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Zip Line Kid & Dad go Snowboarding in NEMO

Just got back from snowboarding at Surf Park in Magnolia (no, we didn’t drive).  Snow is sticky and boarding is a little slow.  But once you make a path the speed picks up.  Tomorrow at Stage Fort Park will be … Continue reading

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Zip Line Kid Loves Nemo

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Zip Line Kid Video of crane loading freshly cut trees – with commentary

Zip Line Kid shows a clear appreciation for the power and spectacle of what can be accomplished using big equipment. Another kid-friendly night of music starts at 6pm in all 4 Cape Ann towns.  Excellent live music continues into the … Continue reading

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New Years Day Rocky Neck Plunge Video w/ GMG Stars

After shooting plunge prep, the Zip Line Kid gave me his camera to shoot all the brave souls who took the plunge with a warm ending at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center with gracious hostess, Karen Ristuben.

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Zip Line Kid Shoots GMG Plunge Prep

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Using his new Christmas present, the Zip Line Kid completes his first photo shoot assignment for GMG.  I think the kid’s got a future at this!

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P&V’s LOL #7: You’re freezing when it’s colder than your age

Of course, this LOL is only true for those of us who use the temperature scale developed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer, Mr. Fahrenheit. This Law of Life, was inspired by Kevin Ricci of The Village Restaurant in Essex, … Continue reading

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Zip Line Kid Films Sled Jumping @ Stage Fort Park ~ with commentary

Filmed by John Van Ness (Zip Line Kid) using his new Christmas present (Nikon Coolpix) with a little help from Dad. Commentary by Julia Amero & John Van Ness.  Edited by Dad.

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Zip Line Kid builds it up and knocks it down

Isn’t it fun to watch what kids will do with junk?  Last year John built a Zip Line with stuff from the garage (see those videos here).  Watch his balancing act from today: Nope, he’s not playing with any of … Continue reading

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Zip Line Kid & Friend Pier Jumping in October ~ Why would I want to live anywhere else on Earth?

Days like today confirm our decision years ago to move to Gloucester was spot on!  Check this out (Magnolia Pier 10/20/12: Air 68, Water 58, Winds WSW 15-20mph, Seas 6-8ft.)

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What is this Creature??

We found this on our tomatoe plant tonight.  Does anyone know what this is?? Pictures by the zip line kid using his phone.

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Harbor Walk, Harbor Loop, Blues Fest, Farmers Market …

There’s just too much going on this week to fit into one post a day, so today we’re just going to step back, catch our breath and review what’s coming up. Let’s start with music.  We’ve been adding new shows almost … Continue reading

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“Wish I could be wrong that often and get paid that much”

That’s what I hear people say when weather predictions fail, as they did this week.  The Harbor Loop Concert and Seafood Throwdown were both canceled on Thursday due to warnings of severe thunderstorms and flash floods.  Not a drop of … Continue reading

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“Stay in the street,” we tell the Zip Line Kid, who sees 20 friends at the Block Party

No pictures (if you want pictures click here).  Just a quick note to say that one main goal of the Block Parties (to build community) was realized last night for kids and adults alike. Now that John has his own … Continue reading

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You know you’re in the middle of a paradigm shift when the best way to inspire the Zip Line Kid to read & write over the summer turns out to be getting him a phone

My aunt says not to worry.  “You just don’t see 9-year-old boys curling up with a good book during the summer.” Why should I listen?  My Aunt Mary taught “grammar school” for decades; plus she taught me all the 2nd … Continue reading

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Pier Tag & Diving with Zip Line Kid @ Magnolia Pier

Pre-K to college kids to grandpa.  Everybody jumps off Magnolia pier. In this video, we catch part of a game of Pier Tag, followed by some aerial acrobatics and the Zip Line Kid’s first jump off the railing.  Given the … Continue reading

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Zip Line Kid shows you how to chop wood and use a socket set to fix a wagon

When we built the zip line (See those videos here), we had to chop down some trees and since yesterday wasn’t much of a beach day, John decided to chop them up and fix his wagon so he could haul … Continue reading

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Zip Line Kid Saves Bird Nest & Eggs

Well, our son John has a new project this week.  While repairing our roof, we displaced a bird nest with eggs in it and John moved the nest with some help from Vickie, who’s been talking to the bird for … Continue reading

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Zip Line Update ~ Neighborhood Friends Pick Up the Speed.

Here’s a zip line update for all of you who have asked about it.  You may remember last week we showed you John’s improved zip line (see here if you missed it).  Well the neighborhood kids decided they wanted to see … Continue reading

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Homemade Zip Line Improved

Last Sunday we showed you a video of our son’s homemade zip line built with stuff found in the garage.  He used a PVC elbow in place of a pulley because we didn’t have one. As the week went on, friction … Continue reading

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Homemade Zip Line ~ engineering by a 9-year-old using stuff from the gerage

Well we don’t usually like to brag about our super talented son :) but today we will.  Not only did he come up with the idea, design and test this zip line himself, he even gave us credit for the … Continue reading

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