Hi everyone, that’s been following the LIFT N BREWS blog!!! Really appreciate the support along the way of the 50 State Journey. It’s DOOOOOONE!!!! WOOOO!!! Unfortunately, I got sloppy and slacked, majorly when it came to the blogs. I got caught up with seeing friends and then I could smell the end of the trip. … More Been MIA but BACK at it!
I woke up in the hotel, excited and a bit nervous about the VW buyback. There shouldn’t be any issues, but there could be. The car could be gone from the long-term parking at the airport where I left it. It could not start properly or make it to the dealership. There could be some … More V Dub Done
I enjoy giving talks, whether it is sharing experiences or information. It is a nice way to connect with others. Whenever I engage in such practices I hope it leaves members of the audience with something they can apply in a fashion that will increase joy in their lives. The picture with this blog is … More Grand Presentation Possibilities
It was nighttime as I was driving to Cooperstown when I decided I’d have to choose between Ommegang Brewery and the Baseball Hall of Fame. There wasn’t enough time for both that night, unfortunately. I decided the brewery would be a better bet at night as there could be a chance to chat with someone. … More A Wild Time
It was Friday mid-morning when I finished my final meeting in Massachusetts. My next destination was New York state. Luckily for me, I had a place to crash for the night. While I say, luck, it partially is, but more so due to the kindness of others. Along the journey, I’ve been happy to have … More Delight Family
I had stayed in Boston for two nights then had another place just outside of Boston to crash. This friend was someone I worked with in Arizona for a bit, both of us with San Diego roots. We had worked in different departments and chatted occasionally and he ended up leaving a bit before I … More WOO! Sox win!
It was now time to work with Rhode Island. As it turns out, I have been to Providence, Rhode Island, not once, but twice! I went for an Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) conference and for a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) conference. That being said, at the conference we basically went to … More Familiar But Not
It was midday Sunday and I had finished off Connecticut. The rest of the day had one serious purpose, then fun. A friend of mine from Fresno had somewhat recently moved to New York City. I thought it’d be fun to catch up with them and perhaps take in a baseball game. This had been … More Reluctantly Nice Stadium
I finished up Maine on a Friday and finished Vermont as well. I had been in touch with a friend about staying with him outside Boston during the trip. I realized I didn’t have any strong connections to Rhode Island and maybe a possible one for Connecticut. Almost happenstance, I was talking with a friend … More Conn Quick
As I was in New Hampshire I had a solid moment of looking ahead to see if I could lock in some lodging for a night or two. I recalled my friend who I stayed with in Kansas said he had some connections in Maine. When my phone died I had lost his number. I … More Slight Guilt but Good Lobster