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Zoo Atlanta, September 5, 2017

September 5, 2017

We wanted to sneak in one last ‘field trip’ before summer slips away, so we went to Zoo Atlanta today. You can find my pictures here, and here is a short video with highlights:

 

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Lou Martilotta, 1924 – 2017

June 19, 2017
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My father, ‘Big Lou’ Martilotta, has passed away after battling congestive heart failure over the last year.  He died on the 65th anniversary of his wedding to my mom Lucille Martilotta, just 3 days after his 93rd birthday.  Dad had been healthy up until just the last 12 months or so, driving his car and living on his own as recently as last year.  He had a great funeral over this past weekend, with many of his former students turning out to pay their respects, and to share fond memories. You can read his obituary here. He will be missed!

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Goodbye 2016!

December 31, 2016

Suzy and I enjoyed seeing John Oliver at the wonderful Art Deco Fox Theater on New Year’s Eve. He didn’t disappoint, and it was a great way to ring in the new year. You can see some of my pictures of the evening here.

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2016

You can find some photos here from the “Garden Lights, Holiday Nights” exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, taken earlier this month. Happy holidays!

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Our China Trip: Wrap-Up

October 12, 2016

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I wanted to add a post with all the links from our trip.

POSTS:
Our China Trip: Prologue – SoCal layover
Our China Trip: Chapter 1 – Beijing
Our China Trip: Chapter 2 – Guilin
Our China Trip: Chapter 3 – Nanning
Our China Trip: Chapter 4 – Yangtze Cruise
Our China Trip: Chapter 5 – Shanghai
Our China Trip: Chapter 6 – Hong Kong

VIDEOS (playlist of all videos is here):
Beijing
Guilin and Nanning
Yangtze River Cruise
Shanghai
Hong Kong

PICTURES: Complete link is here

CHINA MONTAGE: Link is here

We hope you enjoyed!

Our China Trip: Chapter 6 – Hong Kong

October 5, 2016

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After nearly a month on the road, we closed out our trip in Hong Kong.  Suzy and I were last there over 20 years ago, when it was still under UK rule. Much has changed since then, but it is still a dynamic and vibrant city.  Victoria Peak provides one of the most stunning vistas of any city in the world. We stayed right on the waterfront, and the girls really enjoyed the nightly Symphony of Lights.  Hong Kong was a perfect way to cap off our trip to China!

 

UPDATE:  Our video from Hong Kong is now available:

 

Check out our pictures from the Hong Kong here. Coming next – Wrap-Up

Previous chapters:
Our China Trip: Prologue – SoCal layover
Our China Trip: Chapter 1 – Beijing
Our China Trip: Chapter 2 – Guilin
Our China Trip: Chapter 3 – Nanning
Our China Trip: Chapter 4 – Yangtze Cruise
Our China Trip: Chapter 5 – Shanghai

Next chapter:
Our China Trip: Wrap-Up

Our China Trip: Chapter 5 – Shanghai

September 27, 2016

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We were thrilled to travel next to Shanghai – a city where none of us had ever been.  What an exciting place!  It provided a combination of old an new.  Whereas in other parts of China, we saw much relating to the dynasties dating back thousands of years, in Shanghai the most fascinating points of interest concerned the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, prior to communist rule.

Of course, when most people think of Shanghai, they think of the gleaming modern 21st century city. And much has been made of how recent most of the development has been, as shown here.  It did not disappoint, as it is one of the most cosmopolitan cities I have ever been to!

UPDATE:  Our video from Shanghai is now posted:

You can find our pictures of Shanghai here.   Up next – Hong Kong.  Here is a preview, with highlights from both Shanghai and Hong Kong:

 

Previous chapters:
Our China Trip: Prologue – SoCal layover
Our China Trip: Chapter 1 – Beijing
Our China Trip: Chapter 2 – Guilin
Our China Trip: Chapter 3 – Nanning
Our China Trip: Chapter 4 – Yangtze Cruise

Next chapters:
Our China Trip: Chapter 6 – Hong Kong
Our China Trip: Wrap-Up

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