Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My first rip

I've really gotten into rock climbing here.  Last weekend, we had a beautiful day of rock climbing near Winston-Salem.  This evening, we hit the gym for some training and this is what happened to my hand.  I taped it up (top photo) to keep climbing.  Nursing it with some anti-bacterial ointment and a bandage. Hoping it heals for next weeks climb.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Weekend Adventures


We had planned to go to Nahant this weekend in search of the Swallow Cave, but you aren't allowed to park anywhere if you're not a resident of the town. So we had a scenic drive around the North Shore and ended up in Salem. The weather was gorgeous: sunny and breezy (and they have ample parking). So we walked around the historic district and the waterfront for awhile.This photo is from the old cemetery next to the Salem Witch Trial Memorial.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Volunteer State

Made a hiking/climbing friend, which involved a trip to Tennessee recently.

Thursday, August 1, 2013


My office has recently moved into temp space while our new office is built out (we outgrew our old space). This presented me with the problem of finding somewhere to eat my lunch (besides the kitchen here), which is being solved by a daily picnic in a nearby park with something great to read.