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Oct 31, 2017

Good Fun
last update: 10/31 @ 21:25

An excellent Halloween was had by all.

We were a little late in picking up our pumpkins, but that meant no time for the squirrels to get to them.

And Robert’s cool, jack-o-lantern eating a pumpkin held up really well.

Sarah and Robert even picked up special lights for George the giraffe.

Extra fun this year: Robert’s classmate Travis and his brother Austin came by.

The boys were pretty tireless in their quest for even more candy.

Actually, in about 30 - 45 minutes, they were ready to head home with pounds of sugar in their bags.

And then Robert did his sorting — too much variety this year for a good histogram.

There are way worse problems to have.


Oct 30, 2017

Start of a fun, busy week…
last update: 10/30 @ 23:32

Shawn Colvin at the Birchemere with Robert and Sarah.

A really fun show and the opening act, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams was great. We bought CDs…


Oct 23, 2017

Richmond Treating Us Well
last update: 10/23 @ 21:30

All-in-all, a very nice trip.

Great weather (that should be clear from the picture).

Fun to walk around.

And a very nice chat with Martha.


James River Rapids
last update: 10/23 @ 21:28

This guy had a good line in Hollywood Cemetary rapid.

There seemed to be some sort of organized trip going on.

We saw a couple folks set up for safety and a couple Stand Up Paddle boards go by in addition to the kayaks.

It’s always surprising to me how urban the James is.

We just walked across the pedestrian bridge now suspended below the 195, I think that’s the big bridge there.

Belle Island now has lots of signage about its role as a prison during the Civil War.

And signs about the rapids and quary. It was very popular on such a nice, late October day.

We even found the path to Pipeline and I saw a couple boaters there as well.


Quick trip to Richmond
last update: 10/23 @ 21:19

We made a weekend out of lunch with Martha in Richmond.

The visit with her was great; it’s always fun to catch up. And good to have someone to commiserate with about the current state of affairs.

Then we went by the Tredegar Iron Works Museum.

And from there it was just across the road to check out the James River and the cool paths of the new river walk.

Photo by Robert

While we were watching the boaters come through, Robert took this great shot of Sarah and I.

And there were plenty of cool channels in the rocks as the river was a bit low.

But Robert said too cold to wade in.


School Photo
last update: 10/23 @ 21:09

Gotta love the red fedora :)


Oct 12, 2017

Belize Diving Photos…
last update: 10/12 @ 22:09

More photos from our Leif Erikson day trip in the vacations section.


Oct 08, 2017

Newly Minted…
last update: 10/08 @ 18:27

We took advantage of the long weekend to head to Belize to finish Robert’s dive certification.

This time, no trouble clearing his ears and he’s now certified!!!

We plan one more day of diving here before we head back to DC.

It’s been a fun trip and I expect there may be more photos later.

And if you see Robert, ask about the sharks…


Oct 01, 2017

Beautiful Day on the River
last update: 10/01 @ 18:55

Maybe a bit cool, but clear, blue skies. And clear water since it’s so low. We’ve not had much rain in a while. The leaves are starting to turn and we may have seen our last 90 degree day for the year.



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