Now that the boat has been sold we are starting to do other things
....... including travel.
We took a month long trip to Europe which started with 5 days in
Iceland then two days in London, followed by a week long trip river
cruise down the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam where we then spent 4 days
on a canal boat. Then we went back to London and on to South Wales and
then North Wales, finishing trip in Chelmsford, Essex visiting family
and friends before returning trip to Washington. Great trip and great to
see family and friends ......
short video here
of the trip and
here of the Castles of the Rhine.
We had the twins for a week at home and Andrew decided to teach them
how to ride their bike without training wheels. The girls picked it up
within a couple of hours and now they are enjoying the freedom of the
After the Europe trip we attended the funeral of a ex neighbors
father's funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. Whilst obviously a
somber event it was very impressive and great to catch up with old
After that we headed south to Bradenton Florida (In August !!!!) to
see how bad life is in mid summer. Hot .... Very Hot. We get a thunder
storm almost every evening and sunshine every morning. We have been to
visit a couple of retirement communities and Andrew is very keen .....
but Vanessa is not sure about the heat. We will see.