(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
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!”
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.
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
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.
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
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)
Shenandoah National Park covers the peak of the Appalachian Mountains. These mountains come from Pangaea. They are actually older than bones! They are much smaller than the Rockies or even the Sierra or the Siskiyou where I’m from, but that’s only because they’ve been eroding for hundreds of millions of years! There is a road… Continue reading Shenandoah National Park
There is so much to say about this place. It was Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia estate. He wrote “All men are created equal” in the American Declaration of Independence, and yet he died owning hundreds of enslaved people, including his own children. Just down the hill from Jefferson’s enormous mansion is a dirt road called Mulberry… Continue reading Monticello
The Statue of Liberty! Unfortunately the ferry was not running but I was able to get pretty close on the land. Very cool to finally see it in person!