jeudi, avril 22, 2010

My son Christian called at 1:30 this morning to inform us his Mom and me that he had arrived in Japan. When we spoke, he was on a train from the airport to the Tokyo train station to catch a fast train to Misawa. It was such a pleasure to have Jessica and Christian here with us last week. It was a fun visit, we ate some great food, visited, went crabbing, played games, kayaked, etc…
Lisa and I also got to attend my high school classes 50th birthday bash last Saturday. We had a good time and renewed some old acquaintances. I was not a popular person in high school and I was not in any particular group in our class of around 400 students, so there were lots of people I did not know and more that I knew by sight and not in person.

vendredi, avril 16, 2010

It is great to have Christian and Jessica home on leave from the Navy. Last night Morgan and Danny and we had steaks for supper. After supper, Mk and his son came over and we all went to the porch and front yard to visit play ball.

We had a good time enjoyed good friends, good food, good wine and beer.


lundi, avril 12, 2010

Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45

After a wonderful vacation in the Napa Valley, I returned to work at 5 pm Sunday night (4 April) and worked nights through Thursday morning. I was back at work Friday for this months Rescue Team training and I started my regular day shift on Saturday. The big event Saturday was the arrival of JB and Christian. They are home on leave the Navy.
Sunday, I had to work and so I was unable to attend worship services. Though I was unable to attend worship I did have time to read, so I the Epistle of St. James.
Last week I finished reading Max Hastings' book, Retribution: The Battle For Japan, 1944-1945. It is an excellent read.
Coram Deo,

jeudi, avril 08, 2010

I finished a set of graveyard shift this morning. I went to work Sunday evening, which was my first day back to work after Lisa and I returned from the Napa Valley. It was a quiet set of graveyards at the lab.

I finished reading Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45, by Max Hastings. This is the the third book I've read by Hastings. It is a great book.

samedi, avril 03, 2010

Lisa gave me a wonderful 50th birthday present, she and I took a trip to San Francisco and the Napa Valley. We had a great time. The day we spent in SF was but we spent most of our holiday in Wine Country.

We stayed at a wonderful place just north of Napa-La Residence Inn. This is the best place I've ever stayed at. We received a complementary gourmet breakfast every morning and complementary wine and cheese reception every evening. The staff at was also top notch.
I loved Napa and the surrounding full of vineyards and wineries. We did two winery tours. The first was the Robert Mondavi Winery. The tour there was excellent and very informative. The wines the provided for tasting were also top notch. The second winery we toured was Frog's Leap Winery. It was a low key tour, but also top notch and on this tour we were served wine as we toured the vineyards and winery.

We stopped at plenty of wineries and enjoyed many nice wines. We also did an olive oil tour at the Round Pond Winery, also very good.

For our last full day in California, Lisa and I visited Muir Woods National Monument to see the red woods. It is beautiful. We took a nice long hike in the woods ans were awed by the beauty of the place. After visiting Muir Woods we took a scenic drive along the Pacific Coast Highway and went to a beach so Lisa could touch the ocean.

It was a wonderful trip. Lisa and I loved every minute of our time in California.

Coram Deo,