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Ca-Li-FOR-ni-A! (It's a Nation State)
Aloha HAWAII Mahalo!
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Mexico and the Caribbean Islands
Central and South America
USA - the WEST
Entertaining Sites Around LOS ANGELES
USA - the EAST
Amazing INDIA
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Gran'ma's photos
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'18-'19 Saint Paul, MN
YAY, Christmas and the following Thanksgiving.
'17-'18 Saint Paul, MN
Last week in December and first week in January. Mostly KAI! Also a few days in August, another visit in September, and yes, mostly KAI.
'18 Aug: Austin, Texas
Windy and Darnelle and Travis and family. It's 100 degrees up in here.
'17 Aug and '07 May: Kansas City
2007 With Ken and Bill and Cheryl. What's there to do in KC? I'll let you know!

2017 AND THEN The Total Eclipse Of The SUN!
'16 Jun: Saint Paul, MN, and points Beyond
At home and a visit to Madison and The LAKE!
'13 Oct: Saint Paul, MN, and Lake Superior
The Kids!
'12 June Wedded Bliss!
Midwest Guy meets West Coast Girl.
'11 Feb: Saint Paul, MN, and Ely
With Cynthia for her birthday and to meet Mike and Kieran, and to go Ice Fishing!
'09 Nov: Wisconsin
With Cynthia for Thanksgiving, giving Thanks.
'09 Jun: Wisconsin
Oat and Aboat dun'cha kno yah, over dair hey, in dah Badger State with Cynthia, and Mark our local guide to all things Wisconsin.
'08 Oct: Minneapolis-St Paul w/Leigh
With Leigh, and Garrison Keillor!

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May 30

Images from Cynthia and Mike's wedding website - the title reads: Midwest Guy meets West Coast Girl. (And they lived happily ever after!)
Kaitlin Lilly
DAK&L enroute, hour 3 of a 12 hour travel day, here at John Wayne, connection through Denver.


The Midwest alright.

We did a hair style and make-up preview today and we've got to say, Lookin' Good!

May 31

We had some fun this morning throwing 'spinners', a part of the cone from the surrounding trees, off the balcony and watching them catch the breeze and spin their way to the ground.

I did a few chores today, a bit of this and that at one point finding myself in the Hmong part of town where I got a Vietnamese sandwich at this place with a nice view of Saint Paul's Cathedral.

Lona, Hartley, Charis, and Windy are staying at this handsome B&B in a town on Lake Minnetonka.

They are having a great time and I'm very glad for that until Charis came down with a terrible puking illness and they took her to Urgent Care. She's ok, probably just a nasty stomach bug.

While L&H were deciding what to do about Charis, Windy and I went out for dinner.

June 1

Cleaning up the downstairs for the party tonight, all the beds get piled up and we have, drum rollll, The Princess and The Pea.

June 2

First thing in the morning of Wedding Day we all, me-Kaitlin-Lilly-Angela-Cynthia had...

...our nails done!

Cynthia and Kaitlin got their hair done. We did a little more of this and that, and then went down to the venue.


Awaiting the arrival of the guests.

The current occupants of the river making their way downstream.

Welcome Aboard, where the wedding party gets ready and the staff is preparing for the reception and cruise.

And now I, Mother-Of-The-Bride, hand over the camera to my most excellent Angela.



...mighty smooth.


Minutes away from...


...just minutes away from...


...the walk down the aisle to...


Here Comes The Bride!


...and all you need is Love...


...the rings .. do you take .. I DO!


You MAY!


...and Wedded Bliss.


Mike and Cynthia HOLDEN!

Cynthia, Mike, Kieran


That was GREAT and now we need to do some Running.


Lona, Hartley, and Charis made it out for a few days but had to leave before the reception.




Line 'em up.

Cynthia, her mom, her dad, and her brother.
Mike, his mom, his dad, and his brother.


And again!


Getting the shot.


The Bride and The Groom, Husband and Wife.




Once on board for the reception the kids got to have a go on the bridge.

My gorgeous daughter and the Minneapolis skyline.

My newly minted Son-In-Law! Lucky ME!!

Hi you adorable people.

Such a sweet smile.

Yes to all my dear friends who helped me go shopping. Where, you ask, is my gorgeous perfect and totally comfortable brand new never worn Eileen Fisher blouse?!

I forGOT it back at C&M's house and there was no time for the 90 minute round-trip return journey. I just Happened to have this top in the car. So bummer that I forgot my gorgeous blouse and lucky-dog-me for this 'at-least-I-didn't-have-to-wear-a-tee-shirt' top.


Following are Kent's table shots. Missing are the tables of Mike's relatives, his band mates, and his pals from work. Maybe I'll be able to put them in later from someone else.


Including Mike's brother Scott and his brother's wife Cheri.


Robin and her boys James and Michael, and her daughter Kristy and Kristy's husband Saeed.


Kent's brother David and his family, wife Kenlyn, daughters Laure, Sara with daughter Genesee, Rachael with boyfriend Ryan.


May 29

Leaving The Ranch Bob and Desda dropped me off at the SF Airport where I spent the night waiting for the morning flight to Minneapolis.

Roger and Sandy met me for dinner and it so great to see them. Thank you for coming out!
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