Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Visit from Relatives

This is a cousin of mine, Daven, on the right and his mother, wife, and son. We spent a lovely afternoon and evening reminiscing and visiting.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Fun Sunday

Yesterday we (Jeff, Susie, Hunter, Tim and I) went to the Wooden Boat Show on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Here's a few pictures. It was a very windy day! Those with little hair fared better on the pictures than those of us that have much hair!

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Isn't this the cutest wooden tugboat?
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Munchkin and the moose. One of Coeur 'Alene's trademarks is their moose statues all over the town.

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Beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene and the Coeur d'Alene Resort in the background

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sandy watery fun

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Hunter and Grandpa

Hunter gets to spend the night with Grandpa and Grandma and this is what I found them doing in the garage! Building a bird house ? bird feeder ? something like that.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Playtime and puppy at the Property.

We spent the afternoon at Todd and Amy's river property yesterday and ended up having a great time! Here's Todd jumping into the water.

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Becky Zbylski brought her darling little tiny chihuhua puppy up and we all enjoyed it, especially Hunter.

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Amy took Hunter for a jet ski ride and pretended to fall off, much to Hunter's delight!

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Another book review!


This time a mystery thriller called "SUPREME JUSTICE" by Philip Margolin. It's a sequel to "Executive Privilege."

The first thing I liked about the book is that it is not graphic. No sex scenes and no creepy serial killer with horrible details about bodies. It's packed with action.

The book has gotten some mediocre ratings, but I feel that with any mystery thriller book you have to suspend some belief and just go with the book. Everything can't be completely 100% realistic.

The characters are believable, but not too well-rounded. The book is more about plot and action. Many characters are introduced, to the point where the main character, Brad Miller, almost doesn't seem like the main character. I didn't get lost, though, listening to it.

The action kept me going throughout the book. Sometimes (I listen to books instead of reading them) about half-way through I feel like skipping to the last 10 minutes because the author has lost my interest. Margolin keeps the plot going almost until the end. A disappointment in one detail at the end annoyed me where he leaves you hanging. All the other details were sewn up, though.

Brad Miller is a clerk to a Supreme Court Justice. I liked the setting of the Supreme Court and what goes on there. There are two or three plots going on at the same time and you will want to keep reading to find out how they tie together.

Not a bad summer read.



Monday, August 2, 2010

Grandpa and Hunter in their Adirondack chairs

Here's grandpa and the munchkins in their chairs.

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