Sunday, September 28, 2008

Chloe Walks & Talks!

Our little Chloe is growing fast! Last week she started walking, and quickly mastered the new skill. She's also talking, with the usual "ma", "da" and also "behwah", which is Bella, the name of their family dog.

Here she is taking a stroll at her grandparents home last night. Carrie and Chloe came up for dinner while daddy Kelly was playing with his band in Oceanside.

Carrie promises to get some movie footage before little Chloe takes off running down the road!

Click on the picture for a larger view.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Great Fun At The Woodie Show...

On Saturday, Sept. 20th, two car-loads of family traveled over to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas for the Annual Woodie Show. Hundreds of great old cars were on display. While the adult members looked at cars, the younger group played on the beach. The group included Bill, Robbin, daughters Carrie Ann and Carrie Renee, plus Chloe, Kelly, Kayla, Haylie and Katelyn.

Picture shows a nice example of a Ford Woodie.

Below, Carrie Renee, Robbin and Carrie Ann pose at the beach.

Sorry for the poor quality -- photos taken with picture phone.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

In Case You Missed It On The History Channel -- Bill's Boat...

In case you missed the feature on the History Channel, they did a segment on the Alaska ferry system.

The Columbia (featured in the story) is one of the boats Bill works on. Bill was recently licensed to be at the helm of any sized ship on inland waters.

Click on the photo for a larger image.

You can follow this link to the video:

The Columbia in Alaska

Or go to Bill's website and click on the link there. Neat!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Radio Card From Libya Contact...

You don't see many of these... it's a QSL card from Libya. This is from a contact I had with this station in November, 2006.

What makes it even better is that it confirms my contact with them on 80 meters, which is a difficult band to make long distance radio contacts, especially with my low power and small vertical antenna.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Janna Gets Married!

Janna (Robbin's niece) and Mark were married in Carlsbad, CA on Saturday, Sept. 6th.

Robbin, Kayla and Florence drove down together. Carrie Renee, Larry and Haylie also attended.

Pictured here are the bride, Robbin and Carrie Renee.

For more pictures, go to PhotoBucket at:

Carrie, Kelly & Chloe Visit Oregon...

Daughter Carrie Ann, her husband Kelly, and daughter Chloe, visited Oregon for a whole week, returning home on the day before Labor Day.

While in Oregon, they visited her mother Nancy, and took a side trip to the Oregon coast.

If you'd like to see more photos of their trip, email Carrie Ann for a link to her Flickr album.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Big News From Ketchikan, Alaska!

With over 10 years of sea time and countless training courses, "Captain" Bill is happy to report that he has passed all of the required tests for his Inland Mate license.

For the land lubber that means he can “drive” any sized ship upon inland waters.


You can see earlier news on my website at:

Kristen and Chris Get Married!

On Saturday, August 23, our daughter Kristen and her sweetheart Chris Duffy, were married in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Surrounded by friends, the couple followed their wedding with a short honeymoon.

Kristen and Chris live in Riverside, CA.

CONGRATULATIONS to Chris and Kristen!

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