It's taken a lifetime to achieve the family, home and means to enjoy it all.
As with everyone, life has had it's ups and downs. Most of our time, effort and money is spent trying to make it all happen. Frankly, with having undergone some very serious health problems, it's been hard to settle down and enjoy the "fruits of our labor". Perhaps, even more important, our goals evolved and have now enabled us to see that despite wealth and success, the simple life is really the best life. Now in our Golden Years, we've finally gotten to see the light.
Time goes by, and it just keeps getting better. Age and health have caused us to slow down, but we now really enjoy it all even more than ever. I have resolved my serious health problems, but I'm still plagued by dizziness and fatigue. My dizziness started back in '89. And, now it's become compounded by my growing fatigue. My doctors tell me all's well, and it's time to accept that age is catching up. So, we've adjusted. 🙁
We also now appreciate our homes even more, and Endless Summer. Even Mr Lucky has slowed down and seems to be loving it all, i.e. our home life and road trips. 🤓
Life is now all about enjoying nature, simple meals and quiet nights. Our days, both in Tucson and The Adirondacks, are filled with the "great outdoors". Sadly, our time for hosting and enjoying visitors is over. It's just too much now to handle. 😔
On occasion, we still enjoy some time out dining and seeing the sights. We also treasure time with our son John and Anh, but naturally their time is limited due to work and life. 😋
It's odd in that although our lifestyle has changed, we're seriously enjoying the time that God has blessed us with. Truly, it's been a wonderful life. Life has now gotten really interesting, we've finally gotten into living in 2 different worlds. We've got the beauty of both Tucson and The Adirondacks in upstate NY. Another "Bucket List" item, which has finally been realized, is the opportunity to travel the USA.
Check out some of our adventures.
We're still enjoying the Good Life. In fact, it just keeps getting better!
Happy times, son John came for Father's Day. We're heading out to dinner at the Grist Mill
A time for us, both Tucson and the Adirondacks
Dining out more, and loving it!
Living Life .. Schroon River
August '17, and enjoying our summer. Life is peaceful and serene. Also, the weather is delightful. Our temps in the Adirondacks are just a bit warmer than Winter in Tucson.
Most days we're either busy with daily life, but we get time to enjoy it all.
Camp De Lorenzo and our surrounding 149 acres of woods, streams, ponds, hiking and riverfront.
Time to reminisce
Family and Friends
Some favorite sights of our hiking trails, and dining out.
FaceBook, The Social Network
Enjoying life, even in the bush
I've been a member of FaceBook since 2010, and really enjoy seeing all the posts. More important, I use it to also post lots of personal interests, i.e., photos, philosophy, religion, food, music and especially sharing my past FaceBook memories.
Although very limited, I also enjoy seeing other people's personal updates. It allows me to keep up to date with their lives.
As you may see, I use our website to maintain a photo/video history of our life and times. I'm including a fun video created using my FaceBook which includes some memorable photos. Click on my link for lots more of my timeline.
Paulina's Place on Schroon River
We're now on our "Snowbird Schedule', that is spending May thru November in the Adirondacks and our home on Schroon River.
Frankly, we're really enjoying lots of simple times and a very layback life. Most updates will now be all about nature exploits .. especially at Schroon River. Checkout all of our photos and videos at our YouTube site for lots more.
With age comes the realization of our life and dreams. Many of my dear family and friends have passed and many others have moved on with life. Most, if not all of us, enjoy our family and home in our golden years. I am including the results of some fun that was produced on one of the FaceBook games, which seems to sum up my thoughts. In summary, I have been blessed with lots, especially my wife Paulina and son John. These 2 special people have been not only my closest family, but also my best friends. Hopefully, the thoughts here would be their feelings if and when I'm gone.
While there may have been a few minor chances that I passed up, I am truly happy with my life's journey.
The Bucket List, and 2016
2016 has been one of my best years, ever. It's already filled with lots of fun and memories.
I am recovering from heart surgery, and happy to be alive. We finally got to travel to our 2nd home on October 31 thru November 8, 2016. Checkout our Brave New World, as well as the history of River Road on our website.
Waiting to recover, and hoping to get back to my tennis.
Living the Good Life, and Sharing our Joy with Those That Make our Life What it is!
We thank God for all of our blessings, and enjoy our home times the most. We've been blessed with a large extended set of family and friends. And, we've tried to pay it all back with love and kindness, especially to those that shared their kindness and blessing with us! The site is filled with lots of photos and memories of the Good Life.
New Lease on Life
Enjoy life, I'm now recuperating.
Possible more surgery coming before it's over
Now recuperating from my heart surgery on June 21st, I am even more determined to enjoy all of God's Blessings. Our home and family times now seem to have even more importance. The next step is to determine what if anything to resolve my other health issue. This could require my recovery to last thru September. Meanwhile, taking life as it comes!
Son John is hosting his 14th annual celebration on Monday. Meanwhile, Paulina and I are enjoying it all.
Sharing Our Memories
The website includes lots of views of our life and times. It includes many views of our family, friends and home. Hopefully, our tributes show many of the good times that we and our extended family have enjoyed over the years. Many of the photos and slideshows include many memories that we and those included will treasure.
We have always strived to be the best we could be, and have shared many of our dreams and blessings.
Enjoy today, it only comes once!
Same Faces, Different Places
Our site includes us, our home and our usual haunts. I include lots of the same photos, but they all show our life under different circumstances. This provides vivid memories of it all even thou it seems to show many of the same items. I like to include a panoramic view of our life and time. Click here or on the photo below for the movie!
The times, they are a changing!
Live for Today
Even thou memories play an important part of our lives, we really live for today. Treasure your friends and make today special. Some fun times below with my old Doo Wop buddies. Click on the link for more!
Doo Wop Buddies of Mine
Making Every Day Special
The Home Team
Time to eat, again!
Paulina, John, our beloved companion Mr Lucky and I enjoy our home life the most. Our home enables us to lead our daily lives in comfort and style. While we've enjoyed many times with family and friends, it really is our daily live the counts the most.
Many of our family and friends have moved on with life, and we especially enjoy our "home alone" world. Periodically, we have brief times with them, most of our time is spent enjoying our home and community.
Our home and gardens allow us the peace and solitude to enjoy our mansion and guest house, as well as our gardens. I especially enjoy my hobbies, i.e., Cooking, tennis at our Club, music, movie theatre, and photography. While I focus on maintaining a daily journal of our life, Paulina captures lots of our wildlife and surroundings. Together, we and our website, showcase all of our many years together. With age and health issues, we now spend most of our daily time living the "simple life" .. but, in the style that our blessings permit. Today, more than ever, we also enjoy our Club and dining out.
The Simple Pleasures
Before and After Dinner Fun
Peaceful and Relaxing
Family Meals, made fresh!
Spending Time in Tucson
Having moved from NYC to Tucson, we still enjoy fun out and about. Great having lots to do, and we love doing it all.
Ahn and John
We, as well as many of our family and friends, have enjoyed out neighborhood's club. Check out our shows.
Our Community's Club
Celebrate the Times of Our Lives
Paulina and I are enjoying our golden years, mostly at home and our summer place, with lots of dining out to simplify our life. Vacation we try to do something different but low energy. However, we are now looking forward to son John's Graduation in May '16. John is getting 2 degrees, i.e. Italian and Chemistry. See some fond memories of his "honors"
Lots and lots of Mexican Food, dining out and our Event! Home cooking and dining out fill up lots of our days, and we enjoy the many restaurants in Tucson as well as in all of our travels.
A Man's Home is His Castle
Including our Great Room, TV Theatre, Game Room and Dining areas for us and our visitors .. plus our great outdoors!
We found our forever home and made it be what we wanted. We, together with our beloved companion Mr Lucky, enjoy it all. Now retired, we spend most of our time at home. While we're dining out mostly, it's still fun to prepare some fun cuisines. In addition to our home, we also got us a "summer place" in the Adirondacks.
Now, we focus on only doing what we have the time and energy to do. The main event is enjoying the great outdoors.
Finally, we've found that it's time to really bring our life to the next level. Our site includes lots of nostalgia and lots more current adventures.
Enjoying our Home
Our favorite desert, Pignoli Nut Cookies
We, together with family and friends, enjoy spending quality time together. Come see a show I produced to include photos of our home, cooking and fun times. The show below includes a favorite overview of our home and times with friends. Our site includes lots more.
We're happy in that we will now have options, that is living in either or both homes. Our Tucson home is everything we wanted and enhanced it for our needs. The River Road offers us an out of the box option, fabulous Summer Retreat in one of the best recreational areas in the US.
Time goes by, and it just keeps getting better. Age and health have caused us to slow down, but we now really enjoy it all even more than ever. I have resolved my serious health problems, but I'm still plagued by dizziness and fatigue. My dizziness started back in '89. And, now it's become compounded by my growing fatigue. My doctors tell me all's well, and it's time to accept that age is catching up. So, we've adjusted.
We also now appreciate our homes even more, and Endless Summer. Even Mr Lucky has slowed down and seems to be loving it all, i.e. our home life and road trips.
Life is now all about enjoying nature, simple meals and quiet nights. Our days, both in Tucson and The Adirondacks, are filled with the "great outdoors". Sadly, our time for hosting and enjoying visitors is over. It's just too much now to handle.
On occasion, we still enjoy some time out dining and seeing the sights. We also treasure time with our son John and Anh, but naturally their time is limited due to work and life.
It's odd in that although our lifestyle has changed, we're seriously enjoying the time that God has blessed us with. Truly, it's been a wonderful life.