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Sophie's World

My name is Sophie and I am a Tibetan Terrier. Daddy takes lots of pictures and posts them here. I really don't quite get it....

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Farm Day 2017

Long Meadow and a Mountain Laurel 30 year reunion played the Lutz Children's Museum's annual Farm Day fundraiser over Labor Day weekend

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Solar Eclipse 2017

The eclipsed reached 68% in CT and we had a great time gathered with hundreds of others at the Wesleyan observatory

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Lake George 2017

Great weekend weather for Maxine's sibs to all get together, white water rafting on the Sacandaga, and some great meals out.

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Hawaii 2017

Back to Hawaii with friends Bill and Becky Laughlin. Several days in Honolulu, two weeks in Kauai, and lots of good diving.

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Grand Cayman 2017

Grand Cayman again for our 5th Cayman Cookout followed by diving and relaxation.

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CT Wine Tour
Labor Day 2016

Deb and Mary were in from Hawaii and with Bill and Becky Laughlin, we went for a tour of local CT wineries.

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Celebratory Brunch for Deb and Mary

Myra and Reivan had a huge Sunday brunch for Deb and Mary when they came back East in September, 2016 to visit for the first time since their wedding.

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Hawaii 2016

After attending Deb and Mary's wedding on Oahu we were joined on Kauai by Max's brother Michael and Rona for the first week and her BFF Maureen and Marke for the second.

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Deb and Mary's
Big Wedding

Sixteen years in the making, my sister finally! got married to the love of her life Mary on a bright, wonderful Spring afternoon in Kailua, Hawaii

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Maxine's Month of Endless Celebrations

It's non-stop celebrations for Max's 60th birthday and her impending retirement

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Halloween 2015

Sophie gets superpowers and her Spidey-sense for Halloween

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Sarah and Steve Shapiro's Wedding

A picture perfect weekend in Lake George for the wedding of our niece Sarah Strasser and her fiancé Steve Shapiro

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Freeport, Maine
Labor Day, 2015

Our first real road trip with Sophie was to Freeport, Maine over Labor Day weekend 2015

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Hawaii 2015

Same as last year, we spent several days in Honolulu before our two weeks in Kauai at Hanalei Bay Resort.

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Grand Cayman 2015

Back to Grand Cayman for our third year attending the Cayman Cookout, the seventh year of the event itself

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With duck leg confit from Bill and Becky Laughlin, and some duck wing and goose confit that we already had in the freezer, it was time to make a wintery tummy-warmer of cassoulet.

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Durham Fair 2014

A beautiful Fall afternoon at the Durham Fair turned up some nice photo-ops

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CT River Cruise 2014

Last year was so much fun that Max refused to be outbid on a repeat Fall party boat cruise down the CT River at this year's community college fundraiser.

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Newport, Labor Day 2014

Mansions, ocean views, great weather, and great food for our Labor Day getaway to Newport, RI

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Hawaii 2014

We extended our trip to Hawaii this year, spending a couple of days in Honolulu with Deb and Mary before heading over to Kauai for two weeks at our Hanalei Bay Resort timeshare.

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Reivan 80th Birthday Dinner

Great dinner out at Michael Gennaro's to celebrate Reivan's 80th birthday

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Grand Cayman 2014

Our second year attending the Cayman Cookout, the sixth year of the event itself

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CT River Cruise 2013

Beautiful Fall day for cruising the CT River on a pontoon party boat that Max won at a silent auction fundraiser

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Hawaii 2013

We returned to the North Shore of Kauai for two weeks at our timeshare with a brief stopover in Honolulu to visit with Dave's sister...

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New York City, March 2013

We joined Maureen Beurskens and Marke Baker in the city for a weekend of Book of Mormon and some mighty fine dining and sightseeing

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Grand Cayman 2013

Back to Grand Cayman, this year a week earlier in January so that we could attend Eric Ripert's Cayman Cookout, the permiere culinary event in the Caribbean

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Lake George 2012

Surprise get together for Florence at Robbie and Janie's lakeside house on Lake George

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Flo Kling's 75th Birthday Bash

On June 17, 2012, Flo's kids- Glenn, Michael, and Leslie - organized a birthday celebration at the Westchester Table Tennis...

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Hawaii 2012

Back again to Kauai, this time with astoundingly better weather than the previous year, and with our good friends Billy and Becky Laughlin along for the fun

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Passover 2012

The Zeleznik and Klein families gathered at our house for the second night of Passover

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Florence Klein's 79th Birthday in NYC

Family gathered at the Water Club in Manhattan to celebrate Flo's 79th birthday

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Grand Cayman 2012

Back to Grand Cayman in January 2012 for more sun, fun, and diving

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Kennebunkport 2011

July 4th weekend, 2011, we went with Deb and Mary to Kennebunkport for their first visit to Maine. Josie becomes the center of attention wherever...

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Myra's 75th Birthday Celebration

Family and friends gathered at Splash Restaurant on the CT shore for a luncheon to celebrate Myra's 75th birthday

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Hawaii 2011

Our Spring 2011 trip to soggy Kauai. Two weeks at our timeshare in Princeville, lots of torrential rain, but beautiful skies when it cleared.

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Washington DC, 2011

March 2011 visit to Washington DC for a medical conference and some sightseeing

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Grand Cayman 2011

January 2011 escape to Grand Cayman, sun, great food, great diving

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Rhythm and Roots 2010

The Rhythm and Roots Festival in Charlestown, RI over Labor Day weekend 2010

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British Columbia 2010

August 2010 vacation to Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia

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Hawaii 2010

Our May 2010 trip to Kauai

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Caribbean Cruise 2010

Our Jan 2010 cruise from Barbados to Ft. Lauderdale aboard SilverSea's Silver Shadow

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Orlando 2009

Max goes to a conference, Dave goes to GatorLand

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Halloween 2009

Josie terrorizes the neighborhood as Dogzilla

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Kerry and Anne Rugens Wedding

October 10, 2009

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Rhythm and Roots 2009

Rhythm and Roots Festival in Charlestown, RI over Labor Day weekend

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Lake George 2009

In August, we spent several days in the Lake George area, staying with Max's step-mom Flo at her place in Warrensburg, NY

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Kennebunkport 2009

Our trip to Kennebunkport Maine with Josie July 4th weekend, 2009

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Hawaii 2009

Spring 2009 trip to Kauai and Oahu

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Boston 2009

March weekend trip to Boston and the Freedom Trail

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BMW 328xi Delivery

Max takes delivery of her 2009 Tasman Green BMW 328xi sedan

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Paris 2008

In September, 2008 I was in Paris on business and met up with Ed Stern, friend and fellow MMB'er

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Hawaii 2008

Our Spring 2008 vacation to Hawaii, we spent one week in Oahu and one week in Kauai at our Princeville timeshare

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Durham Fair 2007

Deb and Mary were visiting from Hawaii, so what better Fall activity than a day at the Durham Fair

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Virgin Gorda 2007

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Thanksgiving 2006

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Halloween 2006

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Arthur Murray Dance Competition, 2006

We were sort of ready for our first dance competition after taking lessons for a year.....

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Halloween 2005

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Green Mansions 2005

We visited Flo and Joe at Green Mansions, near Lake George, NY. Robbie and Janie joined us for dinner at the Owl at Twilight in Olmstedville.

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Hawaii 2005

Spring 2005 trip to Oahu and Kauai with Billy and Becky Laughlin

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Passover 2005

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France 2005

Combining business and pleasure during our January 2005 trip to Paris, Brittany, and Bordeaux

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New Year 2005

New Year's eve at Max Downtown in Hartford

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Thanksgiving 2004

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Labor Day 2004

Phippsburg, Maine with Bill and Becky Laughlin

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Berkshire Weekend
Fall 2000

At a Hartford Hospital silent auction fundraiser, we won a weekend at a large cabin in the New York Berkshires on a beautiful piece of property

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New Year 2000

We continued our neighborhood tradition of New Year's Eve progressive dinners again in 2000, with the theme "Decades"

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