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

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