Ford Taurus Tweetup This Sunday

Hey everyone, I just wanted make a quick note about an event I am co-hosting this Sunday. Ford is bringing the new 2010 Ford Taurus to Austin to let us check it out. Here’s a quick summary of the event from the Facebook Page: Join Mike Crowley, Ford’s marketing manager for cars and crossovers, and […]

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Gibson Island

gibson-island

One of the coolest things I did while I was back in Wisconsin was check out Gibson Island. It’s a tiny island located down the street from where I grew up on the Cloverleaf Lakes. It used to be privately owned so I was never able to go check it out as a kid since it would have been trespassing.

Luckily, the residents of the Cloverleaf Lakes managed to raise over a million dollars through various sources (donations, fundraisers, etc) to purchase the island in order to protect its natural environment and wildlife. It’s amazing to see a group of people take the initiative to make something like this happen.

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Lawn Mower Racing At GSR

Last night I went and checked out a sport I didn’t even know existed. What was it? Good ol’ lawn mower racing. A bunch of guys have pimped out their lawn mowers to go a lot faster than normal. It was actually pretty interesting to watch.

Check out this video of one of the races:

As you can see, these things were flying. They don’t cut grass anymore that’s for sure.

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Heading Back To Wisconsin

Photo Credit: Three if by Bike I’m sitting at the airport in Chicago right now, tethering off of my phone because they want me to pay 10 bucks to use the wifi here. Ouch. I’m also half asleep, drinking what McDonald’s calls “iced premium coffee.” Anyways, I’m here waiting for my connecting flight to Green […]

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Beach Camping On Padre Island

Padre Island Camping

This past weekend, my girlfriend and I had an awesome time beach camping on Padre Island. It was a great experience and something we plan on doing often.

This was the first time I’ve ever camped right on the beach before. I’ve slept on the beach a few times in the past but never in a tent or on purpose. We literally setup camp right above the high tide line and slept under the stars.

It’s an amazing feeling waking up to the sound of the ocean. The only downside was the fact that the inside of our tent was like 100 degrees. But it was a small price to pay for hanging out on the beach.

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Austin Skyline in HDR

The other day, I spent some time wandering around taking pictures of the Austin skyline. I actually remembered to bring my remote and tripod this time so I took some photos and merged them into HDR (high dynamic range) shots. Here’s how they came out. Austin Skyline – Best Shot This was my favorite one […]

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