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September Surf at Kamakura / Chigasaki

It was a nice day in the Kamakura area.  We went to see the Great Buddha of Kamakura (Daibutsu in Japanese) is a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amida Buddha in the city of Kamakura, Japan.  But forget all that, check out the surf!  These are pics from Sep 25 (Kamakura), and Sep 26, 2010 Chigasaki (Tsujido beach).  Waves were …

Nippon! 日本!

That’s right, I applied for a job in Japan, and to Melissa’s and my own shock, I was faced with the decision to accept the job offer.  The initial assignments for 3 years, with the option to extend it for another 2 years.  After that I think you have to come back to the states, at least for a little …

Bithday Celebration

Yes it was time to clock out of work, and primp and prep for a night out on the town(s). For Melissa’s birthday we wanted to celebrate with some of her closest friends. Even Melissa S. made the commitment to leave her baby under the care of a baby sitter for the first time. After much deliberating the planning committee …

Keys Vacation 2008

The Ballantyne, Gostage and Sapp families just returned from another great vacation in the Florida Keys. The weather turned out to be hot and sunny in the Keys this year and there was one rain in the middle of the week. The lobsters were scarce in the Gulf of Mexico possibly due to the large and protected Goliath Grouper that …

Green Beer and Hemp Oil

Yes this years St Patrick’s Day Fell on a Monday, but that did not stop Saturday and Sunday shenanigans…. (no not that type Chandra). The Flaherty’s and Claytons planned to get together on Sunday and we knew it would be great fun. I’ve been doing a lot better since I started taking the hemp oil, so I decided to do …

Tahoe Trip!

We had a great trip to Tahoe. Skiing in Northstar, Diamond Peak and Soda Springs. We stayed in a big house with the family in Kings Beach. Here are a few of our favorites from the 407 photos that we took!! Our stay was for the week of Christmas so the kids all had a white Christmas. Also we have …

Keys 2007

We had a great time this year on Marathon Key. Lobsters and fish were aplenty thanks to Art and Chrissy bringing their boats and experience. Art was there with his new beautiful Sea Vee with ad 2 new 4-stroke motors. The boat was decked out with so many great and convenient touches that everyone enjoyed every minute out in the …