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S Garminom po Hribiky.

June 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Fun, Geocaching, Travel

Toto je záber na môj Garmin nüvi 205W pri kešovačke v Tvrdošíne. Kombinácia názvu ulice “Hríbiky” v Tvrdošíne so spôsobom akým Garmin interpretuje mapu Slovakia Roads skončila takouto srandovnou hláškou. Len pre informáciu dodám, že hríbiky ešte nerástli. This post simply makes no sense in English, only in Slovak.

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Vacation in Slovakia 2009 (Introduction)

June 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Geocaching, Personal, Photography, Travel

The time has come yet again to hop across “The Pond” to my native Slovakia for a bit of rest and recreation. After a year ‘s hiatus, I am joined again by Andi and for 10 days also by Francis and Lisa who will be taking a train from Switzerland to join us in Slovakia on the 27th of June. We have been here for a week now so I am using the first day of bad weather to update this thing.

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Images of Niagara Falls and Southern Ontario (August, 2007)

April 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Photography, Travel

To conclude the summer of 2007 we drove across the New York State to get Niagara Falls, and to a limited extent southern shores of Lake Ontario. In Niagara Falls we met up with Francis and Lisa and visited most attractions in the area, including both American and Canadian Falls, Cave of the Winds, the Maid of the Mist, Walk behind the Falls, etc, etc. Soon enough me and Andi got fed up with the tourists, crossed the border into Canada and visited the historic Fort George south of Niagara-ON-the-Lake, and St. Catherines on the shores of Lake Ontario.

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Images of Slovakia (06/2007)

April 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Photography, Travel

All photographs were taken during our trip to Slovakia in the summer of 2007. With Francis, Lisa and Andi we have covered several touristy spots around the country: Banska Stiavnica, Pieniny National Park, The Spis Castle, Mala Fatra National Park, Demanova Cave of Liberty, and many many more.The entire photo gallery from the trip can be seen in my Picasa photo album.

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The National Mall at Night (Washington, DC) (09/2007)

April 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Photography, Travel

All photographs taken in September 2007 at the District of Columbia’s National Mall. It was a clear crispy night with pretty strong winds which forced me to shield my camera positioned on a pretty flimsy tripod. All photos taken with Canon Digital Rebel with a Canon EF-S 17-85mm F/4-5.6 IS USM lens. Shot into RAW and post-processed. Click on the images to see a larger version. All images on this page are copyrighted and may not be used without permission.

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Collecting petrified wood in Oso Draw, Arizona

April 2nd, 2009 · 5 Comments · Travel

During our 2007 Arizona trip, especially after visiting the Petrified Forest National Park we have decided to collect some petrified wood on our own – legally that is. Fortunately we had copy of Bearce’s Book “Minerals of Arizona: A Field Guide for Collectors” which pointed us to some public lands in a sparsely populated area around Oso Draw where collecting is legal.

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