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Day 3 – Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Tower of London

There are so many cool places to visit. My initial fear was that we’d run of of things to do in just one city (we are taking one or two short day trips outside the city but I digress). It is still early but our list of remaining things to do, and places to go, […]

Day 2 – The Tube, Westminster Palace, Buckingham Palace, Hard Rock

Ok so I am running a bit behind (since we are finishing up on day three as I write – but we’ve been busy). We started the day by buying our Oyster cards and setting out on the tube. Although it is trite and over done, we just couldn’t resist doing the red phone booth […]

Day 1 – Notting Hill, Hyde Park

We arrived Saturday afternoon and the trip was relatively uneventful. After arriving in Notting Hill and getting situated we took off to explore the local area. We wandered aroud Notting Hill for a while, found a nice little restaurant where we sampled five appetizers at the All-in-One bar. They were great. We also tried Innis […]

Destination London

We all rendezvous in ATL this evening and catch our flight to London. It actually worked out quite well. Mary Bryan and I leave this afternoon from MSP, Kate leaves early evening from BNA, we arrive at about the same time in ATL and catch a nice delta flight to Heathrow. We arrive there noonish […]


What a fun time. I went down a couple of days before graduation to spend time with Kate. One of the objectives was to write the final chapter on the Saab story. We did that on Thursday and started a new book called Toyota Corolla. The car was a good deal, had a graduation discount […]

Pat and Dick turn 80!

This movie was created using the photo album we printed for Mom and Dad after celebrating both their 80th birthdays. Enjoy!

Kate’s 21st Birthday

It is hard to believe but Kate is 21 later this month. We were so happy that she was able to join us in Lake Elmo for a couple of days this weekend. Kate is about to enter her senior year at Belmont University as a business major. She dropped in for a couple of […]

Uncle Abben

This post has been a long time coming. Last November, Mary and I were fortunate to be able to take a trip to Anaheim to visit my uncle, Abben Feikema. It was a great treat. He and I had stayed in touch on the phone and with frequent emails (normally inspirational ones from Abben). While […]

18th Anniversary

Last weekend, to celebrate our eighteenth anniversary we went to the Bayport Cookery. It was during their Morel Fest so we were in for a treat. A couple of sample images (not necessarily what we were served but a good indication): Yowsa…it was great. Here is what we were in store for: * ~ First […]