It’s that time of the year, again, where I dig out photos that would otherwise be languishing on my hard drive (No Facebook, I don’t need your algorithm’s help).
2016 was a good year for me. I’m a big tourist, so I keep a running list of places I want to visit. This year, I was able to cross off quite a few places in my travels. Here, in no particular order, are some photos representing my 2016.
Finally got this one off my list. Daphyn and I took a tour of Beth Shalom, Frank Lloyd Wright’s take on a synagogue down in Elkins Park. It’s worth the trip, especially if you like triangles.
Rodin would be proud. This paperweight was on display at the New York Historical Society’s ‘Silicon City’ exhibit. Sadly, this wasn’t available at the gift shop.
Yes, there’s a little boy under there. Typical for my house at 7 a.m.
Try as I have, sometimes, the camera doesn’t do it justice. This was one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen. Shot from a car outside Silt, Colorado.
I’m turning beer runs to Greensboro Bend, VT an annual thing. It’s worth it.
Cross another one off my list. I finally made it to Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY. Rent the bike.
For whatever reason, I really liked this photo I took at Burley Oak Brewing in Berlin, MD. I never posted it until now.
Playing with my fisheye at 10,000 feet at Rocky Mountain National Park outside Elkins Park, CO.
I almost didn’t post this, as I didn’t mean any disrespect, but I didn’t technically touch this car as I took it for a spin (Bodie, CA).
Here’s the world’s largest wind chime (Casey, IL). It also has the world’s largest, pencil, rocking chair, knitting needles, and more. This town rivals South of the Border!
Andy and I stopped at this oasis of a gas station in the desert (Amargosa Valley, NV–right by Area 51). It wasn’t until after we left that we realized it was a brothel, too.
I think the boys were more excited with their first taxi ride, but I just loved the smile in this shot (the Oculus, downtown Manhattan).
Oh, yeah, we had a new addition to the family. Here’s a shot of my boys meeting their new brother for the first time.
The St. Louis Arch. Done.
Happy to have helped Tierney to 3000. On to 4000!
Nothing like a diesel scandal to warrant an upgrade. Out with the old, in with the new.
DIA: Beacon. Off my list after 10 years (Beacon, NY).
…Then there’s the night I spent in Saratoga Springs, NY right before the first horse race. The streets spilled out with people and the party was palpable.
The missus and I visited Longwood Gardens. Of course, I’ll have to go back when the fountain’s actually open (Kennett Square, PA).
I did a lot of flying this past year. This one’s over Virginia, according to the metadata.
It feels like it’s become commonplace, but I don’t mind playing third wheel with these two (West Village, NYC).
My best friend and I trying to make the most of a rainy day at Zion National Park in Utah.
I'm a creative technologist at Hauck Interactive, Inc. and an adjunct instructor at HACC. I live in Harrisburg, Pa. with my wife and two boys. I enjoy good coffee, Trappist beers, Orioles baseball, and good design.