On The Go: 2012 Jul - Dec                                                                                                                                                                                                    




ON THE GO 2012   July thru December

In July 2012, Mary's good friend Brita Tate visited us for a week.  Here is an after dinner picture:

Karla  Tom  Mary    Brita       Aleksey      Amy   David

 On July 29, 2012 we celebrated David Principe's birthday.

Phil & Jackie Rollman

         Zach                      David Principe     Erin             Karla

.Our neighbors, Phil & Jackie Rollman are here for a family week: 2 adults, 6 children, and 4 dogs.

 On Saturday August 18, 2012 we had the annual meeting of the Eagle Rock Racquet Club at the home of John and Betty Moran.  RJ Contant won the annual Betty Moran Tennis Tournament for the third straight year.  The prior trophy has been misplaced.  As it was uninsured, Betty designed and donated a beautiful new trophy which she presented to RJ.

On Saturday August 25, 2012  Arnold and Mildred Abelson celebrated their upcoming 90th birthdays at the Waybury Inn in East Middlebury, Vermont. Two terrific people!

August 29, 2012

 MAYNARD, Mass.  Allegro Diagnostics is developing a molecular testing platform utilizing gene expression of normal epithelial cells in the respiratory tract to detect early signs of lung cancer. Allegro Diagnostics  announced its participation in an upcoming conference in Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Duncan Whitney, Senior Vice President, Research, Development and Technical Operations, is presenting   Mining the Airway Transcriptome: Development of a Lung Cancer Diagnostic Test Based on the Field of Injury Concept at the Global Technology Community Biomarkers Europe Summit at the Renaissance Zurich Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday, September 5th at 10:35 a.m

In 1963 we spent a few days in Zurich.

On Wednesday September 20, 2012 we drove north past Burlington, then east along the Lamoille River to Jeffersonville.  We then drove south to Smuggs (Smugglers Notch Ski Area) and through the notch.  We then drove up the auto toll road on Mt Mansfield.  Had lunch at OGradys on The Mountain Road and then checked into the lovely Topnotch Resort.  At 6 pm we went to Jay and Ingrid Friedenson's home 10 miles away on the Elmore Mountain Road for drinks.  They have a spectacular view of Mt Mansfield.  We met their four show dogs that are part of the family. Then had a nice dinner at the Blue Moon in Stowe.  The next day we drove north to Morrisville, then south to  Montpelier, then south through Northfield, then west to Warren, west over hairy Lincoln Gap (closed in winter) to Rocky Dale and Bristol, then Middlebury and home.

                Forehead               Nose                                Gondola Top          Chin
Nose Chin
Ingrid            &            Mary Don               &               Jay

On September 26, 2012 Keith Barker installed our memorial stone that has an artist's  rendition of Eagle Rock and Beebe Pond on one side. It is located in Pleasantview Cemetery in Hubbardton, Vermont. It is called Pleasantview as there is an above ground view of Lake Bomoseen from the cemetery.  The stone is Vermont granite from Barre, Vermont.    See front and back below.   

We then had Sauerbraten at Countryman's Pleasure in Rutland:

On Monday October 8, 2012 we had lunch with Arnold and Mildred Abelson at Cafe Provence in Brandon, VT. 

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 we drove to New Hampshire. and met Mary's brother John Towne and wife Connie at the lovely Franconia Inn, http://www.franconiainn.com/ with its great view of Mount Lafayette.   It is about a mile from the "Frost Place" home of Robert Frost from 1915 -1920. https://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5744 We also took  the aerial tram up Cannon Mountain.

We returned to Vermont on Wednesday and had lunch at Simon Pearce in Quechee, VT.

On Saturday November 3, 2012 we had dinner in Naples, FL with Steve and Sandy Earl.

On Sunday November 4, 2012 we had brunch at The Lexington in Ft Myers.  Then played Chicago with the Burton twins, Don's cousins.  Below are Doris, Don, and Dulcy.

On Sunday November 11, 2012 we drove to Everglades City for lunch at the Rod and Gun Club.  We arrived at noon and had the entire porch to ourselves, for a short time.  http://www.evergladesrodandgun.com/everglades-city-lodging-and-hotel/Our-History.html

We then drove along the Turner River Road and saw many birds including wood storks and black vultures.

On Tuesday November 13, 2012 Don celebrated his 82nd birthday at the Ritz with Mary and their good friends Steve and Sandy Earl.

On Sunday November 18, 2012 we had lunch at Stonewood Grill.  We saw an Osprey on the way.

On Thanksgiving Day we flew from Florida to San Francisco to see David and grandchildren for a week.  We even saw some sunshine.  One day we drove to Santa Cruz and met our  surfing dude grandsons, Owen and Kyle, plus Rita and her daughter Julie Ann.  (Rita, David, Julie Ann below.)

                                             (Owen and Kyle below.)

Mary and I drove  to Sausalito for lunch at Scoma's for lobster salad and clam chowder:

Back in Vermont from !2/15/2012 to 1/3/2013.  Gray spent a nice day on Christmas at the lake.

The Principe's opened their presents after taking their Beagle to the Vet in Rutland.  Rosie ate a pound of dark chocolate M & M's last night.  Here are Karla, David, Zach, and Erin.

We had foot of snow on December 27, 2012.  Our birds cannot take a bath.  We therefore waited one day to have lunch with Arnold and Mildred Abelson at Cafe Provence in Brandon, VT.

We did enjoy visitors in Vermont over the holidays:  Brita Tate was here for one week,  (Christmas thru New Years), Amy Tom and  Aleksey arrived after Christmas  for six days.  Eric Cindy, and Alexei came for two days including our  New Year's Eve party.  

                Amy                                         Tom                                              Aleksey                                   Alexei
                          Eric                      Alexei                                                        Eric                           Mary
                                      Brita                                                     Mary                                                    Cindy

And of course Don.  Here he is in his new shirt ... his major Christmas present this year.







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