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!
...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…
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
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!?
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
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
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
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)
If you followed along on my Instagram stories yesterday, then you realized that we were at Six Flags New England. I'm not sorry for the amount of stories I posted. It started with a trip to Mrs. Murphy's Donuts in Southwick, MA, a must stop for "breakfast" if you're within a 30-mile radius. We surprised … Continue reading 7th Birthday Surprise at Six Flags New England
Location: Central Africa Population: 4.7+ million Area: 132,000 sq. mi. Fun Fact 1: The great apes (bonobos and eastern lowland) can only be found in Congo. Fun Fact 2: Half of the country lies north of the equator and half of it lies to the south.