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Monday, September 14, 2009


Ok I told you, you have to be pretty fast around these blogs. I have removed the picture from the previous posting and replaced it with something nice to view.
Ok that's it.
Have a great day

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Birthday Party

Although my birthday was Friday Rosy thought it would be a good idea to have a little party on Saturday. She also thought it would be a good idea to include Paul Green our friend as his birthday is next Wednesday. As anyone knows it is easier to have one party than two?????
We had a lot of food, as usual and plenty to drink, Wine, Beer, Soda Pop, OJ, Cranberry Juice and of course water. Rosy had food spread all over the house on nearly every surface. One only needed to turn and there would be food it all looked great.

This is just one of the tables of food. The dining room was a "Food Station", it makes perfect sense.

Here are some of the fine folks who attended. The are sitting around on the deck getting to know one another.

Jeremy, Paul, me of Course and Norberto. By the way Norberto helped with the food even though he was suppose to be a guest. I don't know what Rosy would have done with out him. Kudos to Nor!!!!

Some other folks sitting around.

Nancy, Kathy and Brianne

Alicia was the Bartender and also served a lot of wine to anyone wanting to have a drink. She did an excellent job.

Jeremy toasts the evening.

So this is Barbara, She was having an excellent time. I gave her fifty cents to laugh. She gave me a one dollar laugh. I saved fifty cents. It's like buying wholesale.

Alicia, Norberto and Tyler.

Brianne and I spent a little time talking she and I have a lot in common. We're both members of the opposite sex, she likes to eat I like to cook, she likes to hang out with me I like to be me. The list could go on but I've much to cover here and only a little time to do it.

Carla is having a good time. And look Paul's back.

Finally I get to spend a little time with Rosy. But she is blurry only the chandelier is in focus. Perhaps I have had a little too much wine?

So Dave was a good guy to stay in touch with, he knows where all the food plates were.

Paul and I did a toast or two sometime during the evening.
Paul really knows how to toast with a fine glass of wine. and by the way we drank the following, Opus 1997, Opus 1999, Martin Estate Cab 2005, Spago Argento Prosecco, Robert Mondavi Reserve Cab 1995 and 1997, Kissing Bridge Shiraz 2001, Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir 2006, Rocca Di Montegrossi Chianti Classico 2001, Bernardus Marinus 2003, Chateau St Jean Cinq Cepages 2004 (3 bottles), Dominus 1998, and 1999, Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 and we started with a Caymus Special Select Cabernet sauvignon 1999.I would remind you that we are professionals and you should never try consuming so much wine at home, leave the consumption of these kinds of wine to us.

So anyway, Samantha stopped by and said hello here she is with Barbara.

Karen brought a camera and we look forward to seeing her pictures. We have only a few because we forgot to take pictures. Rosy remembered to get the camera after a couple of hours. We like the pictures we have though and we hope you like them too.

What the heck are these guys looking at. Why does Billy look so surprised?

Rosy and I are enjoying each other and everyone who came to the house for the party.

Stan and Kathy. Is she winking?

Stan and Brianne, Is she smiling?

Actually, I have absolutely no idea. And why are those people looking and laughing?

Finally Cake, Thanks to Billy and Rosy everyone got cake. Let them eat cake!

I have cake!

I can hold my glass higher than anyone, even a pro like Paul.

Look, look Rosy is eating cake!

Look Paul can tilt his glass without spilling any wine. Don't you just love it when you get a picture like this where the person looks like they might be impaired? Paul will love this when he sees it here. I may be required to remove it so look at it quickly and hopefully everyone will have a chance to see it.

So there you have it a few pictures of my 66th birthday party. I hope there will be a party for my 66&1/4th, or 66&1/2. I'll let you know.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Day Sail

Here are some pictures of Rosy and my Sailing day on the Columbia River. I am not as fond of river sailing as ocean sailing. Lots of "Back and Forth:, "Back and Forth", "Back and Forth".

Fortunately the scenery was pleasant several other boats and people were on the river doing whatever they do.

Here we are tied at the Hotel where we stayed. It was about 5 miles from the dock where we launched the boat.
Rosy is getting ready for the trip back
First we'll do a little recreational sailing up the river. Going up stream will take longer and requires much more work that "sailing" down stream. Think about it!

Ok She's ready to cast off. She already cast off here robe thingy. Rosy likes the sun.
Rosy likes to drive. In case you are wondering she also provides direction when she is not at the tiller. Always trying to keep me going in the right direction.

She does take a break from time to time and likes to get Sun and feel the wind in her hair.
Calm water but is is moving at a rapid rate. It meant a lot of tacking.
Still under control. Me, well I'm just sitting around taking pictures.

More of the shoreline and getting ready to make the turn.
I need to give Rosy a break from time to time. I know I don't look as good but actually I am a better driver.
We went under the bridge as we headed back.
Still driving!

Well I think this is about enough for tonight.
Sometime when you come to visit it would e nice to get you into the boat as well and do a day sail, have a little lunch and relax. Call when you can be here we are anxious to have you here.