So March is here and supposedly winter will be ending. Lot’s of snow here in New York and it’s been cold in Chicago. The standard unit of snowfall in this area is around a foot; if I see a forecast for snow in Albany I figure we’re getting about a foot, probably more. It’s not windy so the snow simply accumulates and is really pretty.
I picked up a 36MP full frame DSLR with a wide angle lens and have had a chance to put it thru some paces. Compared to my Canon point and shoot, the DSLR is amazing!
I had a chance to see some sights in Albany and Chicago over the last few weeks and the pictures are below. A few notes:
- The NY Capitol building is one of the most beautiful building I’ve ever been in. The place has a whole lot of stonework complete with gold covered walls (not even joking).
- Even from far up above in Corning Tower, Albany still looks like a dump.
- Chicago is quite pretty in the evenings.
- My Nikon D800 is amazing. I wish I was half as capable as the camera. The 20MBish photos are insane.
Enjoy the pictures.
We have to travel to go see our family now that we’re in Albany, NY. I also have to travel quite a bit for my work since I work remotely in New York. The winters here in Albany are delightful compared to Minnesota. For example: the snow generally falls vertically from the sky and very gently. In Minnesota, the snow typically is moving horizontally at a very high speed. It doesn’t really get that cold either, generally around freezing. Unlike in Minnesota where it was -30F for awhile. With that said, it doesn’t prevent the folks here in Albany from complaining about the winter :).
So here’s some photos from the last month or so where we traveled back to Minnesota for the holiday & work, Chicago for work and Philadelphia / Pittsburgh for work. I really liked Pittsburgh; great skyline view, great food, great airport, super easy to get around.
We visited Boston and enjoyed the sites! Boston is a very walkable city and we walked all over the place. We didn’t let the government shut down slow us, we were able to see a lot of stuff still.
Beautiful fall colors on the East Coast. Unlike Minnesota, the wind doesn’t come up and rip all the leaves of the trees during fall. We’ve enjoyed a few weeks of brilliant colors and we’ll enjoy a few weeks more!
No 14er this year but the yearly hike was replaced with an incredible hike around the Maroon Bells to Buckskin Pass. Absolutely amazing scenery!
Running around New York City over Labor Day. We stayed in Harlem thru Airbnb. Everything worked out great!
On our second weekend in New York we headed up to the Adirondacks for some hiking. We hiked up Mt. Wright (not a euphemism for my wife) and enjoyed the scenery. We had to park back a few miles from the trailhead so it ended up being a 13mi round trip. After the hike we spent some time in Lake Placid and enjoyed the area.
Our first hike in the area was to hike up Mt. Greylock in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. The Berkshires weren’t too far from us and it was a great hike on a beautiful day.
Mt. Greylock is the state high point and we hiked about 6.6 miles and gained 2,100ft to get a view of Massachusetts. We ate tapas afterwards and it was delicious.
In August we moved to Albany New York for Jac’s work. Quite the distance from Minnesota!
Work trip to China / Hong Kong 2013. I didn’t have a whole lot of notice, 14hrs in all. I didn’t know how long I was going to be in China either, I bought a one way ticket! Shenzhen was OK; the hospitality offered by the supplier was nothing short of spectacular and Hong Kong was wonderful. Great adventure!