Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas tree shopping

"Aunt-Artica" joined the family for Christmas tree shopping and decorating.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Harold's first limo ride

After a 13.5 hour flight, the best way to travel home is in a stretch limo. Of course, if you checked 10 pieces of luggage, it is the *only* way to travel home.


After helping pilot the flight, Harold relaxed in his international business class seat and read a copy of the International "Harold" Tribune.

Cockpit crew

Captain Leila, co-pilot Harold, and Navigator Rick in the cockpit of the 747 on the way from Frankfurt to SF.

Leila preparing to fly back to SF

Yes, she IS in the pilot's seat!!

Snow in Frankfurt

First snow of the season hit Frankfurt today. Lots of delays. We will also enjoy the thrill of walking down the stairs onto the tarmac to get on a bus to the terminal. Leila can't wait to walk in the snow!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ready for the taxi.....

... to the airport with just a few pieces of light luggage!

Paris Christmas carnival

The last night in Paris Rick, Leila, and "Uni" try the "Pirates" ride at the Jour de Fetes in the Grand Palais.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Moving day

Here's the stack for the air shipment. Next step, pack for our flight.

Friday, December 16, 2011

End of Fall Semester

Leila finished her fall semester today and is celebrating the beginning of the holiday break with her friend Anne Lise.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Eureka, Chimay!

The internet says that one cannot see the brewery or production facilities, but today I was lucky. I promised not to post any pictures of my private tour on the net, but can show them to my friends when I see you next.

And yes, Leila, it is true that the best beer in the world is brewed by Belgian monks!


On my way to Germany, I took a detour through Belgium. Take a close look at the sign and see if you recognize the name of my favorite beer.