Friday, August 27, 2010

I will leave my postings of Barcelona with these images of Sagrada Familia. This church under construction is privately funded. They began working in 1882 and is expected to be complete in 2026. I find this amazing! This is considered the master-work of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926). A portion of the building's interior is scheduled to open for tours and worship by September 2010. The church will be proclaimed and consecrated a Basilica by Pope Benedict XVI on November 7, 2010.

Thank you Jane for sharing your photos of Barcelona. As I posted these photos I almost felt as though I visited there.

Construction of Sagrada Familia

Sculptures on the Builing of Sagrada Familia

An Entry to Sagrada Familia

Friday, August 20, 2010

I simply love this photo. I love the detail of the turtle. I love the tile on the walk way, the steps and flowers. It could be an intriguing painting. The turtle is the pet of Teresa's Aunt and Uncle. He lives on the deck of their home.

Turtle in Barcelona

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I will have to get back with you on what the vehicle is and what it is used for in the photo "by the shores of Barcelona, Spain" after I talk with Jane.

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???? by the Shores of Barcelona, Spain

Jane Standing in a Meat Market in Barcelona

Fruit Market in Barcelona

Side of a building in Barcelona

Market in Barcelona

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

After Bob and I went home from Portugal Jane and her friend Teresa left for Barcelona Spain to visit with Teresa's Aunt and family. In the next few days I am going to post some of Jane's pictures to share with everyone because it is the next best thing to being there.

Barcelona Beach

Jane and Teresa Walking to the Beach at Barcelona

The beach at Barcelona, Spain

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Jane's Catch!

My daughter Jane caught this on a fishing outing in Lake Geneva WI.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Congratulations to our grand-daughter Peyton for making the Jr. Varsity Volley Ball Team as she goes into her first year of high school. Best of luck Peyton and to your team in the new school year.
After we returned from vacation we were blessed with a visit from Davia. Davia is the oldest daughter of our friends who moved to Australia. Our friends had six children. There are two girls and one boy living here in the US and two girls and one boy living in Australia. This is the first time Davia has been back to the US for about eight years. It was great to see her. Her sisters Tamara and Taryn and also in the photo with me. Tamara and Taryn are both expecting baby girls one month apart in September and October.

Tamara, Me, Davia, and Taryn

Thursday, August 5, 2010

It is late. Bob is on call and is on a call. This is a perfect opportunity for me to post some images from the 4th of July. The kids came over and spent the night. They invited some friends and we had a relaxing day. The wind was blowing approximately 30 miles per hour and the water was very rough. We took the boat out and had a very difficult time getting it back in the boat house because of the waves.

Angie on Brent's New Jet Ski

Getting on the Jet Ski

Perfect Place for Sun Bathing

Sunning by and on the Dock

Our House, 4th of July

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Rob and Joy both had birthdays in the month of July. We had a little celebration this past Saturday. I made them a red velvet cake but I am not showing the pictures because it looked very sorry. The candles I bought melted immediately and dripped all over the frosting. We removed the candle wax and had a piece. I am very glad it tasted better than it looked. We are always happy and thankful to be able to celebrate the kids. Happy Belated Birthday Rob and Joy!

Rob and Joy

Bob and I extend our deepest thanks to our daughter Jane for inviting us to Portugal. Little did we know it would leave such a huge impression. It was so wonderful to be able to spend the unforgettable time with her especially since we do not get to see her often.

I spent several weeks posting some of my favorite pictures of Portugal. In the process of being there and reviewing the photos I think I fell in love with Portugal and hope we can return someday. It would be a great place to go during July and August while it is the hottest time of the year in Texas. It wasn't just one thing in particular but everything. The weather, the sea shore, the scenery, the homes and buildings, how well kept the country is, the artful tile on the buildings, the history, the restaurants, the castles, how laid back everyone is, and how wonderful the people are. There is so much more for us to see and do. Portugal is still calling for us.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Part of Jane's position is to plan and organize the events for her co-workers. The pictures of the wine tour in Cascais Portugal were taken by Jane and her friends. I wanted to share the photos because when I saw them I felt as though we were also invited and as though we also attended. Enjoy!

Jane's Friend and Colleague Teresa on Left and Jane on Right

At the wine tour in Cascais, Portugal.

Wine Tour in Cascais, Portugal

Bottling the Wine

Entry to Vineyards

Vineyards at Cascais

Aging Wine

Entry to Winery in Cascais

Mural at the Winery in Cascais

Building at Wine Tour in Cascais

Table Set and Waiting in the Winery

Tile Mural in the Winery