Enjoying the great outdoors, July 2013

Posted by Paul Braren on Jul 31 2013 in
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  • Sometimes we all need to take a step back, and step outside, to properly enjoy the world around us. I had numerous professional and personal roadtrips and flights throughout July, and figured I'd take a moment to share some of the best of those little travel moments. The captions for each photo tell the backstory of these thoroughly enjoyable experiences.

    Red’s Eats in Wiscasset Maine has amazing lobster rolls
    Yes, that is an entire lobster, with tail, which is why you can barely see the roll!
    Lovely little hamlet of Freeport, Maine.
    Freeport’s famous L.L. Bean outlet stores are apparently open 24×7, 365 days per year. That’s like datacenter hours!
    Brunswick Maine has quite the high school for such a rural area. Great place for a user group, surprisingly enough.
    VTUG Summer Slam 2013′s Gritty’s “Lobstah Bake” involves Lobster. The legend is true, it really is free, and all you can eat. I dined with VMware employees, and a guy who downed 9 lobsters.
    Spotted this rather interesting building going up at Cornell University. Seems their long, storied history with Microsoft has paid off, in a very good way. All sorts of glass, right near the baseball field, I might add. Probably to attract the engineering students to the ball games, just to see what’ll happen.
    After all that traveling, it’s nice to have an adventure close to home as well. Just had to pick some fresh raspberries.
    Yes, the countryside really is that lovely around here in the summertime, here’s a Glastonbury Connecticut snapshot of a local farm. Gives me joy just looking at it. Hope you feel it too!

    Red's Eats, Wiscasset Maine.
    Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
    Brushes with fame, how I (barely) missed Steven Sinofsky, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs visits to a wired, well-connected Cornell University, by Paul Braren on Mon Nov 12th, 2012
    Rocky Hill Ferry, Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
    Rose's Berry Farm, Glastonbury, Connecticut.