Monday, July 9, 2012

Photos of Istanbul now posted!


Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer of travel....

I've been terrible at keeping the blog up so I will try to enlighten everyone with the Summer happenings.  Our good friends John and Jodi departed post early in the year.  We will have to see their new addition to the family before he goes off to college.  A big downer of this type of work is having friend leave.  This will be a constant happening this summer as contracts end.  But new faces are arriving everyday with that deer in the headlights look.

The band has play several gigs at the Marine bar and Uncle Sam's bar this year.  We seem to be playing well together but are losing several original members.  One of the highlights was the St Patrick's Day gig.

Late April Renee and I traveled with friends Mike and Kai to Crete.  We had a great time taking in old ruins, a family vinard, Via Beach and some back roads most tourists never travel.  A nice stay at the Knossos Beach Bungalows with several trips to a local restaurant owned by self proclaimed Tom Cruise.

Just recently we traveled to Istanbul Turkey.  This was a much busier trip with lots of activity.  Seeing the ancient sites, shopping the Grand Bazaar and The Spice Market and cruising the Bosporus.  Photos coming soon.

The summer is really just getting warm and we've spent some time riding bikes and Cooking on the grill.  There has been a lot of overtime the last bit, all the good to pay for an upcoming trip to Scotland with Sister Alyson and her Hubby