Rob 'n Deb's Web Page  American Flag Waving

29Oct14
Major trips
June/July Portland, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon
Other trips
Miscellaneous comments and items
Home projects
Robs Sculptures
Robs recipes

I've completed my report on our travels to the Loire Valley and Paris - France-2014

Various news and comments -

I need to be more ambitious about updating this webpage.
I never got the Hawaii cruise report
report together. No pictures.
In July we drove up to Portland to see Amber, Daniel the kids and Peggy. Daniel and the neighbors set off some fireworks.  A good time was had by all. Pictures on Facebok.

We are trying to put together a European trip for September. It's going slowly. Deb needs inspiration.

May 19 to May 23 we drove to Klamath Falls to meet up with Peggy, Amber, Daniel and the boys Rob and Brandon. We had a great time including driving to Crater Lake. We enjoyed the amenities at the chalet Peg got through her WorldMark timeshare. The kids got to swim in the pool and we used the hot tub on the patio. I'll see if I can get some pictures up soon.

Here is a picture of my latest sculpture project plus grapes.
Guess Adam and Eve are looking at the sun shaped like an apple. 


Major Trips -

Cruise-Barcelona-Paris-2013
Cruise-Rome-2012
Europe Trip 2011 - Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Venice, Florence and Rome
Netherlands/Belgium Trip Report 2009
Spain Trip Report 2006 - Tweaked 7/7/2011
German Trip Report 2004
France Trip Report 2002   - Major tweak 3/13/2011
Italy Trip Report 2001
Ireland Report 2000
Old UK Trip Report 1999 - I can't seem to find the pictures.
Old Greek Report 1998 - Tweaked 9/6/2012

Unfortunately Marshall, Deb's Dad, died October 21, 2012. He seemed to be doing well at Angel Wings assisted living home but then one morning he was drooling and not responding during breakfast. He seemed to recover but they had already called 911. We talked with him on the phone at the hospital and it seemed like he was going to get some fluids and recover. Then we got a call that he'd had a major heart attack. That was later on Friday. Saturday we jumped in the car and drove to Show Low. We arrived about 1:15pm Sunday. By then he had had three more heart attacks and was not going to make it. They turned off blood pressure support and told us it would be minutes or hours... Over three hours later he finally passed. His last hours were not comfortable. He seemed to be aware up to the last minutes. He communicated with hand squeezes.
   He had a long 92 year life filled with many experiences. He was a marine in WWII and Korea. A professor at Arizona State. Previously an engineer and executive at American Steel Foundries in Indiana. Of course two children.
   He was cremated and his ashes will be put into the Grand Canyon next summer. A small stone was added to his long time companions' grave - Mabry Szoke.
   RIP Marshall.

Late September 2012 we went to Portland for the birth of Brandon (Sept 24th). Ten pounds one ounce. Pretty uneventful. The baby is beautiful. A little jaundice kept him in an extra day. Robbie is taking it all in stride. Enjoyed seeing Peggy and Ilene as well.

(Think I'll leave this here for a while...)
August 23rd Marshall decided he couldn't get around any more so called 911. We arrived on Aug 25th and found him in the hospital. We had to find an assisted living place for him to stay. We thought the best was "Angel Wings" near Vernon AZ. We took care of various things for him at home and moved him to his new place. We hope he gains strength and can get back to his place soon. A sad and stress filled few days. Jana, his daughter-in-law will visit regularly. We hope to get back near the end of October.
   We've been having a bit of an adventure trying to figure out the financial stuff for Marshall. 

A few pictures from our running trail.

Here are some experimental 3D photos.

A few months ago we finished the 14 book series we listened to on the last several long driving trips. We will miss Precious Romatswe, Maa Makutsi, JLB Macatoni and "The #1 Ladies Detective Agency" from Botswana.

Here is a PBS Forum that discusses diet. Here is a link to a rather long lecture by Robert H. Lustig. Here is a short version. We used the book "Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About it" by Gary Taubes.
   Take a look at www.youtube.com under "gary taubes why we get fat". There are several lectures available which are pretty much the same as the book.

Robs magnificent chair

Report on our August 2011 Arizona trip to see Marshall.

We bought a new car. New to us, a 2007 Infinity M35. Perhaps the fanciest car I've ever driven. It even has a rear view TV for backing up. Also a sensor to detect cars in front while in cruise. We have found the GPS to be quite useful.

I have made contact with some cousins we haven't dealt with for a while and discovered another batch of cousins. There was a note on ancestry.com asking if anybody knew who my Grandmother Imerson was. I gave a smart ass reply. Then found out this other Imerson family existed. Long story... Very much fun communicating with all.
   It has put me on a quest to gather more Imerson family photos.

I added some pictures of a hobby of mine under " paper models".

We are taking a class in Western Civilization. We are repeating it after an 8 year absence. The lecturer is really good and the classes fun and interesting.



LA CTA/NEA Trips

LAMar09
LAMay09
LAMar10
LA/Ariz June10

Washington DC NEA Trip 2004  -  Guess I lost this
NEA in San Diego July 2009 - NEA09

Other trips -
Alaska Cruise May 15th 2011 
Arizona-2011-Feb
Mexico cruise 2008
2005 Arizona Christmas Trip
Oregon trip 2005
Oregon Dec 2010
Amber & Daniel Visit June 2010

Miscellaneous items -

Comment on global warming.
Rob's Chairs Modified Oct09
Rob's Paper Models New Sep09
Paper Models
Rob's Classes
Inspirational Running Message
Chuck&Rob 2008 CTA
Robs Newseum report(movie) - NEA 08

Deb has made a heroic effort to move a bunch of genealogy stuff from our ancient Macintosh to this website. Lots of stuff here, not all of it is linked correctly but most of it is ok.
Genealogy
Genealogy-pictures

Projects -
Microwave
Cabinets
The BEAM
Roof refurbish 2005
Roof Refurbish 2012
Entryway cement

This is Deb's school Sculpture stuff.

This is Rob's  sculpture .

A few recipes

Mail Me at rimerson(at)pacbell.net

9Oct2013