Sunday, April 22, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
She had no alternate theory to explain the facts, but felt having no explanation preferable to mine. And my theory to explain that is that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Pictures by Rafa Gonzalez
Seated Connie Barrett, Sylvia Rosales, Imelda Crinklaw, Eva Savala
Standing Dave Barrett, Ramon Rosales, Vince Thomas, Margaret Thomas, Robert Imler, Bob Crinklaw, Stella Schneekloth, Tar Macias, Guillermo Traveno
Saturday, April 07, 2007
The train consisted of a diesel-electric locomotive and two diner cars -- The City of Los Angeles and The City of San Franscico. (The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad also has steam locomotives but does not used them on the dinner train.)
Connie and Nora and her friend Magali went up to Schaumburg to visit Evelyn and Evan on Wednesday and Thursday this week. We hadn't seen them in a long time (two years) and were surprised at how much Evan has grown. He's 10 now.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Connie and Dave visited Dave's parents in Chester, Illinois for a couple of days. The weather was perfect, sunny, with temperatures in the afternoons in the upper 70s. We stayed at a beautiful bed & breakfast that Dave's brother Dan told us about -- The Stone House. The beginning of April is apparently not the busy time for tourists in Chester and we had the place to ourselves.
The Stone House is on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and the view from the front porch is beautiful. To the left are pictures of the view in winter and in summer. Being early spring the view we saw was somewhat in between those two. We spent a half hour or so at sunset both evenings we were there out on the porch.
The Innkeeper, Sandra Starr, is a very friendly and interesting lady. She serves great breakfasts on beautiful china and is a fascinating person to talk to. The room we stayed in was decorated with things from Egypt where she had spent 8 years teaching at the American school in Cairo.
If you ever find yourself needing to book a room in Chester, Illinois we can recommend the Stone House.