Story of us

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This is the "Story of us"... the pictures/tales of some highlighted trips, events or milestones in our life.
This is the "Story of us"... highlighted trips, events or milestones in our life (my wife and my life's journey), or at least the ones that we got pictures of. Most pictures of trips are boring to me, because I don't have the context: so in this digital scrapbook, I try to offer just a little bit about each picture and why it matters.
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~ Aristotle Sabouni
Created: 2018-11-13 

And you can tunnel in and see more in each section. I have plenty of gaps to fill, but when I'm done, I think I'm going to print a wall sized poster. out of it.

2022 Thanksgiving
A wonderful and crazy Thanksgiving.

2022 Lake Life
Lake Living... friends took us on their boat to the "beach" (White Sand river beach) where people just hang out, drink beer, and chat with strangers until they're friends. Our lake has a few of these hangouts, this was one of the quieter ones.

2022 Devon 50
My brother wanted a Cowboy/Ranchero themed 50th Birthday/Charity event (for uReach) that raised enough to build a home for under-privileged Oaxacan Indians.

2021 Christmas
We visited family in Mission Viejo for our Omicron Christmas.

2019 Rock n Roll 10K
Melissa did the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon (at least the 10K), in preparation for a half Marathon in November.

2018 Hawaii (Oahu)
Family Thanksgiving (Nov) in Hawaii: family, friends, and a Jellyfish sting.

2012 Las Vegas
Group outing to Las Vegas (May) with neighbors and friends: "Pawn Stars", the Neon Boneyard, and Love.

2012 Hawaii (Big Island)
Another Hawai'i get-away, this time to the Big Island in March. We were in Kona (the Dry side), but did a drive around the Island (and saw the Lava and the Wet Side). With some hanging out at the pool or water with a Mai Thai.

2011 Coast to Roseville
For our Anniversary (Aug), we did a drive up the coast to Half Moon Bay, drove to Sausalito, and then Roseville. We ate at Michelin-starred Cafe Gibraltar in Half Moon Bay and tried Johnny Garlic's. Just an extended weekend get-away.

2010 Ringling Bros Circus
Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey Circus came to San Jose (Aug), so why not go?

2010 Caymen Islands
Melissa took a little jaunt to the Cayman Islands w/flight-attendant friends.

2009 Year of the Ankle
Melissa stress-fractured the ankle running.

2009 Pueblo
Thanksgiving in Colorado: Flew into Denver / Pueblo to see family. We visited Fire Station No 3 (built in 1881), right before it was converted into a Museum, and went shooting with Uncle "Tom" (who trains the DEA).

2009 Family Reunion
We did a Family Reunion in August: Bristol (niece) was born. Dad was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in Nov (immediately in to Chemo). Christmas with the Family, and a fight with Uncle Bill lead him to sequester Grandma until she died.

2008 Memphis
In March, we took a weekend trip to Memphis.

2008 Las Vegas
In November, we went to some off-season Vegas Shows:

2008 Indoor Skydiving
We decided to try indoor skydiving in February.

2007 Monterey Bay
We hadn't been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in years, so in September, we took a weekend get-away.

2006 San Antonio
We moved to Austin, but San Antonio is only a 90 minute drive, so we visited often.

2006 Hawaii (Oahu)

2005 Paris
Paris: the city of lights in May... before it became a cesspool.

2005 London
Londinium is always fun (May), but Our digital camera got lifted on arrival.

2004 Spencer Tunick
We got naked with 2,700 strangers in Cleveland (May).

2004 Renewing Vows
I'd once joke, "Marriage should be a 10 year contract with an option to renew", which got us a wonderful wedding renewal at 10 year at the top of the Eiffel Tower (in Vegas) (Aug).

2003 Washington DC
Melissa's Mom was going to D.C. in November, so we decided to fly over and visit her there. (It was closer than Reno). This city is littered with History and a tribute to itself and government.

2003 The Upper
Friends bought a resort Rental Property in the "Upper" (Upper Peninsula, Michigan), we went to visit and help with their Vitamin Business website (May).

2003 Cedar Point
Cedar Point is the best roller-coaster amusement park in America. It's not even close. So we drove up to Sandusky, Ohio (Aug) to try it out.

2003 Brothers Wedding
I was the best man for my brothers wedding (Sept). He lucked out finding Sarah.

2002 Flight Attendant Graduation
With a Bachelors Degree is in Early Childhood development and doing social work for many years, Melissa was over-qualified became a Flight Attendant. She graduated in August.

2002 Cozumel
This is still one of our greatest family vacations. In June, our immediate Family and my Cousins did a group anniversary get-away to Cozamel, Mexico (with a little jaunt by ferry to Cancun).

2001 Ohio Bro Visit
We moved to Ohio, and when my brother visited (late Sept.), we did all the Tourist stuff with him. Which we kind of repeated when anyone else visited.

2001 Niagara Falls
We June road-tripped to Niagara Falls, Buffalo and visited Canada too, eh.

1994 Weekend Honeymoon
Our Honeymoon was we drove down to San Diego for an extended weekend.

1994 Wedding
I said, "A wedding is something I'd do, if I could do it in shorts and tennis shoes"... next thing I knew, we were at the chapel (Aug).

1993 Toga
Does your neighborhood have a Toga Party? Ours did.

1992 Getaways
We had a few "get-aways" in 1992.

1991 How we met
I met my wife in 1991.


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