Saturday, May 14, 2011

MEX book

For the past few years Alan has been working away at a book about the family's experience on Mt. Everest. Having no expertise in this field, it has been a bit daunting but Alan is not a quitter. The first draft is almost ready and I am very anxious to read it. A friend has offered his sister's expertise in wading through the publishing world.
It appears that everyone in the family is going to have a small section relating to an important personal experience they had on Mt Everest. My part is about my accident and my return home without the rest of my family. It was a very emotional time for me and I hope I can relate those emotions through the written word.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Antarctica photos and stories

Dan and Adam have been working hard going through the hundreds of photos and mulitple videos they took while in Antarctica. New stories about their experience in Antarctica keep coming up in conversations. It really was a unique adventure. Laura commented the other day that you really have not heard silence or seen untouched wilderness until you have been there. The area was so pristine. The power and beauty of nature is at its best and most extreme. Watch for information about upcoming presentations on our homepage.

Monday, January 10, 2011

What's next?

The family is always asked, "what's next?" Right now I am not sure anyone knows that answer although the children (now young adults) are talking about finishing the seven summits. For now I think we will all take a break, do some presentations and get on with life. That may not last long however We are all dreamers.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dan and Adam - heading home

Tonight, Dan and Adam leave for Canada - a long overnight flight. Alan and Natalie get some of their living space back when all the bags go out the door. Their condo is in a very nice part of Santiago just five minutes from where Alan and Natalie work so they usually come home for lunch. We should be thankful - they work a 45 hour work week here starting at 8 in the morning and ending at 6:30 p.m. They only work a half day on Friday which is nice since everyone leaves the city in the summer (that's now since the seasons are reversed).

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year

The family spent New Year's Eve in Pachilemu Chile a small community on the ocean with black sand. To celebrate the New Year, everyone dresses up and goes to the Central area of town to sing, dance and pop champagne at midnight. We were there joining in the festivities.
Everyone is resting now and trying to gain back some of the weight they lost. Dan and Adam are home later this week.
Feliz Ano Nuevo to all.