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Visiting Crater Lake

After visiting California's Coastal Redwoods, we traveled up to Oregon's Crater Lake and loved it. What a great, amazing place to visit. Stunningly beautiful and a great time in the campground. I put a few shots on Flickr mingled with the Coastal Redwoods but the full gallery is here. James, Autumn, and I hiked down to the lake -- where James and I jumped in. It was cold.

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Visiting Austin, 2015

Before a work conference in Austin, Michelle joined me for a fun weekend with the Klinks! Full photo gallery here.

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Visiting Amsterdam and Bruges

After being asked to speak in Brussels, Michelle and I figured it would be a good time to spend some time in Europe on both sides of the speaking engagement. For the most part, I decided to relax rather than focus on making photos but what I did do are available here.

We spent a few nights in Amsterdam, Brussels, and then the stunning Bruges (where the night canal photo below was made).

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Bruges, Belgium

I also made a few videos to show some views from the trains we took. Starting with leaving Amsterdam.

While in Bruges, we went up the famous Belfry of Bruges and timed it to hear the bells ringing.

And finally, a bit of the view from a train leaving Brussels, I think.

Pacific Northwest Roadtrip - 2014 Vacation

In an epic 5,000ish mile roadtrip from Minnesota to Oregon and up through Jasper in the Canadian Rockies, Michelle and I got to see great friends, incredible natural beauty, and listen to hours upon hours of podcasts. Heaven. All the photos are here and select photos are on Flickr.

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Visiting the Klinks at Pedernales State Park

Every year, I have an event in Austin dealing with broadband policy and I try to take some extra time while there to catch up with Eric and Chanda, often at a state park or two and over some great bbq. Full gallery of photos here - most of the shots are from Pedernales State Park.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Photos

Shortly after hiking in the Porcupine Mountains on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Michelle, James, Autumn, and I checked out the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The full gallery is here and many are also on Flickr.

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Visiting Zion National Park

After having a great hike over 3 days and two nights through the Grand Canyon, we visited Zion National Park with weary legs. A few photos in our Zion gallery.

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Visiting the Grand Canyo

Photos from our 2012 hike down into the Grand Canyon and back out. Full gallery here.

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Great Sand Dunes

In 2012, Michelle and I took an AWESOME road trip through the southwest, stopping first at Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. We spent the night in a tent, with lows around 15-18 or so. Hard to tell at that temperature. Full gallery here.

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A Weekend in Philly

Michelle and I visited Autumn and James in Philadelphia in 2012 - a great time with the photos to prove it. Among other fun places, we visited the Franklin Institute.

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