Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sun Day, Father's Day


This year Father's Day was on the summer solstice, so we celebrated the fathers and the sun. And we really did celebrate the sun...when we could get it, as even though the weekend was mostly heavy showers, it was mostly sunny on Father's Day, so we were grateful for that. We spent time eating good food, boating, and lying in the hammock reading. I got some really cool gifts from Eason and Andrea too. It was a really good time.

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Ashes Over the Hudson

We went to the Walkway Over the Hudson to pay respects to Paul Mountan, a.k.a. Norton and disperse his ashes over the Hudson. We think that this is what Norton would have wanted.

The walkway was beautiful. Dispersing Norton's ashes was obviously sad, but it was nice to meet with his friends and exchange memories.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend 2015 At The Bungalow

I flew home from Toronto early so we could get a head start on our Memorial Day weekend at the bungalow. We were so busy opening things up that it was a couple of days before we actually got onto the lake. Our first day on the lake Eason took out the row boat, and Aviva took out the kayak, while Andrea and I went on the peddle boat. Later Eason switched to a kayak. On our second day on the lake Eason and Andrea went sailing on Aviva's kayak, while Aviva and I followed them in the canoe. Eason manned the sail and Andrea manned the rudder. The kids went swimming even though the water was really cold. Way too cold for me!

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Storm Filled Mother's Day

For Mother's Day we went to Storm King Art Center. It was great to be outdoors with the family and walk around all the amazing exhibits they had strewn across the land.

Afterwards we had a delicious dinner at Caterbury Brook Inn.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Family That Runs Together...

For the first time all four of us ran the local 5k derby together. In the past I would run the 5k with Eason, and Aviva would run the one mile "fun run" with Andrea. But since Andrea was able to run 3.5 miles with me in practice a couple of weeks ago, she was eager to try it in a real race. Her goal was to run the entire race, no matter how much she had to slow down. Meanwhile, my goal was to keep up with Eason, which might be hard considering I had not trained at all.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Greenwich Point Park

We went to Greenwich Point Park and walked around by the water. It was great to be outdoors.
                             
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Saturday, April 4, 2015

National Zoo

On the fifth and final day of our spring break trip we went to the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park. It wasn't as big as the Bronx Zoo, but we were really impressed. We saw the giant pandas, the primates, and our favorite part was probably Amazonia.

On our way home we saw some Seegulls (but not the animal kind). We swung by my cousin Larry's house in Baltimore for a quick visit.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Rockin' & Spyin' In D.C.

On the fourth day of our spring break trip we went to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and spent at least two hours looking at rocks, from meteorites to minerals to crystals. We only looked at the animals a little. Then we spent the second half of the day at the International Spy Museum. They had a 007 exhibit, so I'm glad we've been watching some James Bond movies.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

D.C By Foot: Monuments & Memorials

On the third day of our spring break trip we took a Walking Tour of the National Mall & Tidal Basin. Our tour guide, Erin, was great and the kids had a lot of fun with her. We went to the Washington Monument, the National WWII Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Tidal Basin, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Then we walked to the Albert Einstein Memorial and finally to get some dinner in Foggy Bottom. Over six hours of walking altogether!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Air & Space & Art

On the second day of our spring break trip we headed to D.C. We took the Metro in and went to Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. We saw the sights, listen to a lecture, went on a simulator, watched a film, and went to the observatory. Then, after a quick bite (God forbid my kids should have to eat McDonald's) we went to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. I never would have thoughts my kids would enjoy it so much more that the Air and Space Museum. Afterwards we took the Metro and trolley back to Alexandria for dinner.

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