Saturday, April 7, 2012
Waking up with a temperature of 35 degrees was not the ideal start to a 13 miles obstacle designed race. The Tough Mudder has grown wildly in popularity over the last few years. Besides being known for their extreme obstacle courses as well their involvement and support for The Wounded Warrior Project, their signature is the orange headband that you receive upon completing the 13 mile course.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
A cross section of New York City's underground is an amazing and elaborate maze of wires, tubes, piping as well as a subway system. The sights, smells, people, efficiency and history are all so fascinating. The Subway system is mind blowing when you look at all the hard facts. The first tunnel was constructed in the late 1860's which makes it over 150 years old. They average 4 million riders every day on 468 different stations. Easy to use and you can get anywhere in the 5 boroughs fairly easy and quickly.
If you don't know about the abandoned subway stations it is recommend you to google it. The best one if the old City Hall Station. It embodies the saying, "they don't make them like they use to". If you ask the Southbound 6 train conductor, you can stay on board as they do their loop through the station to go back North. It's not enough to get a photoshoot but WILL happen here!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
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Sunday, May 8, 2011
It wasn't the most ideal kind of a day but that doesn't matter when you know someone who works for the most recognizable chopper company in the world. Lets call it a "backstage" tour of the facility where they build these amazing works of art. To walk around the facility and see where the "magic" happens was an honor. It was kind of funny to see how TV makes the facility look like a large warehouse. In reality the facility was probably the size of a large car wash with a second floor. The only unfortunate thing was that this happened on a Saturday and there was no one working at the time but it was still cool to just get the tour. American Choppers was the first reality show of its kind and really set the guidelines for most of todays reality shows. Perhaps some of the interviews were scripted to a certain degree but its confirmed that the drama between senior and junior was very much real.
The First Chopper we were shown (which anyone can see in their store) was the tribute to fire fighters. To be allowed to sit on top of this bike was an honor in its self. All the donations of patches and paraphernalia was overwhelming which is way this bike was in a section of itself.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Staying along the strip while going in and out of the casinos but only gambling just a little, the nightlife seemed more fitting than the gambling. Entering a red carpet event in Paris, it was a pretty nice club that even the infamous Charlie Sheen was there. We grabbed a V.I.P. booth and partied big and then closed the club down at sometime passed 5am. Waking up at sometime just before noon it was very smart to not play the 9am game. Rumor had it that there was a sighting of a Gorilla on our way home from the club the night before but this has been highly debated. Yes, an inside joke, ha-ha.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster is an amazingly entertaining and exciting roller coaster experience and is worth the average wait of about an 45-60 minutes. Classic rides like the newly renovated Star Tours and the Muppet's 3-D are also a must experience. My favorite is the well known and visible from almost anywhere in the park is the Tower of Terror. The entire experience including the wait in line, introduction, seating, cast members, the travel to the elevator drop position is all apart of the show.
A must see and worth the wait as well is the Extreme Stunt Show and has some very impressive stunts on a minimal stage in front of a live audience.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sometimes the Traveling Mushroom visits you and sometimes you visit the Traveling Mushroom, ha-ha! Apart of the Buffalo weekend the Traveling Mushroom had a good friend from Buffalo visiting and help cheer on the visiting Buffalo teams. After the disappointing loss of the Sabres and a night of partying away our sorrows the shenanigans continued onto the Bills win. Before flying away we did a quick photo shoot and the semi-randomness of the weekend is summed into this one quick, semi-random picture. There's nothing like a nice long weekend of friends, sporting events, drinking and partying.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
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