Father’s Day 2021

My much better 1/2 surprise me with a day at the American Heritage Museum in Stow MA for Father’s Day.

I was trying for years to get over there but never quite made it. We first took in an antique car show with some great looking classics from the thirties. They sure don’t make them like they used to.

I didn’t take any photos of the drive by but snapped a few after the cars were returned to their garage.

There’s more steel in that hood ornament than in most new cars! This Rolls Royce is a real beauty.

After the cars we checked out some airplanes….and a few modern race cars. This place really has something for every type of gear head.

Since the place was very busy here’s some plane parts!
Can you spot the handbrake….well foot break! No thanks, I’ll be missing this ride!
Zoom zoom…yup, this one I will take a ride in.
This bad boy would be a great accessory for my Bren Gun. It’s actually called a Bren Gun Carrier.
Gangs all here…
Object in perspective appear closer…and, if you get this view in real life I’d say duck immediately.
GMan in the hot seat lower left, driver on the right, JMan and I up top.

The tank ride was a complete surprise and definitely a lot of fun. JMan and I rode up top and GMan got in the hot seat next to the driver. He got to steer a few time during our excursion. Other than starting and stopping the ride was very smooth, along the lines of a very heavy farm tractor.

Too bad the 50 cal was not working, it would be a hoot to create some brass rainbow while cruising around.

Go here for additional information on the M24 Chaffee Tank.

Get some!
View from up top. This this would be great in rush hour traffic!
Kicking up some dirt while under power.

For more information on the American Heritage Museum click this.

35 years later….

April 18th 1986 I stepped onto a plane in Dublin Ireland with a return ticket I was fairly certain I would not use.

Today I’m 35 years in America. Apparently I did not use that ticket!

New roof – Part 2

Back of house completed.
ZIPsystem Flashing Tape where nothing existed before. This alone will increase our R value not to mention waterproofing.
Garage and lean-to completed.
Clear Story to roof intersection came out great. Compared to what was there this area is looking so much better.
Looking sharp!

Granny Quinn’s trip

Here’s a few photos of my mom’s trip. It was great having her over and we are looking forward to her next visit in August.

Hanging out at Wachusett Mountain
JMan and mom in the Wachusett Mountain lodge
Mom and you’d truly at Wachusett Mountain
Talking in the sights at the Old North Bridge Concord MA
Mom looking at the birth place of Freedom! Given what’s currently going on in America this is an ironic image!

Taking in a game

Once every 4 or so years we get in a Red Sox game at Fenway. Last night was a hot one but as always it’s a good time with lots of bad food to eat!

Fenway was hopping with not that many empty seats.

JMan was dressed for the occasion while GMan was his usual trendy self.

3/4 family.

Whole gang.

Here’s a photo from September 2014. The last time we got in a game.

My two Starbuck buddies

I’m rather partial to Starbucks but now our ball of hair can also enjoy a sup of something with a silly name but only one ingredients! It’s on the super secret menu and it’s rightly named a Puppuccino.

My better 1/2 also gets in on the action, but with a slightly longer name and a few more ingredients.

However, here’s a good example of a customer order you really want to be front of:

I need a Double Ristretto Venti Half-Soy Nonfat Decaf Organic Chocolate Brownie Iced Vanilla Double-Shot Gingerbread Frappuccino Extra Hot With Foam Whipped Cream Upside Down Double Blended, One Sweet’N Low and One Nutrasweet, and Ice……oh and I have rewards!

It’s official

It’s official….the for sale sign went up today. It will hit MLS in a bit. Anyone in the market for a great house on a quite street come on over.

As we’d say in Ireland “bhaile ar diol”

It was a good run, 14 years and some change but lots of change for us. The time has come to downsize. I’ll miss 20 Bayberry Road Groton MA for a bit, but like I always say….”I made the big move years ago, everything else is incidental”.

Big boat – Day 7

Today was another vacation day sleep in, breakfast late and a bunch of shows. We started with Madagascar in the Aqua Theater. It was non stop fun aimed at younger kids but you can’t not tap your feet at the theme song.

After lunch GMan tried his hand on the Flowrider. After four rounds he was doing well.

After that we started packing as bags needed to be out and ready by 11pm. Then it was off to the Amber Theater for another show. Unfortunately we were last and ended up in the back row but the special effects were wonderful. Theater folk are so inventive when it come to set design. Necessity is most definitely the mother of all inventions. The whole stage at one point looked like a giant ocean scene with all manner of creatures swimming about, very well done.

Next up was a spot of shopping. The following will set you back 2 million! I was hoping for a black pair but they were out of stock….

Then is was parade time on the main promenade. This time we got good seats and saw the entire show. All I can say is the crew never stops.

After the parade we took in a family friendly comedy show….and yes it was very funny and family friendly. Then it was off to the lip sink face off. Again, a fun filled show with lots of energy.

11:30 or so we finish packing and off to bed.