Monday, September 02, 2019

Summer Activities

Julie and Peter Gowan came for a visit in
early June. We've been friends now since we
cruised together in the Bahamas. 
Uli & Thomas "Toriba" visited us in June. We've known them
 for years cruising Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico.
Here - having lunch at Mountain Top Inn.

On the top of Killington Mountain

We're on the porch of W.E.Pierce General Store in
Shrewsbury. Heather runs the store several times a week as
a volunteer. It's a Coop.

Tom, Uli, Will & Sean. After visiting us they went to Boston
and stayed with our son and son-in-law before flying
home to Germany.

Scott, his brother Brent, cousins Lisa & Eric Aronson at
Lisa's daughter Marlena's baby shower in Amherst

We visited our daughter Zoe and her family out in Palo Alto,
CA in June as well. Here we are about to take a hike - Scott,
Heather, oldest grandson Nick, George and Zoe in their
Younger grandson Tommy at the lake where Nick is
teaching sailing.

Scott had to watch Kolya pretty carefully
during our Fourth of July week! He turned
one August 1st.
Our daughter-in-law Morgen with our
youngest grandson Kolya.
Molly & Patrick in front of Molly's fantastic
Artichoke tarts. Their wedding was just after
our Fourth of July event in Portland, ME
Our son James and Kolya enjoying the sprinkler on the lawn.
Julie led yoga classes out on the lawn.
Kolya, Morgen, James, Julie, Heather, Molly, Patrick, Will, Russ, Debby and Sean at the Lake. Marty, Jenny, Larry, Luke, and Doug didn't get in this photo.  At our first Fourth of July get-togethers, James and Jenny were just babies and the others were yet to arrive!! 
That's Heather's new painting of our Tortugal Marina
in Guatemala where "Scott Free" spends her summers.
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra performed at the
Mountain Top Inn just after the Fourth of July. 
Marty, Molly & Russ Wolf coming down the
aisle to the lovely wedding site near
Portland, ME. It was a fantastic three-day
We walked all around Portland during the weekend. Here we
met up with David & Leslie Silverstein
Sean enjoyed lots of time with his new nephew
Kolya. We rented a house downtown Portland
from Airbnb that was great for ourselves,
Sean & Will and James, Morgen & Kolya.
Judy, Debbie, Scott, Heather and Paula pose
out on the deck.
My sister Paula came for 2 weeks from Maryland. We also
had Scott's brother Brent for a week during that time - and
briefer visits from Scott's cousin Lisa and Yosi, and my
first cousin Judy with her daughter Debbie and her new
The annual Haystack Dinner & Dance was as fun as usual -
it was a beautiful night but the bonfires were wonderful
after the sun went down. This benefits our all-volunteer
Shrewsbury Library.
We are so lucky to have such a variety of entertainment options
 here in Vermont. We attend the chamber music concerts:
Marlboro Festival, the Yellow Barn, Killington Festival and
the Lake Champlain Music Festival. This year we saw the
Fantasticks, Always Patsy Cline and Oklahoma at the Weston
and Private Lives and Dig at the Dorset Playhouse. This
photo is at Marlboro - their closing concert. 
We celebrated Pierce's stores 10th anniversary (as a Coop)
with a wonderful BBQ.
Sean & Will's new house in Dorchester. They are in the
process of selling their condo.
Flavia and Joey coming down the aisle
after their beautiful wedding. Flavia and her
family are great friends of our's from
No this isn't our dining room! It's the Downton Abbey set
which we saw at the Downton Abbey exhibit in Boston.
We loved seeing the original costumes - here several of the
bridal outfits.
And of course the downstairs kitchen!

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