By Drew Bennett

Husband, Dad, Blogger, Photographer, Transformers Fan and Wired Kayaker

  • Team Stark Representing
    Photo-A-Day #4039

    I flew out to California today for a top secret adventure tomorrow. I’m so excited to see what I’m going to see. I can’t say anything specific about it though. So I will tell you about a conversation that I had at the airport. I was standing in line at Dunkin Donuts and a gentleman in front of me asked is I die in the Civil War. I was confused. I told him that Iron Man doesn’t die in the Civil War. See, I was wearing my Team Stark shirt from MixedTees.com. He then asked me if I participated in Civil War reenactments. I then explained to him that there was a movie coming out from Marvel. I got a bit of a chuckle over that.

    My flights were good. While I was flying I watched some shows that I had downloaded to my phone, read some comics, played LEGO Avengers of the 3DS and also watched a movie.

    When I arrived at my hotel I checked in and then went to get something to eat. I went to a place called Bea Bea’s that served breakfast all day. I had some incredible crepes and bacon and eggs. Then back to the hotel and some relaxing and blogging before it was time to catch up with everyone for dinner. We went to a place called Hyperion Public. They had some incredible food like avocado fries. Delicious. I also got a pretzel with what they call O.M.G. sauce, it was great. I saved some for the homemade chips that came with my BLTA, that was a Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Avocado sandwich with some Sriracha sauce. Then as a group we split a couple of desserts like the donut sundae.

    Donut Sundae

    More in today’s video.

    #4039
  • Wild Kratts Wild Animal Babies DVD

    This new Wild Kratts DVD is available everywhere tomorrow. Andrew and I got an advanced copy and got to watch the four episodes on the DVD. Opinions about the DVD and book are our own.

    The DVD and Book were very cute and I am noticing that Andrew is picking up all sorts of knowledge from the Wild Kratts Show these days. We will be having dinner and he will say something about some animal or the meaning to some big word and we will ask him where he learned that and he will reply, “Wild Kratts!” I’m very happy that he is learning so much from this show and that he likes something educational. The Kratts’ show is one that I wholeheartedly enjoy myself.

    Wild Kratts Wild Animal Babies Step 2 Book

    The book is also quite nice and with Andrew nearing Kindergarten age it is more and more important to challenge him with reading. He’s smart enough that he is picking things up. With books based on things that he already likes it makes sitting down to read with him that much easier and more enjoyable. I think that the more we work on books like these the better he will get at reading overall.

    More about the book and dvd below. read more!

  • The Women of Captain America Civil War
    Photo-A-Day #4038

    Today I continue on with my pre Captain America: Civil War celebrations and I unbox some more of my Funko figures. This time around the figures that I unbox are the women of Captain America: Civil War. I have the new Scarlet Witch, and Black Widow along with a character that has her first figure, Agent 13, Sharon Carter. I already have two previous versions of Black Widow including one with her carrying Captain America’s shield. I also have the version of Scarlet Witch from Avengers: Age of Ultron. These are some great figures.

    These new female figures have one very special enhancement that should have been a part of all the previous female characters across all the different series of figures? These each have a small clear stand so that they can stand up without any problem. Now these new ones can be easily displayed without any fear of them falling. I’m happy about that.

    #4038
  • Crossbones and Cap square off
    Photo-A-Day #4037

    A fairly quiet day today. Got a good afternoon of sleep and then woke up to record today’s vlog. I’m working on unboxing each of my Marvel Funko Pop figures for Captain America: Civil War. Today I decided upon opening the villain of the movie, yeah there are a couple of actual villains and not just the good guys fighting each other. One villain is Crossbones who is a character from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He’s back and has been enhanced after being blown up in one of the Helicarrier explosions. The Target exclusive shows him battle damaged and that shows how he was badly burned. I’m figuring that he got his enhancements from the other baddie, Baron Zemo. We’ll see. I’m going to be seeing on Thursday night in IMAX! I cannot wait.

    Also in the video I unbox my Classic Wolverine Pop and my Guardians of the Galaxy Star Lord Pop, one I thought I had but did not. I’ll have to get out all my individual collections to shoot them.

    I also found a few Hot Wheels from 2015 at Big Lots. Lot’s of purple and trucks.

    #4037
  • Andrew with Remote Control XPV Skating Mikey
    Photo-A-Day #4036

    It was a pretty good Friday. Andrew and I started the day with some play time at Finberg Field. I brought with us two new RC toys. I had the XPV Avengers Rollover Rumbler which is a two sided vehicle with Iron Man on one side and Captain America on the other. The other vehicle was the XPV RC Skating Mikey which is a skateboard with Michelangelo from the Ninja Turtles. We stopped off at Big Lots for drinks and a snack and some C size batteries. Then we took one of the basketball courts and tore it up with the vehicles.

    We played there for a long time and then headed over to the playground. Andrew had a great time playing on the playground equipment. He’s getting bolder and more skilled. He was sliding down the fireman pole and then flying through the air on the zipline. He was all over the place. I was glad to see it because with all his running around and having fun he was getting tired out.

    We had a quick lunch at home and then hopped in the car to go to Sears. I’m doing something with Sears on Tuesday. Andrew fell asleep on the way home. He slept for a couple of hours and I was able to get an hour of shuteye, too. That put me in a decent mood before heading to work to have that change.

    #4036

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