Ethan Farmer

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Summertime

As you all know, we’re coming right up on the 4th of July here, and I realized that I haven’t updated my website in almost a year. I’ve had a pretty busy year, and a very busy summer so far, but I still get to relax more than I do during the school year, which has been great. I’m in Boston for the summer, interning for a digital forensic consulting firm where I started in June. I started my first week in NYC at our headquarters and got to meet all of the other interns that are working in different offices throughout the country, which was great! Summer in Boston is pretty nice, I really like being able to walk or take the train wherever I need to go. I’m learning a lot and having a great time so far! I’m also in the process of updating my website (again) so if you have any feedback on what you like or what you don’t like, let me know! I’m trying to reduce some of the clutter, so I’ve removed the slider from the homepage in favor of an image of Sterling Pond, one of my favorite short hikes in Vermont. For those of you who don’t know, Sterling Pond is located on the Long Trail, at the top of Smuggler’s Notch. Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of adventuring up Whiteface Mountain. Unfortunately, it was only by car because we were short on time. During the summer, the Whiteface toll road is open and people can drive up to the castle, and from there, hike up a short ways to...

Weekend Adventure

This weekend I got to do some adventuring with the Grandparents since they’re here to visit! Friday started out with a visit to the Winchester Mystery House, the former home of the widow of the President of the Winchester Repeating Arms company, who for 38 years had contractors working on her house 24 hours a day. The house has over 160 rooms and we walked about a mile just on the inside. We also went to check out the Tesla showroom – very cool. Saturday we adventured up to San Francisco where we did a tour of the Bay that went out around Alcatraz and underneath the Golden Gate bridge, then we drove across the bridge to get some pictures from the other side. We drove down Lombard street (If you’ve never heard of it, check this out). Sunday we went out to Big Basin Redwood State park for some hiking and got to see some gorgeous redwood trees! I’ll be adding more pictures on Facebook in the next few days, so be sure to check those...

California – Round 2, Week 2/3

So I forgot to write a post last week about what’s been going on out here in the sunny state of California! Not much to report, it’s been pretty quiet the past few weeks. I’ve been doing my best to enjoy the sun and get some fresh air when I can, I really wish that I had my car so that I could get out to do  more! I got the best care package yesterday – Cabot cheddar and maple syrup (Thanks, Mom!) I also like cookies, for anybody who may be wondering… I’m hoping to get out and take more pictures this...

California – Round 2, Week 1

So I’ve been here for a week now, what a weird feeling to be back here! I arrived last Sunday  night after working from Vermont for two weeks and will be here until the beginning of August. If you wish to send me mail (I actually like letters) drop me an email, text, or Facebook message and I’ll send you my address! I’m going to try to keep the blog updated at least once a week – my target is to do a post every Sunday and possibly another during the week, but who knows whether I’ll actually get that done. Phone/Skype calls are encouraged too, but I’m three hours behind eastern time so PLEASE do not call me at 6AM because it’s already 9...

Camp

This weekend I got to go up to my family’s camp in Averill, VT with my parents and unplug from technology. We snowmobiled about 200 miles and had gorgeous weather while we were there. I threw together a quick video that I shot with the GoPro,...

My Adventure in Florida – Day 2

So I got to Florida yesterday afternoon, escaping the cold of Vermont! It was 74 degrees and sunny when I landed, which felt heavenly. I got to Grammy and Grandpa’s condo and the first thing I did was jump in the pool (hadn’t been swimming since June). This morning I woke up and set up my GoPro to take some pictures of the ocean (the GoPro decided to take an adventure and jumped off the balcony, I don’t know how that one happened… but it’s okay!) and got some cool shots before we went out on the boat to go fishing. We didn’t catch anything, but got to spend the day on the boat which was awesome. After retrieving my GoPro from it’s accidental slip from the...

So, snowboarding is actually fun…

So after saying for years that I wouldn’t snowboard, I finally took a lesson on Saturday and absolutely loved it! I ended up buying a board yesterday and headed back up to the mountain to do some practicing and use my GoPro to get some video of me falling (a lot), it’s super funny, I do a cartwheel/front flip at one point when I catch an edge and it’s pretty entertaining to watch. Definitely glad that I...