Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Barb is having CC

I just emailed and talked to Barb. She wants to have CC but wants everyoe to get there as soon as they can and leave at a REASONABLE TIME!!! She has a 6:30 AM hair appt. the next day and needs some sleep! She does want to take her turn and have CC this Thursday!!

Posted by CarolFay on 08/31 at 11:17 PM
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Our time in Norway




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Monday, August 30, 2010

Home for sure

We didn’t have the chance to decide about being bumped - earlier birds got the worm I guess!  But in the end, that was fine because we are happy to be home again.  I couldn’t take in or process any more new sights and adventures anyway!  We have it so good here in the US, and everyone we met in Europe told us the same thing.  Lots of dissention over the governments and policies across the pond, just like here.  Anyway, here we are, and I am full speed ahead in my real life again.  Hope to finish up the photo albums that I got behind on during the last stops in Norway and England!

If I read things right, we are meeting at CarolFay’s this Thursday the 2nd?

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Looking for Friends

Dave and I were the high bidder at the Second Helpings Harvest fundraiser - the wine samples may have influenced me.  We won a hands on chocolate truffle rolling class from The Best Chocolate in Town (I think it is on Mass Ave) for seven of my friends and me (one will be Dave).  We’ll tour the kitchen, eat chocolate and take some home.  I need to call her to find out days and times.

Do I have any friends that would like to join me?

Posted by Maureen on 08/29 at 11:02 PM
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Heading home, maybe

We flew back from London to Copenhagen tonight, arrived around 11 pm and now we are at the airport Hilton.  We have repacked and organized everything to include the things we bought, and Steve just checked our email.  Delta sent us a message that our flight is overbooked and “upon check-in” we can find out if we want to re-book etc.!!  I am all for it, but as usual, Steve just wants to get going on the original flight.  I’m hoping that the deal is so good, he can’t refuse.  I can see it both ways, but it would fine to stay one more night here too!

We saw “Wicked” in London last night - wow - but I have to say that “Love Never Dies” was the better of the two.

It has been a grand vacation, a once in a lifetime trip I think!  And yes Maureen, we have been walking our behinds off all around London and everywhere else!  There is a scale here in the hotel bathroom, and if I get brave (and feel like converting kilos to pounds) I will step on it!!

Hope to see you all soon!

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Our time in Belgium

Hi from London!  Having a great time here, saw Love Never Dies on Tues nite - original cast, and the Phantom could sing the pants off of any one!  Unbelievable.  Yesterday we took the train out to Chawton to Jane Austen’s house - wow - what an experience.  Today we went to Greenwich, 0 Meridian and all that!  Tonight we are going to see Wicked!
Norway was spectacular - Steve agrees with me now, that it is heaven on earth! 

Pics:  http://picasaweb.google.com/carol.flower.hatfield/KinderdijkGhentBrugesAug1516#

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

movie making

I received this email tonight: 

Hello! This is Joshua Dinner, Anne and Alan’s son. I am writing to share with you some exciting news about my feature film based on the book “Alex & Me” by Dr. Irene Pepperberg.  Below is our formal letter and it would be an honor if you could share this with your friends, colleagues, and family as we continue to develop the screenplay.  It is a remarkable story with so much heart and you can read all about our upcoming adventures on the new movie website http://www.alexandmethemovie.com.  Tomorrow, I’m off to Boston with my team to visit the science lab at Brandeis, conduct interviews, and delve deeper into the characters mentioned in the book.  Thank you for taking the time to check out the site and help us publicize this very special project.  I wish you all a great rest of the summer!

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

giant zucchini available

Margie brought this huge zucchini. I have no intention of baking zucchini bread but am willing to give it to anyone who is interested in baking or whatever.
We had a busy weekend and went to Fringe and Athens on 86th. Had a good time.
My friend with the gastric bypass had a slight setback when she had an allergic reaction to the pain medicine.  she is not feeling perky and is experiencing some pain.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

And more

We are at the airport Hilton in Copenhagen, ready to fly tomorrow morning to Bergen, Norway to see our friends who had the 50th wedding anniversary in Maribo the first Saturday we were here.  We are staying with them at their house and I’m not sure how much time I will be spending doing pics so I thought I would get another album done tonight.  It is beautiful weather here, about 70 and sunny.  Belgium was quite cool and rainy.


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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Our day in Amsterdam

Am getting a little behind on the pics.  We left Netherland on Sunday and drove to Brussels - spent two days with Steve’s work friend Hans, and family and friends.  Left Brussels this a.m. (it is a miracle - our second one this trip - that we found our way out of that city!!!!) and drove aboaut 7 hours here to Hannover, Germany to spend the night.  Tomorrow we drive the rest of the way to Copenhagen, turn in the car and fly on Fri to Bergen, Norway.


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Monday, August 16, 2010

It’s not Europe or Chicago, but…

We had a great family reunion in the Sandusky OH area.  We spent one night in Cleveland and dined at the House of Blues, spent the next day at Cedar Point, then the beach, the pool, the shops, the family dinner, the family breakfast and came home.  All good.  We brought my brother back—he goes for his second opinion tomorrow morning.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Delft, Netherlands

Here are the pics of our first day in Delft.  Yesterday we went to Amsterdam, and this morning to Den Haag and back here again for our last afternoon in Delft.  So, more pics to come!  Tomorrow we drive to Brussels.


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Thursday, August 12, 2010

More Albums!

Remember, just because I post them here doesn’t mean you have to look at them smile




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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Next batch of pics


We are leaving Germany tomorrow (Wednesday) and driving to Delft, Netherlands.  Have pics from Germany that I will work on when we get to our next hotel - it’s too late tonight! Just got back from our last evening with Gerhard and Monika - it’s been pretty special reconnecting with them.

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Monday, August 09, 2010


We had another 1/2 family reunion in Chicago this past weekend.  Kevin and Jen were to fly in - Roanoke to Philadelphia to O’Hare ... best laid plans - they ended up Roanoke - Philadelphia - Cincinnati and then Rachel drove them here and we drove them to Chicago. Marie was to pick up her husband at “the airport” - Marie was at O’Hare but Tom was at Midway so as long as it was kind of on our way ... Kevin, Rachel, and Jen all hopped out of the car at the beginning of the ramp, ran inside to use the restroom, ran out the door and managed to get in the car before we had driven 15 feet. It has been a long time since we had 5 people in the van!  We had a nice visit.  Dave and I went up the Sears Tower and did the architecture boat tour.  It was good but too much information to absorb!  Sunday morning Kevin and Jen left (their 5th airport in 2 days), Dave left for Duluth, and Rachel and I drove back here. Kitty ended up getting bit by 2 of the 4 dogs there and 1 dog bit another - I think next year the extra dogs will stay home…

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