News Archive 1: February - May 2006

May 22-28, 2006:
Sarina visited the Bay Area a few days ago. She and Debbie traveled all over the place while Bob worked, including going to Sausalito (by way of ferry), Golden Gate Park, and various museums. Bob was able to join them to see the opening night performance of Hamlet at Shakespeare at Stinson Beach. Here are some pictures from Debbie and Sarina's travels:

Debbie and Sarina at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park:

In Lincoln Park, with some bridge in the background:

On the ferry to Sausalito:

April 23, 2006:
On April 23, Mary Lee and Charlie went to Mary Lee's 50th high school reunion in West Columbia, Texas. The reunion weekend coincided with the San Jacinto Day festival, and the class of '56 had a float in the parade. Mary Lee rode on the float, and Charlie rode "shotgun" in the pickup truck that pulled the float in the parade. There was a good turnout for the reunion, and people had fun.

On the same trip, Mary Lee and Charlie visited Linn, Glen and Maggie. Below is a picture of everyone except Glen (he had to work) at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Sunday, April 16, 2006:
Happy Easter!

Maggie and Linn dyed Easter eggs using natural ingredients like grape juice, red wine, red zinger tea, paprika, curry powder and blueberries. Below is a closeup of the eggs:

Saturday, April 1, 2006:
Mary Lee entered the personal computer age today with the purchase of a new Intel Mac laptop. In the picture above, she is having her first video chat with Linn (Maggie was camera shy).

Sunday, March 26, 2006:
Bob and Debbie had a good time in Las Vegas. They met their friends Gail and Mike there (shown above after a great dinner). Gail and Mike played blackjack for the first time (and won), and Bob and Debbie played poker for the first time in a casino. Debbie came in 6th place in a no-limit Texas hold'em tournament, and Bob played in a Texas hold'em no-limit cash game and doubled his money against a drunken "pro."

Tuesday, March 21, 2006:
Debbie experienced her first earthquake this afternoon. It was a "minor" earthquake, of 3.7 magnitude, centered 8 miles away, near Moraga, at 1:40 p.m. She thought something fell upstairs, then heard the ceiling creak. When she got up from her chair to investigate, it felt like the floor was rolling. She said it kind of felt like being on a carnival ride after having had a few drinks--not pleasant. Bob did not feel it in downtown S.F. You can check on recent earthquakes in California and Nevada at this website.

Sunday, March 19, 2006:
Two pictures from Charlie and Mary Lee's vacation to Chile:

In the picture above, Mary Lee and Charlie are bundled up to get in a small boat to go look at a glacier.

The picture above is Charlie, Mary Lee, and Volcano Osorno in the background to the right.

Saturday, March 4, 2006:
Charlie and Mary Lee returned safely from their trip to Chile today. They brought back wine and liquor, but have not yet shared it. Pictures will be coming soon, depending on the extent of my technical abilities.

Monday, February 20, 2006:
Chico's "parents" are in Chile, so he is home alone with his "brother" and "sister-in-law," who are watching him. This means he gets fewer walks and table scraps.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006:
Just added pictures of Debbie's kids.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006:
Happy Valentines! And a few more pictures.

Saturday, February 4, 2006:
I just added a picture of Charlie DeCarli's childhood home in Ferndale, and a picture of Linn, Glen and Maggie after dining at the Salt Lick.

Wednesday, February 2, 2006:
Well, the first newsflash is that this site is up! That's a start, right?