The van Kinsbergens of Seattle

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June 11, 2011


               All is well, Seattle had a very mild winter and basically no Spring. We are still awaiting Summer.  I have no problem with all this as my opinion of the rest of the country is that it is either too hot, or too cold, or both!  Seattle temperature is within 40 to 75 maybe 80 to 90% of the year.  Very rarely over 90 or under 30.  Lots of gray over the winter and Spring, but no problem for me.

              Generally a very good year for all.


Grand Nephew Connor at Disney World

With friends                                                                              And in a life and death light saber fight


Granddaughter Meghan and Aaron Wedding                                                                


Unfortunately we lost Jerome (the tabby) in the past year                              But Randolph is doing well as you can see

As usual, lots of action out in front of us.

Seems to be a tangle here.


We hired a herd of goats rather than weed wackers last year.

Hard at work                                                                                                     Some working harder than others



We recently went on a cruise in the Western Med - Monte Carlo, Nice, St Paul de Vence, Elba, Corsica, Ponza, Amalfi, Lipari, Malta.

Panorama of Monte Carlo being set up for the Grand Prix scheduled 3 weeks after our visit.

Loew's hairpin of the Grand Prix right in front of our hotel.     At the casino, a Bugatti Veyron, world's costliest & fastest modern car ($1.9M, 253 MPH)









Italy's Amalfi coast



Mount Etna - still smoldering                                                                             Stromboli Island - actually the tip of an active volcano.

  Malta                                                                                                           A little libation on Malta


Our ship - a 3 masted schooner, 60 passengers, 30 crew.                                    Rainier                                                 



Mariners and the Yankees - (7-1 Yankees)

Great play at the plate by the Mariners to save a run.                           Clearly out!



Great slide at the plate to score a Yankee run.                                                     Clearly safe.



I thought I would provide some van Kinsbergen history.