2008 Stories
Amtrak to Albany - January 2008

Kathryn and Brian take the train to Albany to visit the
New York State Museum.  Dining cars are dined and
sleeping cars are slept.
Rafael and Karin - February 2008

A slightly late wedding reception for Rafael and Karin,
with good friends, great food, expensive champagne and
an unusual cake.
Eric's First Two Months - February 2008

Eric makes friends, hangs out with Kathryn, visits his
future school, and makes faces at godparents.
Winter on the River - February 2008

It finally snows, and we appreciate our new roof.  Frog
goes hiking on the Aqueduct Trail and kayaking on the
Croton river.  Icebergs are encountered.
Chicago Train Trip - March 2008

Hi, this is Kathryn.  Daddy and I took the train to Chicago.
We had our own room and made lots of friends and saw a
really big dinosaur.  Daddy asked me to take the pictures!
New Orleans - March 2008

Eric's first airplane ride, to New Orleans.  Rivers are
boated, Cajun food is eaten, "hurricanes" are drank and
spilled, and fun music is danced.
Katrina - March 2008

We take a Hurricane Katrina bus tour.  Much work is
going on, but many areas are still completely deserted.  
Pancake Breakfast - March 2008

We go to Teatown for a fun pancake breakfast.  After
we stuff ourselves, we go for a walk and view our very
own maple syrup tree, and watch them make syrup.
San Francisco - March 2008

Yet another MRS conference.  Babies always fly first
class, of course.  Excellent food is enjoyed with many
good friends.  And best of all, hotel day care!
Spring on the River - April 2008

After five months of bare trees, we experience our first
full spring in the woods.  Many blossoms are bloomed,
Charlotte Visits - April 2008

Paul, Caroline and Charlotte drive down from Boston.  
Waffles are brunched, rivers are kayaked, playgrounds
are played and special children's restaurants are chowed.
The Tree House - May 2008

We finally finish the repairs on our house.  In addition to
replacing the porch, we added new windows, doors, a
new deck and new landscaping.  
Maine Sailing Adventure - July 2008

After two years on land, we relaunch Big Lost In Space.  
Eric goes for his first boat ride.  A friend of Frog's joins
us for a trip to Vinalhaven and a lobster dinner.
Kathryn's Fourth Birthday - August 2008

Kathryn is a big girl!  We celebrate with two parties, one
at her school and one at home with a pool party and a
traditional Brian BBQ.
Summer on the River  - September 2008

Summertime, and the living is easy.  With all the house
construction finished, we enjoy pool parties, barbecues
and the lush foliage on the river.
The Aqueduct - October 2008

Above our home is the Old Croton Aqueduct.  We follow
the path from the Croton dam to a diversion weir in
Ossining, and take a walk through the tunnel.
Christmas and Eric's Birthday - December 2008

We get an early snow, and take a train trip to New York
City to enjoy the holiday lights.  We celebrate Christmas
and Eric's first birthday, including a train cake!
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