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Budapest Meetup

Back in April I trav­eled to Budapest. It was my sec­ond time in the city, the first was for Automattic’s 2011 all-company meetup. This time the trip was for a team meetup as well as the Write the Docs con­fer­ence. It was also my first trip with the Fuji X100S. I bought this back in…

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Hiking to Burnt Lake

One of my favorite aspects of Port­land is that, within 90 min­utes, I can sur­round myself with forests, moun­tains, and wide open sky. Some­times you just need to get out­side. A few weeks ago Leah and I drove East toward Mt. Hood. After a few miles on for­est roads we set out toward Burnt Lake.…

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24 hours in Kirkby Stephen

At the very end of our 3 weeks in Eng­land Leah and I took the train up to Kirkby Stephen to stay with a col­lege pro­fes­sor of ours. It was a won­der­ful change of pace from South­ern Eng­land and Lon­don. Kirkby Stephen is just east of the Lake Dis­trict and is gor­geous. We stayed in…

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Cambridge and Newmarket

After Bath and Lon­don, Leah and I went to spend a week in Cam­bridge with our friend Sarah. While there we wan­dered around the city and the col­leges and took a day trip out to New­mar­ket and The National Stud horse facil­ity. With the excep­tion of the day in New­mar­ket the weather was won­der­ful. Sarah’s…

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Tourist time in London

Before spend­ing time in Bath Leah and I spent a week in Lon­don. Over­all we spent two weeks in the city in April. It was great to split that time up with breaks in Bath and Cam­bridge. Lon­don is great and all but smaller towns are nice, too. This was Leah’s first trip to Eng­land so…

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Spending 24 hours in Bath, England

As part of the 3-week vaca­tion I took in April Leah and I spent about 24 hours in Bath, a fan­tas­tic city about a 40 min­utes by train west of Lon­don. I remem­bered lov­ing Bath when I vis­ited as a kid and it lived up to expec­ta­tions after return­ing. Since we were there for just…

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Hiking through Haleakalā crater

Way back on March 24th I took a trip to Maui with Daniel, Leah, and Leah. We stayed just south of Lahaina for 8 days in a great condo Daniel found through a char­ity auc­tion. The high­light of the trip was def­i­nitely the hike through Haleakalā crater. We parked the rental car at the Halemau’u…

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Lisbon Happiness Meetup

Back in Feb­ru­ary I spent a week in Lis­bon with a por­tion of my team at Automat­tic. We ate great food, com­pleted two cool projects, and gen­er­ally had a won­der­ful time. There were 11 of us so we rented out the entire place at The­House. Can’t rec­om­mend the lodg­ing enough. Truly phe­nom­e­nal place. One day we…

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Snowshoeing through Yosemite

Over the hol­i­day break I spent a week at my par­ents’ place in Cal­i­for­nia. Got in lots of read­ing and fam­ily time and, on the last day, headed up to Yosemite for a short snow­shoe trip. We set out from Bad­ger Pass Ski Area and walked along Old Glac­ier Point Road before cut­ting back and ending…

San Diego Meetup

It’s been a month but I finally got around to get­ting the pho­tos from Automattic’s San Diego meetup off of my cam­era. Ear­lier I posted the video from sky­div­ing and there are a few pho­tos in this set as well. This was the best com­pany meetup yet.