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King of Siam

So it took MJ all of one day to relax into vacation mode. “I’m heading down to the pool” is what he said as he walked out the door.  Cathy and I found him in his own private cabana by … Continue reading

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Nuevo Vallarta

Summer vacation is here! We arrived at the Miraval Residences Resort in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Nuevo Vallarta is on the same bay as Puerto Vallarta.  Our room is a two bedroom, two bath room residence suite.  Plenty of room for … Continue reading

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Bored Engineering Students

So what do 2 bored engineering students do to fill up their time on summer break? They build 2 motorized bicycles. In May MJ and Greg bought 2 Schwin bicycles and modified them to fit a 50cc 2-stroke engine onto … Continue reading

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Busted Jet Ski

The jet ski season has just started and we have already busted one ski.  Jenna was down visiting MJ this weekend.  We figured we would have an afternoon of fun on them. As MJ left the ramp area, his ski … Continue reading

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Aladdin on Broadway

A few days after Christmas, we had family day in NYC.  We took MJ and Jill to see Aladdin on Broadway.  I managed to get really good seats, third row orchestra. Jill, who normally cannot sit still for 30 minutes, … Continue reading

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Kinky Boots

The Broadway play, Kinky Boots, is awesome.  Cathy and I took Lindsey and Elizabeth on Tuesday, Dec 1st.  We got lucky, that night was Wayne Brady’s debut as Lola.  He was absolutely fantastic! Wayne Brady brought an unbelievable amount of … Continue reading

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The Return of Depression Economics

I’ve been reading “The Return of Depression Economics” by Paul Krugman.  It is an attempt to explain the financial crash of 2008 and why efforts by the Fed and Treasury were largely ineffective. The book goes into the shadow banking … Continue reading

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The End

After horseback riding, we drove to the airport for our flight home.  We flew from Guadeloupe to San Juan and then to Philadelphia.  On the flight from San Juan to Philadelphia, I caught this image of the sunset while we … Continue reading

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Horseback Riding

One of the activities Jill loves to do is go horseback riding.  Just about every vacation at some point we end up on horses. This horse back trip took us down by the beach near the ocean and through some … Continue reading

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Dad goes Windsurfing

On Friday, July 10th, MJ wanted to go back and do windsurfing again.  Jill and I were going to go take surfing lessons, however Jill got really bad sunburn so we had to cancel the lessons and keep her in … Continue reading

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