Bermuda, Day 1

We made it to Bermuda! We are here for the Bermuda Triangle Challenge and a little bit of sun. This is our third time to Bermuda and our third Challenge.

After checking in to our hotel, our first order of business was to visit the pool. Ken loves swimming and when we told him our hotel has two pools, that’s all he could think about.

After swimming, Rachel and Ken headed back to our room for a nap. I took a trip to my favorite grocery store on the island then rented a bike and went for a ride around Hamilton. I wanted to ride along the Railway Trail, but I couldn’t find it, so I stuck to the streets around the Hamilton Harbour.

When I got back from my ride, everyone was awake, so we got ready and set out for some dinner at La Trattoria. We ate a quick dinner and got back to the hotel with enough time for Ken and I to hit the pool one more time. The pool’s heated, so we spent most of our time going from hot tub to pool and back. Ken had fun and even was brave enough to dunk his head under the water.

Tomorrow we are taking the ferry in the morning to Dockyard. We haven’t been to that part of the island before and I’m looking forward to checking out the museum. Also, the Challenge starts tomorrow night with the one mile race. Here we go!

New Wheels

I got a new bike last week and between the bitter cold and a few inches of snow, I was not able to ride it around town until today. Ken and I have been talking about getting this bike for a couple months and it was all he could do to contain his excitement for today’s ride.

We started the morning off with a ride over to a pastry shop near the library and stopped in the library to get new books. We then headed over to the bike shop to get a mightier kickstand and then over to get a copies of our keys made. Exciting stuff, no, but Ken had a great morning taking it all in from the second row.

The bike, itself, is a VanMoof SmartBike and designed for the city. It’s got anti-theft bolts on all components and GSM tracking in case it gets stolen. Probably overkill, but I wanted something sturdy that would be low maintenance and this seemed like the bike. At the very least, Ken approves.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Kenneth!

Happy Birthday, Kenneth! I remember holding you for the first time, like it was yesterday. And I hope I never forget the feeling. You were so small, but you felt comfortable in my arms.

You are a smart little boy and always know what you want. I’ve enjoy playing Hide ‘n Seek with you and riding our bikes through the apartment together. I can’t wait until the weather turns nice and we can ride all over town in our new bike/bikeseat.

You are such an active guy, always running, jumping, climbing and throwing, but you are also kind to your friends. You make me so proud to be your dad.

Happy Birthday. Love, Dad.

PGP Key

I’ve become more interested in secure communications over the last couple months, for no particular reason, other than it’s an interesting field. I’ve started using a few of the secure messaging apps and am trying to get comfortable with PGP.

Here’s my public key if you have anything important to send me.

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Kenneth at 16 Months

Kenneth in the park

Kenneth is a bit over 16 months old right now and he is so much fun to be with. He is learning new things everyday and is currently focused on jumping. He’s been able to get off the ground with both feet a few times and can usually land without falling over. He also tries to repeat many different words that we say, not quite getting them right just yet, but he’s working on them.

Kenneth jumping

He and I are starting to settle into a routine. When he wakes up, I make him scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast. I always ask him if he wants eggs and he always responds with a quick “yeah!”. I think go to work and get home about 90 minutes before bedtime. Rachel makes us dinner and then Ken and I get some time to play and watch a few minutes of cartoons before he heads off to bed. He’s a happy guy, always up for anything.

On the weekends, Ken and I get to spend a lot more time together. We usually go to a few different playgrounds and lately have been meeting up with Rachel for breakfast after she coaches for Moms in Training up at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Swinging

At the playground

Hamming it up

Watching TV

In the tubes

Sliding