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Easter 2010 in Pittsburgh

I hope that you had a great Easter weekend as I did.  I was very fortunate to get to spend time with my family.  My parents came to town last week and we headed downtown to go to the National Aviary.  We also spent some time in the Allegheny Commons park.  Nancy and Dixon joined us on Friday and we went to dinner at the Verona Village Inn (which is amazing) and we were lucky enough to be able to coordinate with the DelVecchios so that my parents could meet Laura & Lezlie’s parents.  I think a great time was had by all! 
Dixon’s car broke down on the way home from that but luckily we were near my house.  We had it towed and it was fixed by Monday, in time for them to make it home to on Tuesday.  We cooked quite a bit and ate a lot of good food.  It was such a great visit being with everyone.  It is times like this weekend that I really cherish!  I crave them!
We had a photo session on Sunday to try and get some smart looking photos. 

Watch this Space!

11 Days until the start of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games !!!

Christmas Caroling

Today we sung carols at a local event and had lots of fun, as you can imagine. 

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Thanksgiving Cruise 2009

Earlier this week I returned from our family’s Thanksgiving cruise.  This year we sailed on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas™ and spent the week going to Coco Cay (Bahamas) and on to St. Maarten & St. Thomas.  We visited a couple new beaches, Maho Beach, near the airport on St. Maarten and Maegan’s Bay on St. Thomas.  Maho Beach is at the end of the island’s airport runway and seeing the planes land was very cool.  I wouldn’t mind going back there next time.  I thought Maegan’s Bay was nice, but perhaps a bit overrated. 

After the cruise we went to the Canaveral National Seashore to get our NPS stamp.  It was beautiful there and would warrant some additional time on another trip.   Their main visitors center had been condemned a few years back so they are currently operating out of trailers.  The very helpful and informative ranger told us that some of the stimulus money has been dedicated to provide a new visitor’s center. 

None of us had any problems in transit so we all had lots to be thankful for.  It was so special to be able to spend some quality – and relaxing – time with my family.

Check out my pics …

Today was the launch of Windows 7 across the globe.  Here in Pennsylvania we celebrated as well.  Much fun was had by all, even though we missed those who were here in spirit, but unable to attend in the flesh.  Check out the pics below – so that you have an idea of the fun you can expect once you snag your copy of Windows 7!

Recent Picture Additions

Here’s some photos from 2009 that I am only now getting around to posting …
A brief trip back home (late March 2009)
and a few links to other albums that I have posted but not written about:
Sandy’s Visit to Pittsburgh (February 2009)  Other pics HERE


I’m getting around to it!  LOL   I hope you are all well and keeping it real there. 


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"This is the way we wash our paws!"  I want to see her chow with Tiger Woods!!! 

Vancouver Trip – Day 3

On Sunday, Miss Lisa and I met around 10 in the morning and went to Chinatown.  We watched the opening of the Cultural Olympiad (with Chinese music in honor of Chinese New Year) and then had Dim Sum for brunch before finding a place to watch the surprisingly-long parade. The city’s big wigs, as well as the province’s were represented. Also in the parade were many of the Chinese community groups.  Even the 2010 Olympic committee was in the parade, represented by the mascots

It was cold and had been raining steadily so it was nice to head someplace warm to watch the Super Bowl.  We really lucked out because we didn’t have a reservation and – to be honest – didn’t really think that one was necessary.

Musicians showing-off their other skills

We didn’t like the first place we checked out and our backup location, one we walked by on the way to the first, only had space for three.  Instead of a table, it was a leather sofa and chair with a coffee table in front of a small fireplace.  So here we were at Yagger’s and I think that we ended up with the best seats in the house … at least the most comfortable.  Lots of people were pulling for the underdog and we had our Steelers gear so it was a lot of fun!

Afterwards, Miss Lisa and I took the bus back to her place and I left her to do school work and I called it an early night back at the hotel in New Westminster.  On Monday, Lisa had a busy day with school and we wouldn’t meet up until the evening.  This would allow me to sleep in a little bit.


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