Friday, January 10, 2020

From Vermont to Guatemala

We had a lot of snow early in November and
it continued until we left on January 1. We flew
 from Rutland on Cape Air's 9 passenger
plane to Boston. They had to deice it just
before we left.
We had Thanksgiving with our daughter Zoe's family in Palo Alto, CA. Here's Heather, Nick, Tommy, George, Scott and Zoe.
That's Kyrie, Zoe's older sister and behind Heather,
Scott's second wife and Zoe & Kyrie's mother Nancy.
In the back with Nick & Tommy are Kyrie's two sons.

The cross country tracks weren't ours. We just enjoyed a
leisurely walk up to the AT/LT.

We visited the Silversteins at their home in
Vermont while Scott was visiting and met
his new son Calvin - what a doll!
A group of our old friends meet each year on the Friday before our Holiday Open House, which is held alternatively at the Wolfs and the Martins. This year we met for lunch in Braintree - left to right: Bill Fonvielle, Marty Wolf, Karen & Ted
Martin, Carole Sharoff, Scott & Heather, Leslie Silverstein, Dick Bond, Deb D'Arpa, Russ Wolf and David Silverstein.
Each year our Bridge Club has a Pot Luck Dinner at our house. We had 20 this year. Following the excellent dinner we
have a Yankee Swap exchange of gifts. You can't see everyone in this photo, unfortunately. 
We cut our tree down at Paxton Greens right in our
town and it was a beauty.
Our youngest son Sean & grandson Kolya
Sean and his husband Will in their new scarfs
we bought in Scotland.
Our daughter-in-law Morgen opens gifts.
Our son James and his son Kolya
Gary, our son-in-law Will's father joined us for Christmas
this year.
Kolya got his own computer but that doesn't stop him from
wanting our's.
OK so you'll have to forgive me but I'm going
to include a lot of Kolya!
Our old friend Larry Barns often joins us for the holidays
And his son Luke as well
Grandpa and Kolya
Bird's eye view of our Cape Airplane
landing at Logan Airport, Boston
Kayaking in Bonita Springs
Scott and I at the beach in Bonita Springs, FL
We spent four days with our great friend Barbara at her
lovely home in Pelican Landing. 
And then a wonderful night with our other great friends
Uli & Thomas on their boat in Ft. Lauderdale.
We had a miserable time at the FLL airport trying to
fly to Guatemala on Spirit Airlines. The baggage
conveyor failed and the line to try and drop off your bags
stretched out onto the sidewalk. No one at Spirit tried
to help the situation and we, along with many others,
missed our flight. It took 3 hours to actually talk to someone
and reschedule for the next day. Happily, everything went
well then.

Scott Free with her "winter cover" on at the dock at Tortugal
 marina on the Rio Dulce.
And next to her our cruising buddies
Jim & Rentate on Emerald Seas.

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