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a decent dump of snow. wonder where the snow brush is?fishermen head out early in the morning in bar harbor, mainethe "bar" of bar harbor, maine. becky didn't think they'd let her in because she's under 21.look what the tide dragged in... a big piece of driftwoodsand beach at acadia national parkcaught in the act.becky on ice at acadia national parkSome Ivy League classes require you to dress upClearly a guy house.The all-you-can-eat Sunday Brunch. Mmmm...Who can argue with that?Climbing the mountain... note the yeti following me up.Finally made it to the top of Mt. MonadnockView from Mount MonadnockChad slides down Mt. MonadnockHeading to Dougs Dogs in Marlborough, NH for some legendary chili cheese dogs for only $1.25 a pop.The Mixed Grill: ribs, steak, chicken and fries. Finish it and you're rewarded with more food.The WVBR crewThe final moment of my life in which I had never had a corn dog.Funnel cake failDC101 Chili CookoffDC101 Chili CookoffOld school ordering box at the A&W drive-in, Cortland, NY.NYC Subway "train to the plane" aka riding the A really, really far.Excellent airline meal, again tub of water and block of cheese.Exploring Frankfurt after stepping off the planeFrankfurt cathedralSliding down from the Boeing 747.Old Russian helicopter -- looks easy enough to fly.Ordering random items off the menuGerman grocery store is, of course, well stocked with processed meat productsView off one of the bridges in BambergNo idea.Cathedral in BambergCrazy local German band entertaining the beer tentIce cream stand at the German festReally icky pickled fish sandwiches. Only other option for food was bratwurst.Becky enjoys pickled herring sandwiches in front of the scary octopus ride (it didn't look so bad from the ground).Wandering around the German festSomewhat more-my-speed ferris wheelScary octopus-like ride at the German festBeer tent at a German festival in a small little town outside BambergThrough the German woods on the trainRiding the Munich U-Bahn subwayGazebo in Munich's English GardenGazebo in Munich's English GardenGazebo in Munich's English GardenView from above of the Munich Olympic Park with architecturally it-seemed-like-a-good-idea-in-the-80's translucent tents above each building.Famous tower with musical glockenspiel.Walking along Lake ZurichLooking back at Zurich from along the lakeLooking out over ZurichTown of LucerneFamous bridge over the river in LucerneThe river through the town of LucerneLooking out over LucerneWar memorial lion carving that seemed especially popular with Asian touristsFeeding the swans, ducks, other strange looking ducks, and chickadees.Lake LucerneWaiting for a trainSomething about staying off the train tracksCastelgrande in BellinzonaCastelgrande in BellinzonaCastelgrande in BellinzonaCastelgrande in BellinzonaChillin at CastelgrandeView from CastelgrandeSome unknown building in BellinzonaBellinzona train stationMontebello Castle in BellinzonaSmall lizard creatureA goat. They had about 50, each with its own bell. Kinda loud.Looking off into the Alps from Agritourismo Alpe ZaltoEnjoying the view from Alpe ZaltoWatching the sunset from Alpe ZaltoBecky feeds the pigsThe Rialto Bridge at nightEarly morning before rush hourVenice is full of little canalsVenetian open-air marketVenetian open-air fish marketView from the Rialto bridgePiazza San Marco, note how it's starting to flood -- Venice is barely above sea level.Feeding the crazy pigeons in the Piazza San MarcoPiazza San MarcoGondolas awaiting tourists to pay 80 euro for a ride.Venice, mobbed with touristsYummy Venetian pizza... check out the one covered in French FriesThey sell ice?Rome was kind of a dirty placeThe streets of RomeWider view of the ColloseumWider view of the ColloseumThe ColloseumRuins that Rome was littered withSomewhat dirty Roman fountainCrazy fountain with disrespectful pigeonsThe Parthenon, one of the few well-preserved relics in RomeThe open air hole in the top of the ParthenonInside the ParthenonTrevi FountainCrowds at the Trevi FountainSpanish StepsSecondi course of our Roman feast.Waiting to get into the Vatican Museum to see the Sistine ChapelInside the Vatican museumVatican CityEnjoying some street foodCathedral in SienaCenter semi-circular plaza in SienaSunset over SienaLooking over the river in PisaLeaning Tower of PisaCamping in an olive grove in LevantoBeach in Levanto at nightStreet market in LevantoBeach in LevantoWalking along the cliffs at Cinque TerreLooking back towards MonterossoTown of Corniglia in Cinque TerreA delicious meal of various foccacias, fresh fruit and Ringo cookiesWalking along the cliffs at Cinque TerreTown of Manarolo in Cinque TerreWalking along the cliffs at Cinque TerreWalking along the cliffs at Cinque TerreA pretty nasty Italian trainBoats in the harbor in GenoaChristopher Columbus monumentNarrow old streetsPrimi course of our last Italian dinner in Genoa. Little place where they spoke absolutely no English... but we managed to order by writing things out on a napkin.Excellent Italian meal in GenoaShopping in FranceThe American food section of a French grocery store. Aunt Jemima, pretzels, Oreos, marshmellows, peanut butter and a few other semi-American odds and ends.Boats in the harbor of MarseillesEurail passes for train travel around EuropeWhat Europeans consider a hamburger to be... no bun, but a fried egg.The trek up to our hostal.Pizza in Olot, Spain.The old volcanic crater on the Mariscopa volcanoGrounds of an old church on the Mariscopa volcanoView off the Mariscopa volcano in Olot, SpainView over Olot, SpainView from Park GuellGaudi's Park GuellFountain from Gaudi's Guell ParkLocal fare from a little hole-in-the-wallSunset over Barcelona1992 Olympic ParkFlowers on Las Ramblas.Open air food market off Las Ramblas.Open air food market off Las Ramblas.Refreshing fruit drinks at the market off Las Ramblas.Want a chipmunk for a pet? Check out Las Ramblas.Open air animal market on Las RamblasFeeding some pigeons in BarcelonaLa Sagrada FamiliaView out our tiny balcony at the Pension Palacio down the Avinguda del Marques de l'Argentera in BarcelonaPaella in Barcelona.Barcelona beach in the evening.Delta Airlines dinner from Barcelona to JFK. Delicious. Gotta love the block of cheddar cheese and the tub of water.Hanging out in a field of cement cornSubaru's last hurrah -- a 1,400 mile trek that spanned 6 states in less than a week and moved me from three residences to one.My last night in IthacaIthaca, NY from the WVBR transmitter on Hungerford HillThe WVBR transmitter on Hungerford Hill in Ithaca, NY(Possibly the last photo taken of this house)The Lumberjack Breakfast at a local New Jersey dinerMy first Philadelphia cheese steak. Perhaps a bit more gourmet than most -- the lonely bartender at the South St. establishment we were at convinced us that there's were better because they were lard free and came with a free beer. Sold.An inspired paint color choice.The Jefferson Memorial -- bigger than it looks.A local grocery establishment conveniently located just down the street.Well its no New York...So apparently Newport News is a tougher town than I thought. War memorial and eternal flame in Newport News. As you can see, the eternal flame was not visible, calling into question whether it was actually lit at all.I'm interested to know if you can catch both fish and crabs with a similar hook/line setup. In fact, I'm not sure how to go about catching a crab at all.Virginia BeachWalking along the beachHanging with an octopus near the Neptune Statue.The Neptune statue at Virginia BeachThe interstate driving through VirginiaThe famous Jello salad at ThanksgivingCornell v. BU hockey at Madison Square GardenCornell v. BU hockey at Madison Square GardenCornell v. BU hockey at Madison Square GardenThere are an awful lot of rules on the NYC SubwayRockefeller Center Christmas treeFancy tile work in the NYC SubwayA deserted Lincoln ParkThe snowstorm of 2009DC in the snowThe house with holiday lights and snowSam spent a good part of the day building a snow fort in front of our house. Without any knowledge I was coming home, he pegged me as I was walking down the street minding my own business.Sam jumped into his snow fort after we got home from dinner, his pride and joy, the fruit of his labor.Getting ready to cross country ski for the first time at Trapp Family LodgeCross country skiing at Trapp Family Lodge. Julia films in video while I capture stills.The family cross country skiing on Christmas Day 2009Cross country skiing through the forestThe Vermont State House in Montpelier circa 1857. The statue on top is Ceres, goddess of agriculture.The last confirmed catamount in Vermont, otherwise known as a mountain lion or cougar. This supposed last one was shot quite a while back though many residents claim to have seen them since then.The Vermonster, an ice cream sundae monstrosity that was all too suitable for a birthday treat.Almost ready to call it quits about 2/3 of the way through the Vermonster.