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Manitoba Fishing Trip

:: Tags: Awesome, Dylan, Family, Fishing, Photo, Travel


“Dylan and I fishing just east of Eagle Nest Lodge” – Eagle Nest Lake, Manitoba, CA.

My father in law, Bruce, has been talking about setting up a ‘guys only’ fishing trip for some time now. We had discussed possibly making it an offshore sport fishing trip, but my brother in law Jason, who is not a big fan of boats, suggested that we book a trip with a fishing camp up in Canada. After some research, Jason and Bruce decided on a place called Eagle Nest Lodge located northeast of Winnipeg. The logistics of the trip would turn out to be somewhat complicated, but we managed to put all the pieces together and make it work. The family members coming from the United States which would include Bruce, Myself, Dylan and my brother Mike, would have to take three flights and a long van ride to get to our final destination. The last leg of the trip would be a 60 minute Float Plane flight to get to the Lodge which is located on the Winnipeg River at Eagle Nest Lake.

The Canadian side of the family meet us in Winnipeg where we spent the first night after having a nice dinner at one of the local steak houses. The next morning, after a hardy breakfast, we did a little sightseeing around Winnipeg before meeting up with our shuttle driver, who would drive us up to Lac du Bonnet, MB., where we would catch our float plane flight to the lodge. After landing at the lodge, we had a quick orientation meeting along with some beer and shrimp cocktails and then we were showed to our cabin where we unpacked and got ready for dinner. After dinner, which was excellent I might add, we made our way to the docks where we meet our fishing guides and then off we went for our first evening of fishing. The sun doesn’t set until after 9 pm this far north this time of year, so we fished until the sun went down! Bruce was the big winner of our first evening of fishing after landing a 34″ Pike!
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Boating with Friends!

:: Tags: Boating, Dylan, Friends, Photo

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“Enjoying a warm summer day hanging out in Belmont Bay” – Belmont Bay Party Cove, VA.

I haven’t taken as many boating pictures as I normally do by this time in the year. That statement alone surprises me a bit, as I am usually the type to document everything that gives me pleasure, and boating always brings me peace and pleasure. So far this year we’ve had the Clark family out with us once and rafted up with Charlie and Nichole several times as per our usual MO, but it seems as though we’ve been too busy to go boating on a lot of weekends. Hope this isn’t the beginning of a trend… I need my weekends on the water for my own mental health.
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Happy Independence Day!

:: Tags: Awesome, Dylan, Holiday's, Photo

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“Dylan sporting his patriotic colors in his American made Cadillac” – #LoveMySon!!

Being the patriotic family we are, celebrating the Forth Of July is a given!! My wife and son like to take holidays to the next level and show off their true colors every chance they get. Pictures are worth a thousand words… don’t you think!!
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The Diamond Club at Nationals Park!

:: Tags: Evening Out, Food, Friends, Sports

I have to send out a big thank you to the family who donated the Nationals tickets to the RS annual fund action this past spring. Julie and I had the winning bid for the ticket package which included four Diamond Club Passes and great seats just behind home plate. With four tickets in hand, we decided to make it an adult evening out, so we arranged for a sitter and invited our dear friends Steve and Melissa B. to join us for the game. It was a great night and we had a lot of fun catching up over beer, good food and a ball game! Too bad the Nats lost, but we still had a blast!

Bermuda Vacation Videos

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


06/20/2016 – “Dylan spending some time at the pools” – Tucker’s Point, Bermuda

Here are a couple of home movies I’ve put together from our recent trip to Tucker’s Point Club in Bermuda. A lot of the footage in these movies was shot with my wife’s waterproof camera. Although its not a high dollar video camera, it does quite well in the water as long as it doesn’t flood! Click the link below to see all the videos.
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Our Bermuda Vacation

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

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“Dylan riding a canon into battle” – Royal Navel Dockyards, Bermuda, HS.

We have at least five trips planned for this year and our first big one is always our annual spring Bermuda trip. We decided again this year to wait until late June when Dylan was out of school before making our first trip. Closer to summer means that the water will be warmer. It could have been a better week weather wise, but we made due with what mother nature gave us. This year we invited my brother Mike and his girlfriend Melissa to join us for the week! They had some scheduling conflicts, but were able to fly in and join us for five days.

We had a great week of sight seeing, boating, snorkeling, a nice dinner out, and tons of fun at the beach club and swimming pools. I didn’t get to play any golf this trip, but we did make it down to the Royal Navel Dockyards for lunch and some great shopping. Dylan is getting so much better with his swimming that I think next year he wont need a life jacket at all while snorkeling in open water! We look forward to taking Uncle Mike and Melissa back to Bermuda with us again in the futureā€¦ we all had so much fun together and Dylan loves the extra attention!
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@OceanImagery – No place I’d rather be than beautiful Bermuda!! ht…

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No place I’d rather be than beautiful Bermuda!! https://t.co/u1edNit9Fi

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Dylan’s Bike Race Video

:: Tags: Awesome, Cycling, Dylan, Event, Video


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!!

Dylan On The Go!

:: Tags: Biking, Cycling, Dylan, Event, Fun

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“Dylan and Uncle Mike after a nice bike ride” – Arlington, VA.

I always like to add a post every year with more current photos of Dylan’s biking skills. He’s turning out to be as comfortable on two wheels as my brother and I were as kids. It scares me a little to know that one day he will move up to motorcycles as we did and have to worry about sharing the road with distracted drivers. Everyone knows that the drivers in this area have no respect for cyclists of any kind. Be safe my son!!

Note: Dylan also did very well in the Air Force Cycling Classic kids race this year in Clarendon. There where several local cycling magazine photographers and community paper reporters there covering the race who asked permission to use Dylan’s picture in their publications. He is a super photogenic kid!!
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NYC Meeting Trip

:: Tags: Family, Travel, Weekend Excursion

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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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