Category: Completed Objectives

I hang glid (…hang glided…hang glode?)

I hang glid (…hang glided…hang glode?)

Hey Team, “So, all this talk about how cool hang gliding was and how incredible the folks at Highland Aerosports were…what’s the whole story?” Wow, thanks for asking! I didn’t know you cared so much, Disembodied-Voice-of-the-Masses. Here it is! I wandered into the pilots lounge at the airport shortly after my run in with the…

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Click it and Ticket

Click it and Ticket

Hey Team, Yesterday got off to an inauspicious start. I was dropped off in a little town called Ridgley, Maryland. Apparently the police in Ridgley, MD “Don’t take kindly to people walking around airports with cameras.” Or so I was told…by the policeman who pulled over to tell me so. “You know, people don’t take…

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No Air Time

No Air Time

Hey Team, I’m a big fan of being around people in general…but I especially like being around large groups of people who have a lot in common with each other and nothing in common with me. Those are always guaranteed learning experiences. And this weekend was no exception. It’s amazing how much you can learn…

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Glidin’ Seek

Glidin’ Seek

Hey Team, I’m was just in Woodstock, Virginia for the first half of a two day hang gliding festival. So far no luck finding someone that can take me up. Apparently it takes a larger glider and a special certification to fly tandem. There’s still hope for tomorrow but the odds aren’t great…then again I’ve…

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Bee Careful What You Wish For

Bee Careful What You Wish For

Hey Team, I just did something that falls firmly into the amazing category. I beekept! (Beekeeped? I think I’m making up words again.) It was a little creepy…but a lot awesome. The dad of one of the guys I met at the ten-year reunion in Illinois keeps bees as a hobby. So I was just…

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Flying Fire and Fireflies

Flying Fire and Fireflies

Hey Team, It’s been a HUGE week. #30, 33, and 38 all down the metaphorical drain! I’ve got a story about #33 all lined up for tomorrow. But today, for your viewing enjoyment, is a little video we’ll call “Mission: Firefly!” Enjoy. And here’s the link if the video gives you wacky PCs any trouble.…

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God Bless Hamerica

God Bless Hamerica

Hey Team, What a fantastic week! I’ve been up to my glaucoma-ridden eyeballs in mid-western experiences. Not the least of which has led to yet another objective being crossed off the list. I’ve spent the last couple days experiencing the definition of “obscure small town festival.” Welcome to the wonderful world of “Hog Days” care…

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I Don’t Scream, But I Do Cry.

I Don’t Scream, But I Do Cry.

Hey Team, I’m sad to say I have mixed feelings about yesterday. Yes, I got to cross another one off my list (#48). But at what cost? It seems this trip isn’t just about exploration and good times. It’s also about sacrifice. Before yesterday I could not have imagined a time or place I could…

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