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Dylan And The Ducati

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Dylan thinking he is big enough to ride uncle Mike’s Ducati…?!

Today my brother Mike rode his motorcycle over to the house to visit with us and hangout with Dylan for the afternoon. After watching Dylan climb up on Mike’s Ducati it accrued to me that he could not only reach the handle bars, but he could also reach the pegs with his feet. My little boy is getting bigger every day… I just hope he doesn’t ask for one of these for his birthday!
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Bermuda Retreat Videos

:: Tags: Bermuda, Dylan, Family, Video


08/21/2015 – “Triditional Bermuda Gombey Dancers at the Bech Club” – Tucker’s Point, Bermuda

Here are several home movies from our end of summer family retreat to beautiful Bermuda. The first video is from the Tucker’s Point Beach Club during the after dinner festivities and features some of the traditional Bermuda Gombey Dancers as they put on a show for the members and guests of the club. The second two videos are of Dylan at the kids pool showing off his new found swimming skills. He is finally enjoying going under water!
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Bermuda Family Retreat Part-2

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

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Sea Glass Beach at Alexandra Battery Park – St. George’s Parish, Bermuda

Here is the second installment of pictures from our recent family trip to beautiful Bermuda. There are a lot of photos in this set from our excursion to Alexandra Battery Park for Julies sea glass collecting adventure. I also had a chance to capture Dylan being himself in the small surf at the sea glass beach without fear of him being pulled away by the currents. We finished off the afternoon with lunch and pool time at the beach club and then a golf cart ride home for dinner and a nice quite evening. I’ll post some videos from our trip later after I have a chance to edit them.
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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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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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Easter In West Palm

:: Tags: Dylan, Family, Holiday's, Travel

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“Dylan spending way too much time in grandpa’s swimming pool” – West Palm, FL.

Here are some photos from our 2015 trip to West Palm, Florida for our long Easter Holiday weekend. This year, as we do every year, we spent a nice restful long weekend with Julies parents at Harbor Ridge Country Club for their annual grand parents & grand kids weekend gala. This year Dylan was old enough to ride on some of the more advanced rides and even went on a long zip line with me! I have a video of that I will post later. The food and the fireworks show where the highlights for me, but I think grandpa’s swimming pool was the highlight for Dylan.
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Dylan’s 5th Birthday!

:: Tags: Dylan, Family, Fun

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Here are a couple of photos from my sons 5th birthday party. One of his presents this year from Uncle Mike was a Washington Capitals/Alex Ovechkin hockey jersey that was personally signed by NHL Great… Peter Bondra. Oh and yes… the theme this year was ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’! Happy birthday Dylan!!
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DCCX CycleCross 2014

:: Tags: Cycling, Dylan, Family

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Today Julie, Dylan and I spent the afternoon in Washington at the Armed Forces Retirement Center cheering on my Brother as he raced through the woods for the 2014 DC Cycle Cross in hopes of a top 3 finish and a medal. Even with a great start, he would not be on the podium this year as one to many wrecks would push him back to around 10 place in the standings, but Dylan, riding in his second kids cycle cross race would bring home a medal. We were all very proud of both the family cycle racers!
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Bermuda Vacation Videos

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09/16/2014 – “Dylan enjoying a day at the kids pool” – Tucker’s Point Beach Club

As promised, here are a couple of home movies from our recent trip to Bermuda with the grand parents. I’ve started to do a lot more video on our trips now that I have a newer more powerful video editing software at my disposal. I also plan to create a new platform on my website for showing off my videos in my travel/dive trip section… more on that later.
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Bermuda Family Vacation Part-2

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“Ray and Barbara outside The Point Restaurant before dinner” – Tucker’s Point Hotel & Spa, Bermuda.

Here are some more photos from our annual end of summer family trip to Bermuda. I have to thank my father for taking and sharing a lot of the photos in this post… it’s hard to take photos of your son and be in them at the same time! Thanks again Dad and I hope you and Mom, as well as Bruce and Ann, had a wonderful time staying with us for the week. Hope we can do it again soon!!
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