Hawaiian Vacation 2003

The Big Island of Hawaii is in the news with the recent eruption of Mount Kilauea.  Wife and I visited the back in 2003 and were lucky enough to be able to get up close to the ‘regular’ eruption which has been going for years now. Figured now was as good a time as any to finally get these pictures migrated from the old 406 server which has since been decommissioned. The images and descriptions here were … Continue reading

The Never Ending Cruise To Nowhere

Ran across these files this morning as I was cleaning up an old server. The images here were originally posted on the site in 2004. Enjoy. My wonderful wife Amanda surprised me with a cruise for a graduation present. While she tried her best to keep this surprise from me, she did let it slip a couple of times so I knew we were going cruisin. What she DIDN’T let slip was the fact that … Continue reading

Miller Lite In The Woods of Hocking Hills

Beer Shots - Hocking Hills, OH

I snapped this Beer Shots entry a few years back when Wife and I went to Hocking Hills, Ohio for a get away weekend. We had a little cabin in the middle of the woods complete with a hot tub overlooking a ravine. It was super relaxing… especially since I had a cooler stocked with beer and wine. I catch a lot of flack from my beer drinking friends but I’ll tell you what… I … Continue reading

George Michael Photobombed My Kids

George Michael Photobomb

It’s been quite some time since I’ve done anything that I’d consider “family blogging”.  That’s certainly not because we don’t have anything going on in the Chewie household… FAR from it.  It’s more a function of me being too busy to get anything done and blogging here at 406 had sadly fallen by the waste side.  I’ve got a slew of ideas for upcoming posts so I’m hoping I’ll be a better blogger for the … Continue reading

Face Down In Cabo… Kissing The Ground

Cabo - The Cabo Wabo Cantina

The wife and I recently returned from a vacation to Cabo San Lucas to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary.  We had an absolutely wonderful time and took a SLEW of pictures (Which will be posted for sure…) One place that I simply HAD to visit while I was in Cabo was the Cabo Wabo Cantina.  I’m a huge fan of Van Halen and the Cantina is the brain child of former VH front man Sammy … Continue reading

AirTran Airways Overbooking Fail At Akron Canton Airport

AirTran Plane

As I said in a previous post I had a couple of things happen recently that were less then stellar from a customer service perspective.  Unfortunately this one took place at my favorite airport in the world Akron Canton (CAK).  Thankfully, it had really nothing to do with the airport, and everything to do with poor customer service from AirTran Airways. The family and I recently went on what has become our yearly trip to Naples, … Continue reading

Dear Best Buy… This Is Why You’re Failing

Best Buy Customer Service Fail

Unfortunately, this is going to be the first in a series of rants that will be coming to 406.  I’ve had a few unfortunate experiences recently that I simply have to get off my chest.  In today’s day of social media, blogs, etc. this is, in my humble opinion, by far the best way to deal with poor service.  Please note that I’m not always bitter… I try very hard to also share GOOD experiences … Continue reading

Beer Shots – Kicking Back In Naples

Beer Shots Naples

As I was going through the hard drive today I realize I’m falling WAY behind on the Beer Shots that I’ve taken… so… here’s one! This was pretty much a perfect afternoon.  Sitting on the lanai (a covered outdoor porch for those of you that don’t know) with my feet propped up having a beer.  I love vacation.

THE Disney Pic

On The Way Out Of Disney

So Disney World has a pretty awesome thing these days called the PhotoPass.  Essentially, they give you this card that you carry around the park with you and present to the Disney photographers when they take your picture.  Then, when you get home, you can view all of the magical Disney pics that you’ve taken while you were there.  Unfortunately, we didn’t realize just how cool this was (or really what it was) until we … Continue reading

When You Wish Upon A Star…

The Whole Gang In Florida

I reviewed recently the beginning of my vacation to Naples which didn’t start all that great.  So now that I’ve had a couple of days to decompress here’s the blow by blow rundown of our vacation. This is taken directly from the “couldn’t make this shit up if I tried” file… Thursday: After a long day at work I was super excited to get down to Florida and see my wife and kids.  Naturally, my … Continue reading