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Entries from July 31st, 2009

My Kick-ass #followfriday and Adirondack Twitter Post

July 31st, 2009 · 9 Comments · Miscellania

Today is Friday. All you Twitter folks know what that means, #followfriday.  This post is LIVE DONE and a work-in-progress.

Follow me on Twitter Before I get started, I want to do something a bit crazy – Introduce myself.  I’m Doug Yu aka @tourpro. I’ve been whipping around the net using that handle for quite some time now, but have resisted revealing myself. Now that I’ve been using Twitter, I realize that it’s not fair for my new friends to not know the real me. Currently, I work for Adirondack Tourism and I also manage an I Love NY Welcome Center. Rather than try to explain too much, I’ll let hashtags do the talking. Here are some that I would use to describe myself:

#adirondacks, #marketing, #biking, #procycling, #travel, #plattsburgh, #lakechamplain, #salsacycles, #fatchance, #blogger, #socialmedia, #dad, #recreation, #hike, #ski, #tcot, #conservation, #newsjunkie, #paddle, #camp, #wordpress,

If you find someone here you like, please do feel free to copy/paste, edit, and recommend. I hope I can be comprehensive and I do apologize to anyone who I’ve overlooked. Maybe I got you last time?

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July 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Adirondack Life

This place is SO COOL! You can’t fake those smiles.

(Note: Can’t you just imagine yourself here?!)

Compare with the “Lake George” experience as highlighted on The Today Show. (Fake Flyfishing…)

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

Which would you choose?

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DEC Offering a “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” Workshop

July 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment · News

This is a very cool program and it’s coming to the Adirondacks. Check it out.

Popular workshops give women the chance to learn outdoor skills such as shooting, archery, fly fishing, hunting, canoeing, kayaking, and outdoor photography

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now offering one of its very popular “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman”  workshops on September 18 – 20, 2009, at the Silver Bay YMCA on Lake George, Warren County.

“These workshops are particularly important in teaching participants useful outdoors skills, introducing them to fun and challenging activities and encouraging them to connect with nature,” said DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis.

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