Classy Squid Fiber Co. participated as a vendor in it’s first fiber festival on Saturday, May 28! My role was primarily logistical. Packing the truck, transporting goods, helping with setup and breakdown, and intimidating people against stealing merchandise. The festival this year was busy with activities and people, but the average attendee turned out to be less than our ideal target audience. We sold some product, and made many new connections and customers. Overall, value earned from this trip was more experiential than monetary. We learned a lot… Overall, a great introduction to vending at shows.
Whenever we drive to central Massachusetts to visit our alpaca farm friends, we always stop at Westfield Farm and pick up some goat cheese.
We visited Newport Rhode Island to visit the 19th century mansions after Christmas on our winter vacation. During the Christmas season, The Breakers, Marble House, and The Elms mansions have their halls decked for Christmas.
Our second day trip outside of Reykjavik was to the East along a route known as The Golden Circle. This trip encounters many of the natural features commonly associated with Iceland: enormous geysers, spectacular waterfalls, tectonic rifts, and geothermal power.
Our third day trip involved traveling south of Reykjavik along what is called the South Coast tour. Highlights include expansive black sand beaches, epic waterfalls, a DC-3 plane crash site, volcanoes, and puffins!
Our first excursion outside of Reykjavik was into the western area known as the Snæfellsnes peninsula. The region is full of fjords, mountains, volcanic peaks, and cliffs, most of which were covered in a low cloud layer. I would have
Our hotel for this trip, our base of operations, was located in the center of the downtown area of Reykjavik. We spent the first two days adjusting to the time and surroundings by walking around much of the city.
December 4th was the day to tag Mt. Madison along with its neighbor, Mt. Adams, while I was there. It was a decent day with temperatures in the teens. The forecast called for foggy summits during the morning, with clearing
My wife and I brought two suitcases with us when traveling to Oregon in late July of 2015. One contained our clothing for a wedding ceremony and subsequent week of vacation. The other contained my mountaineering equipment for an ascent
I took a short trip Mt. Monroe the day after Christmas to burn off some energy. Monroe is a 5,372 foot peak that sits next to Mt. Washington in New Hampshire’s Presidential range. The day was unseasonably warm, in the