JMans 2014 Birthday

17 Jul

We celebrated JMans birthday today. The icing on the cake is a trip to Disney! Everyone is really excited.

Go here for happy birthday.

The whole gang.

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3D cake.

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Your Disney hosts.

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New color new shutters

12 Jul

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Front and back doors.

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Fun with your clothes on!

10 Jul

Got the photos and video back from my Team O’Neil driving school. This is the most fun I had in years….with my clothes on! Nothing like beating on someone else’s car and not worrying about a thing except holding that line!

 

GM8M0152a GM8M0179

 

 

Seat time with JMan

1 Jul

JMan is getting quite good at navigating!

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Mom….can I drive on the lawn?

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“Squirrel”

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Coffee anyone?

1 Jul

USPS just delivered 2 boxes (84 packs) of coffee….care of ATMO! Thanks….

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$13 to sit in traffic!

22 Jun

GWB is $13! I think I’ll ask for a rebate.

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1.5 hours to cross the bridge. By the time we got to the accident it was cleared up! I feel ripped offed….

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6.5 hours on the road….We found 31 states on the USA License Plate Game. Look up this for more info.

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Mountain View Grand

14 Jun

My better 1/2 surprised me with a weekend away at the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield NH.

With no kids! That was the first surprise…..dropping the kids at a friends house.

Go here for info on the hotel.

Fog at Franconia Notch on the drive up.

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The hotel is great and the service, food are even better.

Saturday morning Jess said to bring my hiking boots and bathing suit as I had another surprise. I went along and we set off. After a short drive to another hotel I found out my next surprise was Team O’Neill Rally Driving School! I’ve wanted to do this for years but something always got in the way.

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After a classroom session we climbed into Ford Fiesta’s for some seat time. The instructors are great and I learned so much. A line from the movie Cars make a lot of sense now, “turn right to go left”. With a little left foot brake work even I can make a Ford Fiesta can look graceful in a pendulum turn.

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I may rethink front wheel drive as there a blast to drive, after you take this course! However, I can see how a Subaru WRX (STI, even better) would be a blast. This is a great way to seriously beat on a car, learn a few things, make a few mistakes in a “safe” environment and get instant feedback from a trained instructor. Go here for more information on Team O’Neill. If you are in the area and have a few dollars to burn check them out.

Back at the ranch……

Here’s a pano view from the tower of the hotel, which happens to be a Spa. Nothing in this room is an oversize tub a few chairs and candles. Sweet, if you’re into the Spa thing.

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Still from the same location.

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Here’s some random photos around the hotel.

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Weird head

14 Jun

GMan spotted this in NH

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JMan graduates kinder garden

10 Jun

Our little….we’ll not so little man is movin on up.

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Back.

10 Jun

Yet another uneventful flight. I’m very fond of planes that work exactly as they should and Aer Lingus seems to get it right.

It was a great trip and I’m looking forward to a night in with my family.

HEY…..who moved the steering wheel on my car!

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