Friday, July 31, 2009

Are You Ready For Some Football?!

Uncle Derek bought Dylan an Indianapolis Colts jersey at the Football Hall Of Fame. Now he is ready for the upcoming football season!

Showing Dylan the jersey. Of course, it was hard getting a moving target to sit still =)

"The jersey's nice......but I need to get back to my toys!"

"Anybody want a cookie?"

After a rough evening of playing, nothing like some lemonade. Yummy!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Is it Ferrari Week?

It must be Ferrari week in Ohio. Here's another one on the Ohio Turnpike.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Moodys Visit Ohio (Day 2)

On the second (and final) day of Angie's parents visiting Ohio, we started off with brunch at Pufferbelly in Kent. Apparently, there was a Ferrari club gathering. There were at least 7 Ferraris parked outside.

Angie took her mom to Aurora Farms outlet mallDerek took Angie's dad (Ron) to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

On the way back to meet up, we stopped by to see the Airdock, home of the Goodyear blimp.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Moodys Visit Ohio (Day 1)

Angie's parents came to visit Akron this weekend. We had limited time so we made the most of it. Day 1 was Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


We visited Portland's Old Port on the way to Augusta. Here is a picture of yachts on the water.

There is a strong Irish population in Portland. Lobsters love Guinness!

Speaking of lobstah, here is the one Derek ate at DiMillo's floating restaurant.

Here is Angie, ready for hers!

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Hampshire

We ate at the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, New Hampshire. Because of New Hampshire's early primary election, nearly every presidential candidate has been there (check out their History page). The diner was featured on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" and was also in (Manchester native) Adam Sandler's "Eight Crazy Nights".

Thursday, July 23, 2009

(Western) Massachusetts

Angie went to the Yankee Candle Company flagship store. Cows, Christmas Village, food and candles under one roof.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Angie toook the factory tour of Ben & Jerry's. They had the FlavoRoom, the flavor graveyard, Ben & Jerry's old van and, of course, ice cream.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Also on day one in New England, we saw Boston. All of the American Revolution history including the Dragon Bar, Oyster House, the church where Paul Revere lit the lanterns ("one if by land, two if by sea") and much more.

This is the Massachusetts State House.

This is more Boston history. It's where everybody knows your name.

Angie and Shannon enjoying lunch at the Barking Crab.

Monday, July 20, 2009

The 100th Post

This is post #100!

Good luck to Angie. She has a job interview on Friday in Akron!

Rhode Island

On our first day in New England, we went to Pawtucket, Rhode Island to see the Hasbro headquarters. Check out the life sized Mr. Potatohead!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Harry the Barber

I've never posted this before but it cracks me up that my barber in Akron is "Harry the Barber".

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hamburger Festival

Hamburger Festival was, once again, a great success. We saw the Vlasic pickle stork AND Barney Fife. Of course, we sampled lots of burgers as well.

Friday, July 17, 2009

A Sneak Preview

Busy times ahead!

Tonight, we are off to see Harry Potter at the drive in. The double feature will be The Proposal.

Tomorrow, it's Hamburger Festival time.

And Sunday, we head out to New England!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Busy Boy

Attempting a picture with Auntie Ang. Dylan could not be bothered with pictures.....he had way too much to do =)'re so funny!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lorelai and the Baconator

At the Wendy's in Galion, Ohio, there are pictures on the walls from a local photographer as a form of advertising. One of them looks pretty familiar.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I thought I would share a picture of me in my softball uniform. The season and playoffs are now officially over for Circle K with one game won during the season. Next year is going to be our year!

Monday, July 13, 2009

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire

Just down the street from the office, there was a big fire today at the recycling company. No injuries but no control of the fire. They are basically two doors down from the fire department.

Here is the news story.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

New Door #2

We finally got another new front door. It is the side door next to the garage. All it needs now is a fresh coat of paint =)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Car, New License Plate

It's a new license plate for a new car!

Friday, July 10, 2009


This is a margarita from Mariachi Loco's, across the street from the apartment. I put a quarter next to it so you can get a sense of scale.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cartoon of the Day

This is what my interview was like yesterday! Stay tuned for updates.

*Update: I did not get it. *

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Angie's Job Interview

Angie has a job interview in Hudson, Ohio for a school speech-language pathologist (SLP) position today. Good luck, Angie!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fundraising TV Commercial

We saw this on TV in Montreal (of course, it was the French version). Mira is an organization that trains and provides seeing eye dogs at no cost thanks to charitable donations.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Montreal (Day 2)

On day 2, we went to Vieux-Port (Old Montreal). Here are a couple of shots from that area.

We also went in to Notre Dame. Here is a picture of the interior.

Here is a short clip of the outside with the bells ringing.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Montreal (Day 1)

On Friday night, we saw Tony Bennett in Montreal at the Jazz Festival. Cameras. Recording devices were not allowed so I apologize for the poor quality here. This is Tony singing Hank Williams "Cold, Cold Heart". Tony said that he was hesitant to record a country song but was talked into doing it. It sold over a million copies worldwide. After it was a hit, he received a call from Hank Williams asking, "Why did you ruin my song?"

Here we are:

After dinner, we ate at Nickels. This is a `50s style diner that is owned by the parents of Celine Dion.