Astrophotography - shots of the night sky & Milky Way · California · Photo Prints available for Purchase · Southwest · Travel Blogs, organized by region

Astrophotography 3 … Part 2: The Actual Photoblog

In the final installment of the Astrophotography series, we get to read about and see the culmination of our extraordinary wild camping experience in California.

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Astrophotography 3: Mountainside Camping in Big Sur

This is a blog about an experience that wasn’t supposed to happen. The plan for our California Roadtrip was to arrive in San Francisco on Saturday night, spend Sunday exploring the city, then Dirk and I would part ways on Monday morning – I would fly home to Pittsburgh, and he would drive to Reno to work… Continue reading Astrophotography 3: Mountainside Camping in Big Sur

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The Truth about Riding Motorcycles

This blog was prompted, believe it or not, by a troll commenting on Harley-Davidson’s Facebook page.  This fellow was egging on Harley riders by posting pictures of his lime-green sport bike and boasting about how it outperformed Harley bikes in every way imaginable:  better acceleration, better handling, better brakes… on and on. He might well… Continue reading The Truth about Riding Motorcycles

Astrophotography - shots of the night sky & Milky Way · California · Photo Prints available for Purchase · Southwest · Travel Blogs, organized by region

Astrophotography 2: A Million Lights in the Darkness

Several pictures of a lot of stars, virtually all from one of my favorite nights from the camping trip out west.

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Exploring Outdoors to Maintain College Relationships

Graduating from college comes with a lot of excitement and change. You and your friends are making life decisions that will affect all of your relationships. Some of you will return home after college, some of you will stay in one place. Some may travel temporarily, and some may move across the U.S. to tackle… Continue reading Exploring Outdoors to Maintain College Relationships