Category Archives: Summer 2012

Summer Sets

A busy hot Summer is ending and school has begun. We have been so lucky to have enjoyed good times in Sea Girt this season. Margaret and Jim and Paul and Deb, as always, have been so generous and gracious … Continue reading

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Surf & Turf and The Clambake

We had lots of fun on land and in sea this past weekend. Our excursion to Sea Girt consisted of among other things, the 2012 Clambake, the Sea Girt 5k,  perfect ocean swimming, delicious meals and spirited Scrabble. We arrived, … Continue reading

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Summer Recipes

Here are some simple Summer recipes passed on to me from Margaret, easy and delicious. Tomato Watermelon Salad Ingredients: 8 cups  1 1/4-inch chunks seedless watermelon (about 6 pounds) 3 pounds ripe tomatoes (preferably heirloom) in assorted colors, cored, cut … Continue reading

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CAB Afterword

Al and I met Margaret to pick up the kids at the airport on Thursday night. However, the impending tornado producing storm was to arrive at the same time as the plane. So after a 2 hour diversion to Providence, … Continue reading

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CAB 2012 draws to a close

I’m home.  Alone.  Ahhhh.  The kids are on their way back east.  I listened to classic rock and classical all the way back from the airport.  Needed a hip hop detox. This is always the part where I get all … Continue reading

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CAB Day 6

It was a late morning, since the girls were sleepyheads.  The boys and I made good use of the time by exercising the dogs and watching the second Batman movie, as prep for the afternoon viewing of the new, 3rd … Continue reading

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CAB Day 5 – Columbia State Park

After a raucous (card)game of golf, and muffins, juice and milk for breakfast, we struck out for Columbia State Park (http://www.columbiacalifornia.com/), which is like a Williamsburg for the Gold Rush.  It’s an actual gold rush town, and people dress in … Continue reading

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CAB Day 4 – Heading into Gold Country

Embassy Suites served us a great breakfast.  Vince:  “All this stuff is free?” We were off to Moaning Cavern (http://www.caverntours.com/MoCavRt.htm) and their zip line, up in the Sierras.  Michele Dale, copilot extraordinaire, talked me through the crazy ins and outs … Continue reading

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CAB Day 3 – Road Trip

Sunday broke and we were on our way, with only a slight delay in start time.  Off to Six Freaking Flags.  To borrow from a famous author:  A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again.  Several of the campers agree, … Continue reading

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CAB Day 1

The day dawned sunny and beautiful.  Dawn patrol (James and I) exercised Juneau and talked muffins.  But, then everyone woke up and we decided to keep it simple, so we went with a big meat breakfast.  Never a bad idea. … Continue reading

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CAB 2012 is underway

The Bay Area was on the road today, hoping for a glimpse of the campers.  Bumper to bumper on the way to SFO, but I got there and collected the kids.  They were totally into the cowboy hats, and looked … Continue reading

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Camp Aunt Betsy 2012

On Thursday, my daughter Grace, with cousins Michele and James Dale, and Vincent (who traveled up from the Burnsville, NC Antinoris) headed off to Camp Aunt Betsy for the week. My sister-in-law, Betsy, goes above and beyond to make it … Continue reading

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The Beach and a Birthday

This past weekend, the weather was perfect to be at the beach and also good timing to celebrate Marilyn’s 60th birthday. Those of us who were down to Sea Girt this weekend enjoyed a nice time taking in the sun, … Continue reading

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The Season Opener

Summer is finally here and we kicked it off in Sea Girt this Memorial Day weekend. We left Saturday morning and on the way down we stopped at Delicious Orchards to pick up a few pies and other items. We … Continue reading

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