Summer Activities

Total Visits in June

I have seen a steady increase of visits to my site over the last 6 month. Till June. In June the total number of visitors dropped to half of what it was in May. I’m not really sure why there was such a dramatic change. Could be couple reasons that I can think of, first is related to the beginning of summer and most people getting away from computers, second is that WordPress modified how they count visitors to our blogs. I think in the past if the same person visited multiple pages on the blog, each of them counted as new visit. I suspect that they do not do that anymore and count only one visit from each person, no matter how many pages they look at. I might be wrong but this is the only logical explanation to such a huge drop in counted visitors.

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Winston-Salem Baseball Stadium

Growing up in different part of the world I never played or seen baseball game till I came to US. While being here for almost 20 years I still barely know the rules and managed to see only 3-4 live games. Not my game at all. A few weeks back we finally decided to go check out new stadium in Winston-Salem NC, see the game and take some photos. My primary goal was to take fireworks photos, only to learn that they do them only on Fridays, and this was a Saturday game. We still had a good time, drank some good draft IPA and I took a few photos, this is one of them. Our home team won by big margin. I attributed it to my presence…they put it out for a first time visitor, making sure I come back on some future Friday and catch fireworks.

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Summer Baseball is in full Force

Weather in NC right now is not super nice, it is hot (about 95F-30C), humid and just not very pleasant to be outside. Today we had some thunderstorms coming through, which were good for all the trees and flowers, we needed them. Humidity on other hand increased two-fold. We took a bike ride around the town and were sweating like pigs after 45 minutes of cruising around downtown and other areas. On the way back, in our neighborhood,  I heard a lot of what sounded like power equipment being turned on. It was around 6PM and I was wondering, what the heck, are they cutting their grass, but no yard trucks around, is it their pool pumps are so loud? they were noisy. We got back to our place, trying to open garage door and it is not working. Hmm. Wiff was quick to point out that we might not have electricity. Yes, she was right, all that noise in the neighbors houses was their electric generators. Now it makes sense.

We decided to get out to get some food. Celtic Cafe, one of our two Irish Pubs here was totally deserted and their food just sucked. It used to be good but lately we are not happy with it. Guinness is still good, not sure how difficult to screw it up.

Anyway, on the way back we decided to take a walk by the new stadium and check it out, the game was in full mode. I was hoping we would get some colors with all the clouds after the storms, but the west was pretty much darkened, so only few sunrays got this way. Click on it to see it large.