4th of July in the Adirondacks

I think I can safely say that summer in the Adirondacks is my favorite vacation destination.  My brother and both had a four day weekend for this July 4th, so decided to take advantage by heading up to Lake Placid once again to tackle another high peak.  Mt. Colden now officially marks my 4th high

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I Feel Home

I try to remain as apolitical as possible here on my blog, but it was hard to remain apolitical during the election, and becoming increasingly hard now, just in life, where it seems every choice or conversation can trigger some sort of debate, or side drawn. I in no way, shape, or form supported, or

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Weekly Check In: 3 PA Spots Recently On My Radar

Short and sweet. Here are three PA spots that have recently popped up on my radar. And you didn’t think I could be succinct! Here & Now Brewing Company in Honesdale– I just found out two days ago that a new brewery has opened in Honesdale.  I like the look of the beer and food

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Weekly Check In: Childhood Treats

A few weeks ago my manager brought in a utility tub of animal crackers for a work party.  These were the sugar-cookie, cakey animal crackers that come in such tubs, not the graham-cracker-adjacent animal crackers which  come in those tiny boxes shaped like circus train cars, which you could carry around via their string handle.

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Weekly Check In- Prantl’s Bakery

I was bored during my lunch break at work, and against my better judgement found myself taking Buzzfeed quizzes, one of which, was entitled, “You’re a True Pennsylvanian if You’ve Eaten 20/28 of These Foods.”  The quiz is obviously bullshit, because I scored a 15, and thus was told I’ve probably “visited Pennsylvania frequently” (try LIFELONG

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Weekly Check In: Random Thoughts on Artisinal Ketchup & Chocolate Milk

I consider myself to be a super chill restaurant customer.  I understand that more often than not, the slow service has nothing to do with the competence of the waitstaff serving me.  I also understand that everyone has an off day, so if my order is screwed up, or a drink gets spilled, I don’t

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Weekly Check In- Some Breweries I’d Like to Visit

Much like hikes, books, and things to watch on Netflix, I can’t seem to keep up with all the breweries I’d like to experience. It doesn’t hurt that they’re popping up at rapid pace. There’s currently over 5,300 breweries operating in the United States. That’s insane. To give you some context, in 2012, just five

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Weekly Check In: Some Chill Summer Reads

My brother and I went up to Lake Placid over the elongated holiday weekend.  On Monday we did a fourteen mile loop hike to Mount Colden.  That night, while fireworks went off in the distance, and the campsites around us blared music and drank beer, we were both firmly ensconced in our beds by approximately 7:30.

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Weekly Check In: Chain Restaurant Bar Crawl

Chain restaurants are somewhat of a polarizing topic. Millions of Americans obviously love them, as evident by just a casual drive down any business route anywhere in the country, or walk through any hotel parking lot.  Millions (healthy estimate I just pulled out of my ass), also despise and deride them, viewing the regular chain

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Rain is a Good Thing

It’s been super rainy here the past few weeks, and I’m not going to lie, I’ve kind of been digging it. When you no longer have 2 months off every summer, and need to drag yourself into the office in the middle of the afternoon, rain can be a very good thing.  It keeps me

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