Photo Gallery 2007


Trip Diaries: Spring Break in Boston and 25th Anniversary in Captiva

Mom and Dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary Party - July 2007

Mike's 16th Birthday - July 2007

Kayaking the Chicago River - August 2007

Cathie's Birthday - July 2007

Belgium business trip - Feb 2007

Liz Graduation - May 2007

Captiva Family Vacation - June 2007

Spring Dance - March 2007

Cathie CIO Magazine Award - May 2007

New York - Weekend in the Bronx visiting Liz's friends - July 2007

Liz Birthday Feb 2007

Liz Prom May 2007


Boston Family Spring Break - March 2007
- Boston Central Library, Boston Commons / Beacon Hill
- Freedom Trail, Harvard Square, Museum of Fine Arts
- Newbury Street, Trinity Church



The family in front of George Washington at Boston Commons

Cathie and the Kids in Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Other pictures from our Freedom Trail walk.

Jack and kids on the Harvard University campus. Other pictures from our walk through Harvard Square.


Trip Diary:

Boston 3/24-3/27/07

Sat 3/24/07 -- Travel, Shopping
- UA 528 Upgraded Seats, airport was packed with Spring Break travelers
- Taxi to Fairmont Copley Plaza right on Copley Square in the Back Bay region of Boston
- War protest on Copley Square
- Tour of Trinity Church
- Walk Newbury Street, shopping - Felicia'a, Newbury Comics, Trident Booksellers, Dajuli Sparkles, Starbucks
- Dinner - Stephanie's
- Shopping at Prudential Center - Tourneau Watches, Olympics Sports, Levenger

Sun 3/25/07 -- Museum of Fine Arts
- Service at Trinity Church
- T (MBTA) to Museum of Fine Arts
- Lunch in Galleria Cafe
- Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum
- Dinner at Legal Sea Foods at Prudential Center

Mon 3/26/07 -- Freedom Trail
- T to Park Ave, Start Freedom Trail walk
- Faneuil Hall - wonderful lecture by Forest Service
- Durgin-Park Lunch
- Shopping on Boylston -- First Act Guitar Studio, Lord & Taylor
- Solas Irish Pub for dinner
- Watched Prison Break and 24 on TV

Tues 3/27/07 -- Harvard Square and Beacon Hill
- T to Harvard Square
- Lunch at Harvard Co-Op
- Shopping -- Berk's Shoe store, Harvard Bookstore
- Walk to Beacon Hill -- Charles Street Shopping, Boston Commons/Gardens
- Boston Central Library, Copley Square -- beautiful art work. Excellent tour guide
- Dinner at Lucca's in Little Italy with Liz's friend Mike

Wed 3/28/07 -- Travel Home
- Shopping on Newbury -- Newbury Comics for more CDs
- Lunch at Steve's
- UA 538, delayed 3 hours. Mom and Dad Upgraded!





Trip Diary:

Captiva 6/9 - 6/24/07

June 9 Saturday -- Travel
- Southwest flight 7:10am (only B-ticket!)
- Jeep Rental: guitar in kids lap, resisted getting a Ford Excursions
- SouthSeas Resort room 1611, view of Red Fish pass, freshly remodeled, no safe
- Drinks at the new Lagoon pool
- Groceries at Jerry's
- Matzaluna for Dinner

Jun 10 Sunday - Golf, Bubble Room, Bikes
- Jack and Mike Golf on SouthSea's new Captiva Island Course
- Cathie and Liz shopping in Sanibel
- Fresh Produce-Sanibel l
- Billy's Rentals for bikes
- Broke-in the Sky Caddie
- Bubble Room for dinner, they closed early (troubles in the kitchen)
- Watched Sopranos finale,

Jun 11 Monday
- Golf course greens were being areated
- Bike ride to Starbucks
- SSIR staff installed safe!
- Swimming in Shoeprint pool
- Lazy Flamingo for Dinner, picked Journey's Don't Stop Believing from Juke box
- Scoops for late night ice cream
- Casino Royale DVD

Jun 12 Tuesday
- Bike Ride -- Tarpon Bay->Ding Darling Loop 13 miles
- Congress Jewelers -- Linda, picked anniversary ring
- Mom and Mike beach
- Jack (Mike driving cart) golf -- lots of birds, windy
- Mucky Duck
- Bedazzled Movie
- Scoops for treats

Jun 13 Wednesday
- Golf 9 holes early, thought it would rain
- Wanted to golf with Mike, but Beachview and Dunes were closed
- Went to Friday's (Sanibel Diamonds) bought Cathie B-Day ring
- Stopped at Congress Jewelers to resize Cathie's rings
- Jack and Mike golf 9 holes on Captiva
- Groceries at Jerry's
- Sunshine Seafood Cafe For Dinner
- Scoops - Choc Mildshake

June 14, Thursday
- Shoeprint Pool - Lunch at Lagoon Poolside
- Meet people from Tampa Bay -- Signs, yachts, Navigation, New England
- The Golf Guys in Ft Myers -- buy Mike Wedges for golf
- Barnes -- bought DVDs and books
- Island Cow for dinner
- Drive through Ding Darling

June 15, Friday
- Golf at Beachview, Pleated Woodpecker, Igaunas
- Shopping at the Outlet Mall on the mainland
- Sanibel's Finest - Fathers Day present
- Claires (
- Late lunch at Lazy Flamingo in Sanibel
- Shoeprint pool
- Watching the US Open
- Carry-out Pizza From Scoops and Slices

June 16, Saturday
- Swimming Captiva beach
- Golf at Captiva, started on hole 3
- Watch US Open
- Pickup resized rings from Congress Jewelers
- Dinner at Doc Ford's (first time, not a dive!!!)
- Groceries from Jerry's
- Swimming at Shoe Print pool
- Watched Memento DVD

June 17, Sunday
- Happy Father's Day!
- Nice lunch at the Pointe (fka Caption Al's)
- Waverunner -- Liz got her boating certificate
- Golf with Mike (he did great, I got a 28, 1 over par)
- Dinner at Captiva Cantina
- Angel Carberra wins US Open (Tiger came in 2nd)
- It Takes a Thief DVD

June 18, Monday
- 9 mile bike ride from Tarpon Bay through Ding Darling
- Shoeprint Pool
- 9 holes with Mike (very hot!)
- Key Lime Bistro for dinner. Outside, hot, but no rain
- People from Cuba landed at Sanibel; Homeland security boat patrols
- "The Closer" season premier
- Arranged Liz's trip to New York

June 19, Tuesday
- Happy Anniversary! 25th
- Waverunner Tour around North Captiva
- Shopping at Jungle Drums
- Anniversary Dinner at Green Flash -- Rainbow!
- Exchanged gifts: story about anny ring
- Kids ordered Pizza, no key lime pie does come free with that!
- Watched House on TV

June 20, Wednesday
- Boat Ride in Tarpon Bay. We drove it ourselves. Lots of birds
- Memories of Lake Geneva from 25 years ago
- Get Cathie's Anniversary ring re-sized at Congress Jewelers
- Sanibel Surf Shop, Hess
- Golf at Captiva
- Pool and Beach
- Dinner at Matzaluna
- Met the upstairs Interior Designer; surprised we were renting, the
whole area is a big construction zone
- Quick stop at Jerry's
- Watched "Fight Club" DVD

June 21, Thursday
- Parasailing
- Shoeprint pool closed by dept of health. the bathrooms were closed;
exposed wiring; dangerous for families
- Golf 9 holes with Mike
- Walk on the beach
- Met Kimberly (?) -- she told us the story for why Lands End was so
slow to re-open
- Lazy Flamingo for dinner
- Scoops for treats
- Lots of Dolphins

June 22, Friday
- Big pool
- Golf at Beachview -- Two Igaunas, crow stealing power bar
- Liz and Cathie shopping in Sanibel
- Lily and Co Jewelry
- Macintosh Books
- Seaweed Gallery - Met the artist of Group of Snowys in Mangroves painting; personally signed for us
- Cheeburger Cheeburger (1st time!)
- No Rain 14 full days of vacation!
- Ran out of DVDs. Watched "Man vs Wild" on Discovery Channel

June 23, Saturday
- Captiva Kayaks - North from McCarty Marina to Chadwick Bayou and
South to Greenflash
- Dolphins did a flip (like the zoo!)
- In the mangroves: Osprey, Pelicans, Great Blues, Great Egrets, Anhinga, Cormorant
- It was like we were waking them from sleeping late on a Saturday morning
- Deli at Ship store for lunch
- Swiming (not Jack, too tired from Kayaking)
- Golf at Captiva Island; said good bye to Tom and Peter
- Mucky Duck (no Victor, again)
- Ding Darling: found Roseate Spoonbills, baby YCNHs, racoons, Turkey vulture
- Watched Flip That House on TLC

June 24, Sunday
- Returning home, Southwest. Checked in the night before.