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Las Vegas for Valentine’s

We just got back from a nice 5-day Valentine’s vacation in  Las Vegas.

Mostly, we kicked back and enjoyed the down time. We stayed with Marielena and Jorge (MC’s sister and husband) who lives in Vegas.  We enjoyed a few nights out having dinner, visited with her brother Luis who also lives in Vegas.

For entertainment,  we went to a Bobby Caldwell concert;  got to enjoy the Cirque Du Soleil “MYSTERE” show at Treasure Island and did a bit of shopping.

One more day of vacation left and then its back to the daily grind at work.

 

Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Disneyland with the Italian Students

As some of you may know, we have two Italian high school students living with us for a few weeks. It’s part of a student exchange program at Joaquin’s school. MC, Joaquin and our two Italian students off to Disneyland for the weekend.

It started out as a day trip but the excitement got to them and they decided they were going to make it a two day event Park Hopper Tickets for Four…..

  • $600 Food & Lodging…..
  • $300 Gas (Expedition w/ 14 MPG) ….
  • $100 The smiles on their faces… Priceless!
 

Posted by on November 13, 2010 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Webelos Day 2010

Another fun scouting day.  Our Boy Scout Troop hosts a Webelos Day every year as a community service and recruitment activity. The event was held at Rohr Park in Chula Vista and attended by ~100 Webelos scouts and their leaders. Our scouts helped the Webelos boys earn their badges in:   – Citizen   – Naturalist   – Readyman   – Scientist

 

Posted by on October 24, 2010 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Houston, we have an Eagle!

On October 6th, 2010, Joaquin finally did it.  He has his eagle rank in Scouts.  Only 3% of all scouts achieve this top rank. His board of review was a panel of five members from BSA counsel who interviewed him and his accomplishments in scouting over the past years. For more information on Joaquin and his Eagle Project, go to our family site at mcorum.com

 

Posted by on October 6, 2010 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Art Walk on the Bay

With the Safety Congress event behind us (Thursday & Friday), we decided to stay at the hotel another day. From our room up on the 14th floor, we could see all of the activity in progress for the Art Walk on the Bay event that starts Saturday morning.  We thought it would be a great way to start out the weekend and enjoy a bit of San Diego. All we had to do is walk right out the front door of the hotel and we would be right in the middle of the event. Hilton Bay Front Hotel There were roughly 80-100 booths setup.  Some of the art work was simply amazing.  Many of the displays were paintings from acrylic to water-color, some wood decorative items and a number of custom glass artists.    A few hours later, we had covered the Art Walk event from one end to the other. As we started to head out, I noticed a corner booth that I thought we missed.  Wow, glad I noticed this little gem.  The artist, Gustavo Santana, makes etchings in glass all by hand. MC noticed a giraffe item that she wanted for her collection at home.  Well,  if she had to buy something, so did I.  We walked away with two of his prized glass works.

 

Posted by on September 18, 2010 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Bachelor Party at Punta Piedra

MC’s cousin is getting married in October (Alex). Instead of the traditional wild and crazy bachelor/bachelorette party, Alex and Julieta chose to have a combined outing where they can both just relax and hang with friends. The event was held at Punta Piedra, a home that MC’s mom built from scratch. The house sits right on the edge of the water with a fantastic ocean view. Very romantic. They brought in a chef and serving staff to cater the event. The food was great as well as the weather. We had a nice evening.

 

Posted by on September 11, 2010 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Tony Robbins’s Unleash the Power

07/29/2010: Tony Robbins’s Unleash the Power MC, Joaquin and I just finished a 4-day packed event with Tony Robbins and his ‘Unleash the Power’ seminar in Long Beach. Talk about getting pumped up. It’s amazing that he can keep a crowd of 3,000 going strong for 12-14 hours at a time. We totally enjoyed the event and would recommend it to anyone. Both Joaquin and MC did the fire walk. I elected not to sear my toes together. Something just doesn’t seem right when asked to go barefoot and walk across 2000 degrees of glowing hot coals.

 

Posted by on July 29, 2010 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Las Vegas & Zipline Fun

03/06/2010: Las Vegas & Zipline Fun It’s MC’s sister’s 50th birthday celebration (Marielena). Off to Las Vegas for the weekend. Marielena has a new slogan “Fearless”. She discovered a zipline adventure about 30 minutes outside of town near Bolder City. It boasts that it has some of the fastest lines around. Yep. Eight of us headed off for several hours of pure fun and excitement. Our photos are here.

 

Posted by on March 6, 2010 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Finalizing mcorum.com web site

10/11/2009: Finalizing mcorum.com web site Well, we finally published the mcorum.com web site. I’ve been playing with it off and on for months and finally just said… Do it! The layout has always been the issue. I changed the theme from one format to another and then changed it again to something else. I settled on a original theme taken from WordPress called “sliding door”. Not the best but it works for now. As part of the site, I created this static page called “Mike’s Blog Notes”. I wanted to replicate the old-school greenbar paper look. I think I did a good job.

 

Posted by on October 11, 2009 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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