Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Venice, Italy

We stayed at the
Hotel Ai Mori D'Oriente

The view
from around our hotel

Two photos of St. Mark's Square

Hanging with Derek Hammond

On the Island of
Murano (The Glass Isle)
We went to a place where
they were making some of
the most exquisite glass
I have ever seen.

The men above have placed
three different colors of glass
in the furnace

They then begin melting the
glass together and blowing
it into shape.

Two photos of the glass:
The above with my iPhone

We next went over to
Burano, a small island
famous for it's
colorful houses.

Silk and masks:
the area is famous
for both.

Me, Joseph, and Colonel
taking one of our many
water taxi rides.

Marine Captain Bill McCall (retired)
his wife, Wally.

Our last day in Venice
we decided to have lunch
at Hotel Cipriani
(pronounced Chip-re-AWN-ee)

It was a great eleven days of good work,
good friends, and good food!

Copyright, Monte E Wilson, 2009

Limone II

Enjoying a meal with the
best of friends. It doesn't
get much better than this.

This photo and the following
three were taken by
Derek Hammond.

Oceans Eleven
CJ, Joseph, CVD and

Boat Trip
Limone, in the background.

CJ and Davide

Watching Dad open
Birthday presents.

Davide and Joseph

Colonel and Derek

Coming into port.

Will post photos of Venice trip
later today or tomorrow.
Stay Tuned!

Copyright, Monte E Wilson, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Limone, Italy

Limone is Italian for Lemon
We are here for some meetings
Today the Grand Puba--
Colonel V Doner--celebrates

his birthday.

The walk down to the town
from my hotel

Lake Garda

Evidently the people here
heard I was coming and
decided to have some fun
with me:
Hotel Monte Baldo

Our humble abode for a few days
Hotel Alexander

One of the views from where I sat at
our hotel, sipping espresso ...
That's ESpresso, please,
not EXpresso

The view from the deck of my room

Copyright, Monte E Wilson, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Frankurt, Germany

The Lindner will be home until Monday

The Usual Suspects are here
for annual board meetings of
charities with which we are involved

My ride: A Bugatti ... I wish!

The view from my room

Nightime photo of same view

I am off on a quest for a Habana
Montecristo #2

Man, I need some juice.
"A quadruple Venti Latte,

"Go West, young man ...
Go West!"

Lady, please help me ...

I think these guys are the
German rendition of
Larry, Curly and Moe

The script writer

Notice the lyre
I think she is the one
who plays Three Blind Mice
at the end of each episode

Goethe, please...
Give me wisdom!