Posts filed under “travel”

Thanksgiving Weekend 2014

Spent the Thanksgiving long weekend up in New Jersey with Amy’s folks. There was turkey, of course. I also learned about how olives and celery as traditional American Thanksgiving fare. (You can see it on the plate at upper right.) On Saturday we ran up to New York City for a bit to see El […]

Shenandoah National Park

We hopped over to Shenandoah National Park* on Saturday for some hiking and scenic vistas. It was a bit late for Fall color but the views along Skyline Drive were still lovely.

Chincoteague in the Fall

Went to Chincoteague again over the weekend for some hiking and seafood and ponies, to see the island in the Fall and hopefully see the Antares rocket launch. Sadly launch got delayed to the Monday and then the Tuesday after — and even more sadly, the rocket then exploded. We at least got to see Antares […]

Kings Dominion Revisited

We went to Kings Dominion for a Saturday day trip. No roller coaster Glass videos this time as I forgot my head strap, but here’s the view from the Ferris wheel:

Vegas Trek

Photo album Video playlist They call it Sin City, but we weren’t in Las Vegas for gambling or sex: my primary mission was to get the nerdiest possible photo I could with William Shatner at the Star Trek Convention. Mission accomplished.

Hersheypark with Google Glass

Amy and I met up with her dad in Hersheypark on Saturday for roller coasters and animals, and I brought along the Google Glass to see if I could get some good POV coaster videos. I was not disappointed.*

Chincoteague and Orb-2

Been a year since our last trip to Chincoteague, so we drove to the shore over the weekend to bask on the sand, kayak around a bit, eat some oysters, and see the Orb-2 rocket launch from Wallops. Also brought along the Google Glass to get some POV video of our adventures.

Fourth of July Weekend in NJ/NYC

Fourth of July in New Jersey presented an opportunity to test out how well Google Glass captures fireworks. It was pretty fun to be able to record video while also looking at the explosions rather than checking a screen constantly. (With thanks to brother-in-law Bob for driving us to Nomahegan Park to see the show.) […]

Burke Lake Park

We spent Saturday morning hiking around the 4.7 mile Burke Lake Park Trail, an easy fitness trail around Burke Lake in Fairfax. Park Trail Map PDF, and full Burke Lake Park album.

Harpers Ferry and Maryland Heights Trail

We hadn’t been to Harpers Ferry since our honeymoon, so we made a day trip of it to hike the Maryland Heights Trail. Never an easy climb, but we made it up to the overlook.