July 2017: Back to the Beach, Sasha's New Room, 4th of July, Anya's Birthday, Go Karts, Bumperboats & Arcade, Fancy Foods at Alan's Work Meetings, Alan Goes to Atlanta, Anya's New Room, Comic Camp!, Sasha's Birthday, Sasha Art, Berry Picking
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Our favorite access point at North Beach
Overcast, but the water is warm!
And Boogie Boarding!
The end of the work from home era
Alan's office begins to transform into Sasha's Bedroom
Out to lunch at a cool place in Norfolk. On their back patio we found many kittens!
Inside, some rock-em sock-em robots while we waited
Sasha's cool artsy photo out front.
Painting all the trim
And... done. One room down. One more to go!
Firework Fantasia on the 4th with friends from work
Quite the arsenal
peeking at the chickens
nature trails and sparklers
Games then glowstix
And the rockets red glare
Video clip: Fireworks!
A gift when Anya got back from the hospital from Grandma & Grandpa Fisher
She named him Hospy!
Anya's birthday week begins with a Japanese hibachi feast
Some swinging after dinner
And tree climbing
Birthday donuts and presents!
Signage greeted Anya on her big day
First present a jar of maraschino cherries! Woo hoo!
A large print copy of Alice in Wonderland
Cards and cash!
And a Sharper Image suitcase billiards table!
Time for a super happy fun afternoon at the Go Kart Track!
Video: Go karting 1
Video: Go karting 2
Video: Go karting 3
Video: Go karting 4
Video: Bumper Boat 1
Video: Bumper Boat 2
Video: Bumper Boat 3
Video: Bumper Boat 4
Then on to the arcade!
Giant Space Invaders
This game was awesome but only lasts about 1 minute.
Video: Pac Man!
Alan takes the top score on Galaga and puts up Anya's initials for her birthday!
Video: Galaga High Score 1
Video: Galaga High Score 2
Skee Ball !
Video: Hoop Dreams
The kids love this ball drop game
Video: Ball Drop
Pricking out prizes, caught by the Chinese, and whapping paratroopers with tennis rackets
Anya joins the Zissou society
Work meeting at a fancy hotel in Norfolk
2 days of amazing food
Team building activities
Cool art at the hotel
Really nice hors d'oeuvres and appetizers
The spread was amazing and a French martini
Breakfast the next morning
More food and then some meeting
Then back to more food
and more food
and mini smoothies!
And finally dinner with my team!
Checking out the new web slinger
Walking through the forest in the backyard at work
One of the walking paths
Alan get's sent to Atlanta for work
Cab ride from the airport
The sights of Atlanta
My hotel room
At the college and in the Tech hub
Alan in the Tech Center
A cool pub for lunch
Gone with the Wind history
More Atlanta art
Some neat local color
The giant park in the middle of the city
This looked like a super fun playground
You can play on the art!
Nice view. Pretty walking paths
Sweet tea at the Flying Biscuit
Escorpion Mexican restaurant
Dinner with Tim, Mike and Daniel
Drinks and a mexifeast
Mezcal taster flight
Meeting at the Innovation Studio
A really cool modern studio
It would be awesome to work here everyday
This can be my chair
Storyboard art by Alan
Lunch before the plane with my really nice bosses
Child labor is fun!
Putting the final touches on Anya's new room!
Anya has her own bedroom for the first time ever!
All the toys have migrated to her room
AKA The Fun Room!
Sasha and Anya were supposed to go to a theater writing camp at TCC
It ended up being a comic book writing summer camp, which was also fun and in their wheelhouse
Ministry of Silly Walks on the last day of camp
Sasha turns 13! A Teenager!
A cool vintage Russian badge from the antique shop (Looks like the logo for the musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Catherine, Anya and Holly celebrate Sasha's Birthday !
Dinner at Hell's Kitchen in Norfolk
Then a fun performance of Grease!
Meeting the cast after the show!
A random sampling of Sasha's artwork from this year
More birthday presents!
Fancy markers to create more art!
Blueberry picking with Katherine
This was a beautiful little farm
They had a nice Blueberry patch
National Geographic-quality photo of a dragonfly
The only problem with this berry patch was all of the berries close to the ground were picked
So you had to reach for them!
Later that day Holly and I remembered it was also our 23rd Anniversary!
We both forget, practically every year, for the last 13 years
Berry bounty and a home made cake
Sasha and Katherine baked it themselves!
Anya samples the berries
Birthday Video: Happy Birthday! Zissou shirt!
This was another cool present from the antique shop
Sasha had seen this at the shop back in January. She ended up buying a hat instead, so I ran back and got it for her the next day.
Cake n berries!
Birthday viewing of Akira!
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