Our youngest son graduated, so five children ready for the world! Feels like a miracle. All strong and brave and out there!
Grocery shopping is getting hard around our town, looking for input on what to say next time I have a crabby shopper who I need to respond to
What our family is up to this week? Beekeeping, building a floating dock, working in the hospitals.
What are you up to while quarantine at home? We are keeping busy, so not to keep bored.
Happy New Year from our family, May 2020 bless you and your family with Health and wonderful times.
It is my Fathers 90th Birthday party! Love this man and his love of us!
We enter Glacier Bay on the Ruby Princess Cruise ship, it is quiet on the deck, everyone feels the peace and most are stunned and cannot speak. A tranquil, spiritual feeling location even when on a cruise deck.
Second on our list while in Seattle, Wa for one day on our way to Alaska is the Space Needle. We honestly do not know much about the space needle, except it is tall and cool and we want to check it out. I did just learn today that the space needle was built inContinue reading “Space Needle – Seattle, Wa”
We have been back from Tokyo for a little while now and wrapping up these posts. So just a few left. Then on to our next adventure. David and I always try and sneak away from the kids for an evening – we try to do it once a week, but it does not alwaysContinue reading “Date Night – Tokyo, Japan – Grilled meats and giblet hotpot”
We thought we were at Tokyo Tower, but were recently corrected this is Tokyo Sky Tree at Sumida district an Eiffel Tower inspired lattice communications and observation tower in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It is huge, actually 332.9 meters and is the second-tallest structure in Japan. When we visited Tokyo Tower, weContinue reading “Tokyo Sky Tree at Sumida district”
Garion more than anything else wanted to buy as many Gundams he could while in Tokyo. He wanted to buy a super large one, but it would not fit in our suitcase – he did purchase five normal sized model kits. So we decided to surprize him with a Gundam Cafe Visit. Gundam’s are aContinue reading “Gundam Cafe- Akihabara Japan”
While inside the SEGA Building in Akihabara Japan, after checking out the Crane Games and Virtual Reality and playing until we were almost out of money for the day, we saw this….. The Masked Dancer is what he calls himself. Look! HE IS DOING THIS BACKWARD!!! with a Mask on – he has memorized thisContinue reading “The Masked Dancer Dances Backward on Dance Dance Revolution Game – This video is Amazing! Sega Akihabara Tokyo Japan”
This is what I have been waiting for the Entire Trip, the one thing I REALLY wanted to do in Tokyo – Go to Tokyo Disney. I actually want to go to every Disney Park in the world, so all that is left is the waterparks in Florida and Shanghai and China Disney parks. IContinue reading “Disney Tokyo”
Ha, We thought this was a picture, Loving life on the Seine River, Paris France!
There are so many beautiful pictures from random areas we saw in Paris, these are a few. Some from a top the Hop on Hop off, some just from wandering around. Enjoy!
The Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile or Triumphal Arch of the Star in Paris, France. It is a monument to the fallen solders of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. You can walk under the circle intersection of twelve roads and pop out in the center – and walk around checking out the twelve roadsContinue reading “Arc De Triomphe”
Notre Dame is still standing – battered and in renovation, but she is still standing despite what we all thought was the end of her and the fire that was so devastating only just 2 months ago. This month David and I will be married 3 years and together 5 years. We are winning againstContinue reading “Notre Dame – still standing just like us!”
We like to date, even when traveling, we think it is part of what keeps us together – grown up time to re-connect. My daughter recently asked David, what was he looking for in a date when he was first dating me – he said companionship – he wanted a companion to do things with,Continue reading “Paris Date Night”
At the end of our visit with our Son in Phily, PA, Brett had to head back to his job at Dover Air Force Base for a 6am Shift on Sunday. While we only had Friday and Saturday to be with Brett, the visit was wonderful and this left a date nite for us parents.Continue reading “Chinese Lantern Festival – Philadelphia, PA”
Had a date weekend with my husband. We visited Henderson Castle for a dinner date, while you can stay at Henderson Castle, we did not. What a great date night. This is a little history of the castle: The Castle was built in 1888, by Frank Henderson. He was the owner and president of theContinue reading “Henderson Castle – Kalamazoo, MI”
What an enjoyable evening with my husband at the Hitachi Buffet at the Chicago Field museum. We walked 3 blocks over from our Fair Field Inn Ontario street hotel to the AAPM, American Association of Physicists in Medicine cocktail party at the Chicago Hilton. Then to the Hitachi Party. All the Japanese Sushi and SakiContinue reading “Sushi, Saki, and the Chicago Field Museum”
I love decorating my Home for every holiday, but during the darker months, I Love (originally wrote live – which is also true) it even more.
We visit the Armada Fair annually, we look forward to the atmosphere the animals, the food, the exhibits. So much fun. Check out these fun pictures! Bunnies! PIGGIES!! Sheep!!! FAMILY!!!!! Chickens! So many more fun things at the Fair! It runs thru today, so if you want to go, plan on it forContinue reading “Armada Fair”
As I am driving thru Oakridge, Tn – I see atomic symbols everywhere – so my interest is peaked. Following signs to the Y-12 museum – I have to investigate what this unusual atomic symbol is with the name of Y-12. I learn Y-12 is a national security complex tucked away and rarely heard andContinue reading “Y-12”
I knew you cannot use credit cards in Cuba, and they have cigars and rum, but I did not know…. We were told we had to have a cultural tour booked or we would not even be allowed to step off the Cruise ship (or if we flew in – not step offContinue reading “5 things I wish I knew before I went to Cuba”
I figured out how to add videos! Better later than never! so this is older post updated. We only had two days in Havana, Cuba – so we made the most of it – a day of everything, then an evening trip to the Tropicana Club. I would describe it as an outdoor larger versionContinue reading “Tropicana Club, Cuba”
We are headed out to our 7 day Cuban Explorer with Holland America Cruise, on the Veendam. We started in Fort Lauderdale, Florida then to Georgetown, Grand Cayman, to Cozumel, Quntana Roo Mexico, then Havana Cuba, back to Ft Lauderdale. We choose this cruise specifically for the Cuba Experience and we are really are veryContinue reading “Bon Voyage”
After weeks of looking for a trip that we could take together (no kids) during the time our youngest would be on spring break (and could go to his mothers) we finally found a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico – Grand Cayman – and two days in Havana, Cuba. It is a Holland America Cruise, smallerContinue reading “Cruise to Cuba”
So David and I went to a Retirement pitch dinner, where they try and upsell you on a product. Honestly we know so little about the variety of retirement programs out there. What we do know: A Traditional IRA is a tax-deferred retirement account. You save your $ today and are taxed later when you withdraw the money. AContinue reading “Retirement seminar”
We had a great date night at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Back to the Future Movie play along nite. We first ate dinner at Hop Cat a cute restaurant about four blocks from the DSO, which was a fine walk during the day, but at night… I was glad David was there with me. IContinue reading “Date night Back to the Future”
Most people when they find out what I do for a living, they stop talking to me, sometime they walk away. For awhile there I stopped telling people what I did for a living, but after being shunned (but also made some of my best friends) at a pre-school meeting, I decided… I am whoContinue reading “What Does a Nuclear Physicist Do?”
The Twins Graduated!
Sharing a few pictures of our Cancun Trip.
We decided to start rating the locations we visit on our travels. Scale of 1 to 10, with 10 as the best experience we could ever imagine. The Sandos Eco Resort, in Cancun Mexico is a great family all inclusive. We spent 7 days at this resort, and never ran out of things to do. Continue reading “Sandos Eco Resort, Cancun Mexico”
Spring Break Travel