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Tubing with the family.

January 4th, 2013 by

After getting tons and tons of snow we were getting a little cabin fever and decided to all go up to Mount Hood for some tubing. Here’s some photos from that day.

Recent Boston Visit

March 25th, 2011 by

Your mom and I recently visited her mother and brothers outside Boston. Had a great time. Visited Kinnebunkport, Maine where we spent our honeymoon nite. Here’s a picture of the Captain Lord Mansion. HPIM1672 We went inside and it turns out the owners we met in 1978 were still there! We were one of their first customers. I had lobster roll for lunch and your Mom and grandmother had fish and shrimp. We bought lobsters and cooked them at your grandmother’s house.
We also visited our house in Harvard, MA. Here’s a picture – pretty modern in those days. It was on about 2 acres of mosquito swamp.








Mason and Mary Lynn came up from Delaware and we visited Cape Cod.



Met up with Jonathan, Sanford, Raquel, Jonathan Jr., Anita and McKensie. Had a great brunch at a Brazillian restaurant where Jonathan has done some work. Here’s a picture of some cranberry bogs on the Cape.  Oh yeah, we had more lobster rolls at Logan airport on the way out!


Mom’s New Lamp

February 25th, 2011 by

HPIM1664 HPIM1668 HPIM1669 Here’s the “Diogenes” lamp we first saw at Winfried’s home in Germany. Pretty nice, it has an adjustable 50W halogen reading light (with the handle) and a 300W halogen light out the top.

Hood River Winter Storm

February 24th, 2011 by

HPIM1657HPIM1656Nice snowstorm (as long as it doesn’t get more nasty)! Here’s NeHPIM1659al Creek and the house.

Amick’s Valentine’s Day 2011

February 14th, 2011 by

HPIM1641Made your Mom a great dinner and did the flower thing.  She made some great Valentine’s Day cupcakes

A Relaxed Brewster

August 17th, 2010 by

HPIM1558He looks dead, but he’s just worn out. Your Mom has been walking the dogs hard like 6 miles every morning.

Deschutes River Fishing Trip

June 21st, 2010 by

Went with 5 friends on a float/camping trip on the Deschutes River in Eastern Oregon Tues. thru Friday afternoon.  The weather was horrible – it rained all day on Wed. and  camping in the rain is the shits.  Caught some fish (the rainbow in the picture is like 14″), had some great laughs and conversations with my buddies.  One of the pictures show my buddy Ken in the rain in my boat with a tarp drapedHPIM1478 HPIM1477 HPIM1483 HPIM1485 over him.

Tour of Powerdale Dam and Fish facilty

June 5th, 2010 by

HPIM1461The Mom unit and I toured the Powerdale Dam on the Hood River and the fish trap/station that’s located by the dam. The dam has been decomissioned and is in the process of being torn down. The fish trap and station is also being eliminated, so this was our last chance to see the fish trap in operation. They sort and tag ALL steelhead and salmon coming up Hood River and then let the wild fish and a few hatchery fish go above the dam. Here’s some pictures of the dam and the work being done with the fish. Most ofHPIM1459 the fish pictures show a wild winter steelhead. One shot also shows two (larger) chinook.

Smallmouth Bass

June 5th, 2010 by

HPIM1470With all this rain the Hood River is running high and muddy, so I thought I’d try for smallmouth bass near the mouth. Here’s a picture of a 16″+ bass I caught this afternoon. Thought I was snagged on the bottom and then it started moving!  I let it go.

Seattle Trip

May 30th, 2010 by

HPIM1446 HPIM1449 The Mom unit and I travelled to Seattle to see Mason and Dieter and to see the WWU Junior class exhibit. Very cool exhibit and WWU rocked! Had a great early dinner at an Indian restaurant – Mom had a Mango Lassi and we had some great food out of their Tandoori oven.  Check out Mason’s new haircut!  Mom was freezing as we visited the Tacoma Glass Museum (Mason – Dieter's room divider HPIM1445HPIM1444 remember our visit?).