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A Little Honeymoon

A Little Honeymoon

We’ve been living in Tampa for almost a month now and we’ve finally settled in enough that we decided to take a little trip to the beach. Amanda asked around at work and the gym to get recommendations for which beach to try first. She got several answers and after doing some research we settled […]

Launch Director Tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis

Launch Director Tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis

We know Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is on the other side of the state from where we currently live in Florida but it is really tempting for space nuts like us. The Launch Director Tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis with Mike Leinbach gets you an inside look at the shuttle program with its risks, rewards, […]

Tampa: Week One

Tampa: Week One

Monday- The morning began like any other work week; we got up and got ready for work. The exception to the last three years is that she’s starting a new job. Yes, she is nervous. I told her it’s normal to feel nervous when you start something new, even if you are excited about the […]

NO! SLEEP! TILL TAMPA!

NO! SLEEP! TILL TAMPA!

I’ve spent a lot of time behind the wheel in my life. I’ve driven from North Carolina to Maryland each weekend for 2 years and the memorable 2 years driving from DC to Pittsburgh each weekend. This time around I completed the marathon 20-hour drive from Pittsburgh to our new home in Tampa, stopping only […]

Packing, Packing, and More Packing

Packing, Packing, and More Packing

You’d be amazed at how much more stuff you can accumulate in 5 years. I think a purge of stuff is always helpful and there’s nothing like moving to help you get in the mood to get rid of extra things you never use. We are up to our ears in moving preps. Our pod […]

Taking the “T”

Taking the “T”

We moved to Pittsburgh more than 5 years ago and since that cold February, I’ve been meaning to ride on the city’s subway/light rail system known as the T. The official name for the transport system is the Pittsburgh Light Rail, which covers a total of 26.2 miles. The T doesn’t cover that wide of […]

A New Name for an Old Boat

A New Name for an Old Boat

We made a trip home last week for a little ceremony. The 40′ Morgan Ketch that has been sitting in my parents’ pasture 90 miles from open water was finally given a name. The boat has been undergoing a complete refit at the hands of my brother-in-law and co-owner of the boat. We decided to […]