A quick business trip to Boston gave us the opportunity to visit a few of our favorite historical sites. We also went to nearby Salem to see the memorial to my ancestor, Susanna Martin, who was hung for witchcraft in 1692. Another highlight was Concord, including Thoreau’s Walden Pond, Emerson’s Home, and the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. The drone captured some nice photos of Salem Harbor and Walden Pond.


Our trip to Boston coincided with the fall foliage season in Vermont and New Hampshire.  We ended up driving nearly to the Canadian border to find the best colors.  On the way through Vermont, we visited Quechee Gorge, Sugar Bush Farms Maple Syrup Farm, many covered bridges, and Vermont’s capital, Montpelier.

Shenzhen and Hong Kong

I go to Shenzhen and Hong Kong twice a year to meet with clients. This was the first year with my drone, which provided some amazing flight opportunities, including Victoria Peak and the Po Lin Monestary. As usual, we went to our favorite restaurant with a view, Aqua Roma. Shenzhen is home to Window of the World, an amusement park in which many world landmarks are created in miniature, including a 1/3 size Eiffel Tower.



Whenever we go to Asia, we try to visit a new location. On this trip, we chose Singapore. We happened to be there on the eve of the Grand Prix, so fences had been set up for the Formula 1 cars that would soon be driving the course through the city. We particularly enjoyed the Gardens by the Bay, with the amazing Cloud Forest and Flower Dome. Our room at the iconic Marina Bay Sands had an incredible view of the Gardens and harbor at night. The Sands is reputed to have the highest infinity pool in a building. We also enjoyed the Singapore Flyer, which is the tallest Ferris wheel in Asia, as well as Sentosa Island, with its cable car and 100 foot Merlion. Singapore’s downtown was fantastic.


Olympic National Park

The wedding of Sophie’s high school friend brought us to Bremerton, Washington.  From there, the Olympic Peninsula is a short distance away, including Hurricane Ridge and Lake Crescent, both of which are in Olympic National Park.  The sunset dinner at Lake Crescent Lodge was amazing.