Aug 24, 2013 - Thoughts, Trips, Weekend Trips    No Comments

Visit to The Moundsville Prison

Life behind bars! Those three words are very scary. We took a trip to a local prison today. We have been in many prisons on tours before but this one was different. It’s difference is that is recently closed in 1995. YOu can still feel the pain and sorrow once you cross the main gate and enter the cell blocks.

I have watch a few You Tube videos on prisons after our visit and I was surprised to find some stories and felt it could happen to anyone. Once such story was of a real-estate agent who left the bar one night and had a little to much to drink. On his way home he hit someone and killed them. Now he is serving time inside. Think how many times you left a bar or party thinking I can make it home. Stop next time and just spend the night where you are. You do not want to go inside!


Aug 18, 2013 - Brewing, Pictures, Wine    No Comments

Visit Local Wineries

Today we took a ride to visit a local winery store that was recently put into a local shopping plaza. At first I thought from where this store is located that the prices would be out of our range. We were pleased to learn that the prices were on track with many other wineries that we have visited from Virginia to Pa.

This is a quick pic I grabbed while in the store.

Winery Robunson

Aug 17, 2013 - Cell Phones    No Comments

New Cell Phone Nokia 928

I finally did it I pulled the trigger and bought a new phone. Not just any phone I went way off course and bought a Windows phone. I always said I would never run Windows on my phones but after watching Windows Weekly and following Paul Thurrott I thought I would take the plunge.

I am not convinced or not that this phone is bad or good. I do not like the shape of the phone but I think a case may fix this issue. Also there are some differences in the apps as to other phones.

I will do some follow up posts on this phone over time. I have 12 days to like it or return it. So far it is a joy to use and I would recommend it.



Aug 10, 2013 - Pictures, Thoughts    No Comments

Final School Cloths Shopping

Well at least for public school. This is the final school cloths shopping for my senior. This is I guess what you would call bitter sweet. If you children are still growing spend a lot of time with them. Now that mine is getting ready to enter her last year in school and has her eyes set on Air Force Nursing she will trade in her old faded jeans for some blue uniforms.

What ever she does in the future I will be proud of her. Just as I am with my son and other girls. I wanted to share this picture I grabbed while looking for cloths in a local store.

Senior Shopping

Aug 7, 2013 - Pictures    No Comments

Double Rainbow

We lasted through a powerful thunder storm this evening. It has been a very wet summer with the ground being over saturated. Sometimes after a storm you get lucky enough to grab a picture. I was getting ready for dinner and looked out the window and this is what I saw.

Chrome Carts

Jul 29, 2013 - Cooking, Food    No Comments

Good Old Home Cooking

I don’t feel that many families cook at home anymore. I think it is just to easy for everyone to stop on the way home for work and grab some kind of fast food. But with that we are making American kids fat and obese.

There is a show on TV called Diners, Dives and Drive Inn’s that I really enjoy. When I watch this show I look for meals that will be something different for our family. In a recent episode I watched as a cook made Chicken Pies. These are little pot pies.

So I took some time and roasted a chicken and made the Chicken Pies. They turned out great and my family loved them.

What I am telling everyone reading this blog that sometime and cook for your family.

Here is a picture of the little tasty pot pies.

Pot Pie Pockets

Jul 28, 2013 - Brewing, Live Show    No Comments

Getting Ready to Bottle the Cider

Well after two weeks of brewing our new batch of hard apple cider we are ready to bottle. I bought these bottles sometime ago and used them for beer. I thought this would be a perfect time to pull them back out and get them ready for this new brew.

I will be doing a live taste test on my live show on Wednesday night around 8:30 PM EST. I will also have my wife on camera to share in the experience.

To join us in the show use this link:

Hard Cider

Jul 27, 2013 - Day Trips    No Comments

Great Golf Outing

Penn Commercial did it once again! We had a great golf outing playing with the local college. We are invited each year to the outing because we intern Penn Commercial students.

This year Jeff and I played with two ladies. This helped our team having some powerful hitters.

One thing that was really nice is having a GPS in the cart. You pull up to your ball and you see how far it is to the hole.
New TV

Jul 20, 2013 - Brewing, Day Trips, Wine    No Comments

A Day With My Wife and Sister

We like to take this trip at least once a year. This is a trip to the Amish country in Sugar Creek Ohio. On the way this year we decided for the first time to pull off at this Winery that we spotted.

I have to say this was the best start of any trip to the Amish Country. We had a great time taste testing. We then sat down with our favorite for a glass before moving on.

Pictured here are my sister on the Left window side and my wife on the Right.

Amish Country

This is a picture of my glass.

Amish Country

Jul 16, 2013 - Pictures, Thoughts, Trips    No Comments

Reporting From Hoboken NJ.

My wife and the girls visited the bakery today. They could not wait to call me after leaving the bakery and getting into the car. They walked right in NO LINES! Next after getting there I guess the Cake Boss’s mom was coming out to get some air. This is cool in many ways if you are a fan of a show and you get to grab a picture with one of the people on the show.

We went a year ago to Vegas and didn’t have a chance to see and of the Pawn Guys?

Here is the picture that the had taken from someone coming into the store that could not hold the camera steady.

Mary Girl Cake Boss Trip