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Bermuda Family Retreat Part-1

:: Tags: Beach, Bermuda, Dylan, Family, Travel

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“Dylan and his smiley face Sand Man” – Tucker’s Point Beach Club, Bermuda

For our end of summer Bermuda trip this year we decided to make it a family retreat and invited the entire Bedford clan to join us for the week. It was a nice week of rest and relaxation and some very nice dinners out on the town. On the down side, Dylan got an ear infection the day before our trip which we ended up having to take him to the hospital for shortly after arriving on the island. Trying to keep a 5 year old out of the pool with an ear infection is a no win situation. And then to make things worse, Julie picked up a stomach bug the second day of our trip and spent much of the week in bed.

This was not a super fun trip for all of us this time around, but we have had some great luck traveling to the island in the past 10 years, so I guess we where due for one. We where able to salvage our last two days and got Julie out to go sea glass hunting on the North side of the island at Alexandra Battery Beach which is where the Deliverance was built and launched from back in 1610 heading for Virginia and captained by Admiral Sir George Somers. I love Bermuda… there is just so much history there that you cant over look.
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@OceanImagery – The pilot had to blow off the landing at Boston ai…

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The pilot had to blow off the landing at Boston airport due to visibility. Never a good sign when you’re on the plane!

Dylan’s Biking Camp Adventures

:: Tags: Biking, Dylan, Fun, Photo

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Dylan and his orange 16″ Custom Mongoose Duster bike – Arlington, VA.

We sent Dylan to a local biking camp this summer as one of his summer activities and he totally loved it. We started Dylan out on a push/balance bike when he was very young, so the transition to a peddle bike last year was very quick and easy. He didn’t want training wheels at all during the transition, stating that they only got in the way. This spring we put him on one size larger peddle bike and he has turned out to be an outstanding rider for a five year old. As a matter of fact, the very first day of his two week biking camp, the director moved him from the beginners class to the advanced class with the bigger kids and told us he was way too good to be in his age level group. That same day he and his new class went on a group ride from Arlington to DC (about 6 to 7 miles round trip!) Since then we have taken him on bike rides of over 10 miles. This boy loves to bike!! Here are some photos of this summers biking fun.
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Doug’s 50th Birthday!

:: Tags: Awesome, Dylan, Family, Thoughtful

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“Dylan and I hugging it out on my birthday weekend” – Arlington, VA.

I wasn’t going to make a big deal about my birthday this year and I told Julie that I didn’t want a big party or anything like that, but it is my 50th. Fifty…holy shit! I remember twenty five years ago making comments that I would be lucky to see forty… glad I was wrong about that. I’m also that my wife and family talked me into giving up smoking as well… my health has become very important to me especially now that I have a son. I plan on being around for a long, long time! Here are a couple of photos from my birthday dinner out with Julie at The Chart House in Alexandria and a couple of other pictures that Julie has taken over the past several months which she was nice enough to share.
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Bermuda Videos

:: Tags: Beach, Bermuda, Dylan, Fun, Video


06/21/2015 – “Dylan having fun at the Beach Club” – Tucker’s Point, Bermuda

As promised, here are a couple of home movies from our late spring trip to Bermuda. The first video features Dylan playing in the surf and swinging glow sticks during dinner at the Beach Club barbecue. The second video features Uncle Mike as he helps out with the daily 12 o’clock noon wench dunking in St. Georges Square.
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A Bermuda Vacation Part-2

:: Tags: Beach, Bermuda, Dylan, Fun, Travel

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Doug, Dylan and uncle Mike ready to snorkel the reef – Castle Island, Bermuda

This is the second installment of pictures from our June trip to Bermuda. We took uncle Mike with us on this trip to help out with Dylan and also to give him a little break from the world. It was a real treat having Mike along and we did a lot more in the way of activities than I think we would have done had he not been there. Mike was also a big help in teaching Dylan how to snorkel for the first time out at Castle Island reef. Thanks uncle Mike… we hope you enjoy the photos!
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A Bermuda Vacation Part-1

:: Tags: Beach, Bermuda, Dylan, Photo, Travel

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Dylan and Uncle Mike on top of Tucker’s Point Tower – Tucker’s Point Club, Bermuda

We didn’t plan a lot of travel this summer, but our annual spring and fall trips to Bermuda are a given. We decided to wait until Dylan was out of school to make our first trip, so it would be June this year. A little closer to summer than normal for us, it would still turn out to be a nice week weather wise. This year we invited my brother Mike to join us for the week and (needing a vacation badly) he excepted! We had a great week of sight seeing, boating, golfing, snorkeling, a beach barbecue, a ‘winch dunking’, a tour of the Crystal Caves and tons of fun at the beach club and swimming pools. Mike and I got to play a couple rounds of golf and we took Dylan to Castle Island for his first experience at snorkeling on the reef. He did great for a 5 year old in open water! We look forward to taking Uncle Mike back with us again in the future… he was a huge help and a lot of fun for Dylan to hang out with.
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RUSH R40 Concert Videos!

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05/30/2015 – “The Rush R40 Concert Tour” – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA.

Here are a couple of cell phone videos I took the other night at the RUSH R40 Concert in Bristow, VA. A lot of the photos and video I took didn’t turn out very well mostly because of where we were seated and also due to the fact that the entire place was standing for the whole show! The only time we sat down was when our legs needed a rest. It was a great show and I will definitely go again if they ever come back around.


05/30/2015 – “The Rush R40 Concert Tour” – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA.

The RUSH R40 Concert!

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“The RUSH R40 Concert Tour at Jiffy Lube Live” – Bristow, VA.

My brother scored some awesome tickets for the RUSH concert out at ‘Jiffy Lube Live’ in Bristow, VA. This was one of the absolute best concerts I think I have ever been to. There was no opening band, just Rush and all Rush all night! They played two really long sets with a 20 minute break in between. WOW, what a show! Thanks for getting the tickets Mike! The photos aren’t all that great, but I’ll try to post a couple of cell phone videos from the show later.
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Boating Season Begins!

:: Tags: Boating, Dylan, Friends, Photo

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“Enjoying a beautiful day rafted-up at the Belmont Bay party cove with Friends”

I am happy to announce that boating season for our family has officially begun. I had to spend a little more time this spring getting the boat ready due to the harsher than average winter, but all went well and we are ready for what looks to be a great summer of boating. More photos and videos to follow.
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