We celebrated Christmas with Melanie, Matt, Oliver and Nora just before heading to New Mexico.
Events & News
Special events that take place need to have a home and this is it…
Nora’s First Birthday Love the Pink Cupcake!
This is the best beach in America…nuf said… We spent 5 days there and it was great. The later pictures are not so wonderful due to the fact that I forgot to clean off the lens and it got clouded up by sea dross… The first picture is from the cabin at “The Outer Banks […]
It had been a long time since Jan & I had spent a day in DC. We visited some of the museums and memorials. Even rode the carrousel. I had a few names to look up at the Vietnam Memorial. I’ve promised several persons I have met that I would look up a name for […]
Jan & I flew down to visit with Alex and his Family. We went to an aquarium part of the day and hung out around the house
Oliver was over for the Weekend We visited the Air & Space Museum at Dullas Airport and Celebrated his Birthday
Jan & I flew up to Connecticut for her Brother’s birthday…not saying which one…. Cathy & her new Beau joined us as well. I must say that this was the happiest I’ve ever seen her. The Hummingbirds at their feeder put on quite a show.
We started going up to Skyline drive on the 4th of July some years back. We found spots where you can sit on a wall overlooking the Shenandoah Valley and see the fireworks all over the valley. From the right spots, you can see all the way to Fairfax. Granted that the fireworks are not […]
A day spent with Melanie, Matt, Oliver and Nora in Maryland
I spent the better part of 2 days applying driveway patch to the parking lot of our community. This is the second time I’ve done this and it saved the community several thousand dollars. It was a lot of work with bags of patch that weighted about 60 pounds apiece. I had some very nice […]
We drove down to Prince William Forest Park for a bike ride and barbeque picnic
Our traditional late-May trip to Buxton, North Carolina with a ferry ride over to Okracoke Island We had the best of weather
One very nice day…Other than a bit of a fuss over dinner
A very nice ceremony. Jan & I had to make a somewhat frantic trip back from Roanoke after visiting with my brother Pat to be here on time.
While Melanie & family were visiting, I got the bright idea of getting a picture of the family tree print out I had made of Mom’s (Doris Kratz/Swann) family tree. I had, up to this time spent literally a hundred hours piecing it together and trying to figure out where it overlapped with my own, […]
Absolutely the first decent weekend and we just about had the place to ourselves…the only ones in the picnic area.
03/17/2014 – The last big storm….they tapered off after this but it snowed up to 4/14/2014 in smaller amounts…
The Dullas Expo Center…too loud and chaotic for me. Jan went with Oliver, I went with Melanie & Nora
The next snowstorm and a fox out behind the house
We enjoyed an exceptional Thanksgiving dinner with the Gorman clan…43 was the count as I recall…maybe 44…but it was great. These are the pictures I took. Only a very few were excluded and those were ones that were out of focus or just plain bad pictures. Click on the picture in the gallery thumbnail to […]
On 10/04/2013 Jan & I traveled to New York City by train to attend the promotion ceremony of Major Fred Tanner to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. The ceremony was help on the grounds of the 9/11 Memorial site. This was our first visit to the site. It was a most inspiring event and one […]