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ICE at National Harbor!

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“Dylan and Frosty The Snowman @ ICE” – The Gaylord Hotel – National Harbor, MD.

We took Dylan to an event at The Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor this weekend called ‘ICE’. They put this ice sculpting event on every year at this time and this years theme was “Frosty The Snowman”. You can only imagine how excited Dylan was when he heard that ‘Frosty’ was going to be there this year. The ice sculptures were fantastic and I couldn’t believe how many of them there where, but one thing was for sure… is it was freakin’ cold!

This is my last post for 2104… I hope you enjoy the photos!!
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Dylan 2014

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This has been a fun year to be a father and to see my little man grow. He has learned to communicate, to reason and to ask questions that sometimes I have to think twice about answering. He has become a world traveler and brought both tears of joy and frustration to my eyes. But no matter what has happened or what the future holds for he and I… I wouldn’t change a thing!! This is a small collection of photos taken over this past year of my totally awesome and handsome son… Dylan!
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Dinosaurs Live!

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12/20/2014 – “Dinosaurs Live at the DC Armory” – Washington, DC

When my son gets something into his head, there is no way you are going to get around it. Dylan saw a advertisement on television last week for something called ‘Dinosaurs Live’ and told us that we had to go see the live dinosaurs. I tried to explain to him that the dinosaurs where not real, but he corrected me and said “but look dad, they move!” So as a Saturday afternoon excursion to humor my son, we drove down to the DC Armory for the show. Dylan thought it was great and had a ton of fun… I think we saw the entire exhibit at least twice! Here is a home movie from the show… enjoy!

Dinosaur’s Live!!

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Today we took Dylan downtown to the DC National Armory for a weekend event featuring… yep, you guessed it, Dinosaurs!! Dylan saw a commercial for the event on television and told us that we had to go. He made it sound like it was a life or death situation… “Dad, there are live dinosaurs there!!” Well we caved in like most parents do and headed down to see what all the fuss was about. I have to admit, it was fun and the robotic dinosaurs were as real as I would ever want them to be, but the lines for the bouncy rides/houses where unreal! Dylan had the most fun out of all of us, but next time I think I will skip work and take him in the middle of the day to avoid the lines.
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Captiva Florida Videos

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11/30/2014 – “The South Seas Island Resort” – Captiva Island, Florida

Here is a video from our Thanksgiving holiday trip to South Seas Island Resort in Captiva, Florida. This is a semi annual trip for the family and it’s always a lot of fun to catch up with everyone in the warmth of South Florida. Dylan was a little disappointed this year as the water temps where a little on the cool side! But he did brave the big community swimming pools despite the cooler than normal temperatures.

Thanksgiving In Captiva

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“One of the main swimming pools” – South Seas Island Resort – Captiva Island, Florida.

This year we expected to spend Thanksgiving in Chicago for a wedding, but it didn’t pan out. So instead we all decided to spend Thanksgiving on Captiva Island with Julie’s family as we have done many times in the past. It was nice getting together with the family and celebrating the holiday in a nice warm place even if the water was a little on the cold side. Here are a couple of photos from the trip… enjoy!
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The Motorola Dynatac 8000x

:: Tags: Lost & Found, Too Cool!

The other day I was going through some boxes in my workroom and ran across a device I though I had lost years ago. Way back in the day, when cellular phone technology was just getting started there where two types of cellular telephones you could purchase… the original “Phone in a Bag” or “Car Phone” model or the much more expensive handheld model which inventor Martin Cooper is credited with designing in 1973.

I cant remember what year I switched up from my “Car Phone” to the Motorola Dynatac 8000x, but it was pretty cool being able to stick your mobile phone in your back pocket! I got the newer model that had a smaller battery pack and was sold exclusively by Cellular One at that time. It dropped calls constantly and didn’t work anywhere outside of major cites, but cellular was just taking off and I new this was going to be the thing of the future. Wow, how times (and technology) have changed!! Oh yeah, and after charging it… it still works!!

The Last Day Of Boating Season

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11/04/2014 – Belmont Bay & Sandy Point – Potomac River, VA.

I went down to the marina today to start winterizing the boat and decided to take her out for one last ride before putting her away for the winter. I had one more weekend left before the weather turned really cold and most of the hard stuff like the washing and waxing was already done. I always miss the boat in the winter, but boating in the winter I do not miss… damn that wind was cold!

Halloween 2014

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“Julie and Uncle Mike dressed up for the occasion” – Trick-Or-Treating – Arlington, VA.

Here are some photos from Dylan’s Halloween weekend including his school parade and the evenings trick-or-treating festivities with the grand parents and uncle Mike! And yes… even Julie and uncle Mike dressed up to get in the spirit of the moment. We all had a lot of fun and Dylan brought home a huge amount of candy for the evening.
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Trick or Treat – Halloween Video

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10/31/2014 – “Dylan’s first year of Trick or Treating!” – Arlington, VA.

Wish I had remembered to bring a better video camera for Dylan’s first night of house to house ‘Trick or Treating’! Oh well, here is one of the videos I did manage to find on my phone… I hope you enjoy it.

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