Thursday, January 18, 2007

Snow Day

We discovered one of the big problems with year-round schools today when Wake County schools got a "Snow Day" for the light sprinkling of snow we got here in the Triangle but because Max is "tracked-out" at the moment, he didn't even get a day off of school out of the deal.


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I've posted a few pictures of the kids playing outside over at Flickr.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

The Weather is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful!

One of my favorite Jimmy Buffett songs has always been "When the Coast is Clear" from the Floridays album. Since neither of us are really ocean swimmers nor do our complexions play well with long afternoons in the sun, Liz and I both seem to enjoy the beach more during the offseason, when "the tourist traps are empty."

When we saw the weather forecast for the North Carolina coast this weekend was highs in the low 70s, we threw the kids in the minivan and headed to the beach for the day on Saturday. We spent the afternoon out on the beach at Fort Fisher and then visited the NC Aquarium south of Wilmington. If this is what Global Warming is all about, it doesn't sound that bad! :)

It was Molly's first trip to the ocean, and the first one that Max can remember so it was quite an adventure. I've posted quite a few pictures from the trip over at Flickr.

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

You Just Can't Do This With E-Mail

Try this with someone's email address....from The Sun in the UK...
A Welsh steelworker addressed a Christmas card to an old friend by drawing a map showing the approximate location of the town his friend had moved to -- and the crafty Royal Mail actually delivered the card in nine days. The map sported the addressee's name and a dot in south-west Cornwall with the legend "SOMEWHERE HERE."