Arriving at the Belvedere Beach Resort Club in Virginia Beach

Najwa and Nduku at Tortugas Cafe & Tiki Bar

[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 we were going to pick a cheap(er) hotel further inland, perhaps a Holiday Inn or something, but the thought of having to trek it back and More...

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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...

By David Gaines On Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Venturing Off The Beaten Path to a Place Called Nancy’s Airfield Cafe

On the way back from our New England trip, we decided to get something to eat. Instead of something cheap and easy just off the highway, we went way off the beaten path until we found a place called More...

By David Gaines On Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Taking a Day Trip to Luray Caverns in the Shenandoah Mountains

Usually the ladies and I would head to the beach for the holidays, but the weather wasn’t cooperating. So we headed underground, making a day trip to Luray Caverns in the Shenandoah Mountains. On More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Najwa Makes Her Dewey Beach Debut

What to do for Labor Day weekend? Reminiscing about last year’s trip to the beach, I wasn’t so sure if I wanted to take Najwa back, but Nduku is a sucker for sun, sand and ocean. So off to the More...

By David Gaines On Monday, August 1st, 2011

Najwa’s First Trip To The Beach

When Najwa was 3 months old [maybe 4] giving her a bath was like subjecting her to waterboarding. Maybe the water’s too hot? Not hot enough? Maybe all babies let out bloodcurdling screams when the More...

Natalie with Nduku and Najwa
By David Gaines On Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Najwa’s First Road Trip: City of Brotherly Love

Nduku and I both have traveled before our paths met in Washington, DC. And we both want Najwa to have that same opportunity to travel as well. So, we spontaneously took a trip for Valentine’s Day More...