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WEB LOG 2000

December 30, 2000 (Lake Tahoe)

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With the arrival of Andy and Deanna we had a full house.  The weather was so beautiful we decided to take a boat ride on the M. S. Dixie II from Zephyr Cove to Emerald Bay.  The scenery was spectacular.

December 28, 2000 (Lake Tahoe)

While Margaret, Mike and Monica headed for the slopes, Pat and Lew took Johnny to a park in Tahoe City to look for a girl friend.  He did find a cute one, but decided that the slide was more fun.

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December 27, 2000 (Squaw Valley)

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We all went ice skating at the scene of the 1960 US Olympic gold medal in hockey.  Johnny, Margaret, Mike, Monica and Pat showed good form, but Lew, perhaps inspired by the venue, tried a fancy maneuver and ended up on the ice.

December 26, 2000 (Lake Tahoe)

Monica and Mike went to Virginia City to look for silver and found fudge instead.  Margaret and Johnny were scheduled to arrive at 5:30 but didn't get in until midnight.  We killed time in Reno by going to see Miss Congeniality at the Reno cineplex.

December 25 (Lake Tahoe)

119-1966_IMG.JPG (119622 bytes)Christmas dinner at the condo featuring roast turkey, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes - the works.  Watched either the Jeep Aloha Bowl or the Jeep Oahu Bowl, not sure which.  Maybe it was the Jeep Hula Bowl.  We visited the chapel where Kelly and Ross got married.  It has been converted to a deli - the California Connection.



December 24, 2000 (Lake Tahoe)

Monica, Mike, Pat and Lew were the first to arrive at the lake.  No snow, but beautiful as always.  Traditional Christmas Eve dinner at Steamers - pizza and beer.

December 23, 2000 (Yosemite)

After Lew got a hair styling at Twain Harte's Family Barber Shop and visited the local Ace Hardware store, it was decided to get out of town before the excitement got out of hand.  We drove over to Yosemite to see some incredible scenery.

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December 22, 2000 (Twain Harte)

th.jpg (59020 bytes)Our annual visit with the Maxwell's is underway.  The weather here is unseasonably warm so we've played golf the last two days.  One thing we've learned here is that if you walk into a restaurant wearing a baseball cap, it's bad form to take it off when you sit down to eat.  To violate this rule is to invite icy stares from the locals.  

December 18, 2000 (Houston)

We're getting ready to close up the Houston apartment until February.  It's off to Twain Harte, Tahoe, and Honolulu.  Ran across these two pictures that show the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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December 2, 2000 (Bosnia)

Congratulations to Mark!  He is now Major Mark Solomons.  These pictures show Mark being promoted by General Sharp.

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November 26, 2000 (Houston)

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 Gone but not forgotten.  Here are some pictures of Johnny emerging from his private "suite" at the St. James.



November 25, 2000 (Houston)

119-1940_IMG.JPG (73303 bytes)Johnny and Margaret returned to the East Coast after a nice visit.  As you can see from the picture, there was some discussion at the airport about Johnny spending a few more weeks with his grandmother, but Margaret wouldn't give in.

November 23, 2000

Thanksgiving at Dick and Jann's in Austin was great as always.  

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November 20, 2000 (Houston)

After a weekend of rain, the weather improved on Monday, so Johnny decided to take everyone to the zoo.  His favorite animals were the African goats (which appeared to be drugged, allowing kids to pester them unmercifully).

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November 19, 2000 (Houston)

The gang's all here.  Johnny wanted to watch the Ohio State - Michigan game so we hung around the house all day.

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November 17, 2000 (Houston)

The first wave has arrived.  Click on the thumbnails to see the pix full-size.

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November 16, 2000 (Houston)

We're back from Carmel and awaiting the arrival of Margaret, Johnny, Kelly, Ross, Monica and Mike, all of whom will be here for the weekend.  The Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur are truly spectacular.  Click here to see pictures from our trip.

November 6, 2000 (Somewhere in New Jersey)

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The Adventures of Johnny.  See the latest pictures of Johnny showing off his new haircut (his first) and helping his mother pick out a pumpkin for Halloween.  Click here.  



November 5, 2000 (Houston)

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Last weekend, we went to the 49th annual Houston Consular Ball. It was a formal affair! Click on the thumbnail to see a full-size picture of Pat in her ball gown and Lew in white tie and tails.  The picture was taken in front of our apartment.


Mark sent along some incredible PHOTOS OF THE USS COLE .  Click on the hyperlink to see them.

November 1, 2000 (Houston)

Check How to Find Us to get the latest info on Andy.

October 31, 2000 (Houston)

As Pat gets ready for a college sorority reunion in Alabama, Lew prepares for four days of intense Talmud studies.  The weekend of November 18 will find Kelly, Ross, Monica, Mike, Margaret, and Johnny in Houston.  The girls all want to go to a Houston Aeros hockey game, but I'm not sure they will be able to get tickets.  If you've seen, or are thinking of seeing Meet the Parents, go to the Movie Reviews section and read the extended write-up.

October 24, 2000 (Houston)

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Mark has encountered some Russians with badly faded fatigues.  Here he is showing them his sharp new ones.  He is finalizing the terms of a deal in which he will trade his fatigues for a large number of lacquered boxes.

We went to see "Meet the Parents".  Make sure you read the review before you go.

October 19, 2000 (Houston)

Have you been thinking of visiting us in Houston?  Detailed driving directions  are now available.

October 13, 2000 (Houston)

Seems to be a good batch of movies at the 'plex these days.  See mini-reviews of Woman on Top and Best in Show.

October 12,2000  (Hollywood)

Ross' new career is working out well.  He's gained a little weight, but he's found the perfect answer to enjoying work.  Click here to see Ross on the job.