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Vantage Camping

To escape the Seattle area weather, it was time for some winter camping! Also, it was Atlas’ first camping experience, and thus the first time he has made it on the site. Last September Catherine and I got Atlas as an eight week old German Shorthair Pointer puppy! Now he’s old enough to come with us on some adventures.

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Weekend in Martha’s Vineyard

Since summer in New England this year has been pretty much too hot to do anything but relax, we figured we had but one choice; maximize relaxation by spending a long weekend on New England’s most indulgent vacation spot: Martha’s Vineyard.  We rented a cabin on at the one and only campground, bought ferry tickets, loaded up the cars and hit the road in search of some serious downtime and chillin’. Our ambitions were reigned in to the bare essentials: some bike riding, some time on the water, a little sight seeing, a bit of campfire grilling, all interleaved with the amount of eating and drinking appropriate to a hedonistic vacation. Upon disembarking the ferry and settling in at our cabin, we decided to explore the surrounding towns via rental mountain bike.

When we got back from our ride, we set about grilling some steaks, cooking some corn on the cob, and feasting on a small plethora of snacks.  We hit the sack semi-early for an early rise: we would be in search of fish on the high seas with a charter fishing guide.

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