Valerie’s birthday gift to me as a trip to Ohio to do a Hocking Hills Canopy Tour. The tour was through the tree tops over 10 zip lines and 5 sky-bridges, the longest zips were about 500ft! One of the zips ran across the river, another went over a cave, they were all different and very fun. If you ever need a gift idea, I highly recommend this.
Our end of summer tradition has always been the International Village Food Festival held at Renzie Park in McKeesport. It’s a delightful way to end the summer, stuffing our faces with a variety of traditional ethnic dishes. This year, I enjoyed a 3 course meal, starting with German Spaetzle, Lebanese Fallefel and some random fried ice cream. I also grabbed an orange snow cone.
My eyes peeled open, crusty with disbelief. I… I survived it? I survived Sturgis?
It wasn’t a normal vacation, but then again, it wasn’t really a vacation at all. My uncle John is the CEO of a small startup company called MotoringUSA. This year, the company had the opportunity to work along side the city of Sturgis, SD and plan the entire Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. We arranged all of the corporate sponsors, vendors and events. My role was to act as the city of Sturgis photographer and to capture imagery for next year’s magazine.