Saturday, July 26, 2008

Phil comes to visit

For the second year in a row, Phil comes to visit from Germany. We immediately introduce him to nonsense games.

Crow Mountain Farm

We take SRC, Dany and the Gs to see Crow Mountain Farm. We meet Steve and Abbie and scale Mount Crow. We also greet the baby Milos as we walk the muddy fields. Granddad is amused by our mud removal party as he snaps pictures.

Mudless, we retreat to the Casino for a really nice dinner.

Dinkel wedding reception and weekend in KC

We have a fun weekend in KC beginning with Will and Jess' wedding reception where old friendships are stoked. On the way back to the hotel in Westport, we stop at a dueling piano bar where we dive into a fishbowl.

The next day, we go to the Nelson-Adkins Museum and the WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial. Both museums were amazing.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Potwin Place 4th of July - 2008

Yep, the 4th of July is always lots of fun in Potwin Place. We invite people from all over to join the fun. Heather flies in from New York.
Lorraine, Tom and Jade come from
and Dany comes all the way from Argentina.
Here is a sampling of our 3 day celebration of street dancing, parades, swimming parties, corn bag toss, pie judging, picnics, music, tree climbing, fireworks, outdoor movies, Bocce Ball, smiling, laughing and rope swinging.

Happy 4th of July

Sunday, July 20, 2008

SRC moves from Palo Alto - July 1, 2008

After 9 years of living in California and 4 years with Google, SRC decided to leave both. Dan flew to California to help her pack her apartment and drive home.
She gives away stuff:

and either brings home, or stores the rest

until her apartment is empty.
She says her goodbyes to some dear friends before we hit the road.

We travel to Yosemite National Park where we have a scenic and tasty meal
and then awaken to spectacular natural wonders:
Then onward to Kansas. We mostly travel 2 lane highways and enjoy seeing very interesting scenery along the way.

We see July snow in Nevada and amazing vistas in Utah.

We stop in Denver for a late night drink with Tony.
After three and a half days (and 1858 miles) we arrive home in time to join Helen and friends as we begin the Potwin 4th of July celebration with the 3rd of July Street Dance: