Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2016, Year in Review Part 2.

In my year in review part 1 yesterday, I summarized what I blogged in January-June, 2016, about food, travel, and life in general. You can check out each month of blog posts as listed in the sidebar to the right of this post to see all the details. Part 2, here, continues with July through December.

July: At Home

We spent the entire month of July at home! A summer highlight of Ann Arbor is the annual Art Fair.
One of the artists we admire the most: Marvin Blackmore

August: Kauaii, Hawaii

We had a beautiful stay on Kauaii, including enjoying some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, birdwatching in the rainforest, and eating some really wonderful meals.

Len about to go scuba diving on his birthday.

September: Labor Day in Fairfax, VA.

Miriam and Alice heading for their first day of school.

September: Galway, Ireland and Nearby Places.

We visited Arny and Tracy who are on Sabbatical in Galway for the fourth time. They have really become almost natives, and are wonderful tour guides.
Rainbow behind one of the towers at Clonmacnoise National Historic Site, County Offaly, Ireland. 

October: London, England.

From Ireland we went on to several days in London, visiting our friends John and Sheila, with a side trip to their favorite Saxon village and the coast, and meals at several remarkable restaurants. For me, the visits to the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Modern, the British Museum, and the Goldsmith's Fair were all exciting and wonderful elements of the visit.

October: San Antonio and elsewhere in Texas

We traveled to San Antonio for a reunion with a group of old friends, then went down to the coast for a few days of birdwatching, and finally visited another old friend in Austin.

The Alamo.
Two Whooping Cranes which we saw from a boat trip on the coast of Texas.

November: Thanksgiving in Pittsburgh. 

Family at the Thanksgiving table.

December: Fairfax, VA and Washington, D.C.

Beautiful December day in Washington, D.C.

December: Home for the Holidays

December 24: he first night of Hanukkah and also Christmas Eve. We roasted a goose!
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

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