Fort Collins On Tap: Snowbank, Funkwerks, Horse & Dragon, and Hearth

20160728_194548_ft_collinsOur last full day in Fort Collins was composed of exploring new places and hanging out with friends and family. After a long day of work, it was time to enjoy some craft beer from Snowbank, Funkwerks, Horse & Dragon, and Jessup Farm. And we had an amazing birthday dinner for Coco at Hearth, my friends restaurant in Windsor. An awesome day, came along with us for the ride. Continue reading

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Fort Collins On Tap: Odell’s, New Belgium, and Kenny Chesney

20160727_063807_ft_collinsThe sampling continues in Fort Collins, but the big event today is seeing Kenny Chesney play at Frontier Days. We’ll get to that soon. Today’s visits include Fort Collins Brewery, Odell Brewing Company, and New Belgium. It was another productive day, with some great summer weather with friends and family. Continue reading

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Fort Collins On Tap: Equinox and Copper Smith

20160726_072829_ft_collinsOur first full day in Fort Collins was pretty low key but filled with fun. We had breakfast with a friend, got some work done, and while Merri Beth headed to Cheyenne for Frontier Days, I stuck around our house for meetings. Then after a long day “at the office,” I explored some breweries. Continue reading

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Fort Collins On Tap: Black Bottle and The Mayor

20160727_064418_ft_collinsOur day started early, like out the door at 5:45 am early, on our way to RDU to catch a 6:55 am flight to Denver. The last days of July were lurking and we were escaping a heat wave that was on the way. As the garage door opened, even before the sun came up, a swoosh of 80º humidity rushed in. Rocky Mountains, here we come. Continue reading

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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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