Category: Travel Info

Haute Route Day 11-Gruben to St. Niklaus

Adventure, Europe, Haute Route, Hiking, Mountains, Sports, Switzerland, event

We headed out of the Schwarzhorn Hotel after a relatively mediocre breakfast. It was an immediate grunt uphill as we left the building and switchbacked our way towards the Oberstafel . We started out at around 6500′ elevation and would peak at just short of 10,000′ in less than 4 miles. We were had a …

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Haute Route 2013-Day 10-Zinal to Gruben

Adventure, Europe, Hiking, Mountains, Sports, Switzerland, Travel, event, iPhone

We enjoyed a nice breakfast at the Hotel Europe around 7:30 AM  then packed up and started on our walk. We saw the older Brit Posse congregating at the supermarche(grocery store) as we headed to the trailhead. It was nice to know we would not have to pass them later and get the dirty looks …

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Race Report: Pittsburgh Half Marathon 2014

If you read my previous post on our trip report to Pittsburgh, you know that my wife talked me into running this race with her so that she could coerce me to go to Pittsburgh for a long weekend. You also know that my wife could not run the race due to knee issues, so …

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Road Trip: Pittsburgh 2014

Travel, pittsburgh

It is really hard to believe that I have lived in Pennsylvania for over 45 years, traveled all over the world and have never been to the city 4.5 hours to our West. It is the place we Eastern-PA-er’s usually refer to when we hear of a PA town that we have no idea where …

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Race Report-San Francisco Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon 2014

I immediately got online and started searching for endurance-related races after receiving word that I would be attending the Microsoft Build Developers Conference in San Francisco. Low and behold, the San Francisco Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon was running the Sunday immediately following the conference on April 6th. The best part was, it was running …

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San Francisco Trip-April 2014

I had the opportunity to head out to the Microsoft Build Conference in San Francisco this year. This consisted of a 3 day event so I decided to take advantage of the airfare and make a longer vacation of it. I had been itching to get to Yosemite the past couple years so now was my …

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Winter Cross-Training & Vacation 2014- Stowe, VT

America, North America, Seasons, Stowe, Travel, USA, United States, Vacation, Vermont, Winter, holiday

We decided to change things up a bit this Winter. We have been spending our Winter vacations in Lake Placid, NY for the past several years. This year we decided to give Stowe, VT a try mostly because they had much more kilometers of skate skiing trails than what LP has and I was starting …

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Training Log-Prep Week 3-NYC & Miles For Meg

America, New York, New York City, North America, Park, Places, Skating, USA, United States, city, iPhone

I started off this week with a day off from official training, but that didn’t mean I didn’t rack up any miles on my feet. I attended the National Retailers Federation(NRF) expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City on Monday. My wife came along and while I was talking to vendors, she …

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Haute Route 2013-Day 9-Cabane de Moiry to Zinal

Adventure, Europe, France, Haute Route, Hiking, Switzerland, sports

We had a nice typical breakfast at the cabane. One notable thing was the large loaf of homemade bread that was exquisite. We then packed up and headed on our way down towards Lac Moiry, which was the same way we had come up the night before. I had had dreams about going down the …

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Haute Route 2013-Day 8-La Sage to Cabane de Moiry

Adventure, Europe, France, Haute Route, Hiking, Sports, Switzerland, event

  Leaving the Hotel de La Sage was tough. We had a fabulous room and fabulous dinner & breakfast. I will dream of those warm, freshly made croissants for years to come. We made our way up the steep road to the little store to stock up with some rations for the day. Our Alpine …

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