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October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids.  As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives.  The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website:  “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.”  Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they

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iPhone Apps for Road Tripping

Apple just revealed that there are a total of 65,000 applications available in the App Store. So many choices…so little time. That’s why it’s always helpful to get recommendations from industry pundits such as IntoMobile’s Will Park, who lists his top 13 apps for road tripping with the iPhone: Google Earth (free): view satellite imagery from wherever you are. uPackingList (free): never forget to pack something again. Trapster (free): avoid those speed traps and save yourself from traffic school. iSpy Game ($0.99): distract the kids with this traditional road trip game and maybe you’ll get some respite from the perennial “are we there yet?” question. Road Tip Lite (free): track your expenses! Cheap Gas! (free): locate the cheapest possible gas station. Trip It (free): organize your itineraries. Wi-Fi Finder (free): find a nearby hotspot…there’s a good chance you’ll locate a Boingo hotspot. Urbanspoon (free): satiate your hunger and find restaurants near you. iWrecked (free): document an accident that will hopefully not occur. HotelsByMe (free): get a good night’s rest at a hotel suited to your budget and preferences. AT&T Navigator (monthly fee): plot turn-by-turn directions. ClickonRadioLite (free): discover local radio stations. Will Park is Editor in Chief of IntoMobile