Fall Fun at Riverview Farms Fall Festival

I was offered an opportunity to attend Riverview Farms' Fall Festival for free in exchange for a review; all opinions are my own. So I took advantage of an offer I couldn't refuse and took the family to Riverview Farms in South Glastonbury for their annual Fall Festival. We got there thirty minutes after they … Continue reading Fall Fun at Riverview Farms Fall Festival

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List: NFL Top 3 RB Performances in Week 1

3) Isaiah Crowell, NYJ - 10 carries, 102 yards, 2 TD - The Sam Darnold Era began in as Jets a way as possible - a pick-6 - but Crowell helped the Jets tie it up in the 1st quarter before delivering the final backbreaker against the Lions, a 62-yard TD run to cap off … Continue reading List: NFL Top 3 RB Performances in Week 1

Go check out the Goats!

It took almost two seasons but we finally made it out as a family to watch the Hartford Yard Goats at Dunkin' Donuts Park. I've taken the boys a few times and we all caught a UConn baseball game earlier in the year, but we've never witnessed the glory of the Goats as a family. … Continue reading Go check out the Goats!

It ain’t summer vacation without…

...an outdoor shower, of course! We've finished up two vacations with a third less than a month away. In late June, we headed down the shore to Sea Isle City, NJ for an awesome seven-day stay a block from the beach. Earlier this month, we made a short-ish drive for a weeklong  to Narragansett, RI. And … Continue reading It ain’t summer vacation without…

Sea Isle City: the beach, Fudgy Wudgy, and much more

Not even a week removed from our visit to the glorious shores of Sea Isle City, NJ, I'm already longing for the return. My father-in-law's side of the family has spent countless summers "down the shore," almost 30 years worth, and we've been fortunate to tag along a couple of times, including the past two … Continue reading Sea Isle City: the beach, Fudgy Wudgy, and much more

You asked for WHAT for Father’s Day!?

It seemed like a bunch of dads I "know" and a lot I don't (but saw on social media) were hoping to get/requesting/wishing for some type of gift for Father's Day; anything from gear to tech to not having to do X, Y, or Z. Father's Day has been celebrated in the USA since 1910 and … Continue reading You asked for WHAT for Father’s Day!?

7 Reasons to Throw Your Kid’s Party at Home

As I sit here sipping my fourth mint julep in as many days, I decided to reflect upon the combo birthday party we threw for Nolan (7th) and Austin (2nd) this past weekend. Granted, at this stage in their lives, it's a bit easier, but you never know. We offered Nolan two options for his … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Throw Your Kid’s Party at Home

Book Review: The Job

Way back when, I took the Suffolk County police exam. Suffice to say, I never got a call so I probably bombed the test, but reading The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop by Steve Osborne, a first-hand account of what his life and cop life was like makes … Continue reading Book Review: The Job

Flag of the Day: Azerbaijan

Location: Western Asia, its Eastern border is the Caspian Sea Population: 9.8+ million Area: 33,400 sq. mi. Famous Person: Fun Fact 1: Azerbaijan is home to over 400 mud volcanoes, more than half the total throughout the world Fun Fact 2: Garry Kasparov, a former world chess champion, was born in the capital city of … Continue reading Flag of the Day: Azerbaijan

Nolan’s Flags of the Day: The Bahamas, Madagascar (4/19/18)

The Bahamas Location: located within the Lucayan Archipelago in the Caribbean, north of Cuba and Haiti Population: 391,000+ Area: 5,300+ sq. mi. Famous Person: Sir Sidney Poitier, actor, author, director, diplomat; 1st black actor to win Academy Award for Best Actor (Lillies in the Field, 1964) Fun Fact 1: 98.2% of the population of The … Continue reading Nolan’s Flags of the Day: The Bahamas, Madagascar (4/19/18)