Science Center, more fun

We had a blast at the Science Center. Aside from a scary 10 minutes when Lucas was missing, having decided to go a different direction, we all enjoyed ourselves.
Beau smoked a couple racks of ribs in his backwoods smoker for dinner; we just about died and went to heaven.

Science Center, more fun

We had a blast at the Science Center. Aside from a scary 10 minutes when Lucas was missing, having decided to go a different direction, we all enjoyed ourselves.
Beau smoked a couple racks of ribs in his backwoods smoker for dinner; we just about died and went to heaven.

Nashville Accomplished!

After a trying 11-hour drive, we arrived at Beau and Ronnie’s in White Bluff, a small suburb of sorts, on the outskirts of Nashville. R&B really went out of their way to accomodate us, though unfortunately Beau still has to work today. I know how that is.
The kids are really enjoying playing with Jack and Sam. Jack, the master chef, cooked us up pancakes this morning, even making Merrill a Mickey Mouse one:) On top of Ronnie’s bacon and eggs with coffee, we had a royal breakfast today.
Today we’re going to the Discovery Science Center in Nashville; the kids should have a blast!

Grand Adventure 2008; Going West to Ken-tuck-ee

Driving to Nashville today; we got up at 5am and on the road this morning. We should be there sometime after dinner…
We’re on a big trip to visit my cousin Beau and his family, then up to Cumberland lake, and then to Lexington to visit my Grandparents. Stay tuned!

iPhone 3G Day

At 5:00am, my alarm blared, waking me (and Jean) for the geekstravaganza of iPhone 3G launch day. I rolled out to Fairoaks mall by 5:30, getting me to an already busy parking lot teeming with young people having nothing better to do that day than queue up for Apple’s latest iPhone.
So what’s so big about this? It’s not like a 3G MP3 player/phone hasn’t been released before, but there’s nothing quite like the iPhone.
The excited mall guards opened the mall by 6 and we were in. Apple has already been around to distribute AT&T rate plan cards, as well as Caribou Coffee (cream, sugar?) and Smart Water.
Stay tuned. They say there will be enough phones for us in the front of the line (I’m 45 or so of a couple hundred).
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Some days later…I got my iPhone 3G, but not after having to beg Jean to come into the store to give an appearance, she holding the title of “Account holder” for the AT&T account we have.
The kids behaved well enough while Jean fed them her info. Fortunately she was able to exit the store and not wait for the eventual two crashes of the AT&T servers, after which the iTunes servers, still unavailable and overloaded themselves, caused the Apple employees servicing me to send me home to activate in iTunes on my own…
So far the 3G is very cool; the GPS feature is pretty swift, as is the faster 3G networking is great. Of course, half the awesomeness is from the iPhone 2.0 software, to which Jean also has access, having inherited my original iPhone.