Date archive for July, 2015
By David Gaines On Saturday, July 25th, 2015
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Visiting Portland’s Sister City Suzhou While Still in Portland

Because of another conference being held after the conference we were at, the hotel was at full capacity. Meaning we had to check out at 12 noon. Meaning we had about five hours to kill before leaving for More...

By David Gaines On Friday, July 24th, 2015
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Walking Portland, Burning Calories After One Serious Burger!

Work took me to a conference in Portland [Oregon, not Maine] for a few days. I heard a lot about Portland, about the Pacific Northwest in general, mostly about the rain, how much people like outdoor More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, July 5th, 2015
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Effing Flies!

Sometimes when we throw away last’s night dinner, and there’s still meat left on the bones or an half-eaten apple, it attracts pests. And those pests have merry good ol’ time, partying like college More...

By David Gaines On Friday, July 3rd, 2015
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Taking Grandpa to Smithsonian Folklife Festival Featuring Peru

With grandpa in town, we took a trip to the National Mall where the Smithsonian Folklife Festival was happening. On the way to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, we stopped by the National Gallery of Art’s More...