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Selection of a Travel Video Rig

I’m way behind on blog posts! So I’ll have to catch up somehow…  [Go the bottom of this post to see its continuation.] I am currently trying to assemble a good still-and-video-kit for our traipse to France in July (so … Continue reading

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Big Cork Vineyards in Rorhesville, MD

On a wonderful afternoon in the middle of February, we decided to check out the Big Cork Vineyards.  The temperature was right around 70F (inching up briefly to 73F where we were).  And apparently a lot of people had the … Continue reading

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Gaylord’s National Harbor and ICE Show

So we went to the National Harbor on December 27th to stay for the night and enjoy the ICE show as well as the other interesting environment at the National Harbor.  We ended up riding the Capital Wheel, but more … Continue reading

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Upgrading my Phantom

I’ve finally decided to upgrade my drone.  I have had a Phantom 1, and then a Phantom 2 Vision +, and now a Phantom 4 Pro.  The big change from the last version (the Phantom 3 Pro?) is the larger … Continue reading

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How to seal a half-full chip bag

I have a tendency to be sensitive about stale chips (I’m putting it mildly and being kind) and the way a lot of folks try to seal their chip bags, so I decided to post a tutorial that will help … Continue reading

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Another Visit to Colonial Williamsburg

Over the past weekend we went to visit Colonial Williamsburg, VA.  We spent both evenings in the Revolutionary City while attending a courtroom drama of the trial of a pirate and the next night on a ghost tour. We ate … Continue reading

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Aboard the Kalmar Nyckel

Saturday, October 29th, 2016 I ventured aboard the reproduction of the Swedish ship Kalmar Nyckel.  I spent two and a half hours aboard and enjoyed every minute of it. Brief History: The original Kalmar Nyckel was one of America’s pioneering colonial … Continue reading

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