Friday, October 17, 2014

Jerry's Birthday Surprise

We surprised Jerry for his big birthday at El Quijote. He was surprised and a good time was had by all.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Camping At Beaver Pond 2014

We went camping with our friends at Beaver Pond again. For a while it looked like it might be too rainy, but as soon as we got in the vicinity it was all sunny. The kids pitched the tents and helped get the camp fire going. Then we stayed up by the fire and told stories.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rosh Hashanah

We had Rosh Hashanah dinner with our family at Le Proven├žal Bistro. It wasn't as much fun as getting together at our family's house, like we used to, but it's still nice to get together with family.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

I'm Glad I Backed Up, So I Can Move On...Eventually

As my summer vacation was wrapping up, I noticed that some programs in my remote session to my computer at home were hanging. I wasn't using my computer that much so I decided to ignore it. Then I received a message on my desktop from my Carbonite backup program telling me it had frozen my backup since it detected a problem with one of my disks. There wasn't much I could do until I got home.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Packing Up At The Bungalow

We packed up the bungalow. The kids helped, including bringing the boats up, and then I took them for a ride on the tractor.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bad Form: Why Your Core Workout Isn't Working Out

In Why ab workouts are a waste of time personal trainer Steve Steinberg gets it right about how the only way to achieve abdominal definition is to reduce the fat around your belly. And because spot reduction is a myth, the way to do this is primarily improving your diet and increasing muscle mass (which burns calories throughout the day), and only secondarily with cardiovascular exercise. So if what you're looking for is definition, you never have to work your abs again.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bungalow Vacation

A typical day at the bungalow is sleeping late, going for a run around the lake with the kids, going out on one of the boats (we have a row boat, a pedal boat, a canoe, and multiple kayaks), going for a swim in the lake if it is warm enough, playing games (either throwing a ball around, or on the tennis court, or board or card games on the porch), reading stories, and hanging out late on the porch or under the stars. All this is interspersed with lots of good meals. I took two weeks off at the end of August so I had a lot of time at the bungalow.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Action Park

We went to Action Park for Eason's birthday. Our favorite ride was High Anxiety and we went on it a bunch of times. The most exciting part for me was when Eason jumped off the cliff (on his second try). He had to get his feet wet on the shorter cliff first, then he went back and jumped off the higher cliff.


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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Renaissance Faire 2014

We took a trip to the Renaissance Faire. It's hard to believe it has been five years since we've been there.We watched Robin Hood battle the sheriff and steal the heart of Maid Marian. Eason threw axes, Andrea was knighted by the queen, we all took the strong man test and enjoyed many the sights and activities.

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tubing On Lake Mohawk

One of the highlights of our summer is always getting together with the Maldonado family. Among other things we went tubing (Eason fell off the tube) and Luis showed Eason how to drive the boat.

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