Just a quick update
Nope the site is not abandoned. I've just been sidetracked with things for a few months now. I have a trip coming up and there will be some pics from that after. Probably in about 10 days from now or so.
The site is currently running on the Ghost platform and I'll be working on updating it soon on the software side as well. Ghost finally came out of beta with version 1.x and there's a good bit of work to get that set up and migrate everything over to it. However 1.x and on has some great features for updating to new versions vs. the betas which were very manual (but still simpler than the beta to 1.x migration). You should not notice any downtime when the change happens.