We celebrated another year together in Camden; dinner at Josephine’s and breakfast at Marriner’s on the Falls (every bit as good as their reputation): good blueberry pancakes. It was still Indian summer this day, but colder days lay not much farther ahead.
You’ll have to visit my web site for the movie!
After a rendezvous at Walden Pond (and brief goodbyes from the Shishovs), we all headed off caravan style to a local pizza parlor only to find that they only had room for half of us. Julie used her magic smartphone and found us a place that could accommodate eleven hungry relatives. I will spare you the pictures as we packed into a lovely suburban pizzeria [check out my Facebook page if you really care] near the spot where the shot was heard ’round the world. I managed to get a few portrait shots in with my iPhone. And a shot of my nearly perfect parallel parking job (on the first try, in traffic, in the rain).
To many of you this may seem unremarkable, but after living outside of civilization for a decade, I think I did quite well to remember how to park this way (plus I had a bit of practice with Aren over the summer).
The piano recital was terrific this year. I really enjoyed the first Impromptu by Schubert (Op. 142) and highly recommend it. Next we were treated to a terrific set of Brahms Hungarian dances for piano 4 hands. You have to hear it to believe it; even though I had heard most of them before, it’s hard to beat a live concert. What made them extra special in my view is that the lessons were conducted over the Internet with Skype! Amazing!
You’ll have to content yourself with these You Tube recordings (or purchase them) because the recital was not recorded (except in our minds and hearts). Thanks for including me, Irina!