The Dave Koz Jazz Cruise

Over the last 35 years, Gina and I have taken many cruises but last weeks ten day cruise to Venice, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Santorini, Greece; San Marino, Italy, was the best ever. Neither Gina or I had been to these ports on Mediterranean Cruises in the past with the exception of Santorini. And,…

A Great Week on the Oasis of the Seas.

Last week Gina and I took Mark and his Girlfriend Phoebe to the Caribbean on the biggest ship in the world. Its been years since our last cruise which was on the Disney Magic with the kids and we had high expectations for this cruise which marks our 15th cruise over the years. I give…

Back to Yosemite

Its been over three years since we camped on the valley floor of Yosemite.  Gina and I lucked out and got a campsite three months ago.  The trusty old Motorhome made it up the grade without vapor locking this year.  Getting a campsite in Yosemite is challenging with over 2 million summer visitors, the limited…

RV Camping Half Moon Bay

Gina and I met our good friends Bob and Marianne for a one day camping trip with the RVs at Half Moon Bay State Park. We booked a Sunday night and found the campsite actually not full. What a great campsite it was with electrical hookups in 40 of the 50 sites, free fast internet,…

The Trevally Movie is done….

A fly fishing film maker couldn’t ask for better talent than my twin nephews Mathew and Michael. The footage for this film was primarily shot with GoPro Hero 3s, and the Panasonic GH4. Some of the footage was taken on Waynes Xacti. It was tough to shoot the actually hookups . Trevally are so unpredictable.…

Happy 4th of July

”The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought…

Christmas Island 2014

—=== Due to the large amount of Media Collected on this trip, this post remains a work in progress and will me modified for about a month as I get the stills and videos edited ==– The Photography Click to see the Flikr Photosets     This last week marked my fifth trip to Christmas…

A weekend at Seascape

Our good friends Delene and Duane invited us to Seascape this weekend.  The Girls spent the rainy weekend scrap-booking while Duane and I caught up with some movies. The rain paused shortly and we got a chance to walk the beach . I had a chance to experiment with the Lumix GX7  with the Lumix…

Who would have thought back in 2007

  Gina came across some old pics from 2007.  Columbia’s Med School campus is a stones throw from Gina’s sisters home in New Jersey.  Here are some pictures of Mia touring Columbia undergrad and Mark Skateboarding all over the place.  There are some shots of the subway she will be taking to school and in…

3-3-13 at Club 33

After 30 years of hope and anticipation,  thanks to a great friend,  we were given the opportunity to have dinner at Disneyland’s  Mysterious Club 33.  For those who have never heard of this club,  it is a private club located in the heart of New Orleans Square at 33 Royal Street.  Club rooms that make…

Weekend at Seascape

Of all weekends to hang at Seascape Resort in Aptos, we picked the stormiest. While Mark took the day Ski Bus to Kirkwood for some Snowboarding, we checked out the Seascape Resort in Aptos for the first time for one day. I must say that it is a great get away for the weekend with…

Avila, Morro Bay and the Hearst Castle – Our 28th

The summer has been busier than usual,  perhaps its the fact that our kids have been doing academic things all summer with Mia in Summer Session at Berkeley and Mark taking 4 days a week of SAT prep.  The summer is over in two weeks with both our kids starting school.    The office is…

Maui, Lepers, and Micro 4/3rds

Our window of opportunity for a family vacations this year was narrow but we managed to calender this past week a vacation to Maui. Accompanying us on the trip was Alex Shearer (Mia’s friend from CAL) and we booked the first part of the trip at the Kanapalli Alii. Also, we had a chance to…

Avila and the Central Coast

Having taken the last week off for our son’s Spring Break.  it didn’t dawn on us that he would rather play golf everyday than to hang with us for the week so we decided to go visit the Central Coast for a few days.   Frank and Kim,  two of our close friends moved there…