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Oct302014

Avengers Pumpkins

Since we’re only a couple of weeks out from the Avengers Half Marathon CaraDMc and I decided to create Avengers themed jack-o-lanterns. Here is our best effort – her logo turned out...

Oct272014

Princess at Down by the Tracks

Down by the Tracks is always fun and better when you can take your furry four legged friend to the celebration. This year a very excited corgi donned her favorite shark costume and headed down to...

Oct262014

Walking Dead Halloween Costume

If you aren’t caught up on the Walking Dead this will either be confusing or a spoiler. Thanks to @dcgierdo (Dana G) in the neighborhood for getting some pics at the Renaissance Park Halloween...

Oct202014

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

General Sherman battled through one in 1864. The Sex Pistols went down in a blaze of glory during theirs in 1978. But Big Gay Ice Cream has never taken a Southern tour. Until now. Tighten your bible...

Oct182014

Tony Hawk at the Raleigh Skate Park

Tony Hawk is bringing the 80s back to Raleigh, North Carolina’s Marsh Creek Skate Park. At least skateboarding’s version of that notorious decade. And he’s not coming alone. Hawk and friends...

Sep302014

Terrapin Imperial Pumpkin Pie Porte...

The Imperial Pumpkin Pie Porter will be the third Reserve Series beer to be released since the line’s introduction in late fall 2013 with White Chocolate Moo-Hoo and Cinnamon Roll’d Wake-n-Bake....

Sep032014

American Heritage Chocolate Tasting

The next stop on our culinary tour of Williamsburg was a Chocolate tasting that chronicled the history and tasted the key elements of chocolate and how those elements get combined to make what we...

Aug312014

Cult of Bourbon

Bourbon. I could probably stop writing this blog post now. There isn’t much else to say – especially when you are tasting it with Garden and Gun Magazine and the Bourbon Brothers of The...

Aug302014

Colonial Pig Pickin'

Pig Pickin’ Colonial style in downtown Williamsburg. Colonial style cooking with a modern touch made for an excellent lunch in the Colonial village. The 90 pound pig was roasted for 9 hours and...

Aug302014

Williamsburg Oysters & Champagne

What’s the best way to start your Taste the Tradition weekend in Williamsburg, VA? A Oysters & Champagne Reception with locally sourced oysters prepared multiple ways and champagne coming...

Sep212014

7471 Mars Exploration Rover

This is another addition to the BobG & Sonya wing of the Lego Museum here at the house. This piece from 2003 is not as old as others that have been contributed but is definitely an awesome...

Aug172014

21104 NASA Mars Science Laboratory ...

This set is #5 in the Ideas/CUUSOO line of fan built projects. This is a replica of the Curiosity Rover that is currently doing research on Mars. Prior to the martian landing in 2012 we posted about...

Aug032014

21109 Exo Suit

This is an awesome set and if you can find one I suggest purchasing it immediately. That is if you weren’t fortunate enough to have someone waiting in line for you when the sets were released...

Aug032014

HBAPDPAYY? Lego Cake

With likely cause and provocation of which we will not speak this cake was found at the house yesterday. Lego minifigs not known for their spelling tactics held candles that said HBAPDPAYY and while...

Aug022014

75002 AT-RT

No need to lie – the AT-RT is not why I bought this set. It was on sale and it had Yoda in it. I am a complete sucker for sets with either Yoda, Darth Vader or Han Solo. Now Lego knows the...

Oct302014

Avengers Pumpkins

Since we’re only a couple of weeks out from the Avengers Half Marathon CaraDMc and I decided to create Avengers themed jack-o-lanterns. Here is our best effort – her logo turned out...

Oct272014

Princess at Down by the Tracks

Down by the Tracks is always fun and better when you can take your furry four legged friend to the celebration. This year a very excited corgi donned her favorite shark costume and headed down to...

Oct202014

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

General Sherman battled through one in 1864. The Sex Pistols went down in a blaze of glory during theirs in 1978. But Big Gay Ice Cream has never taken a Southern tour. Until now. Tighten your bible...

Oct182014

Tony Hawk at the Raleigh Skate Park

Tony Hawk is bringing the 80s back to Raleigh, North Carolina’s Marsh Creek Skate Park. At least skateboarding’s version of that notorious decade. And he’s not coming alone. Hawk and friends...

Oct142014

Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)

This isn’t the first time I’ve caught one of these guys in the backyard but it was the first time I’ve had one sit still for a photo shoot. He seemed pretty happy watching the world...

Oct132014

North Myrtle Beach, SC

A little over a year ago we swung through North Myrtle Beach on the way home from Gentlemen of the Road to see some friends. This year we went back and got a few shots around town while we were...

Sep112014

The Downtown Tunnel

Heading home from Virginia Beach on 264 West in Norfolk, VA takes you underground via the Downtown Tunnel. TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogleRedditStumbleUponPrintEmail

Sep102014

Behind the Scenes - Virginia Aquari...

When you visit an aquarium or zoo you see the front of the house the display of animals in an environment that fits the expectation one might have of seeing the animal in the wild. It is easy to...

Sep092014

Virginia Aquarium

The Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach is an awesome aquarium with a variety of animals in many different environments. Not sure why they have a Komodo dragon in the mix but be advised – they...

Sep092014

Dolphin!

Some of the sea life in Virginia...

Aug012014

75040 General Grievious Wheel Bike

Not a bad set with an updated General Grievious and a Obi-Wan I didn’t have. The set is well-built and fun but really sort of a side note in my collection. I’m sure if I end up having a...

Aug012014

75030 Millennium Falcon

The Millennium Falcon is one of the most popular ships in the Star Wars Universe and is pretty popular in my collection as well. This Microfighter set also has a very detailed Han Solo something you...

Aug012014

75032 X-Wing Fighter

This is another set in the series that BobG and Sonya introduced me to the Star Wars Microfighters. Built on a smaller scale they are a fun quick build that has the distinct look of the larger set....

Jun082014

75031 Tie Interceptor

I missed BobG & SonyaB’s Star Wars party this year because I was in Dallas. Much to my surprise they hooked me up with a goody bag from the party anyway. Yes – my friends are that...

Dec242012

Star Wars Lego Advent Calendar 2012

The Advent Calendar is complete and it didn’t take long for the entire scene to turn into a battle. This is what happens when good bricks go bad. That and Jar-Jar had it coming. We all knew it...