My 2010 in Review

The time has come to wave good bye to year 2010 and welcome the new 2011 into our lives. This past year has been good to me. I met Karolina, I moved to Poland, I traveled a lot and even managed to make a buck or two. I’m grateful for having so many people in…

Palermo, Sicily

We didn’t spend much time in Palermo, yet our last night in Sicily spent there was the first time I saw this city. The actual Palermo airport is about 30 minutes away. Driving into the city at rush hour was interesting to say the least. I would say that driving there was crazy, scary, and…

Agrigento, Sicily

Agrigento is a city on the south side of Sicily with population of around 60 thousand established in 580 BC. After a six day work week we decided to make the most of our Sunday and took a drive to the southern coast to do some sight seeing. Even though it was my third visit…

RayTracker Fox

We first saw this fox at the site near the end of our last trip, it was dark and it came from the forest of RayTrackers looking for food from all of us. This time around we see it daily as it lives somewhere in the vicinity of the 5th megawatt on site. We’ve seen…

Sicilian Winter

When I left Wrocław on my latest visit to Sicily my plane had to get de-iced, twice. I knew it wasn’t going to be very hot in Palermo even though only a week ago it was around 80°F up here, but it has gotten ridiculously cold, and yesterday we even had snow! Our B&B host…

Third Time’s the Charm

I’m currently in Sicily for my third time helping RayTracker commission a site and turn on megawatts of solar goodness. We’re staying at the same B&B, same great food and service,  same half hour drive through beautiful but a little boring country side, with the only difference being that I get to drive this time…

Italian Puppies

On a slow blog day, I think it’s only appropriate to spruce things up with a few pictures of Italian puppies. While momma bear was very protective and would bark at us simply for walking around, once the pups ran towards us everything was alright, or so we hoped. Hopefully I’ll get to see them…

The Italian Job

Should it still be called Italian food while at an airport in Rome, or should it just be food? I had about three hours to spare on every single lay over  on my last visit to Sicily and walked around aimlessly taking photos here and there. But as it turns out Italians are not too…

Sicily, 2nd Trip

I’m about to finish my second trip to Sicily, a site visit for a former employer of mine in Los Angeles. The first trip in September was a blast, and while this second one is fun as well things have changed a bit. Maybe it’s the fact that this trip is more serious in nature.…

Sicily Continued

I’m not sure if I should be writing this, but my week long contract work in Sicily felt more like a mini vacation. Sure I was busy 8-10 hours a day at the job site, but the surroundings, the landscape, the people, the food, and oohhhh the wine made it all feel a little different.…

Sicily, Italy

I was given an opportunity to do a little contract work for one of my former employers on their project in Sicily, Italy. While I will not get into any specifics, I will tell you that this is truly a remarkable place. I’ve been told that there’s much more to Sicily than the small and…