Red Sox Game

26 Sep

Lenore also scored some tickets to tonight Tampa Bay game at Fenway. I’d become a baseball fan if I could sit up here on the Green Monster all the time. The view is incredible! Thanks Lenore.

JMan browsed the Boston Globe on the T.

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GMan and Jess

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Fenway walkway.

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What could be better than cotton candy.

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GMan got his name in lights.

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His reaction!

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The whole gang.

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B boy.

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Field trip

24 Sep

Today was JMan’s field trip to downtown Fitchburg MA. We visited the Post Office, Firehouse, Library and the Mayors office. A few years ago I did the same outing with GMan.

First stop was the Gazebo for snacks.

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Post Office

Then it was off to the Post Office where all the kids mailed letters home.

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Then all the kids got to wear Post Office shirts for a tour.

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Apparently 1st grade weighs 750 LBS. I wonder how much it would be to mail them all off somewhere!

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Moving on!

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JMan heading to the Fire Station.

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Fitchburg MA Central Fire Headquarters.

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Fireman John started our tour in the dispatch room where all the 911 calls come to. From there we moved into the garage to check out all the trucks.

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Fireman John explaining how everything works.

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JMan taking a turn behind the wheel.

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On the bumper of #4

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Fireman John showing us the Forest Fire Truck and Rescue Boat.

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After a much needed lunch provided by Chief Jeff we headed back uptown to the Library.

The Library

All the kids received library cards and picked out a book. Here’s JMan signing his library card.

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Story time.

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Mayors Office

Everyone checked out books and we heading to the Mayors Office.

Mayor Lisa A. Wong came in and talked about all the things the city provides. Then we had a question and answer session and Mayor Wong addressed all manner of questions including one about the gas pipe line that may be coming. Here’s Mayor Wong showing off the new city flag.

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Heading back

Some random shots on our walk back up to the school.

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Finally back at the school!

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All in all it was a great field trip. If you are in the area come help Fitchburg MA celebrate its 250th. Go here for more information.

Happy birthday GMan

24 Sep

UNOH 175 – Truck Racing

20 Sep

Lenore scored some tickets to a truck race at The New Hampshire Motor Speedway. I was here years ago so it was fun to check it out again. Nothing like a little southern culture every now and again.

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The whole gang.

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JMan enjoying the race…..on moms cell phone.

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Heading into turn 1.

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The race went off without too much drama. A few spin outs but no fiberglass fragments of crushed steel.

00 Cole Custer – 16 year old winner getting a tire change.

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00 doing a smoke show after winning.

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Cole Custer

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It was a good day and we all had a great time. In the words of a true Nascar fan “That wall made out of concrete too”.

Thanks Lenore!

The lads…

14 Sep

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JMan less training wheel

8 Sep

Go here for a short video of JMan less his training wheels.

I think his expression says it all.

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Littleton MA 300th Parade

7 Sep

The boys and I attended the Littleton MA 300th Parade in Saturday. We got there early and set up our chairs in a nice shady spot. Weather man said 91 and humid!

The parade was lead off by a group of Police motorbikes.

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Many bands and groups marches including this Navy troop.

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Followed by a 1/2 track and tank, complete with what looks like a 50 cal.

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Littleton MA Minutemen

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Here’s a novel way of reusing old fire trucks. This one belongs to Wachusetts Brewing Company.

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Some of the old valves were replaced with beer taps. There are very good at quenching thirst not fires!

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Irish American Police Offers Association of MA – Pipes and Drums

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This is claim to be the first motorized vehicle in Littleton MA

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Littleton High School from Colorado also marched.

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Groton MA Minutemen Company. This marcher managed to carry his companies colors, reload, fire on command, keep step and not pass out from the heat.

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Back in the day “long guns” really means long guns. If you ran out if ammo you could just prod the other lad from 4 feet away.

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Lexington MA Minutemen presenting arms, aim and fire. Four muskets with 10 feet of us was quite loud. I cannot imaging what a battle field sounded like back when lobbing lead balls was popular.

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Many old cars made the journey. Here are a few.

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Here’s a not so old one.

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That’s one big hot dog.

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JMan wanted to run in the parade so he zipped across and back.

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The boys.

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Woodland String Band. I think these lads missed the turn for Mardi Gras.

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Horse drawn cannon.

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12th Georgia Vol. Infantry Civil War reactors match on by.

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My friends from The Cannon Theatre had a float. Go here for more information on the theater and remember to support local arts.

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Lastly, here’s a ride we will all get but don’t want.

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All in all it was a great parade.

Fireman’s Muster

4 Sep

Labor Day outing to our local Fireman’s Muster:

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The boys climbed part way up one of the ladder trucks under the watchful eyes of a few firemen.

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Architecture gone wrong

30 Aug

Remember this one: https://alanjquinn.com/2014/05/02/architecture-gone-wrong/

Well it defiantly got worse! I have nothing to add. This one speak volumes all by itself.

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Our 2 little men

29 Aug

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