Thursday, October 29, 2009

A great weekend with old friends and trains

UP Manifest at Spring Garden

The weekend of October 24, 25, 2009 I went to the Feather River Canyon with Ken and Zach Compton. The Fall Colors were spectacular and the train action was great.

At Portola I ran into my high school buddy Paul Burmeister and his wife Judy whom I had not seen for many, many years.

It was a great weekend!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tender Mercies

Today I learned an old friend who has cancer does not have long left. Barring a miracle; this will be the second friend I have lost this year. To me, each friend I lose is a reminder of our need to let friends know how much we love them and how important they are to us. We can either tell them so directly or just be sure we make time for our friends and through our actions let them know we care.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Accidental tourist trip to London

Tower Bridge London

On Saturday July 25, 2009 our flight from Dublin to London was late we ended up getting an unexpected layover. An afternoon in London!

We flew Aer Lingus from Dublin to London and the flight left Dublin about an hour late. This caused us to miss our connection.

We had hardly slept the night before due to music from a pub next to our hotel (we would have been much better off just joining the party!)

Aer Lingus got us overnight accommodations and meal tickets at the Park Inn near the airport. We could have just slept in the hotel; but didn't. Our luggage stayed at the airport. We took the Hoppa Bus from Heathrow to the hotel, freshened up and took a bus to the Underground station and went off on an unexpected adventure!

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Friday, October 09, 2009

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Grandkids birthday party was grand

Jacob and Madison

Last Saturday we celebrated the birthdays of grandkids Jacob and Madison. It was a good party with parents, grandparents and great grandparents as well as friends and other family in attendance.

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