but those got canceled. I might be there the week of June 15th, but that is yet to be seen. As such, my next trip is going to be to the beaches of Florida in two weekends - I can't wait! In the meantime, I'll probably just spend my time watching Clemson in the Super Regionals for baseball on TV and homebrewing this coming Sunday - should be a blast.

Safe travels, and enjoy the pictures!


From Georgia