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Saturday, January 14, 2017

RV Camping

The past 5 years have been an exciting time for the Bragg family. Back in 2012 we bought our first RV. It was a used Coachman Class C. In 2014, we traded in and bought a new Winnebago Vista 35 B (with Bunks) Class A (bus style). Here is a list of places we visited over the past 5 years.

2012

  • May - Westmoreland State Park, VA
  • June - KOA Fredericksburg, VA
  • July - Bethpage RV Resort, Urbanna, VA (Coachmen Rally)
  • August - Lake Anna State Park, VA
  • September - Jellystone, Natural Bridge, VA


2013

  • April - KOA Fredericksburg, VA
  • June - Grey's Point Campground, Urbanna, VA
  • June-July - Florida Trip #1
    • Walmart
    • St Augustine Beach KOA, St. Augustine, FL
    • Harbor Lakes RV Resort, Port Charlotte, FL
    • Pensacola Beach RV Park, Pensacola, FL
    • The Great Outdoors RV Resort, Franklin, NC (http://gorvresort.com/)
  • August - Delaware Beaches Jellystone, DE
  • August-September - Florida Trip #2
    • Walmart
    • Big Lagoon State Park in Perdido KEY, FL (http://www.floridastateparks.org/biglagoon/)
    • Walmart


    2014

    • January - Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg, VA (JAN)
    • March-April - Jellystone, Luray, VA (MAR-APR)
    • May - KOA Fredericksburg (MAY)
    • June - Lucky Strike Gold Mine and Campground, Marion, NC (JUN) (Father's Day)
    • June-July - Bethpage RV Resort, Urbanna, VA (JUN-JUL)
    • July - Jellystone Luray, VA (JUL)
    • September - New England Trip
      • Atlantic City, NJ
      • KOA - New York City, NY
      • Salem, MA - Day Trip
      • York Beach, ME
      • KOA - Twin Mountains, NH
      • KOA - Niagara Falls Canada


      2015

      • March - KOA, Natural Bridge, VA
      • April - KOA, Fredericksburg, VA
      • May - Misty Mountain, VA
      • June - Lucky Strike Gold mine and Campground, Marion, NC (Father's Day)
      • July - Bethpage RV Resort, Urbanna, VA 
      • 31 Jul - 2 Aug Jellystone Luray, VA
      • 29 Aug - 7 Sep - Lakewood Camp Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC
      • 08-11 October - Camp Wilderness Campground, Doswell, VA (Kings Dominion)
      • 19-25 December - Sherwood Forest, Kissimmee, FL (Universal Studios)


      2016

      • 29 Apr-1 May - Jellystone Luray, VA
      • 20-22 May - Americamps RV Resort, Richmond, VA
      • 16-22 June - Vein Mountain LDMA Gold Camp, Vein Mountain, NC (Father's Day)
      • 10-15 July - Pirateland, Myrtle Beach, SC
      • 23-29 August - Busch Gardens, Anvil Campground, Williamsburg, VA
      • 09-25 Sep - Loud Mine, GA - LDMA Gold Prospecting Camp, 1 night Vein Mountain LDMA, SC
      • 21-23 Oct - Camp Wilderness Campground, Doswell, VA (Kings Dominion)
      • 17-31 Dec - Texas Winter Vacation
        • Inman, SC
        • Biloxi, MS
        • New Orleans, LA
        • Corpus Christi, TX
        • San Antonio, TX
        • Crater of Diamonds, AR

        For 2017, we will likely be taking fewer trips to re-build vacation time and funds. The one big trip we are hoping to be somewhere along the Great Total Solar Eclipse in America. My guess is we will likely be in the Carbondale, IL region, depending on weather. Our hopes are to be able to drive to Mount Rushmore in SD and maybe Saint Louis, MO.

        Wednesday, October 05, 2016

        Fix Cumulative Update KB3194496 stuck or fail to install

        After nearly a week of KB3194496 Windows update failing, I finally found a site that had a workaround or solution.

        Check out http://sihmar.com/2016/09/29/fix-cumulative-update-kb3194496-stuck-fail-install/

        The first option worked for me. I used to be setup with the "Insider Program" but disabled it due to too many updates and issues. I presume one of the insider builds must have had an update to the xbox life scheduler jobs that must be causing this to fail.

        Good Luck,

        Ed

        Monday, January 25, 2016

        Congratulations Nick!

        I'd like to congratulate Nicholas on receiving his Private Pilot license. In 2014, we both attended Private Pilot ground school class. Once we both passed the course, he went on to pass his Knowledge exam and started on flight school lessons with JLS Aviation around the end of 2014. Nick completed most of his flight lessons and solo's by mid-year 2015 and continued prepping for his Practical Test (Flying) with an FAA examiner. He passed the exam in November of 2015. We're now looking into enrolling him in the Airline Career Pilot program at ATP School. (https://atpflightschool.com/)

        Congrats Nick!  We're very proud of you.

        Tuesday, August 19, 2014

        Braggfamily Minecraft Server Walmart Project

        Braggfamily Minecraft Server Projects


        Here is a little sneak peek of the Braggfamily Minecraft Server project. We are building a new storage facility for all of our supplies and loots. We figured how fitting it would be to store inside a Walmart since we shop there quite often. Nicky and I are doing the main construction and Ozzy and Arniel will swoop in to put in the finishing touches (decorating and organizing). We do all our builds in survival mode and mine and harvest all the materials.

        Friday, July 11, 2014

        This years Hobby!

        GOLD!  There Be Gold everywhere!

        This years hobby for me is Gold Prospecting. As it turns out (I've known for 14 years, just haven't acted on it yet) we live smack dab in the middle of the Gold/Pyrite belt of Virginia. Within about a 2 mile radius, there are approximately 18 or so abandoned mines from the 1800-1900s. There is even an old one about 1/2 mile up the creek that runs through the backside of our property, so I'm hoping there is plenty of gold flakes and nuggets for me to find.  The land here is rich in red clay and TONS (and I do mean TONS and TONS) of quartz. There are even pieces of quartz in our yard and woods the size of some small cars. After sitting and watching the shows Gold Rush, Bering Sea Gold
        and many other related gold mining shows, I've gotten the itch to go out and see if we have some 
        on our land. 

        During the winter, I bought some gold pans, Classifiers (screens to filter out larger rocks), and some PAY DIRT from various sources online. With this, I practiced and improved my panning techniques and am much more confident in catching real gold. 

        This past Fathers Day, we took a trip down to Marion, NC to "Lucky Strike Gold Mine and Campground" and rented a high-banker and load of dirt to process. We also panned through some of their "salted" (gold added) pay dirt and bought a few bags to bring home. 

        I'm hoping to join our local Gold Prospector club, and keep on learning and improving my skills. It turns out they have a local claim which is just about 4 miles from my house, and members are free to come out and work it for gold. 

        Monday, December 30, 2013

        Want to run your own Minecraft server?

        Have you ever wanted to run your own Minecraft server?  You have to check out MineOS!

        From the MineOS website:

        MineOS Turnkey:
        MineOS Turnkey is the current flagship distribution of MineOS. Based on the proven Debian foundation, Turnkey Linux is a perfect delivery system: a trimmed, yet supremely extensible server platform. Respun with MineOS components pre-configured, MineOS Turnkey is the quickest way to get a managed hosting platform for Minecraft, capable of starting/stopping, backing up, restoring and archiving your worlds.

        Continuum (Aka Subspace)

        Continuum (Aka Subspace)
        Meet people from all over the world...then kill them. And it's free!