Monday, May 21, 2018

Vacation in Roatán, Honduras

Anna and I went diving for a week off the island of Roatán.  The weather was perfect and the sea temperature was 83 degrees F.  We did 11 dives, one of which was a shark dive (intense!).  We will post more of Anna's wonderful underwater photos and videos when we've done the editing.  

Anna swimming with the sharks (I made this video):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjL-ualG7b8
The following video of the shark dive was done by the videographer at the shark dive company.

https://youtu.be/7ZsHMJ5RU9I

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Top Rope Climbing Progress

Anna is constantly improving at the climbing walls (Triangle Rock Club).
She climbed this short wall 5.9+ twice.  What a woman!


Monday, December 25, 2017

Adventures in Cayman Brac

Anna and I spent a week scuba diving and cliff climbing on the island of Cayman Brac, 90 miles off Grand Cayman.  Cayman Brac Beach Resort, with 44 rooms, is the only hotel on the island.  For those who are interested, "brac" in Gaelic means bluff. The bluff is 140 feet high.

The guests we met were all very friendly and interesting.  Many have been scuba diving all over the world for many years. The staff at the resort were all happy and helpful; the meals at the resort were very good.

We have captured some of the spirit of our adventures in photos and videos:

Anna's under-sea videos:

https://youtu.be/W_vLY56AVKs


Anna's Under-sea photos:

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AlAa5dUOzaIOgXMu5KRlwQ6v0hs9

GoPro videos of 140 foot multi-pitch climb over the water:

https://youtu.be/yX-NQKIugZ8

Because we were the oldest people to do this multi-pitch climb, our guide, Angel, arranged for a friend to use a drone to photo-capture our adventure:

http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4e4459784d7a63304d54493d0d0a&blogview=true

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Oma's 90th Birthday Celebration

Very special weekend.  The far-flung family flew in to the Triangle to celebrate Anna's mom's birthday. A dinner at a wonderful restaurant in Raleigh had been organized. But then Liz and Sean surprised us all by getting married here! The eldest brother Paul was the officiant. Then cousin Chris and Prem announced the sudden arrival (at UNC in Chapel Hill) of their first child.











Oma and Gideon


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Rock Climbing Adventure in Salt Lake City

Anna and I visited the family in SLC.  The weather was warm and sunny so we went out to Big Cottonwood Canyon and did some climbing. The we went to the Saloweys for a fabulous dinner.

Click on the link to see the adventure.

http://play.smilebox.com/SpreadMoreHappy/4e4455334f5467784d5442384d5441314e5455314f5467780d0a?title=SMILEBOX%20-%20CLIMBING&image=4e4455334f5467784d5442384d5441314e5455314f5467780d0a.jpg


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Weekend at OBX

Anna and I spent three days at our beach house in South Nags head, NC.  We managed to re-stain our deck.  But the rest of the time we just "unlaxed".


Who else went in?

https://youtu.be/7Q4VC8t_kJw

Short video of Anna's beach art:

https://youtu.be/We_A8r6k5EA









Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sky Diving in Manteo, NC

Jim and Yulia had never gone skydiving.  Anna and I had done it once before.  So it was decided that the four of us would jump together.  It was a perfect day: warm, sunny and light breeze.


Short video of Anna and Myron skydiving:

https://youtu.be/ax2r4bbAlNg