June 26, 2014 Jurgen is 15 days old today and we finally got everyone’s schedules synchronized in order to grab a group photo. Jurgen, Jeanette, Henriët, Howard, Andrew, Carla Jurgen, Henriët, Andrew Jurgen, Henriët, Andrew Carla and I have been married 38 years today; we can’t think of a better way to spend our anniversary.
June 22 & 26, 2014 Andrew and Henriët live in a beautiful area. Many of he houses are 60 or more years old and are nothing like the cookie cutter subdivisions we are used to in Portland. In between our times googling over Jurgen, Carla and I have gone out on some walks. Mushrooms cropping… Continue reading Road Trip 2014 – Walking around Riverside
Henriët’s mother, Jeanette, is an artist; we have some of her work on our walls at home. She arrived in Chicago from Johannesburg a few weeks before Jurgen was due. Her first mission on arriving was to paint and decorate Jurgen’s room to remind him of his heritage. Henriët and Andrew are also taking a… Continue reading Road Trip 2014 – Jurgen’s Room
The Oumas (o-mahs – Afrikaans for grandmas) went to the farmers market this morning for some tasty surprises. Andrew and Henriët were hanging with Jurgen so I took a 20 minutes walk into Riverside to go trackside. I caught a couple of Metra commuter trains; one traveling east from Chicago to Aurora; the second heading… Continue reading Road Trip – Metra commuter trains in Riverside
Let’s take a break for a moment from the sites on our road trip, and the trains I’ve seen to focus on why we headed to Chicago in the first place – our little grandson Jurgen – born to Henriët and Andrew. As most of you know, Henriët is from South Africa; she was very close… Continue reading Road Trip 2014 – June 24-25 Jurgen, Henriët, and Andrew