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Tevez really likes all the Christmas lights. He likes to nap under the tree.
Technically there are three more weeks of autumn, but with Christmas upon us I thought I should get these photos up while they are still barely relevant.
I am thankful for a lot. Not the least being the mellow but festive weekend we had together. No family. Just us six. Was a nice, low key way to enjoy our first Thanksgiving in years.
The turkey results were mixed. While it was eaten in its entirety between Thursday’s feast and hash Friday night, my turkey suffered from a common affliction: The breast meat was a bit dry while the dark meat was perfect. I will be making adjustments next year.
There is so much else to be thankful for. I am thankful for having my family together on this holiday as we make this our home again. I think its working….
Its been an odd autumn. The weather has been nutty with the hurricane and the early snow storm that both took place the last few months. I hear the summer was super hot and wet. So apparently that combination of weather factors has produced a rather anti-climatic foliage show this year. Its been dull. Leaves have been turning brown and are withering on the branch. The red maple that usually has spectacularly red leaves, has dropped its leaves before it changed. Its a little disappointing given I have been looking forward to what is normally the most glorious time of year here in New England. But even though I have seen a better show in the past, its pretty and smells crisp and makes it cozy to be inside on a cool morning. And there is always next year….
Its been a screwy last few months for us, a lot of travel and big changes. Time has passed off speed. Some things seem like they happened ages ago and others seem if it were yesterday. But the end of summer is here and although we have no real context for it, having spend most of the time these last months in winter, its clearly almost gone.
We had our Labor Day dinner with a pair of dear families. When we were living in Connecticut before Argentina we divvied up the long weekends (Memorial, 4th of July and Labor Day) and took turns hosting a shared culinary effort. It was part of our summer tradition.
We got back in the rotation and yesterday had the crew (15 in total) for a lobster slaughter. The kids are older (who am I kidding? we are all older!) and time has ticked away, but it feels remarkably familiar, comfortable and good to be home.
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I am forcing my children to write something. Thought it might be good to brush off their visual cortex before returning to school next week. Here is the first in a four part series. Georgie’s part This vacation was great!!!! … Continue reading
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I am not sure if it was because we had been on the road so long, moving from winter to summer, or because of the huge crowds, but we really didn’t do London. We had a cool house in Chelsea … Continue reading
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Of all the places we went on this trip, Capetown was the biggest revelation. We had always heard that it was a cool town but we had no idea how beautiful it was. Its spectacular. It is most definitely in … Continue reading
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We sadly had our last meal, a yummy protein laden breakfast with Brent and crew before we left camp one last time. Brent drove us to an airstrip where we met our transfer (another light aircraft) that was going to … Continue reading
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A couple of random thoughts about this part of the trip. I learned that my mothering instincts are intact and maybe I am not as lazy a parent as I thought I was. I was a bit nervous at times … Continue reading
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We were driven early in the morning to the Botswana border where we cleared immigration leaving Zambia, ferried over to Botswana where we witnessed the smuggling of alcohol across the border as seen below. After we cleared immigration in Botswana, … Continue reading
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We had a perfectly civilized morning departure from Joburg to Zambia. Our travel would have been seamless if it hadn’t been for the one hour and 30 minutes we spent in an immigration line at the airport in Zambia. While … Continue reading
Thats Cal…being random, making himself a plank, as he is prone to do sometimes. Below find another photo that is more disturbing than random. Yes that is Henry looking pissed (an a bit like Beavis), and yes that is Georgie, broken down like a rag doll in the middle of the street. Dont worry, there were no large vehicles in the area.
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Doesn’t Conde Nast do a feature like this? It’s the N3 near Moii River in the East Cape of South Africa. We knew that with 13 countries, 20 flights and various other forms of transportation that we couldn’t expect all … Continue reading
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We landed at the crack of dawn and were awaited by a very cheery Henry (not my Henry who is neither cheery or a licensed driver) who picked us up and delivered us to a bed and breakfast that was … Continue reading
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Today was a big travel day. We traveled the length of Australia in order to board a plane for the much-awaited Africa part of the trip. We left steamy Cairns early for a flight that was going to take us … Continue reading