Some would say that I’m overly organized when it comes to my images and videos. But after years of converting all old media to digital and taking roughly 14,000 images a year; a workable system is required. I know that I’ll regret writing this, but…I’ve personally have never had a hard-drive failure. I’ve had them at work on both client and servers, but never on my own personal machines. While I’ve been lucky, it doesn’t mean that I’m not cautious. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “It’s not if your hard drive will fail, it’s when.”
While reading through my normal blogs today, I came across an interesting story from Orlando Business Journal. It was regarding the vacant property next to Festival Bay Mall on International drive. Apparently, there is now an “outdoor recreational adventure sports complex” planned. It is currently called “Acquasol”. Activities in the Master Plan Rafting/Kayaking Whitewater River 167’ tall SnowFlex mountain for Skiing and Snowboarding, with chair lift SnowFlex Tubing hill, with magic carpet ATV Tracks Splash Pools Zip Lines Ropes Course Rapelling Tower Climbing Walls Canyoning and Bouldering Now THIS is a project I can get behind. How cool would it be to have rafting, boarding, and mountaineering within an hour’s drive? Download the Master Plan PDF
Wow, what a weekend. I didn’t think that we would fit it all in, or that we’d have the energy for it, but we did. Three days, three resorts. When we left Florida at 4AM on Saturday it was in was in the low 60s, but when we arrived in Boone it was around 20 with a wind chill below zero. We quickly checked into the hotel (Holiday Inn Express, Boone) then headed out for food and supplies. We apparently underestimated the cold, so we all bought additional head and/or neck protection. After a quick stop at Jimmy Johns for grub and 1st Tracks for ski rentals for Doug, up to Appalachian we headed for Midnight Madness
After having an absolute blast skiing Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain around new years, we decided to we deserve one more visit this season. Anyway, no one has broken anything yet; so the season’s not over! Instead of the whole clan headed up, this weekend is a guys only weekend. While the number of guys is reduced, we are still going to have a ball. All of my so-called adult guy friends are to “scared” to ski/snowboard…yeah I’m talking to you @dontl00back, @ucthomas, @ptmagoo. Headed up will be my brother-in-law Dan, his son Doug and my boy Brandon. Trevor decided to opt out of this trip this past week, so that he wouldn’t risk hurting them for his last track season. A very noble and adult decision.