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Colin Devroe

Reverse Engineer. Blogger.

Pilots, Prompton State Park – July 2017

Vines – July 2017

The State Street Grill, Clarks Summit, PA – August 2017

I had a recent business lunch at The State Street Grill and finally remembered to add anchovies to my Caesar Salad. It was delicious.

Hudson River, Newburgh, New York – August 2017

On a recent weekend trip Eliza and I ate BBQ on the Hudson. It was a gorgeous weekend in the Hudson River Valley area.

Field of gold – July 2017

It is easy to take for granted the amazing landscapes that the area I live in affords. Much of what I see during my short hikes would be jaw dropping to lifetime city dwellers. I need to keep reminding myself of that.

Sunset, Scott Township, PA – August 2017

Earlier last week Eliza and I went to an invite-only wine release tasting event. Posh, I know. But we had a great time and look forward to doing it again. The sunset was lovely that evening – as it has been most of July as afternoon thunderstorms make way for calm colorful evenings.

Not a dinosaur egg – July 2017

You have to wonder, though, what amount of water moving at what speed over what duration would it take to make this stone look like this? I’m no geologist but I’d say a lot, fast, and a fair amount of time geologically speaking.

Weeds – July 2017

Summertime hikes offer a completely different experience to early spring hikes. Most of this grass was only a few inches high in early spring, about a foot or so in June, and in this photo in late-July it is at least 3-feet high.

Turkey, Archbald, PA – July 2017

This young Jake wanted blood. He spotted me from about 50 yards away and decided to come investigate. I crouched behind a bush and got smaller and smaller to try not to intimidate him and he got within a single yard from me. I have it all on video.

Grass – July 2017

Central Railroad of Pennsylvania and New Jersey Freight Station, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA – July 2017

I captured this one on a recent afternoon constitutional. I hate seeing buildings like this waste away to nothing.

Published: July 25, 2017

Beach Haus Brewery, Belmar, New Jersey – July 2017 – ★★☆☆☆

Eliza and I dropped in and sampled a few brews at Beach Haus Brewery in early July. Unfortunately, I didn’t find anything in particular notable about the brewery or the beer.

Published: July 21, 2017

9th Ave Pier, Belmar, New Jersey – July 2017

Earlier this month Eliza and I ate dinner at 9th Ave Pier in Belmar, New Jersey. It was an interesting experience. At 9th Ave Pier you find a seat yourself (despite the fact that the place was packed). This could be done by creating your own tables using objects you find around the pier, finding a few seats with other people at unfilled tables, or finding a way to sit at the bar by cozying up next to someone at one of the few bars.

It didn’t make for a bad experience necessarily, but I can imagine how some might be put off by this. And, it may be that this isn’t an issue except during holiday weekends when the place is busier than usual.

Overall it was a beautiful evening and I won’t forget our dinner there.

Published: July 20, 2017

Franklin Court, Scranton, PA – July 2017

I hastily snapped this walking back to my car from July’s NEPA JS after-gathering at Ale Mary’s.

Published: July 19, 2017

White Oak Pond – July 2017 (click to zoom)

On Saturday I drove passed White Oak pond to check on its status. You might remember this post as to why it has been drained. Compare the above photo with October 2015.

Published: July 18, 2017

Bank Towers, Scranton – July 2017

Published: July 18, 2017

Caiman, Adventure Aquarium, Camden, New Jersey – May 2017

Published: July 17, 2017

Mumford & Sons concert, Camden, New Jersey – May 2017

Published: July 14, 2017

Belmar Marina, overlooking the Shark River – July 2017

Published: July 13, 2017

Shark River Inlet, Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey – July 2017

Published: July 12, 2017