We moved back into our house July 1st, and thoroughly enjoyed the time catching up with friends and places. We visited Nancy's mom several times in Placerville and had a fun family reunion later in the summer with both brothers and sister. Nancy played lots of chamber music with her cello, while Rob went road biking and hiking with friends and snuck in a trip to Fiji. All around us, we marveled at the growth, innovation and youth at the heart of Silicon Valley. And yes, the traffic has gotten a lot worse.
Some notable trips were sprinkled across the summer. Highlights included Nancy taking our niece Ali to Boston as Bryan finished up his college session there, and a "Mom's trip" w/ Kate to NYC to visit sons Bryan and Conor who are both working there. Rob accepted a generous invite to join friends on their awesome catamaran Kiapa. Off he went to Fiji to chase the wind and scope out future cruising waters for the future. We enjoyed a weekend in Reno with friends at the annual Hot August Nights, admiring many shiny objects on the street as well as the Barrett Jackson car auction. Together we flew out one more time to New York City to visit Bryan and have fun family time playing in the Big Apple. On the way back, we spent the week with our sailing friends, Mike and Katie, exploring the Colorado urban and mountain high life amidst the vibrant yellow Aspen colors.
So...It's time to return to Shindig in Mexico and continue living our dream!
Amor y Salud - Nancy and Rob
|View of Manhattan Skyline from Bryan's neighborhood|
|Great day trip to Coney Island and Brighton Beach, a Russian neighborhood|
|Wheel of Wonder at Coney Island|
|One of the Reflection pools at the 9/11 Memorial|
|Seinfeld's "Soup Nazi"|
|Double Elvis at the Museum of Modern Art in NY|
|Rob's host Lionel and Irene on the SV Kiapa|
Incredibly clear water in Fiji. Fish hide in the coral.
|Rob learns from the Master; Banana and Bacon Sandwich|
|Sunset at Musket Cove|
|Kiteboarding at the Blue Lagoon! Perfect setup and launch area.|
MORE EAST COAST VISITS
|Dinner and Broadway Show Night|
|Nancy and Kate on Brooklyn Bridge|
|Selfies! Nancy and Ali at the Boston Commons Gardens|
|Outdoorsman, windsurfing, cycling and hiking friend|
Josh, Central Coast
|Time off the water with Sylvia and Tom (SV Cinnabar)|
|Elaine and Nancy and Bigfoot|
COLORADO MOUNTAIN HIGH
|Yes, a moose in Colorado on the hiking trail.|
|Aspen Fall Colors|
|Chllin' Out at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resorts|
|Cows roam freely on a Colorado mountain pass|
"Smile for the camera (iPad)"
|Quartet Night at Tom's & |
Dessert after playing
Quintets at Margaret's
Nancy's Steinway remains safely house at a friend's place
|Great Times with Bryan|
Rob's 30th high school reunion was awesome!
|Maxfield Family Reunion with Nancy's mom, Margaret|