Even though the point of the trip was for Carter to meet the Douglas’, Honigs and the Palumbos, a Benedict did sneak into New York so Carter got to meet Laura, his cousin once removed. Appropriate for a New York rendezvous, they first met at Grand Central Station, then everyone went to Chevy’s for drinks. You can see it all here.
Carter had the opportunity to meet his Great Aunt Lorraine. Just getting there was an adventure in and of itself, because it was Carter’s first ride in a taxi and his first train ride! We had a very nice visit. Carter got a lot of toys, then went to a very nice Chinese lunch, and then went clothes shopping. Finally, we got some professional photographs taken (sorry, not print-quality). It was a very nice visit!
Carter traveled very well, as I stated in other posts. He handled the airports, airplanes, and car service very well. You can now see this for yourself.
My parents came up for a very nice visit on Labor Day weekend. They helped us with some projects around the house, took us to the dog park, took out a kayak, watched me sail, and supported me in my triathlon efforts. My dad’s pictures are up here
I was a bit slow in blogging this, but on June 28th I went to Mid-Ohio to watch vintage car racing. Even better, I was joined by just about my whole family! I had previously seen vintage races with my dad (including a great trip to Laguna Seca for the Monterey Historic races and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2002). I also been to Mid-Ohio and Watkins Glen with my Uncle Tom. This was unique in that it was the first time I got to share it with my mom, as well as my Uncle Bob, Aunt Margot, and cousin Laura. As if that wasn’t enough, I also got to go camping with my brother Marc, his wife Shannon, and dog Tius! It was a great weekend, the downpour we got caught in did not damper my spirits.