Date archive for July, 2017
Washington Valor game
By David Gaines On Saturday, July 29th, 2017
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Our First Washington Valor Indoor Football Game

A few weeks ago while at the Giant BBQ Festival, we stopped by a booth with information about the Washington Valor, DC’s indoor football team in the Arena Football League.  Curious, I looked them More...

iFly Virginia Beach
By David Gaines On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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iFly Skydiving Simulation in Virginia Beach

Directly, literally, across the street from the hotel we were staying was an iFly.  I was intrigued with the idea of giving it a shot, but it was more a passing thought.  Najwa, having watched other kids More...

Najwa playing miniature golf in Virginia Beach
By David Gaines On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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Playing a Midnight Round of Miniature Golf

It was an eventful day at the beach.  We spent several hours in the sun and sand.  We went to the amusement park; albeit a small one.  We watched a street performer.  Very entertaining; funny guy.  We More...

Flaming Ginger - Virginia Beach
By David Gaines On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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The Surprisingly Hilarious Street Performer Flaming Ginger

We were on the way back from the amusement park when we saw a street performer setting up for a show.  So, why not check it out. I’ve seen many street performances.  They juggle.  Sometimes juggle More...

Flying Bobs at Virginia Beach amusement park
By David Gaines On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Virginia Beach’s Mini Amusement Park

In the distance we saw the Ferris Wheel, which means amusement park.  So, we hiked the blocks down from the hotel to check it out.  It’s not a really big park, but does have your common rides.  Gravitron, More...

Virginia Beach
By David Gaines On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Weekend Trip to Virginia Beach

Learning our lesson of going to the beach on three day holidays, with the other hundreds of thousands of people, we took a mid-summer trip to Virginia Beach to get in Nduku’s craving for sun and sand. More...

National Museum of the American Indian
By David Gaines On Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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Trip to National Museum of the American Indian

For our trip to the National Museum of the American Indian, we went to Union Station to grab a bite to eat then walk to the National Mall where the museum is.  On the way there’s a little oasis in More...

Junie B. Jones
By David Gaines On Saturday, July 15th, 2017
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Najwa’s Meets Junie B. Jones, Her Favorite Book Character

Ever since Najwa was born, we’ve been buying her books.  She has hundreds of books, an entire bookcase in her room full of books.  Most of them, of course, are those books written for toddlers. More...

Najwa and her grandpa
By David Gaines On Friday, July 7th, 2017
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Najwa and Grandpa

It has become an annual event, my dad coming to visit us every 4th of July.  I grew up not knowing my grandpa, either of them, or my grandma, either of them, so it never really occurred to me the importance More...