Saturday, August 22, 2015

667. Dedicated

667. Dedicated
Definition: (adj) devoted to a task or purpose
Location Placed: Lonesome Lake Hut, Franconia, New Hampshire
Date Placed: 8/13/15 at 2:14pm



After a rather exhausting hike, I must've forgotten that I hadn't taken a before picture! We did this hike which is a portion of the Appalachian Trail, which I've been wanting to hike for a long while. (A portion of it, not the whole thing. I'm only good at hiking very short distance and camping for 2 nights max. It's important to know your limits.) So I was very excited to do a short afternoon hike that included a portion of it. We stopped at the Lonesome Lake Hut on the trail to await the passing of a rain shower. The folks who staff the hut were making rather delicious looking loaves of bread and one of the members of my group said the scones were super. It was an absolutely gorgeous hike that I would recommend doing if you're in the area.

And although I wasn't able to leave a crane there, I also recommend hiking up to the top of Mount Osceola if you're looking for some fabulous views from up high!

667. Promising

667. Promising
Definition: (adj) showing signs of future success
Location Placed: Flume Gorge, Lincoln, New Hampshire
Date Placed: 8/13/15 at 10:40am





One of the more beautiful hikes we went on was at the Flume Gorge, which was carved thousands of years ago by glaciers and water. The waterfalls and sheer rock faces were impressive. It was a very lovely and scenic hike. Having not hiked for a while prior, it was nice to get my hiking legs back. New Hampshire certainly has a lot of pretty sites and I only managed to see a small portion of them.

666. Smashing

666. Smashing
Definition: (adj) excellent, wonderful
Location Placed: Indian Head Resort, Lincoln, New Hampshire
Date Placed: 8/13/15 at 10:29am





On our way out to do some hiking, we stopped at the Indian Head Resort to look at their souvenirs. This resort looks up to a rock formation in one of the surrounding peaks that look a bit like the head of a Native American. Apparently it is one of many resorts in the area as this is a pretty solid destination during ski season as well.

665. Responsible

665. Responsible
Definition: (adj) capable of being trusted
Location Placed: Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery, North Woodstock, New Hampshire
Date Placed: 8/12/15 at 12:53pm





On our first day in New Hampshire, we did an easy nature walk and a tasting at the Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery. The brewmaster who gave the "tour", Tony, was extremely knowledgeable about their brews as well as the process of making beer. As a novice of beer related things, I really appreciated how easy it was to understand the processes. It didn't hurt that the tasting came with the most adorable mini "pint" glasses and an actual take home glass from the brewery itself!


664. Chuckle

664. Chuckle
Definition: (v) laugh quietly or inwardly
Location Placed: Darien Rest Stop, Darien, Connecticut
Date Placed: 8/11/15 at 9:16pm





We stopped at this rest stop on the way up to a cabin in New Hampshire. I had never been to New Hampshire before so it was very exciting. I knew I was in New England in general when the local McDonald's had lobster rolls, which I heard were actually not too terrible for being a seafood item at a fast food place! But we made a pit stop here on our way up through all sorts of dark and twisty roads, including several very interesting detours. We finally made it around 2am and had a nice, solid sleep.


Sunday, August 9, 2015

663. Established

663. Established
Definition: (adj) having been in existence for a long time and therefore recognized and generally accepted
Location Placed: Trenton Thunder Baseball Stadium, Trenton, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/29/15 at 1:20pm





This was the first time I had been to the Trenton Thunder baseball stadium in probably over a decade. It looks the same as I remember it. Definitely some different food options and merchandise, but it was the same Trenton Thunder and the same Boomer (the bird mascot). It was definitely a nice added bonus that the Thunder won! Hopefully it won't be another decade before I catch another game.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

662. Ace

662. Ace
Definition: (adj) very good
Location Placed: San Antonio Airport, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 5/3/15 at 1:01pm





This airport is one of the smaller ones I've been to. However, it has a good amount of shops in it. We decided to eat at one of the little Mexican restaurants down there. Better food in that restaurant than I have been able to find in a number of regular Mexican restaurants at home. San Antonio definitely knows how to do Mexican food well.

661. Renowned

661. Renowned
Definition: (adj) known or talked about by many people
Location Placed: Visitor's Center, Henry B. Gonvalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 5/3/15 at 9:33am





I appreciate the little visitor's center in the conference center. Hopefully all the visitor's to the convention center were able to utilize some of the services that the visitor's center provided. The fellow manning the desk was the most polite person I heard when he was working with one of the patrons. If you happen to be attending a convention, I definitely recommend picking his brain for things to do in the area. Even if you don't have a lot of time to get out and about, he seemed like he would be able to assist you in making the most of San Antonio and the time you have. I only wish I had realized it earlier in my trip!

660. Preferred

660. Preferred
Definition: (v) like one thing better than another
Location Placed: Marriott Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 5/2/15 at 10:00pm





I was able to spend my Saturday evening in the way I prefer most: enjoying some time exploring a new city/town/area. I picked up an ice cream at a local place and sat eating it, listening to a mariachi band serenade restaurant patrons across the river. The temperature was just right and was an awesome way to cap a short jaunt to Texas.

659. Flourishing

659. Flourishing
Definition: (adj) developing rapidly and successfully
Location Placed: Centro Info, San Antonio, Texas
Date Placed: 5/2/15 at 9:19pm





I had a wonderful dinner right around the corner from here at Zinc. One of my friends recommended it as well as one of my colleagues. If you're looking for an inexpensive, yet delicious, meal in the area, I would definitely recommend it. I think I am most impressed with the amount of outdoor restaurant seating that San Antonio boasts. Definitely something we don't get as much of where I live.