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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We “watched” Apple’s iOS 5 event today through several live blogs (sources referenced inline) and posted real-time updates to our Facebook page. Take a look at the highlights below and let us know your thoughts. What’s your reaction? Excited, neutral or disappointed? Are the iPhone 4S features everything you were hoping for and if not, what’s missing? Who is pre-ordering the iPhone 4S?
Summertime in New Orleans means carefree nighttime revelry. If you’re in the mood for nonstop celebration and beads galore, consider Southwest Vacations’ New Orleans special: roundtrip flight and four nights at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel starting at $409. The deal also includes a $50 per reservation discount ($25 per person) and 1,500 Rapid Rewards points for the flight portion of the package. Book by June 24–Aug. 1, 2011 for stays between July 10 and Sept. 25, 2011 (with a Sunday departure). (Via Budget Travel) Kimpton Hotels is offering a special summer deal on all 51 Kimpton properties in a show of support to the LGBT community. The deal, which includes 15% off the best available room rate and a $25-per-night dining credit, is available to anyone. Travel from May 26 to September 5 for Thursday-Sunday stays. Use promo code “PRIDE.” (Via Budget Travel) Here’s a Vegas steal of a deal: three nights at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino (on the Strip near the Bellagio fountains) plus roundtrip airfare starting at $287 via Delta Vacations. And get this — if you find a lower price for the same trip, Delta will match it and give you $50 toward a future trip. Book by May 15, 2011 for stays
We’re excited to bring you a new weekly post, Tech Thursday Gadget Deals, designed for those of us afflicted with a fetish for gadgets. Each week, we’ll feature five gadget deals geared towards helping you save money as you build your empire of tech toys. For Thursday, 1/13/11, here are a few discounts you might find compelling. Samsung Galaxy Tab for $299 through Sprint (list price: $499.99): Sprint is currently offering the lowest price on this tablet, hailed by the WSJ as the iPad’s “first credible competitor” in this article. We were wowed when we saw a demo of the Samsung Galaxy Tab at CES 2011. Read more about our impressions. Note that a two-year data contract is required with purchase. (Via Tablets Planet) HTC EVO 4G Android Phone through Amazon (list price: $299.99): We’ve had the opportunity to play with this device and we think it’s darn awesome. High-level specs include: Android 2.1 OS, 4.3” 480 x 800 WVGA OLED touch screen, 1 GHz processor, and 8MP camera with video. Note that a two-year Sprint data contract is required with purchase. (Via TechDealDigger) 40-inch Toshiba 40E200U LCD HDTV for $433.99 through Amazon (list price: $699): This Toshiba HDTV looks