After 10 years in California, we finally made it to Yosemite Valley and stayed in a tent cabin at Curry Village. I think we finally figured out that you either have to luxury camp or backpack in California because typical car-camping simply sucks. I can get along w/ this luxury camping... we are already booked for a heated cabin this coming winter at the same place. Read more about Boegers in Yosemite
The test is harder than it looks... Master Lee takes them through a grueling workout session before testing on forms and techniques. Simon accepted the challenge to attend sparring class before his test... so he could be "burly".
Peter and Catherine have a new baby girl! Sasha Eleanor Boeger was born June 26, 2008 at 5:10 a.m. in Seattle. She weighed 8 1/2 lb's, 20 1/2 long, and came quickly. Everyone is happy and healthy... pictures (hopefully) coming soon. Update: Pics are here! Read more about There's A New Boeger!
Henry's birthday is in October, so this year he was particularly interested in Halloween. He started dressing up and scaring passers-by in late September. He wore his spiderman gloves every single day. He had 15 configurations ready for the big day, and used about 7 of them. We had a smoke machine and microphone/amplifier set up on our spider-web strewn Haunted Porch.
It was great fun. The boys got over-the-top scary at times... even scaring the bejeezus out of some schoolmates (we still feel bad, Sabrina) but it sure was fun seeing 4-year-old Hank take Halloween to the Hilt. Read more about Scary Halloween
Rob Brown sends us "Double Vision," the first widescreen 7-minute flick we've seen since he and Lisa (her film debut, she's pretty good) moved to Nashville from Los Angeles. Read more about Double Vision
Wayne invited us to another one of his luxury parties... this time in Napa Valley. The house has 2 pools and overlooks the vineyards of Yountville. Friends had assembled from all over, including Hong Kong and Bangkok. Even Miss Chinatown U.S.A. Betty Hsu was there, but sorry folks I didn't take any pictures of her (truly sorry) so you'll have to settle for the link below. Read more about Napa Pool Party - With A Healthy Dose of Allen Toussaint and Flat Duo Jets
Well, I got a big surprise for my double-bonus weekend (40th birthday and Fathers Day). Kari somehow kept me surprised up until the last minute, and I was even driving!! As we were driving south and passing the turn to Santa Cruz, I really started to wonder. Carmel by the Sea? Kari's entirely too practical to bring me here. Aha, there's my mom and Dick (they came all the way from Florida) on the side of the road. They've booked us a cottage, and they're buying all the meals!! Read more about Whisked Away