The Dead Sea and Ein Gedi

26 May

Before leaving Tel Aviv, I called Avis to find out if their Tel Aviv offices had a minivan like the one I ordered. One of the facilities did, so I exchanged the the massive nine passenger vehicle for what I … Read More »

Tel Aviv on the Med

25 May

We landed in Tel Aviv right on schedule. Susie and I planned our flights to come in around the time of our parents. Mom (Savta Yael) and Dad (Saba Paul) landed after us. Gabriel hid behind a column and surprised … Read More »

Banking capital of the world

24 May

Well we had an interesting time traveling to Israel. I had setup reservations with Swiss Airlines a few months back. When we arrived at Heathrow, the reservation was in place but the eTicket was not completed. Fortunately we arrived way … Read More »

Pearl ran away

18 May

Yesterday, Pearl and I made breakfast. She cooked the bacon and helped me make pancakes. She measured the flour, baking powder, sugar, and other ingredients. She also helped flip the pancakes. After getting the meal together, we sat down to … Read More »

Cornish Coast

8 Apr

We spent a few days in Cornwall checking out coastal towns like Newquay (pronounced New-Key for us Americans), Padstow, Boscastle, and Tintagel. Newquay is a bit of a surfers haven. It has a bunch of beaches and can get substantial … Read More »

Eden Project

6 Apr

The Eden Project was well worth the six hour journey to Cornwall. We were there all day and still didn’t see everything. I’m still looking through our guide book and wanting to journey back. Initially I was concerned the kids … Read More »

Stonehenge

6 Apr

We spent the end of the week in Cornwall. We broke up the drive with a stop in Amesbury to see Stonehenge. Our National Trust membership had expired. So, we got an English Heritage membership. We’ll need to see five … Read More »

Pictures from Texas

3 Apr

We’ve uploaded pictures from Susie and Pearl’s visit to Texas. They are on Flickr. If you don’t have an account, ping me and I’ll send an invite. In the meantime, here’s a few:

A White Easter

23 Mar

Well it’s Easter today and snowing in Cambridge. We had rain, sleet, and snow flurries yesterday. Gabriel joked about how it gets cold enough to snow, but always warms up a bit for the precipitation to be rain. Today with … Read More »

Is it really Spring?

16 Mar

What an odd March it has been. We’ve had snow flurries. The temperature fluctuates between sunny Spring days (13°C/ 55°F) to blustery Winter days (1°C/ 33°F). Today it’s one of those wintery days with drizzly rain (go figure). In addition, … Read More »

March Madness

10 Mar

Well we are almost half way through March and it’s unclear who is the leader for the Democratic nominee. Hillary won Texas and Ohio. It sounds like folks are on the fence regarding what to do about Michigan and Florida. … Read More »

Off to Tejas

7 Mar

Susie and Pearl left yesterday morning for Texas. Unfortunately, their plane did not make it. They were turned around about mid-way from JFK because of the snow storms hitting much of central United States. Susie called me about 8 PM … Read More »

Democratic Primary

2 Mar

We sent in our absentee ballot last month for the Texas Democratic Primary. It’s interesting having already voted and hearing the last minute advertising, opinion polls, and so on. This is the first primary, I can remember, where the candidates … Read More »