Saturday, October 23, 2010

Trip to Amboise

This week Bruno was in Amboise, France for a business trip.  Travel to and from France went smoothly, despite the strikes and blockades due to the protests against the French government.  Amboise is south-west of Paris and situated on the River Loire.  It has a fantastic chateau (see above) and many good places to eat and drink.  A great place for a few days away if you ever have the chance.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Celebration in Keene

We made a trip to Keene, NY last weekend to celebrate the nuptials of Andrew and Brenda who were married the previous weekend on Grand Manan Island.  Were were joined by a large group of friends from the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) that we have known for many years.  It was a tremendous event!  The  weather was perfect and the leaves were in peak color creating a backdrop for some great climbing, gentle hikes and all-around good fun.  Friends traveled from as far as Edmonton, and many with kids in tow.  Thanks to Andrew and Brenda for hosting a great party, we were so glad to be part of it. 

Views of the Great Range in the High Peaks, Adirondacks

Friday, October 1, 2010

Kerry and Brandon

Last weekend Kerry (Sheri's sister) and Brandon were married near their home in Fort Collins, CO.  The weather was spectacular (not so different from the weather in Tuscany, in fact).  The weekend began on Friday evening with a gathering on Brandon and Kerry's new deck, enjoying brews from New Belgium Brewery (where Brandon works), and chicken/steak fajitas prepared by Kerry and grilled by Michael (Sheri's Architect by day and grill master by night - brother).  The wedding was held outdoors on Saturday at the Historic Flowers House in Bellvue, very close to Fort Collins.  It was a perfect day for a wedding and the Miller-Shamblin extended families and friends celebrated with a well orchestrated party that featured live music and great food. The setting offered beautiful views of the Colorado hills and the festivities continued through a lovely sunset into a warm summer-like evening.  Congratulations Brandon and Kerry!

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