Friday, February 27, 2009

Our Grandson Colin

Steve and Colin visited us last night. We had not seen Colin grow the last six inches. He is very tall and handsome.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Skiing with Steve at Gunstock

Bob and Kay all bundled up.

Steve and Kay striking a pose

Steve on the slopes

We had a beautigful day of skiing today with Kay's son, Stephen Degges, at Gunstock Mountain, about 20 minutes from our condo. Look at how beautiful the view was today. Perfect conditions.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Today's paintings

We had so much snow this morning, that we just lazed around the condo until early afternoon. I can paint a day away. Here are some of the ACEOs I did last evening and today. They are listede on e-bay.

The White Mountains of New Hampshire

We flew to Manchester yesterday and drove our rental Sentra to Concord for a quick stop at Steve's house and some grocery shopping. About 15 miles from our destination, Weirs Beach - The Village of Winnipesaukee Condos, we ran into some serious snow. The little Nissan held her own and only skidded a bit on one ramp. This morning we awoke to a winter wonderland.

Glynis' photos of Poconos

Pierce's first time skiing.
Austin joins Gayle & Pop

Kay staying warm.

The house Glynis won

Family shot

These are from Glynis and Jim's facebook page.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Close Ups

Exhausted Skiers at the end of a hard day on the slopes
Bob & Jim

Gayle, Austin & Glynis

Skiing with the Fuller Family

Austin is doing great!
Kay, Glynis, Jim & Gayle

Gayle, Kay and Glynis

Jim, Austin, Gayle & Glynis

Our daughter Glynis won a weekend at a wonderful house in the Poconos that we used Valentines weekend. We were there Feb13-16 and had lots of fun. Saturday we skied at Jack Frost and Sunday at Blue Mountain. Kay had a great day playing with Pierce Saturday while the rest of the gang skied...or waited in lift lines. Here are some pictures of our mini adventure.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Street Dancers in the Park, Buenos Aires

While venturing through the park, we came upon a couple of street dancers. She was very beautiful and he was quite a bit older. After a couple of dances, she passed the hat for a well deserved tip.

La Boca Section of Buenos Aires

La Boca is one of Buenos Aires' most colorful districts. Italian immigrants were the first settlers of La Boca, and the working class neighborhood was Buenos Aires' first port. Today the buildings in the barrio are painted in bright colors. These buildings were painted with leftover paints from the ships in the harbor.

Many local artists were selling their wares, while others danced the tango for the many visitors.

Recoleta Cemetary & other sights of Buenos Aires

La Recoleta Cemetery is a famous cemetery located in the exclusive Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The layout of the cemetery was designed by the French engineer Próspero Catelin, and was remodeled in 1881, while Torcuato de Alvear was mayor of the city, by the Italian architect Juan Antonio Buschiazzo.
The Cemetery includes graves of some of the most influential and important persons of Argentina, including several presidents, scientists, and wealthy characters. Internationally, Eva Perón is the best known person buried in this cemetery.

Basílica Nuestra Señora del Pilar: Junin 1892, Plaza Recoleta. It was built by the Jesuit monks in 1732 and it is one of the oldest churches in the city.

In the Plaza of the United Nations there stands one of the more unusual sculptures in Buenos Aires, the "Floralis Generica" by the architect Eduardo Catalano. It´s a gigantic metal flower, with 6 motorised 20 metre high petals that open on special occasions.-

I hope it is not a man eating flower. Run Bob, RUN!!!

Our Visit with Roxy Continued

Bob and Sandy, and Bob and Kay posing with Roxy and her cat. Also pictured are darling pets.

Friday, February 6, 2009

We, and the Paulin's, had a friend near Bariloche. We were not aware that it was the same person, Roxy, until Roxy suggested that we look up Bob and Sandy and share a ramise (like a cab) when we came to visit. We had a wonderful adventure to paradise. Roxy told us she lived right behind a hotel, so we had the driver drop us off at the hotel . We had about a half mile walk to her wonderul log and stone house overlooking a lake and mountains. She came to meet us with her do, so the walk was more fun.

Roxy served us a wonderful meal of grilled Argentine beef and sausages, roasted vegetables, salad and wine. We watched the sky turn colors on her porch and later in the living room.

Roxy is a retired USAir pilot who has found paradise near Bariloche and a wonderful hostess. Thanks Roxy. I look forward to sharing another meal with you on Capitol Hill.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Roadside market near the Ski Lift

View of hotel near Barilocci.
This is the ultimate place to stay when visiting this area, if you have thousands of dollars to pay each night. Our hotel was nice enough.