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Dylan’s Bike Race Video

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06/12/2016 – “Dylan’s kids race at this years Air Force Cycling Classic” – Arlington, VA.

As promised in one of my earlier posts, I did find some video footage from Dylan’s full track bike race at the Air Force Association Cycling Classic here in Clarendon. Again, my small camera doesn’t create the best HD video, but it does a fair job for it’s size. Enjoy!!

Ballston Tropics vs. Maple Leafs – Full Game Video

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KCIHL Ballston Tropics vs. Maple Leafs – 01/15/2015 – Arlington, VA

One of the players on the KCIHL Maple Leafs was nice enough to post and share the entire game footage from our Lower C League hockey game at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, VA. This was a normal Friday night KCIHL Adult League game between my team, the Ballston Tropics and the Fairfax Maple Leafs. What’s neat about this video is that two Go-Pro cameras where used to film it, one behind each goal, and then the video was spliced and edited to show the action at both ends of the ice… real time! Nice job guys!!

BTW… the video should start in the second period @31:15 where you will see the sweet back-hand goal I had to give us the lead. If you want to watch the entire game, just scroll back to the beginning of the video. Another good game and great team win! Go Tropics!!

Dylan’s Swim Lessons

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Dylan ready and eager for his swim lesson to begin! – Arlington, VA.

We have been taking Dylan to swimming lessons at our local pool now for several years and it is really starting to pay off! He has so much more confidence when he is in the water and can now swim the entire length of the kids pool without touching the bottom. For parents who are avid and active scuba divers, this is a huge relief to know that he will one day want to join us under the ocean. He is now working on his free stroke and learning the back stroke.
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Dylan’s First Day Of Kindergarten

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Dylan ready and looking forward to his first day of Kindergarten!

Today we celebrate Dylan’s first day of Kindergarten. It’s hard to believe that the summer is already over, but it’s even harder to believe that my little boy is growing up so fast and starting his first year of ‘school’! Time really does fly by as you get older… I wish we could slow it down to spend more time with the ones we love. We are so proud of Dylan and we look forward to all the fun and joy the future brings! Have a great year my son!!
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The Blue Angels Flyover

:: Tags: Awesome, Event, Photo, Too Cool!

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The Blue Angels flyover at the Air Force Memorial – Arlington, VA.

We heard about a possible flyover of the US Navy’s Blue Angels on the radio this afternoon and decided to try and find a nice place on the river to catch the show and take some pictures. They don’t normally advertise when they plan on flying over the Washington Metro area and I guess you can probably understand why that is, but this time they did. As a mater of fact, they gave so much advance warning that when we got to the Air Force Memorial, which is where we decided to try and watch the show, it was pretty much already packed with would-be spectators.

The information on the radio was that they where going to be doing flyovers at Reagan National Airport for a photo shoot and that one of the trainer planes would be taking photos as they flew over Washington, DC. I think it was for a “Fly Navy” advertising campaign or something like that, but who really knows. Instead of flying down the river in line with the DCA landing flight path they actually flew across the river from Washington into Arlington… through the DCA flight path and almost directly over the Air Force Memorial where we were set up to watch. WOW, what a great sight! They only made two passes, but it was enough time for me to snap off some awesome photos with my Nikon D7100 and 70-200mm f/2.8G FX VRII Zoom Lens. Enjoy the photos!
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Doug’s 50th Birthday!

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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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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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Dylan’s First BGR Burger

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“Dylan taking on a full sized BGR Burger Joint hamburger!” – Arlington, VA.

Dylan has finally graduated from the kids slider meal at The Burger Joint to the full sized adult cheese burger! Yes I am a proud Papa! I guess it’s kind of weird that I would get excited about something like this, but my sons eating habits are something I have to deal with on a daily basis and for him to like anything other than chicken nuggets is a blessing.

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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