First stop: the Magic Hat Brewery.
I love the humor of the place. One microbrew was named 'Wacko.' I wish I had bought a glass or two! I am just SOO conditioned to not buying anything because we have no room. I think I could find room for one or two of these:
I liked the 'Hex' microbrew best. Jim also liked it, so we had them fill a 'growler' (empty jug) to take home. And then we were off to a local winery - Shelburne Vineyards. The clouds parted just as we were enjoying the wine tasting, so we took a glass and sat outside for a spell. We enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and lots of great conversation.
|Beautiful waterfront in Burlington, Vermont|
Techno Geek Rally?
C'mon, you didn't really think TechnoRV and Geeks on Tour could spend a day together without indulging in at least a little Digital Dreaming did you? Both of us really enjoy sharing our information and there's just never enough time to do it all at other rallies - so, we thought: how about a Techno Geek rally? Just us and our customers, or anyone interested in learning.
And, the ideas just started pouring out.
Phil likes Tai Chi, and he says he could do a class each morning to get everyone started. I said I'd like to have a photo-sharing and editing session each evening. Phil would give his digital photography seminar and maybe a daily assignment. He suggested that their daughter, Ally, could lead a photo field trip each day. She's really good, he says! We could have a slide-show contest at the end - we'd teach Photo Story and MovieMaker. Of course we'd have plenty of blogging instruction and GPS navigating, maybe do some geocaching. Everyone would know what's going on because it would all be on Facebook.
Both Jim and Phil could collaborate on presenting a Safe Computing seminar. And, we'd like to have an open Q&A session each morning. We all thought a 'show and tell' session would be fun, where everyone brings their favorite gadgets and talks about them.
and a smart phone round table ...
and iPad / Android shootout ...
I think this rally needs to be at least a month :-)!!
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