Camping in Russian River Valley

Eight families spent two nights at Casini Ranch in Russian River, about 90 minutes from our home.  It was our first camping trip as a family and it was great to have all the other families around for the odd…

  • August 16, 2012

Kimball and Karin’s Wedding

We drove down to Solvang for Kimball and Karin’s wedding and had a blast. It was great fun seeing Eric and Dita also. It took us five and a half hours to drive there down the 101, which is much…

  • April 22, 2012

Playa del Carmen – pictures

We were going to spend Spring Break in Cancun, but after hearing about Playa del Carmen from a few friends (about an hour south of Cancun), we decided to change our plans and found a very nice rental at the…

  • March 31, 2012

Playa del Carmen – part 1

We were going to spend Spring Break in Cancun, but after hearing about Playa del Carmen from a few friends (about an hour south of Cancun), we decided to change our plans and found a very nice rental at the…

  • March 27, 2012

Chicago and Alinea

Maureen and I had a wonderful week-end in Chicago to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary.  We had great support from our friends in Napa who juggled Daniel and Colin through all the week-end’s activities.  We started with dinner at Sepia with Jennifer…

  • November 19, 2011

Vacation in Siesta Key

We took a small break in August and decided to fly out to Florida for six days.  Ed and Joan Grenke offered us their condo on the beach at Siesta Key, just a mile away from Paul, Michelle and my…

  • August 24, 2009