IN MY DREAMS


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The quarries around Lake Joseph, New York, provided the stone for sidewalks in the early days of New York City. That business faded with the invention of concrete, but there still remains a connection between the city and the area today, with a passel of second homes, like this boathouse. What is that they say about location again?

This little SILCE of heaven is something all Adventure riders or anyone for that matter should be able to access…I would so LOVE to have a retreat like this in my life! Continue reading

Hurricane Sandy update


advgrrl:

Leslie’s family and friends are back east. Family in New York, Florida and North Carolina. Let’s hope they are all staying safe from this massive storm!

Originally posted on This Just In:

Editor’s Note:  The danger cannot be overstated. Hurricane Sandy has already claimed at least 67 lives — including 51 in Haiti. In the United States, schools are closed, businesses shuttered and mass transit suspended. Residents are being told to hunker down — and wait .  Here is the full story.

Here are the latest developments:

[Update 4:49 a.m. ET] Anna Kate Twitty, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross, was just on CNN and said the organization has multiple shelters across seven states where evacuees can find “a safe place, a warm meal and emotional support.” To find a shelter, go to redcross.org, call 1-800-Red-Cross or download the free Red Cross hurricane app for iphone and android users.

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Timelapse – The City Limits


Want some calming in your life for a little over three minutes?  Watch this beautiful time lapse video. Wide screen is best! :-)

About the maker:

I shot this timelapse montage from late 2010 through early 2011.
One year in the making.

My goal was to show the duality between city and nature.

Locations include :

- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Quebec city, Quebec, Canada
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Manhattan, New York, USA
- Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Should have recorded the “Holy Shit” Comment


Cheryl and I were successful in our sneak attack visiting my parents in NY…I should have recorded when we walked in because my father, who never really curses, said “HOLY SHIT”.  I was just too excited to stop and get the camera out!

We totally were able to keep this a surprise.  Because we went on a 2 month motorcycle trip this summer we thought we could not make it to NY this year.  However, since I got a new job I was able to take 3 weeks in between jobs hence the surprise trip.  We are also here for my mother’s 75th birthday.

How often can you ever sneak across the countries, Canada and the US and walk right into the house when you knew your parents would be home having coffee etc…and scare the crap at of the hem in a good way?  Once in a lifetime, like our trip this summer.

Here is a short video of our business class ride in!

 

Surprise visit to New York!


 

Flew in over night to my parents for a surprise visit as a post Christmas present and for my mother’s 75th birthday. They were both very surprised and my father even cursed when we walked in! Here until Jan. 5th! Awesome that we pulled this off. Have to LOVE frequent flyer mileage!