Category Archives: Vacation
Joe flew in first for some extended bonding time. We had a nice Christmas in Napa with Sara’s extended family.
My parents visited for a week; we sent them on a three-day sailing class to get their ASA Basic Keelboat certification. Bekks was a bit afraid of the waves, but overcame her fear and is now known as “Capt. Bekks”.
During the first two weeks in Italy I slowly devoured a great book called “Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter’s”. It’s really well written; it explores not only the construction of the Basilica but also the many … Continue reading
Ben and Allison, Joe and Sarah, Amy, and Sara and I took off for a day trip to Naples. We spent the morning exploring the ancient city of Pompei, covered in hot volcanic ash thousands of years ago and perfectly … Continue reading
Our first week in Italy was quiet and relaxing. Thirty other people joined us for the second week; we rented four different houses in Fondi, halfway between Rome and Naples. It wasn’t quiet!
My brother Ben and cousin Bryan are a little too large to go mountain climbing. So we went mountain climbing. There was a lot of complaining. Much whimpering. Some swearing. It started out easy enough. But got steeper. But we … Continue reading
Sara and I joined my parents (Ann and John), my mother’s sister and SO (Jane and Gibbers), and my father’s sister (Joyce) for a week-long pre-celebration party in southern Italy. We stayed in a beautiful trulli near a small town … Continue reading
Sara and I had been sailing around the SF Bay on our 27′ Ericson, but we really wanted to learn how to sail out in the ocean. We looked around and found the Sailing San Carlos website. We signed up … Continue reading