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A place to post my pictures, videos, projects, and stats. Oh and our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Sandy

Solar Eclipse

Totatilty or bust

Brendan Maxon

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Haley, Sandy, and I decided to get the full eclipse experience and see totality for ourselves. After far too many hours researching, we decided to drive up early Monday morning, take some meetings in parking lots in St. Johnsbury, VT, then spend the day relaxing at the Dirt Church Brewing Company in East Haven, VT. There were probably 100 people who joined us from all over the country. The vibe was awesome, drinking hazy IPAs while playing cards and slowly watching the moon traverse across the…

New House!

Hello from our new 🏠

Brendan Maxon

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Welcome to Wilmington! Last Halloween, Haley and I closed on our new house! The photos below are from the listing and a starting point. We have lots of plans for renovating, painting, and updating all the rooms over the next few years. It’s going to be a fun evolution as we slowly bring the house into this century and make it all our own. I’m just thrilled to have a garage and not hit my head anywhere in the house!

Twin Cities

Skol!

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Last fall, Haley and I did a long weekend trip to the Twin Cities. Part of my bucket list is to visit every MLB team’s stadium. With the Angels coming to Minnesota, it seemed like a great opportunity to see Target field and Shohei Ohtani (aka the 🐐). Unfortunately, Shohei wound up getting hurt a few weeks before we arrived, but we still had a great time walking around and exploring Minneapolis and St. Paul. There are many nice parks and activities, including kayaking in the Chain of Lakes…

4th of July

Sandy works up the courage to dive off a dock

Brendan Maxon

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For 4th of July weekend, we rented a house on a small island in Crystal Lake in Gray, Maine with some friends. It was a great place to relax, enjoy a fire, play some board games, and relax on the water. The first couple days were filled with ear-piercing toller screams from Sandy, wanting so desparately to go into the water but didn’t have the courage to do it. Finally, on the last day, she went all in, and once she did, she wouldn’t stop! Unless it was a different side of the dock.…

Second Season of Randonneuring

Successfully avoided ER trips!

Brendan Maxon

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Last year I started training for attempting Paris-Brest-Paris in 2023. My training started last fall and went really well. I seemed to have made a full recovery from my knee injury last year and was quite pleased with how I paced myself on the 200 km and 300 km races. But ultimately, the never-ending rain on both the 400 km and 600 km eventually did me in, causing me to retire early on day two of the final brevet qualifying ride and dashing any hope of PBP this year. Here’s a quick summary…

Hawai'i 2016

Oahu, Kawua'i, and Maui back in 2016!

Brendan Maxon

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Back in September 2016, Haley and I travelled to Hawai’i for the first time. We started on Oahu for a few days, hopped over to Kaua’i for five days, then wrapped up on Maui for a few more days.

Chicago

This place is nice

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Over the fourth of July weekend in 2022, Haley and I ventured off to Chicago to do some sightseeing. We had an absolute blast seeing all the great architecture by boat and walking around the parks.

Whistler Blackcomb

A Whistler winter wonderland

Brendan Maxon

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Last winter, I had the honor of once again tagging along with the Giglio and Barry men to ski for a week out at Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia. It started off with our connecting flight in Toronto being delayed over 6 hours, resulting in us arriving at our place in the early morning hours on Sunday the 27th. But we were excited and even on lack of sleep were able to get our “bonus day” in on the slopes.

Maxie Tribute

A look back at Maxie

Brendan Maxon

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Decided to collect various photos of Maxie and throw them up on a blog post for future reference. I had made this tribute video shortly after she passed away in July of 2017.

2 Year Old Sandy

The end of puppyhood

Brendan Maxon

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Sandy’s second and final year of puppyhood flew by. She had a blast last winter skijoring with Haley. When she first met Midge, Sandy was could boss her around as the big cousin; now she can easily walk underneath the long-legged lab. She continues to desire swimming no matter what the time is or temperature of the water. She took her first stroll through Boston and tried tolling some bronze ducks to no avail. I also realized looking back this year I took a lot of photos of Sandy jumping…

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