Archive for the ‘Vehicle’ Category

Pre-K Transportation Day

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

I got to go back to Rilianne’s school this morning for Transportation Day!  Rilianne got to interact with all different types of vehicles.  She had a blast!

LJPS Morning Car Pool Line

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Rilianne still loves school and she is still thriving at Lake Joy Primary. Each morning in the car pool line, she has to hang out the window and see who is around us. This morning, we were idling right next to her best friend Connor. Before pre-K, Rilianne went to daycare with Connor. They have been together their entire lives!

They had a full conversation about where their Elves (on the shelf) were this morning.

Car Pool Socializing with Rilianne

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Tristan is now a Licensed Driver!

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Contour Airlines MCN > BWI

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

This week, I used an unfamiliar airline to travel to Washington, D.C. and back.  Contour Airlines flies out of Macon to Baltimore.  Despite an initial delay, the flight was excellent.

On the way to Baltimore, I was in seat 1-A.  Usually, I have about 22 inches of leg room. In this seat, I had 22 feet!  It was amazing.

On the plane, there are two seats on one side and one seat on the other. So I had both an aisle and a window seat!

The main reason for taking Contour, was being able to fly in and out of Macon. The airport is only a ten minute drive from my house. Atlanta would have been a two hour drive and I would have needed to get there super early.  Flying out of Macon is so easy!

I’ve never flown over my home town before. Looking down, I immediately spotted the warehouses that I pass every day on the way to work. There’s the new Amazon warehouse, the Tractor Supply warehouse, and the Hillshire Brands warehouse.

I also snapped this picture of my old elementary school. Or, to be more accurate, the remnants of my old elementary school and the new building that replaced it.

Then we flew towards downtown. What a view!

I was able to snap a couple of pictures of the building that I work in every day.

After all of the familiar territory had passed, I settled in by reading the available magazine – Macon Magazine. Occasionally I read these at doctors offices or other waiting rooms. It was great to have them on board.

As we flew over North Carolina and Virginia, I saw the snowfall that had taken place in the days before.

Since the flight goes to/from Baltimore, there is a commuter train to take into Washington. It was super easy.

On the way home, I didn’t have seat A-1. I had A-3.  But I still couldn’t reach the seat in front of me with my foot.

The Contour flights were fantastic and I can’t wait to take them again!

Baby’s First Snowman

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Although Tristan and Mackenzie got a snow day yesterday, Kimberlie and I did not. We got up and got the baby ready for daycare, which was surprisingly open.

On the way to the car, I stopped so she could check out the snow. She wasn’t sure what to think about it and she didn’t understand why it was sticking to her hands.

All the way to the day care, she pointed out the snow. At the day care, they gave each child a pile of snow to play with.

Once we were back home and done with work, there was still a little snow left, so I sent her outside with Tristan and Mackenzie to make a snowman. Here is . . . baby’s first snowman.

Snow Day 2018

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

We woke up this morning to a beautiful snow day. Unfortunately, adults don’t really get snow days so both of us made the trip to Macon for work.

Here are some photos of my car, my house, and my job covered in the beautiful dusting of snow.


2017 Disney Cruise: Castaway Cay

Friday, October 13th, 2017

On Friday the 13th, we arrived at Castaway Cay. Castaway Cay has always been one of my favorite places in the world. Even with the breathtaking islands we visited, I still love Castaway Cay.

Tristan, Mackenzie, and I got up really early and went to the staging area for the Castaway Cay 5K.

While we were waiting to run and then running, Kimberlie took Rilianne to various points on the island.

Starting the race:

Finishing the race:

After the race, we enjoyed the island, the beach, the splash pad, and most of all, paradise.

On the way back to the ship, I took this photo of my favorite transportation vessel on the planet.

2017 Disney Cruise: Grand Cayman Islands

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

I believe my family has discovered one of our favorite locations in the caribbean — the Grand Cayman Islands.  This place is beyond beautiful. The water is so shallow that the cruise ships park about a half mile from shore and tender ships take you the rest of the way.

Rilianne loved the tender boat ride:

It is interesting how random animals walk around the islands in the caribbean. In Jamaica, there were goats. In the Cayman Islands, there were chickens.

A view of the cruise ships from the island.

After shopping and exploring the island a little, we boarded a bus to take us to our excursion — a catamaran ride Stingray City.

The catamaran ride was awesome. We made friends with others on the boat.

At Stingray City, we found the biggest stingrays I have ever seen. I didn’t even know they grew that large!  You could hold them, kiss them, pet them, take photos, etc. It was amazing and definitely one of the highlights of the trip!

After departing Stingray City, we rode over to a reef where we snorkeled. The snorkeling was amazing as well!

One the way back, the captain let Tristan drive for a bit. He loved it!

While the baby slept, Mackenzie got to drive too!

On the way back to the tender boats, I snapped this picture of the Cayman Island’s version of a yield sign.

Yellow Big Truck

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Rilianne recently learned what a truck is. When we ride down the interstate, she says “big truck” at all of the semis. When we pass a school bus, she calls it a “yellow big truck”.

Every morning, she has to go outside and watch the “yellow big truck” pick up Tristan and Mackenzie and wave goodbye to them.