New York City With The Parents

This weekend we decided to head to NYC.  After my parents drove down to Orlando, we got them in the inflight simulator as well as flight simulator.  The inflight simulator demonstrates the safety equipment on the Airbus A320, and does limited motion, such as a failed take off or a water landing.  The flight simulator… Continue reading New York City With The Parents

Cancun Weekend Getaway – Grand Parnassus All Inclusive

For Kaitlin’s Birthday we decided to head to Cancun, MX and spend the weekend at the Grand Parnassuss All Inclusive Resort and Spa.  The resort was excellent, as was the service.  The only complaint I can think of would be that the buffet food for lunch wasn’t amazing, and the mini golf was closed at… Continue reading Cancun Weekend Getaway – Grand Parnassus All Inclusive

Airshow at NAS JAX – Featuring the Blue Angels

Today we (my parents, Kaitlin, and myself) had the chance to visit the Jacksonville Navy Base and watch the Blue Angels at the Jacksonville Air Show.  It was very cold, so attendance was low, which made getting out easy, but also made it darn miserable to stand there taking photos!

Weekend in West Virginia

This weekend Kaitlin and I hopped on a JetBlue flight from Orlando International Airport (MCO) to Dulles Airport (IAD), grabbed a rental car and headed towards West Virginia for some horseback riding and whitewater tubing.  We stayed at a cheap hotel in a small town near Harpers Ferry, WV, which turned out to be a… Continue reading Weekend in West Virginia

Fireworks at Lake Eola

Tonight Kaitlin and I went to “Red Hot and Boom” at Lake Eola, and annual event hosted by the City of Orlando.  I took some video, which should hopefully give those of you who find this while Googling next year an expectation of what you’re going to see.  I would suggest parking as far away… Continue reading Fireworks at Lake Eola

Washington DC Getaway

Since I had been in Washington DC all week for a MarkLogic training event, I decided to talk Kaitlin into flying into Dulles Airport (IAD) to meet me for a weekend of sight seeing.  There was a jetBlue flight out of Orlando at 1:15pm with plenty of seats open, so she was able to fly… Continue reading Washington DC Getaway

Fun with Manatees at Crystal River

Since I had never done a manatee tour, I thought it would be a fun weekend getaway.  Kaitlin and I booked reservations with Florida Manatee Tours in Crystal River, FL.  Because the weather had been warmer recently, the manatees were hanging out in the bay, where visibility is low, and weren’t in the spring area… Continue reading Fun with Manatees at Crystal River