Wednesday, July 19, 2017

America the Beautiful - National Parks
Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass

Currently $10 but increasing to $80 on August 27, 2017
Do you have yours?

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Last time this blog was updated we had only one grandchild.
Lucky us our count is 4 with one one coming in October.





Stay tuned . . . .

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012


At 5:30am today Amanda, Daniel, and Cedar moved to Bangkok, Thailand to await the arrival of baby #2. They will be there until the baby’s birth {September 18th?} and then, when the little one gets a passport, will return to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In 19 days Jim and I will join them on this journey, staying for 6 weeks. Lucky, lucky us.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

cedar on the move

There is something just not right about a baby
in Cambodia so interested in a cell phone.

What happened to teddy bears?

Thank goodness for YouTube and Skype!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

dancing baby

I am about out of Cambodia photos so will leave you with a peek at our 3 month old dancing baby.
Those of you that are Amanda's friends on facebook have seen this but for the rest of you . . .

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

mixed up

A tale of two three cities.

the rich [faces the "stinky canal"]

the not so rich [Amanda's landlord]

the poor [suburbia]

All mixed together in the same neighborhoods.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


What do you suppose the benches in the back are for?

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Three days before the devastating earthquake in Japan we were
in the Tokyo Narita International Airport on our way home.
Timing is everything.
How very lucky we are.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Cedar's nanny also does the laundry
and hangs it all around the balcony to dry.

The kids now have a washer on their little
back porch which makes it much easier.

Before that . . . . clothes were hand washed !

Monday, April 11, 2011

the blue pumpkin

That first cup of morning joe from
the blue pumpkin
is ever so important as we headed out for another adventure.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Amanda and Daniel use g-diapers for Cedar.
These have been quite difficult to find so they
ordered them from varied online sources.

Last week I see that Wegman's now carries them.

The most eco-friendly diaper available, gDiapers provides parents with a diapering solution that is good for babies, parents and the planet. You can have the flexibility of a disposable diaper with a 100% biodegradable gRefill, or opt for reusability with super soft and trim-fitting gCloth inserts. gDiapers are plastic-free, elemental chlorine free, latex free, and perfume free.

Use a biodegradable gRefill or re-usable gCloth inside our newborn tiny gPants and our cotton little gPants. All materials are breathable so babies are far less likely to get diaper rash.

Looks like a shower cap to me.

I must admit, they are pretty cute.

Here are the funky little inserts.

Friday, April 8, 2011

foot massage

Family foot massage
in Siem Reap at the Night Market.
$4 each for 1/2 hour

The only thing that could have made it better is if
Beyonce's Put A Ring On It and
Sean Kingston's Shorty Fire Burning on the Dance Floor
weren't playing loudly at the nearby bar.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

bucket brigade

This is how they move the dirt
when repairing the moat
around the temple
at Angkor Wat . . .
bucket brigade

Angkor Wat: The Moat Explained [NatGeo TV]
Find out why the gigantic moat surrounding Angkor Wat
was so important in the construction of this ancient
megastructure, which is so big it is visible from space.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Sometimes you just have to let it all out

Monday, April 4, 2011


It seems that whenever we were out and about
Cedar drew a crowd of curious folks. I guess a
red headed white baby is quite a novelty in Cambodia

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Apsara Dance has been part of Khmer culture for centuries.

This fact is evident from thousands of bas-reliefs found on
the walls of ancient Angkorian and pre-Angkorian temples.

This artform suggests that Apsara dancers were not mere ritual
performers that entertained people during the Angkorian period.

They were also believed to have been the messengers to divinities.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


It inspires a lot of confidence when you hand your
Bangkok cab driver directions to the Thong Ta Spa Hotel
and he has to stop the cab, get out and read them using his headlights.

In his defense, it was before sunrise.

Friday, April 1, 2011


Cedar still loves his bath but . . .
I think he is getting a little too big for the dishpan.

Thursday, March 31, 2011