Last week I traveled from Denver to Mountain View with the UI Frameworks Team. It was the first time all four of us traveled together and we had a great time. On Monday night, I helped LinkedIn Softball beat the only undefeated team in our league. Pitchers were a flowin' at a nearby beer garden afterwards to celebrate.
On Wednesday evening, we returned to Denver and I enjoyed a night with the kids before flying out on Friday to Boston for the American Craft Beer Fest. The flight was no fun as it took me 12 hours door-to-door (on the way home too). I stayed with friends in Concord, Mass. and enjoyed the "country livin'" a whole lot. They had just moved in a few weeks before, and it was awful nice being in an area with huge lots (1 acre +) and neighbors that come over and talk for hours.
On Saturday, we had a great time at the ACBF and even ran into some good friends (Chad and Mike) from Denver. Amazingly enough, both of these guys are going to Oktoberfest at the same time we are. Below are some photos from the festivities (more on Flickr).
On Sunday, we went to the Old North Bridge and learned some fascinating stuff about the beginning of the American Revolution. Did you know that 1/2 of the British Regiment that went to Concord stopped for pints at 9 in the morning? If they hadn't, they would have been able to surprise the Minutemen from behind and the American Revolution may never have happened. I also liked the fact that after the British were fired upon they ran back to town and then had breakfast for a couple hours. Maybe I should modify this Wikipedia page to add these tidbits we learned from our tour guide?
All in all, it was a great week of traveling. The flights to and from Boston were way to long, but the memories I created were worth it. I'll be in Denver all week, enjoying Bike to Work Day on Wednesday and then heading off on vacation for a week. I love summertime.