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About chezsylvia

Engineer during normal working hours...photographer, baker, cook, runner, crossfitter and traveler the rest of the time.

ChezSylvia Travels: Mount Desert Island, ME

The mosquitoes were plentiful and huge.  The spiders, always reminding me they are there.  The fog was constant, but beautiful.  The hiking was varied, views amazing. Full Album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/44587218@N03/albums/72157657238045730

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ChezSylvia Adventures: Labyrinth at Mohonk Mountain House

Long story short.  I took a random day off from work to drive up to New Paltz, NY to experience the Labyrinth at the Mohonk Mountain House.  There was rain and there were spiders.  But I overcame my fear of … Continue reading

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ChezSylvia Travels: Raleigh/Asheville, NC

I took a mini holiday to visit a friend and her growing family down in Raleigh, then took a little solo side trip over to Asheville, North Carolina.  It was hot.  I melted, big time. It was a lot to … Continue reading

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Biking Death Valley

I made myself take a vacation. No excuses this time. I was in need of a break. The problem was, what to do. I would be traveling alone, but I wasn’t so keen on keeping within driving distance of home. … Continue reading

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Frozen Brownies

I think I’ve hit my 3/8 life crisis. Is there such a thing? If not, there is now. While in my quarter life crisis, the biggest question was, now that I’m out of school, what am I going to do … Continue reading

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2014 is Done!

With 2014 coming to a rapid close, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately.  Or, as many others might refer to it, reflecting. “You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough” – Joe E. … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup for my Chinese Soul

I’ve been watching a lot of Mind of a Chef: Season 1.  In this season, it’s basically all about David Chang, the mastermind behind Momofuku. Besides making me want to drop everything and eat all the ramen in Japan, watching … Continue reading

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