1. Here is a photo I got today at the lake. I just missed sunset. I might try to go back tomorrow after work and get a photo as the sun is going down.

    4:21pm on January 19, 2022
  2. A day at the Ark Encounter

    We arrived at the Ark Encounter about 15 mins before they opened. We purchased our tickets and then took a shuttle from the parking lot to the actual Ark Encounter.

    The Ark was massive! It was remarkable to be able to walk through all three decks of the Ark and see the different exhibits explaining what Noah and his sons may have been doing while on the Ark.

    A few things stood out to me. The first is that it would have been very dark in the Ark. The only light they would have had during the storm would have been a few candles or oil lights.

    Another thing that stood out to me was that Noah and his family would have had to work very hard while in the Ark taking care of the animals. After spending 100 years building it, Noah was not even able to rest while on the Ark.

    The last thing, which may be obvious to some, it would have smelled horrible in the Ark as it would have been all closed up and there would not have been much airflow.

    We made some great memories and I came back with some fantastic photos.

    5:58am on December 10, 2021
  3. We had a great dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Cracker Barrel. I’m still impressed with the low light capability of the new iPhones.

    5:05pm on December 8, 2021
  4. We are driving through the capital of West Virginia on our way to Kentucky. It’s crazy how the whole city is built in the mountains.

    11:40am on December 8, 2021
  5. My family and I are our way to Kentucky to go to the Ark Encounter. I’m very excited to see the Ark that God instructed Noah to build.

    5:51am on December 8, 2021
  6. iPhone 13 mini

    Last week, I received my iPhone 13 mini after ordering it a few days prior. I decided to upgrade from my iPhone XS to the 13 mini because Verizon was running a promotional. I only paid a few dollars after trading in my old iPhone XS, and it made sense to take advantage of the offer while my XS was still worth something.

    Furthermore, I had done very little research on the mini before ordering it, but I knew Apple had significant improved the issues found on the iPhone 12 mini. I can say after using it over the last week I’m pleased with it, and I’m enjoying the smaller size. It’s a bit more difficult to type on when compared to the large screen of the XS, but the compromise is well worth the benefits of a smaller and more affordable phone.

    With the large discount, I received on the phone, I decided to purchase a better quality case than I normally do. I opted to go with the first-party Apple MagSafe silicon case. This is the first time I have ever had an Apple case and I can say it is well worth the price. I like the traction my hand has on the soft silicon and overall, it has a very premium feel.

    The battery on the 13 mini is surprisingly good when compared to my XS. I usually get through the day with 50-60% left.

    The camera is a massive upgrade for me. Both cameras have exceptional quality and the night mode is outstanding!

    Overall, I’ve really enjoyed my new phone and look forward to continuing to testing it.

    3:47am on November 30, 2021
  7. I finally decided to order a new iPad Air. I have had my iPad 6th generation for about 3 years now and with the trade in value of it, it made sense to upgrade.

    1:50pm on November 16, 2021