by Nathan on Apr.23, 2010
Here are a few pictures from my last trip to El Paso for work. Yes those are real coyotes! They came and ate scraps outside of the window at this steak restaurant. I’ll be going back in a few weeks. Hope to go to Roswell NM, and Carlsbad Caverns.
by Nathan on Dec.31, 2009
I took a little vacation over the holidays. I headed up to the coldest place on earth….alright maybe it wasn’t the coldest place, but it sure felt like it. I went up to Wisconsin to see my Dad and Step-mom as well as other people and family.
I headed out early on the 22nd and thankfully I made it there without any problems. I didn’t have any canceled flights our anything like that. After arriving in the frozen tundra the first thing Dad and I did was head to the cheese store. Not to far from the airport is a place where they make fresh cheese. We got a few bags of cheese curds and a couple blocks of cheese. I looked at getting a cheese head hat, but decided against it, because of baggage space limitations.
Most of the time was spent just hanging out with family. We went to see a movie, went out to eat a bunch. You know the normal family stuff.
I did get to see the grave stone of Jessica. I posted about her in a post called 10 years ago… It was nice to see the stone, she was a very good friend of mine, and I don’t think I have ever actually seen her stone. The fist time I was there to see her grave site there was just a plaque.
Also got to hang out with a couple friends including @grinningsoul who I have never met in person but have talked to online for almost two years. It was awesome to meet someone for the first time you have known and followed for a while. <–That sounds very stoker like, thanks social networks.
All in all I had a great time….well except for the cold!
by Nathan on Dec.31, 2009
I went on a work trip to Hawaii in the middle of November. We were on Kauai, which is very small and very old. Not much to do there, but I guess I wasn’t there for vacation so what can I expect. Here are some pictures from the island.
by Nathan on Nov.28, 2009
Last month I had to go on a business trip to Israel. On my way back I had an 8hr layover at JFK and jumped a taxi into the city.
Israel was a pretty cool place to visit. Chicks are fine, and out number the guys by like 3 to 1. The hotel I stayed in was right on the beach and the Mediterranean Sea was beautiful. One day I got to go on a tour around the Sea of Galilee and some other Holy places. Other than being there on a business trip it was a pretty cool place to go.
So I only got to spend about 4hrs in NYC but it was awesome to see. I walked around Time Square most of that time, then made my way to 5th Ave. Found lots of cool places that I have only heard about on TV. I can’t wait to go back sometime and spend more time.
by Nathan on Feb.27, 2009
I had been wanting to see the Bodies Exhibit for year, so when I found out that it was in Atlanta I got some people together and made a day trip out of it. It so happened the Saturday we choose to go, was also Valentines day. Which kind of made it ironic when I saw a bunch of human hearts.
After a crazy early morning drive through the middle of nowhere Alabama and Georgia, we made it to the exhibit. We go in and started looking at the bodies rather quickly. There were some crazy looking things in the exhibit. They displayed, bodies cut open in poses like playing basketball and drawing on a pad. Also there were babies fetuses at all stages of a pregnancy, and a large intestine sprawled out. I didn’t really find anything all that disgusting except for maybe the penis that was cancer ridden. The exhibit was more like a museum exhibit than I thought it was going to be, but it was still awesome to see and I enjoyed every second of it.
After the exhibit, we grabbed some quick food, and headed to the aquarium. But since it was already almost 3pm and they closed at 6pm we decided to find something else to do. We through headed through Olympic Part to the CNN building to try and take that tour, but it was already full. So we decided to hit up a liquor store then head to a bar for a few drinks. After that we went to some hole in the wall BBQ place that has some of the best ribs in the world.
It was a great day trip to Atlanta. Though it sucks that we didn’t make it to the aquarium. I’m going to try again with another group of friends, when we go to Outerz0ne.