FOSS4G NA 2016 is in Raleigh from May 2-5

FOSS4GNA_2016FOSS4G NA is coming to Raleigh! The conference will be held on May 2-5, 2016 in the Raleigh Convention Center.

FOSS4G stands for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial. This annual North American conference, a collaborative event organized jointly by OSGeo and LocationTech, is the pre-eminent conference for developers working with geospatial technologies. Continue reading

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Spring Break 2016: Hollywood and Santa Monica Pier

hollywood_20160330_141127The last day of Spring Break in Southern California was awesome. Our plan was to head over to Hollywood and visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Chinese Theater. Then later in the afternoon, we decided that we would explore the Santa Monica pier and go out with a bang. We had a nice dinner, rode lots of rides, and enjoyed the sunset from the ferris wheel. Life doesn’t get much better than this. Continue reading

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Spring Break 2016: Exploring the Pacific Coast

oside_pier_20160329_105252We captured some amazing views of the coast today. Our morning started off at Oceanside Pier before we packed up the car and headed north to Los Angeles. On the way, we stopped at San Onofre and then did a driving tour of Venice Beach. Once we got settled in at our new place in Santa Monica, we enjoyed the views of LA from the Griffith Observatory. Continue reading

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Spring Break 2016: Legoland California

legloland_20160328_140351Imagine, build, and ride. That’s what we had in mind as we enjoyed another day of Spring Break in California. Our adventures this time would take us to Legoland in Carlsbad. After a full day at the theme park, we enjoyed the brew scene and dinner at Breakwater Brewing Company back in Oceanside. Continue reading

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Spring Break 2016: Easter in Oceanside

oside_jetty_20160327_161626The family was very much enjoying Spring Break in Southern California. The San Diego portion of our trip was wrapped up and we were enjoying our new digs in Oceanside. It was Easter Sunday and we didn’t have much on the agenda. Since we’ve been on the go since we arrived, we decided to take it easy today and hang around our home away from home. Running, surfing, and enjoying life by the pool were on tap. Time to get hopping!  Continue reading

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Spring Break 2016: Petco Park and Craft Breweries

sd_petco_20160326_131001Another beautiful day in Southern California. It was day two of our Spring Break living the Cali life and we decided to head back to San Diego with a few options in mind. We were interested in a tour of Petco Park and then maybe seeing the U.S.S. Midway. Visiting some craft brews were also on tap. We ended up at Stone Brewing and Mission Brewery before the day was done. Continue reading

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Spring Break 2016: San Diego Zoo

san_diego_20160325_125850The trumpeting sound of the elephants and the swinging sensation from monkeys and other primates were calling our name! Our first day of Spring Break in southern California was spent exploring all the animals at the San Diego Zoo. And after a long day walking around, we enjoyed the fine craft beer from Ballast Point Brewing Company in Little Italy. Continue reading

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Spring Break 2016: California Dreaming

oceanside_20160326_075843This year for Spring Break, we contemplated going back to Puerto Rico or another island in the Caribbean. Maybe Costa Rica would be nice again or trying somewhere new like Panama could be adventurous. Flights were looking pricey to all those places, so we spun the globe and looked at a few locations that might entertain the family for a little spring getaway. Our final decision: Southern California. Continue reading

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Switzerland: The last morning in Neuchatal

neuchatel_20160117_105255The extended weekend in Switzerland for Zander and I was ending soon. While Merri Beth was staying in Neuchatal through Friday, Zander and I had a full day of adventure ahead of us that included castles, trains, airplanes, and sunsets. Continue reading

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Switzerland: The capital city of Bern

bern_20160117_054904Our time in Switzerland continued in Bern and Neuchatal. We enjoyed some snowboarding and skiing in St. Moritz then we enjoyed the views on the Glacier Express. Now it was time to explore the capital city and take a ride to a beautiful town on the lake. Continue reading

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