Outer Banks

At the end of July we headed to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, around the same place that the Wright brothers chose to test their airplane. There’s a reason why the first airplane flew in the Outer Banks: I would have tested my plane in the Outer Banks, too. You know what else flew…

Bike Ride

Today we rented bikes from a place by the boardwalk in Rehoboth and went on a bike ride. Everyone behaved appropriately and did a great job riding their bikes. There was no reason to make fun of anyone. In fact, it was such a nice day that when Laura struggled at one point, chipmunks scurried…

Ah, an enjoyable boat trip

On Thursday we went for a pontoon trip, which was very enjoyable and relaxing. Except for…“Carl, turn left! LEFT! No, your other left! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, TURN LEFT!!! Somebody get me another flotation device before we go down!”

Word of the day

At the next summer stop, Rehoboth, Delaware, we were introduced to the word of the day. How do you appropriately and quickly identify the coffee maker with the empty pot? A. The one on the right B. The crappy one C. The one with the conical pot D. The empty one As it turns out,…

Fourth of July

I almost double-booked the 4th, but Laura reminded me of our traditional trip to Fredericksburg to see the fireworks. Wait – traditional? Doesn’t traditional mean something that has happened year after year? If you look at through the annals of this blog you will see no mention of this “traditional” trip. And this blog has…