Hawaii Cruise December 26 - January 2

We had everyone with us for the cruise to four Hawaiian islands. We had a marvelous time!

It wasn't perfect for everyone, though. Emily had significant morning sickness and Kallista had seasickness. But it was fine for the rest of us!

Back row: Patrick, Taylor, Mark, Paul, Jacky, Emily, Evan  Front row: Peter, Kallista, Kathy, John, Peiling

Back row: Patrick, Taylor, Mark, Paul, Jacky, Emily, Evan

Front row: Peter, Kallista, Kathy, John, Peiling

Scandinavia August 6-24

We joined 23 others on an Odysseys Unlimited tour that included three nights in Copenhagen, an overnight ferry to Oslo, then a swift bus ride up to ski country and the fjords. We later visited Bergen (where it always rains!), then back to Oslo to enjoy that fabulous city for several days. Several of us ventured on the extension to Stockholm. A fabulous trip! The photo below is from the roof of the Oslo Opera.

Havana May 13-17

We traveled to Cuba with the Minnesota Orchestra and had a fabulous trip! Cuba is crumbling and will need to do something before its streets, sidewalks and buildings all tumble to the ground. There was lots of music and an evening when several orchestra members jammed with a Cuban band. Great fun! Photos are here. 

Along the Malecon, Havana

Along the Malecon, Havana

NYC and Vernon May 19-25

John had work in NYC so I again went along to sightsee, enjoying the newly opened Whitney Museum in the meat-packing district. Sadly to me, much modern art is bordering pornographic and not pleasing to my eye, but the building is fascinating and the High Line walkway is beautiful! Photos are here.  Thursday night we drove up to Vernon and spent the weekend with several of our kids and their friends.  Photos are here. 

Mason City May 1-2

The Guthrie is doing Music Man as one of its summer plays and gathered a bus-ful of people to head to the real River City, complete with the high school band playing Seventy-Six Trombones. We drove down instead of taking the bus and spent the night at the last remaining Frank Lloyd Wright hotel, the Historic Park Inn. Lovely!