Northstar!

We spent a wonderful (short) week-end with Bruce and Danny at Northstar in Lake Tahoe.  We rented a nice house on VRBO.  Colin and I went up on Friday morning and were able to get a few runs in on…

  • March 10, 2014

Northstar at Tahoe

We had a great week-end at Northstar.  We all took Friday off and rented a ski-in/ski-out out condo at Northstar for Friday through Sunday.  The Truchards were also there with Michele’s cousin Anna.  Marco also visited with the Truchard’s, so…

  • February 3, 2014

SA ’13 – New York

Wed 1/8 – New York, Natural History Museum We arrived in NY, missing three of our checked bags. Luckily not anything we needed in the freezing city. (They had since recovered hte bags and Fedex-ed them through to Napa, quite…

  • January 8, 2014

SA ’13 – Mozambique

Wed 01/01 – Early flight to Maputo Had a fairly uneventful flight from Cape Town to Maputo – around 2 hours – except for having to pay off a customs official who made up some rule that we couldn’t bring…

  • January 1, 2014

SA ’13 – Scarborough

Fri 12/27 – Mom and Dad’s 30th Anniversary We spent the morning walking and playing on the beach and enjoying Matchbox.  Then we went to Imhoff Farm and celebrated Mom and Dad’s 30th (Pearl) Anniversary.  It was a very intimate…

  • December 24, 2013

SA ’13 – Somerset West

Mon 12/16 – Washington DC to Cape Town Kids did great on the flights.  Colin slept some, Daniel read mostly, Maureen watched movies, I slept some.  White wine with ice – the Cape way…  Mom, Dad, Danie, Andre met us…

  • December 15, 2013

SA ’13 – Washington DC

Sun 12/15 – Washington DC, Air and Space Museum Our first stop was in Washington DC. We decided to stay over for a night to prepare for the long flight to South Africa, and stayed close to Dulles Airport. Luckily,…

  • December 14, 2013

Spring Break – Playa del Carmen

For Spring Break, we went back to Playa del Carmen, a small town 45 min south of Cancun in Mexico. Right in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. This time, we stayed at the Aldea Thai hotel right in…

  • March 31, 2013

Northstar with the Cassianis

The kids had Friday off, so we rented a house in Northstar at Lake Tahoe with the Cassianis. Weather was great, and the house was perfect, especially the on-call shuttle to the village, which arrived within 5 minutes of calling,…

  • March 3, 2013

Christmas at Heavenly – Lake Tahoe

We spent the Christmas week in Lake Tahoe at Heavenly, renting a room at the Embassy Suites, right at the Gondola lifts.  It was a great family bonding experience, and we spent three full days on the slopes.  Colin and…

  • December 30, 2012