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NYC Meeting Trip

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“Enjoying Amtrak’s Business Class on the Northeastern line to New York City” – New York, NY.

For this years spring trip to New York City, Julie and I decided to take the train instead of flying. Just the lowered stress level alone of traveling by train rather than fighting lines in the airport made this trip so much nicer. I thing we will take the train from now on when traveling to New York. One sad note… Penn Station is still a shit hole! Why can’t the city officials get their act’s together and remodel or at least try to clean that place up?! Washington, DC did a fantastic job remodeling and modernizing Union Station!
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Our Easter Vacation

:: Tags: Dylan, Family, Fun, Travel

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“Dylan enjoying the kid’s craft fair at the Club House” – Harbour Ridge Country Club, Palm City, FL.

Another winter has past and as spring is just around the corner we find ourselves back in sunny Florida for Easter break. We love our little Easter getaway to see Julie’s family in West Palm and after the long snowy winter everyone is looking forward to a little R&R and a lot of warm sunshine. Dylan’s favorite part of the trip is always Grandparents Weekend at the Club and the kids carnival on Saturday night. My favorite part is the all-you-can-eat Sunday Brunch at the Country Club! Oh, and the Bloody Mary’s aren’t bad either! Dylan and I hope you enjoy the photos… until next time!
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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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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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Easter Vacation Videos

:: Tags: Dylan, Fun, Holiday's, Travel, Video


04/04/2015 – “Our Easter Vacation Part-1” – Harbor Ridge Country Club

As promised, here are a couple of home movies from our Easter holiday trip to West Palm Florida. Click on the link (view photos & more) below to show the other videos from this trip. The third video in the set is of Dylan and I doing side by side zip lines at the Harbor Ridge Country Club Easter weekend carnival.
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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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Captiva Florida Videos

:: Tags: Beach, Dylan, Holiday's, Travel, Video


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

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

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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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