Sunday, October 27, 2013

Kids Triathlon

One of the best parts of working for the school system is my ability to meet so many awesome kiddos and teachers.  Constantly, I'm amazed by how many activities they're up to outside of the classroom.  So, when someone asked if I'd take action shots of my tiny tots competing in this past weekend's Kids Triathlon how could I say no?  

I was there for only three hours, but I somehow managed to take close to 2,000 photos.  
Here's a few of  my favorites though.  Hopefully, you enjoy! 
The transition spot was the first stop for all 65 competitors.
Each needed to rack their bikes, while parents laid out towels and warm clothes. 
Then, it was time to get numbered.  
And, sometimes dads were needed to help out with last minute goggle placement. 
Who says it's all about the competition?  The day wouldn't be fun without a few laughs along the way! 
And, they're off. 

Those legs were just a kicking as the swimming finish line was in site.  

A quick transition was needed as kiddos left their wet towels behind and tore off for a 6 mile bike ride. 

Following the final push-through, it was all smiles as a special medal presentation greeted every racer.  

And, of course there were sweet moments like this, as parents rejoiced with their children on a job well done! 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Few Favorite Videos

Dublin City Schools has certainly been keeping me busy.  Here's a look at a few of my favorite pieces! 

1) World School Milk Day:  Got Milk? mustaches were the greatest accessory
as the elementary schools celebrated World School Milk Day!
2) Dublin Middle School Homecoming:  Talk about your Irish Pride! From tiny tots to DMS alum, the Shamrock Bowl was filled with fans cheering on the Boys of Fall as they took on the East Laurens Falcons for Homecoming 2013.
3) Hillcrest Elementary Field Day:  It's Field Day at Hillcrest Elementary!  So, students and teachers hit the ground running.  From 8:30-3, they participated in events like tug-of-war, the obstacle course, egg and spoon races, and sidewalk chalk drawing.  You could definitely call it a fun day for all!
So, what do you think?  Aren't the kiddos in our school system the absolute cutest! 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Allentown's A&A Restaurant & Convenience

To G.R.I.T.S. few pieces of periodicals can compete with Southern Living.   It's the ultimate guide to Southern culture, recipes, travel, and events.  So, when I discovered a local, Middle Georgia eatery was recently featured I had to try their burgers, despite the fact that I rarely eat red meat.  

Nestled in Allentown, A&A Restaurant & Convenience is your typical family-owned, country diner where locals gather for juicy burgers.  Everyone seems to know one another, and there's just as many people crammed in the kitchen as there is sitting at a table.

I'd read the french fries were nothing to write home about, so after grabbing a super sweet tea , I ordered a cheese burger with all the fixings and a side of fried okra.  My dad opted for chicken and a Pee Wee burger.  The waitress compared its size to a Krystal, but when the patty arrived it was large enough to be a Krystal double or triple!

My plate arrived, and immediately I could tell I was in for a treat.  The homemade, griddle-fried half pounder was served just to my liking.  And, the crispy fried okra was piled high with plenty to share.

The best part of course was the price…my dad and I ate for less than $20, including tip.  I'd say it's well worth the trip and a place  where it's good to be a regular.  So, the next time you're making a trip down I-16 give it a try.  But, don't stop in too late.  They take their last order of the evening at 7:00pm.