(You can view the full album here) Big Bend is also basically just normal mountains. There is no cave or anything. Again it’s kind of unusual to have mountains in this area so that’s cool. Also it’s very pretty to look at, but again not really anything unique or special aside from the nice scenery.… Continue reading Big Bend National Park
Current Camping Gear List
My Favorite Tent (~$55) This tent is amazing. It packs down small and then all you have to do is unzip the bag and it pops up in literally two seconds. It’s unbelievably easy and it does great in heavy wind and rain. I have never staked it down or even used the guy lines;… Continue reading Current Camping Gear List
I was very excited to see the Northeasternmost contiguous point in the continental United States. Very soon I will be able to say that I’ve, “Been to the four corners of this country!”
Lobster Rolls at Geddy’s in Bar Harbor
I really didn’t like the Lobster Rolls at Ande’s Variety. So I decided to try someplace a little fancier. Well this was A LOT fancier, but it was also a lot more delicious. I highly recommend trying out this place for a great Lobster Roll.
Acadia National Park
What an amazing and beautiful place! Acadia National Park is a beautiful place. It’s an island off the coast of Maine with a bridge to get there. There are tons of cute little towns and harbors and things to see. I think April is the perfect time to be here. It’s remote but it’s definitely… Continue reading Acadia National Park
Holy Donut in Portland, Maine!
Like any good Portland, Portland, Maine has a popular local donut shop called Holy Donut. I tried the Mixed Berry, Sea Salt and Chocolate, and the Maple Bacon donuts. They were all delicious. I have never had a salt and chocolate donut before. I will keep an eye out for similar flavors in the future.
American History Sites: Civil War Megapost
The order that I had to visit these locations is out of sync with the actual timeline of events so I decided to wrap them into two megaposts. This one is about the American Civil War, when we defeated the traitorous slavers. 1861: First Battle of Bull Run This was the first battle of the… Continue reading American History Sites: Civil War Megapost
American History Sites: Revolutionary War Megapost
The order that I had to visit these locations is out of sync with the actual timeline of events so I decided to wrap them into two megaposts. This one is about the American Revolutionary War, when we broke away from the British Empire. 1775: Beginning of the War – The Shot Heard Round the… Continue reading American History Sites: Revolutionary War Megapost
New Haven Style Clam Pizza at Modern Apizza
For this one, I reached out to several people including current and former Yale students in order to find out the best local place to get the best local food. As someone who grew up in a Norwegian family where fermented fish is considered a delicacy, I’m not a huge seafood fan. But part of… Continue reading New Haven Style Clam Pizza at Modern Apizza
Trowbridge Square Park (Family History)
Ten generations ago, just over a century before the American revolution, my family cofounded New Haven. Those first Trowbridges came to America four centuries ago in order to trade with the indigenous people for furs to export to Europe. About two centuries later, the family laid out this section of the city as a new… Continue reading Trowbridge Square Park (Family History)