For Sale, see listing information
An Entertainer’s Dream! This stunningly remodeled, French Normandy style estate is nestled on 4.3 acres bordering the Coronado National Forest, high above the city, in gated Skyline Country Club Estates. Offering sweeping city & mountain views, the exquisite one of a kind home features “Old World” charm, character and quality throughout. Highlights include a glorious courtyard entry, a grand foyer, travertine stone flooring, soaring ceilings, extensive refinished woodwork, 7 fireplaces and guest house. District #16 Schools.
For Sale, see listing information
Lease 1, 2, or all 3 .. with gardens, pool and parking for everyone, contact Sinclair Associates, ourleasing agent for more info and/or showing.
Lots of shopping and restaurants close to home
Just down the hill from us .. Membership available for residents and non-residents,see website
Summer was fun, but we're already looking towards Fall and the Year End Holidays. After a busy Summer and some extreme hot temps, we’re looking forward to cooler temps and a relaxing weekend with family and friends.
I'm beginning my 4th Quarter and final update for 2019 early. Watch updates from now thru the end of the year.
Also, next year's blog will be entitled "Seeing 2020" which will be more of a retrospective and introspective view of our life and times. More about that then!
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Watch for more holiday updates thru the end of the year. Life is good, and we're enjoying our family, home and life.
Besides our home, we enjoy living on 4+ acres high on a mountain top above Tucson. The views are beautiful, and we really enjoy gardening and seeing all the wildlife that abounds.
Our home includes a Wildlife Garden below the main house, as well as 2 grassy areas. The photo above is this week's view of our front lawn. The Wildlife also love our grounds.
Summer Living, and BBQ's with family and friends, lasts almost all year long .. owing to our Southwest Desert living.
Sunsets are also very special, at home and about. They also add to the holiday spirit .. all year long!
Spa and Pool times are also great in our Outback, all year long.
The Skyline Country Club is located in our community, and provides a courtesy dinner out every month. We also enjoy dining out with Family and Friends.
Our biggest bbq and pool party, with Family and Friends. This allows us all to enjoy fun in the sun, and catch up on Old Times. 2019 was son John's 20th annual Fourth of July Bash.
Checkout our celebration with Family and Friends, July 4, 2019
Summer's Busy Times
August has us doing work in our Gardens, and celebrating our son’s birthday.
Labor Day Weekend
Quiet family time, lots of fun in the sun!
Making Spirits Bright
It’s been a long 3 weeks, Paulina and Da Boys have been working on our Lawn, 12 zone Irrigation & Drip 💧 System and a complete overhaul of our 4+ acres and grounds 🏜🌵🐸🐍🌾🧱🤷♂️
Check out my photo video for some memories of it all 💑🐶🎟✅
I’ll be doing a photo tour sometime after Labor Day, once everything has chance to settle down 📸🎞⏳🦋🐝♥️
Besides our website, we've got our photo journal of our adventures .. Doing It Better, click on the link for lots more. I've got almost 1200 photo videos on YouTube, if you haven't seen my intro, check it out!
Mama's Making Ribs Again
Family and Friends
Checkout a few photos, or the whole show (video) .. Great day!
Son John has been hosting our annual 4th of July since we arrived in '99. This is our chance (20th Anniversary) to invite Family and Friends to share our fun in the sun. Besides our BBQ and Pool party, the evening includes the Fireworks display.
Fun for kids of all ages!
Wimbledon Men's Finals
Fantastic match, the 5th set went to 12/12 and a tiebreaker!
I Remember Mama
Mom's birthday is July 13th, son John and I celebrated Mom's Birthday while on vacation in Cape Cod, MA. Even thou she passed in 1965, I still miss her so.
Paulina and I will be 75 next Spring, and we've now spent 37 years together. And today, we celebrate closing on our beloved home in the Skyline Country Club Estates 8 years ago. Now, we've had our home listed for sale and look forward to whatever comes next.
We also bought Paulina's Place in the Adirondacks in August 2015, which we'll be returning in August '19.
Early Days, the promise and the fulfillment!
Making the Move to Tucson
Enjoying Time with Family and Friends
Sister Eve's enjoying 3 weeks with us, as are several of son John's friends. We enjoyed Memorial Day Weekend, and are now looking forward to son John's 20th 4th of July celebration
Still Enjoying It All
Watch for updates over the coming 3 months, we'll be celebrating the 4th of July, celebrating son John's Birthday, and heading to Paulina's Place for a few months.
Thanks for visiting with us!
Ticket To Ride
Seeing Paul McCartney in concert, then home for our 4th of July BBQ and Pool Party
Click on the link to view my YouTube Playlist for all of 2019 (www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF1nolaQ-05RrIWiGFWGv15D6wtLILc9b)
We’ve now spent 37 years together, which is 1/2 of our lives ... I turned 74 on March 5th, and Paulina on April 4th .. and Spring has finally arrived! The first quarter of the year was colder and wetter than usual, but all that has produced an abundance of Spring Flowers.
For more about our remaining plans for 2019, checkout Ticket To Ride
As usual, we've been out and about enjoying life and times. As of April 4th, we've already produced 23 photo videos for our YouTube Playlist "2019, Doing it Better". This includes lots of photos of our home, family and adventures (especially in the Outback).
Our love of the great outdoors and photography has really produced and abundant crop of photos and videos.
Midnight At The Oasis
Now 74 on March 5, 2019, we spend most of our time at home with dining out on special occasions.
I created a fun show to include our 37th Anniversary of the day we met (March 28, 1982). This includes our day together at home as well as our romantic dinner out at a local French Restaurant.
Life has been, and continues to be, wonderful. I've enjoyed life and photography since I was 17. Photos have enabled me to do a journal of my life and times.
My website includes lots of photos and videos of our family, homes and friends over many, many years. Frankly, I'm proud of it all .. Family, Friends and all of our many blessings
Anyone interested in seeing what it's all been about can view our web pages. The pages showcase it all, so I don't need to showcase it all again.
Now in our Golden Years, we have learned what we like and try to make it better every day.
Although I won't be doing a monthly Status Update, I will continue to take photos and videos of our special events and exploits. I've already begun a new Playlist on YouTube to include our ongoing times. So, you can view our photo journals to keep up with our life and times.
Our Winter, which is more like early Spring begins about the 1st of January and lasts about 3 weeks. Then, it's time to have fun in the sun.
Enjoying our signs of Spring .. family, food and fun in the sun. Martin Luther King holiday weekend was our kickoff this year and it was great!
Making Valentine’s Day, Every Day
Checkout some fun memories of our 2018 adventures.
The Christmas holidays are and always have been special, we really get to enjoy our Family, home and Friends.
The holidays are my most favorite time of year. I'm including some fun memories of years gone by. Watch for updates as the holidays grow near. We're planning on doing our celebrating out and away, no shopping .. chopping .. cooking .. cleaning (lol), just enjoying time together.
Best Wishes for our Family and Friends for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
This is my last of my monthly updates. Beginning in 2019, I'll only be posting for new and different events in our lives, i.e., birthdays, holidays, vacations, etc.
You can still view my Facebook page which I use as a daily Journal. This includes lots of memories and personal interests. Beware, I post lots and lots (lol)!
Thanks for being there with us thru the years.
Drone video and photos of our beloved home .. beautiful
Moments to Remember
Fall Temps Drop as November Begins
October is gone, but we're already looking forward to a quiet November. Checkout our show "November at Home".
Like most, we'll be celebrating out for Thanksgiving at Hacienda Del Sol for Thanksgiving. Watch for updates during the month. View our memories of prior times at Hacienda Del Sol.
We'll also be heading to our timeshare, the Desert Oasis for 1 week on the day after Thanksgiving. We're also celebrating again at the Desert Oasis, but more about that in December. Besides Christmas, we'll be celebrating our Wedding Anniversary (12/29/82) and New Year's Eve again!
Holiday time is also a time to remember Family and Friends, as well as all of our blessings. Checkout memories of our adventures.
Preview of Fun Activities
Desert Oasis Vacation After Thanksgiving
Dinner and Lecture
Dinner with Anh and classmates, then lecture by Art Gensler
Returning in December for Christmas
Memories of Yesterday
We relocated to Tucson from Manhattan on October 1, 1999. And, we begin our 20th year on October 1st.
Like many others are often heard to say .. "Where did the time go?" Well, time passes when you're having fun.
All of it has been an adventure, but in many ways the last few years have been especially interesting. Come Thanksgiving, we'll have moved into our home 7 years! Come August, we'll have bought our home in the Adirondacks 4 years! And, perhaps the most interesting, come November we also begin our 20th year of our Timeshare in Scottsdale.
Our daily routine at home .. lots of food and fun in the sun!
Still enjoying memories of Summer
Memories of Fall
Sister Eve is enjoying her visit with us. Check out my photo album for some fun sights. I'll be adding lots more photos to our photo album. And, you can view my photo parade of our fun in the sun.
Our Italian Sunday
We thank God for our Family, home and many blessings. On our last weekend with Eve, we enjoyed our long time tradition .. and Eve made the meatballs!
As we reach the end of October, I created a photo parade of our current times. This includes some photos of our home and gardens. Weather's great, as usual .. reaching the low 90's.
Hiking at Tumamoc Hill ?
Visit to Taliesin in Wisconsin ????♥️
I've been working on our website for years to include lots of photos and videos with family and friends. As many know, the past 2 years have especially been busy showing our life and times in both homes, Tucson and Schroon River as well as our vacations and Road Trips.
Sister Eve will be visiting in October and I'll be adding memories of our exploits and adventures together. It's always fun to catch up and enjoy time together.
November is Thanksgiving, which we'll be celebrating at home and then our Get Away in Scottsdale for a week.
December is a very special month while will include our Wedding Anniversary, and another holiday vacation in Scottsdale. We're excited to be seeing it all again for the Christmas Holiday.
Since our life will continue as it has, I'll be ending my frequent monthly updates and doing only Status Updates. in 2019, i.e., holidays, celebrations, etc. I will continue to post our photos/videos on YouTube but also with less frequency.
I have also been developing a special FaceBook page to include "Memories of This Day", which allows me to see recent highlights during the year in chronological order. I've especially enjoyed seeing some of our fun times over the past 2 years. Since we returned in December, this page too will be ending. Our website contains lots of monthly updates for both years.
Thanks for viewing.