We are wrapping up our trip north this week, returning to Ajijic on Tuesday. While in Kennebunk, we hosted a dinner for Pixie's brothers (from left) Rick, Tex, and Vance. It was 100 degrees F that day, so we served a cold pasta dinner. It was a fun evening and good to reconnect.
Before leaving Maine, we had a wonderful visit with our friends who spend the winter in Ajijic and the summers in Kennebunk, Ron and Jean. They recently rebuilt their camp on Long Lake in Belgrade Lakes. Here are Pixie and Ron and Jean posing outside their new camp:
We spent a weekend in Gloucester, Mass. with both of my brothers' families, and saw some extended family members too. Here are some more photos from Gloucester.
Here are my brothers Brackley and Fred posing for our annual "relaxing and drinking beer" shot. Here is Pixie with Fred's wife, Heidi:
...and Brackley with his wife, Happy:
Brackley's daughter, Ariana (right) with her friend, Lauren:
Ariana and Fred's son, Alex, and Fred's daughter, Nora:
My cousin Sally, and my cousin Lee, with her partner, Chris, hamming it up:
It was great to see everyone and catch up on all the family news, of course. The weather was hot, the ocean was cold, and the camaraderie nice and warm!
Now we are in Philadelphia spending a few days with my Dad and Step-mom, Joy. Here are Dad and I and Pixie and Joy:
It is good to come back and visit my hometown and get caught up on the Phillies, in preparation for the dream World Series (maybe this year) Red Sox-Phils. Well, we'll see about that!
We are anxious to get home to Mexico and our regular lives next week. We will be doing some dog-watching for friends and will be getting ready for our Mexico City trip later in August. It's always good to be back in the northeast connecting with our family and friends, but it's always wonderful to get back to our own home, and, of course, it will be good to see Chuy again!