My attempt at painting a scene from one of my walks through the Lavaux vineyards, which have sweeping views of Lac Léman.

A work in progress.



Jacksonville Boat Parade: boats, lights, and an overheated engine

We took the boat out to downtown Jacksonville to watch the boat parade last night. On our way, we picked up our ex-next door neighbors, who moved to a different house on the St. Johns River. Boating to downtown went smoothly as we cruised along the river.

It was kind of stressful docking the boat since the river near downtown is too deep to anchor. Dad and Mr. Jeff managed to dock on one of the banks despite the strong current. The boat parade itself was awesome! My favorite boat was decorated with minions and played sounds from the Minion movie. I loved the boats that played music to match their lights.

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Bucket list: host a Thanksgiving dinner

Once Thanksgiving rolls around, you know it’s the start of the season of traditions. Since we don’t have family in the States, mom started a Thanksgiving tradition of getting ourselves invited to someone else’s house for dinner. I used to be embarrassed by this tradition, but now I find it rather amusing. Hosting a Thanksgiving was on my bucket list, but now I can cross it off!

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