Najwa and Grandma in Fayetteville, NC

We took a trip to Fayetteville to visit Grandma.  More...

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Najwa and Nduku at Rehoboth Beach
By David Gaines On Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Storm Hunting at Rehoboth Beach

We planned on spending the day at Rehoboth Beach, but then thought about it because Tropical Storm Hermine. But, well, we decided to be adventurous anyway and headed out there. The traffic to the beach More...

Najwa at National Aquarium in Baltimore
By David Gaines On Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore

We were in Baltimore for an event that Nduku was participating in, but found time to make a trip to the National Aquarium. We stuck around long enough to watch the dolphin show, though I failed to More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

One Last Ocean Visit Before Heading Home

Since we were staying at the Belvedere, subject to demolition, we decided to check out its Coffee Shop & Diner for breakfast. It’s a small space so we had to get there early. There’s More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Spending the Day in the Virginia Beach Sand and Sun

Fortunately all the rooms at the Belvedere were ocean-facing. Not only for the view of the beach and ocean but the sunrise.  More...

Najwa and Nduku at Tortugas Cafe & Tiki Bar
By David Gaines On Friday, August 21st, 2015

Arriving at the Belvedere Beach Resort Club in Virginia Beach

[text_output]With the summer slowly coming to a close, the ladies and I finally made our near annual trip to the beach. This year we chose Virginia Beach and decided to make it more than just a day trip. Initially More...

By David Gaines On Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Visiting Portland’s Sister City Suzhou While Still in Portland

Because of another conference being held after the conference we were at, the hotel was at full capacity. Meaning we had to check out at 12 noon. Meaning we had about five hours to kill before leaving for More...

By David Gaines On Friday, July 24th, 2015

Walking Portland, Burning Calories After One Serious Burger!

Work took me to a conference in Portland [Oregon, not Maine] for a few days. I heard a lot about Portland, about the Pacific Northwest in general, mostly about the rain, how much people like outdoor More...

By David Gaines On Friday, February 6th, 2015

Passing by the Mercedes Superdome

I was in New Orleans for work and had a moment to walk around. I didn’t take many photos, though. But I did stop by the Mercedes Superdome.  More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Day Trip Back Out to Annapolis

The ladies and I decided to take a day trip to Annapolis, MD. It’s just an hour or so down the road, but a good trip to get away for a few hours. We got something to eat, walked around, bought More...