Monday, August 31, 2015

Milo Greene in Portland, Oregon

Milo Greene in Portland, Oregon

Drew and a few of his closest friends in an intimate setting down by the waterfront [8.21.15 : Portland, OR].

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Celebrating Jack's 17th Birthday [Nate and Sam's Wedding Day 3]

Celebrating Jack's 17th BirthdayUp before 6 am, we packed up the room, got in the rental car and headed back to SeaTac Airport. It was an easy early Sunday morning drive. We dropped the car at the rental car terminal and breezed through the luggage check and TSA pre screening. I had prepaid for the bags on Saturday. Given what Alaskan charged me for the bags coming and going, I am not sure that it wouldn't have been cheaper to fly Southwest.

It was an easy flight home. The flight was ahead of schedule and we were home before noon.

At one point, we had considered going to the Cardinals versus Giants game at ATT Park for Jack's birthday. I think that we were all glad that we didn't try to tack this on the end of the weekend.

Bridget spent the afternoon at the house. She and Jack spent some time in the pool. Bridget gave Jack a new bathing suit for his birthday.

We finished day with the chinese food, cake and presents on the back deck. Jack ordered enough food for eight people! I got him a projector and a Georgetown shirt, while Sharon got him a boom box.

Celebrating Jack's 17th Birthday
Celebrating Jack's 16th Birthday

Celebrating Jack's 15th Birthday

Celebrating Jack's 14th Birthday

Celebrating Jack's 13th Birthday

Celebrating Jack's 12th Birthday

Celebrating Jack's 11th Birthday and a party

Celebrating Jack's 10th Birthday

Celebrating Jack's 9th Birthday and a belated party

Celebrating Jack's 8th Birthday plus a party and a photo album

Celebrating Jack's 7th Birthday plus a party and a photo album

Celebrating Jack's 6th Birthday plus a party and a photo album

Celebrating Jack's 5th Birthday plus a photo album

Celebrating Jack's 4th Birthday and a party

Celebrating Jack's 1st Birthday Party

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Nate & Sam's Wedding Day 2

At Nate and Sam's wedding #marrynateandcelebrate
Moving slowly after a very late night, Sharon and I had breakfast in the hotel while the kids slept. Afterwards, we walked down to Fountain Park. The wedding was scheduled to be held outside in the park. The park has some cool fountains. With the wind and the rain picking up, this seemed increasingly unlikely.

Back at the hotel, I lost a game of cribbage to Drew, while Jack lost to Nicki. Nicki then beat Drew to win the morning round. It is interesting to see Drew, Nicki and Jack playing cribbage. Cribbage is really a legacy of Lake Almanor. Drew and Jack watched Tomasin, Wallen and I play for almost 30 years.
Sam and Nate #marrynateandcelebrate
Eventually, we took a group including Drew, Nicki, Jack, Hunter, Yuli, Snipes, Julie, Tomasin, Sharon and I to the Boat Shed for lunch. The weather continued to get worse. At some point, we got a text message saying that the wedding had been moved inside.

After lunch, I was walking through the downtown to catch up with Snipes and Tomasin when I bumped into Wallen. I helped him unload his truck and then ran a shirt up to Nate in his room. Wallen and I then tracked down Snipes, Tomasin and Hunter. The five of us headed back to the Kitsap Conference Center. The preparations for the wedding and the reception were in full swing. In one of the most unlikely scenarios, Tomasin and I ended up tying lace ribbons on chairs for the wedding!

Drew, Nicki and Jack spent most of the rainy afternoon playing cribbage in the room.

Heading back to the room, everyone got cleaned up and walked back to the conference center for the 5 pm wedding ceremony. Drew played a couple of songs as the wedding party and then the bride came down the aisle.

At the reception, Sharon and I ended up at a table with Chabrier and Kay, Hunter and Yuli and another couple. There were more than 200 people at the wedding and the reception. It was a great evening!

The kids had gone back to the hotel before Sharon and I. When Sharon and I started to walk back, it was pouring. We called Drew and he came and got us in the rental car. With an early start planned for Sunday morning, we crashed fairly early.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Nate & Sam's Wedding Day 1

Sharon, Jack and I got a 11:55 am Alaskan flight from Sacramento to SeaTac. We will be spending the weekend in Bremerton for Nate Wallen's wedding. Although we didn't connect with them, Snipes, Joy, Tomasin, Julie, Hunter and Yuli were all on various flights that landed at SeaTac around the same time.

On the ground about 1:35 pm, we grabbed our luggage and caught the shuttle to the rental car terminal. Heading to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the fun began. There was a car fire on I-5 just before the turnoff to the bridge and then a car in the median on Highway 16 near Gig Harbor. The world is a parking lot... As a result, it was about 4:15 pm by the time we got to the room. We are spending two nights at the Fairfield Inn in Bremerton.

About 6:30 pm, we headed to the Wallens. They hosted a fairly big crowd for a rehearsal dinner. Although it was raining lightly, the Wallens had tents set up in their backyard. Jack and I went out and picked up Drew and Nicki at some point in the evening. They had taken an airporter from SeaTac to Bremerton. It was a nice evening; lots of Wallens, friends of Nate and Sam and others from out of town.

Although they were originally planning to stay at the Wallens, Drew and Nicki ended up going back to the hotel with us. Luckily, I had gotten a large two bedroom suite for the weekend; it had a enough room for the five of us.

When we got back to the hotel, I ended up going out with Tomasin and Snipes. I didn't get back to the room until 1:30 am!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

California Historical Landmark #604 revisited

Walking through Old Sacramento to the River Cats game on Friday night, a historical plaque caught my eye. Although I had finished mapped all of the California Historical Landmarks in Sacramento County almost six years ago, I hadn't remember seeing this plaque before. It looks like it has only been put in place in the last year.

I have updated the page for the Site of the Sam Brannan House [California Historical Landmark #604] with the new plaque.

California Historical Landmark #604

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Masonic Temple Philadelphia

After dinner on the first day of the East Coast College Tour, Sharon and I wandered by this waymark exploring the area around Penn Square and city hall.

Masonic Temple Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Historical Marker
National Register of Historic Places #1971000727

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Masonic Temple Philadelphia

The 1873 Masonic Temple, a National Historic Landmark, is home to the Grand Lodge of Pa. Its lodge rooms, featuring varied architectural themes, and its stonework are widely acclaimed. Its prominence in size and location reflects Free-masonry’s importance in American history.

Masonic Temple Philadelphia

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Brunch

Drew and Nicki spent the night with us after the Milo Greene Show on Saturday. We invited Morgan over to join us for brunch on Sunday morning; she bought her laundry. Sharon made a nice breakfast of huevos rancheros.

We had a leisurely morning. Although Jack took off to go wakeboarding on the river, Drew, Nicki and Morgan hung out until about 1:30 pm. It was really nice to have everyone in the same place and have a chance to visit! With Morgan living on the East Coast, I don't think that the five of us have been in the same place since December of 2011.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Milo Greene at Harlow's

Saturday afternoon, we met the Foys and Rod and Kathy at Zocola's for an early dinner. Liz showed up just as we were finishing dinner. Jack and Bridget had dinner across the street at Paesanos.

From there, we wandered over to Harlow's to see Drew's band Milo Greene. It has been more than three years since we have had a chance to see Milo Greene play in Sacramento.

Madison Sipes played for about 30 minutes; Drew is working on producing an album for her. Milo Greene then played for about an hour and twenty minutes.

There was a nice crowd, including the Tomasins (John, Julie, Chris, Mikey, David plus Stephanie), the Snipes (Kurt, Joy, Keith, Craig), the Hunters, the Bachmans, the Foys, the Sanborns, Lee Ann and Dean, Deborah and Cole Cunningham, the Santanas, Rod and Kathy, Liz, Janie et al. I really appreciated the show of support for Drew and the band.

We had a chance to visit and take some pictures after the show. Drew and Nicki ended up spending the night with us. They rolled up about midnight.

Friday, August 21, 2015

2015 River Cats versus Zephyrs

Rivercats 14, Zephyrs 3 with Snipes and Tomasin

After meeting Tomasin and Snipes at the Plainfield Station on my way home from St. Helena, I headed home to change and then caught up with them at the River Cats game. We had some great seats [Section 113, Row 13, Seat 6, 7 and 8]. The game was sold-out.

Mac Williamson went 4 for 4 with a home run, a double and four RBIs as the River Cats crushed the New Orleans Zephyrs 14-3 to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 12 games.

Jarrett Parker added a home run, a triple and three RBIs in Sacramento’s 15-hit attack.

New Orleans tied the score 3-3 with one run in the sixth inning, but the River Cats erupted for four runs in the sixth, five in the seventh and two in the eighth.

We finished the night at the Back Door Lounge in Old Sacramento.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

ESPN 30 for 30 Shorts: Delaney

Grant land and ESPN Films have released the thirty-seventh film in their 30 for 30 documentary short series.

30 for 30 Shorts: Delaney

The latest film, directed by Grant Curtis, tells the story of a man who seemed to have everything, but sacrificed it all for a chance to save people in distress.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

To the Dry Creek Store

After work, I drove through Calistoga, up the Alexander Valley and across Highway 101 to the Dry Creek Store. I met Tomasin there.

We eventually headed to their house in Windsor for dinner. Tomasin barbecued a tri-tip for dinner.

I enjoyed the Dry Creek Store. I always enjoy Tomasin's company.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015


Morgan is starting a year long teachers program at the Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks. Sharon, Jack and I had her and Bridget for dinner. Sharon made chicken cordon bleu.

Saturday, August 15, 2015


After dinner on the first day of the East Coast College Tour, Sharon and I wandered by this waymark exploring the area around Penn Square and city hall.

Pennsylvania Historical Marker

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Founded by William Penn. Laid out in 1682. Chartered a city, 1701. Pennsylvania's capital until 1799; the nation's to 1800. County was one of Pennsylvania's original three, formed 1682 and consolidated with city in 1854. Name means "City of Brotherly Love."

Friday, August 14, 2015

Frame Family Function

With Erin and Dylan moving to Southern California for Dylan to start college, the Frames got together for dinner at Pete's Restaurant and Brewhouse in Midtown. The group included Tom, Kevin, Eric, Tim, Kathy, Eileen, Will, Erin, Dylan, Jack, Sharon and I.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Chinaman's Chance by Ross Thomas

I finished reading Chinaman's Chance by Ross Thomas. I bought the book after hearing Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald mention the book on their Grantland Hollywood Prospectus Podcast. They were previewing the second season of True Detective.

Set in Southern California, the plot of the book includes the fiction town of Pelican Bay which has some similarities to the True Detective Season 2 town of Vinci. Like True Detective season two, the book also includes the murder of a politician. One side note, Sharon and I stopped watching the second season of True Detective after episode three. I am not sure that we will ever pick it back up and finish the last five episodes.

I don't know where to start to talk about Chinaman's Chance. Set in the 1970s, the principal characters are two orphans; one of the orphans is a pretender to the Imperial throne of China. By the way, this pretender to the Imperial throne of China is married to a descendant of the Scottish kings?!? The plot includes everything but the kitchen sink. There is a millionaire, a female folk group from the Ozarks, money hidden during the Vietnam War, some kind of secret spy agency and the Mafia. This is just a start of the list of the plot elements.

Initially, I kind of enjoyed the book. As I got further into the story, I liked it less. The plot is such a mishmash of stuff that it felt outlandish. I didn't dislike the book. I just don't' recommend it. I rated three stars out of five in Goodreads.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Future Stars

Jack, Sharon and I spent an hour at Future Stars with Scott Hamilton. Future Stars is a college counseling center designed to guide families through the college admissions process. In addition to a parent admission forum, this is our sixth session [9/9/2013, 1/14/2014, 9/24/2014, 1/25/2015, 3/23/2015].

The focus on the meeting was finalizing the college list and walking through the calendar for this fall. The next four months are where this investment is really going to pay off. Scott will be working directly with Jack on reviewing the essays. Additionally, Jack will completing and submitting the applications while working with Scott a couple of times a month in small groups.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Twelve States plus Washington DC

Talking during our east coast college tour, we realized that Jack is going to visit twelve states plus Washington DC this summer.

As part of his immersion, he visited Kansas and Missouri.

During the Wharton Sports Business Academy, he visited Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.

On the east coast college trip, we added Virginia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Washington DC.

We are going to finish the summer with a trip to Washington state for Nate's wedding.

Although Sharon wouldn't let us count them, Jack changed planes in airports in Arizona, Colorado and North Carolina!

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Sunday, August 09, 2015

2015 East Coast College Tour Day 10

Up at 5 am, we packed up the room, got the car and headed to the airport. One of the odd things about booking the trip was that it was a lot cheaper to pick up the rental car in downtown Philadelphia than it was to pick it up at the airport. It cost about 45% of what we were quoted for getting the car at the Philly airport.

We got a 7:40 am United flight from Boston to Denver. Changing planes, we had a 11:30 am flight from Denver to Sacramento. We were back in Sacramento by 1:00 pm and home by 2:00 pm. It was a series of uneventful flights home.

We have a meeting with Future Stars on Wednesday night to work on the list of colleges where Jack will be applying.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

2015 East Coast College Tour Day 9

Bunker HillWhile Jack watched Tottenham play the first game of the Premier League Season, Sharon and I walked to Starbucks for some breakfast. The plan for the day was to walk the Freedom Trail in downtown Boston.

From the hotel, we walked up to the Visitor Center in the Boston Commons. The trail is actually marked on the sidewalk. We made a number of stops including: Massachusetts State House; Shaw Memorial; Granary Burying Ground; King's Chapel; Ben Franklin Statue; Old Corner Book Store; Faneuil Hall; Paul Revere House; Old North Church; and, Bunker Hill.

After we got to the Old North Church, we looped back to the Union Oyster House for lunch. The Union Oyster House started serving in 1826. It is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the US. The building dates from 1742.

At Bunker Hill, Jack and I climbed 300 steps to the top of the monument. From there, we walked back to the hotel. My Withings iPhone app showed that we walked 23,400 steps and 11.2 miles.

Once we got back to the hotel, I took off to explore the wharf and then headed to the Quincy Market. Sharon eventually caught up with me at a restaurant called Cheers.

We finished the night with a late dinner at Strega Ristorante. I had one of the specials: Zuppa di Mare. It was very good. In fact, I was so focused on my dinner that I have not idea what Sharon or Jack had for dinner. Afterwards, we stopped along Hannover Street for some gelato.

Friday, August 07, 2015

2015 East Coast College Tour Day 8

After breakfast in the concierge lounge at the hotel, we grabbed the car. We have our last two college tours of the trip. The first stop of the day was Northeastern. I was surprisingly impressed by this school. They have an intern program that they call Co-op that mixes traditional classes with work experience. I was more than a little appalled that their slideshow was cut off on both sides of the screen...

2015 East Coast College Tour Day 8 - Northeastern

We had an interesting lunch at Summer Shack. Sharon and I split oyster and lobster sandwiches.

We spent the afternoon at Tufts College. For the informational part of the program, Tufts had one person speak for almost an hour. While he was well-spoken, an hour is a long time; I had trouble staying awake. It is a nice campus, but I don't think that it is the right place for Jack. It is probably the only college that we visited this week where I wouldn't even encourage to apply.

2015 East Coast College Tour Day 8 - Tufts College

While not quite as bad as Thursday night driving back from Boston College, it probably took us 45 minutes to drive 6 miles back to the hotel. I just can't believe the amount of traffic.

We finished the night with a late dinner at Mama Maria in the North End. I had lobster pasta, while Sharon and Jack had rabbit pasta.

I was amazed at the amount of people on the streets in the North End. All of the bars and restaurants were packed!

Thursday, August 06, 2015

2015 East Coast College Tour Day 7

After breakfast at the concierge lounge at the hotel, we got the car. We have four college tours in and around Boston over the next two days.

The first stop for the day was Boston University. BU had a very nice visitor center near the Charles River. At least for me, they had a unique presentation. They had an admittance counselor and a student. After a video, they tagged teamed the presentation back and forth. Sharon said that one of the schools on their Chicago trip used the same approach.

BU is an urban campus stretched out over a mile along the Charles River. It didn't feel quite as urban as George Washington or NYU.

2015 East College Tour Day 7 - Boston University

After the BU tour, we drove to Boston College and parked on the campus. We walked over a mile to Chesnut Hill for some lunch at Aquitaine. Back on the campus after lunch, we bought some BC swag.

The BC presentation was also a little different. It included a panel of five students answering questions for about 30 minutes. BC has a very nice campus. It is much more a traditional college campus compared with GW, BU and NYU. I was surprised how much the students talked about going to the football games!

2015 East Coast College Trip Day 7 - Boston College

It took us over an hour to drive 5 miles back to the hotel after the BC tour. The traffic is making me more than a little crazy.

Over the course of the day, we decided to go to Mission Impossible at the IMAX. After getting a snack at the concierge lounge, we walked more than a mile to the theater near the Boston Commons.

We finished the evening with a late light dinner at the hotel bar.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

2015 East Coast College Tour Day 6


We had breakfast in the concierge lounge at the Eastside Marriott. After getting packed, we got the car about 9:30 am and headed north. I had explored visiting Cornell or Colgate, but neither offered tours and were 4 plus hours out of the way.

The roads in New York are horrible. Once we got to Connecticut, the roads improved markedly.

I suggested that we drive to Boston via Providence. I had made a very quick trip to Providence in February. I thought it would make a great stop for lunch. This turned out to be a fiasco. Traffic was backed up trying to get into the downtown. Once we parked and started to walk around, the downtown seemed full of empty storefronts. We eventually found a restaurant [Circe] for lunch and Sharon's salad had a long hair in it.

We finally got to Boston about 3:30 pm. We will be spending four nights at the Long Wharf Marriott.

After getting into the room and unpacked, we walked into the downtown and along part of the Freedom Trail. We are planning to explore the trail more fully on Saturday.

We finished the evening with dinner at Legal Seafood. I had crab cakes, Sharon had haddock and Jack had pasta.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

2015 East Coast College Tour Day 5

Up before 6 am, it was a long day. We left the hotel about 7:30 pm and headed north to New York. It took about an hour to crawl 30 miles out of Washington DC. Above Baltimore, we got on the New Jersey Turnpike and made good time. About 30 miles from New York city, the traffic completely stopped. It turned out that a truck and trailer had crashed and caught fire. They ended turning the traffic around on the freeway and heading it back the wrong way to an off-ramp. With the turn pike closed, we had to figure out a way to get into Manhattan. It ended up taking us more than 6 hours to drive the 234 miles from Washington DC to Manhattan. We rolled up to the hotel about 1:30 pm. As Sharon pointed out, I am losing my patience with traffic…

We will be spending one night at the Eastside Marriot. We spent a couple of nights there in 2013 with the Gainsleys. After getting checked in, we jumped in a cab and headed to NYU. Starting at 2:30 pm, we had an hour presentation and a hour tour. NYU is a very urban campus. While there are clearly some unique opportunities, including some new international campuses, it would take the right kind of person to start at NYU as a freshman.

2015 East Coast College Tour continues - New York University

After the tour, we headed to the Gramercy Tavern for a bit to eat. From there, we jumped into a cab back to the hotel. Getting cleaned up, we walked to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. I am always amazed at the number of people in and around Times Square. We saw Kinky Boots.

Kinky Boots

We finished the night with a late dinner at Joe Allen Restaurant. Sharon and I both had New York steaks, while Jack had pasta. We walked back to the hotel and crashed about midnight.

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Monday, August 03, 2015

2015 East Coast College Tour Day 4

After sleeping late and having breakfast at the hotel, we walked to Georgetown. The plan for the day was to visit Georgetown University and George Washington University. I was very impressed with the neighborhood that we walked through on the way to the Georgetown campus.

At Georgetown University, we sat through a 30 minute information presentation and then took a tour. The tour was longer than others that we have taken and lasted almost 1 1/2 hours. I was very impressed with the campus and the opportunities that are available in the Washington DC area.

With a 2:30 pm tour at George Washington, we walked back through the Georgetown University main gates and jumped in a cab to George Washington University. It is amazing how easy it was to find a cab. After lunch at Chipolte, we sat through another 30 minute presentation and took a hour tour. George Washingon has a very urban campus, but it is bounded within a specific area. While the urban campus has some drawbacks, the proximity in Foggy Bottom to the White House, State Building and other government buildings creates some very unique opportunities. I hadn't thought seriously about either of these schools, but was very intrigued by both of them.

2015 East Coast College Tour

After the George Washington tour, we walked down Pennsylvania Avenue to M Street and our hotel. Sharon and I had a drink in the bar and then got cleaned up.

We finished the night driving out to the Nooters in Arlington. Nooter barbecued some pork and chicken. Both Weston and Austin were at dinner. It was a very nice dinner. I appreciated being able to spend some more time with Nooter. Facing an early morning on Tuesday, we left about 10:00 pm and headed back to the hotel.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

2015 East Coast College Tour Day 3

Lincoln Memorial

Wandering into Georgetown, we had breakfast at the Daily Grill.

After breakfast, we got Capitol Bikeshare bikes and rode along the Potomac River to the Lincoln Memorial. My priority for the morning was the Martin Lurther King Memorial. Jack and I had ridden by MLK Memorial just before it opened. From the Lincoln Memorial, we rode to the MLK Memorial, walked through the FDR Memorial (one of Jack's favorites) and continued to the Jefferson Memorial. After getting some waters and a gatorade, we rode back along the tide pool and across to the Washington Monument before heading back to the hotel. We probably covered 6 or 7 miles in a little over two hours.

Once we got back to the hotel, I did a walk about through the neighborhood and down to the waterfront. I toured the Old Stone House.

Sharon eventually had a hamburger in the bar. While she got ready, Jack and I had a pizza at Il Canale.

Shortly after Sharon caught a cab to see Mary Maloney, Barb dropped Nooter off at the hotel. Nooter and I spent a couple of hours on the roof of the hotel catching up. It was great to see him. Barb picked him up about 6:15 pm just before Mary and Sharon showed up.

Sharon, Mary, Jack and I finished the night having dinner at Fiola Mare.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

2015 East Coast College Tour Day 2

University of Pennsylvania

After a restless nights sleep, Sharon and I had a solid breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast, we walked a long ways to UPenn to meet Jack. I had set a GPS point near his room in the dorms, but he was waiting in the front of the building. Finally connecting with Jack, we walked back across the campus and down Locust Walk. Walking up to Chesnut, we hailed a cab and headed back to the hotel.

Dumping Jack and Sharon at the hotel, I walked a couple of blocks to Enterprise. One of the oddities of the trip is that it was half as cheap to pick up a rental car downtown on Saturday than it was to pick it up at the airport on Friday; literally, half as expensive…

Picking Sharon and Jack at the hotel, we headed to Villanova. Although Villanova doesn't offer tours on Saturdays, we decided to make a stop there. Unlike UCLA, walking around campus was a success. We ended up at the business building. We were all impressed with the campus. Villanova might be one of Jack's safety schools.

We headed to Washigton, DC. I could complain about the traffic, but it would quickly become a broken record. With a longer than necessary stop at Subway for lunch, it took us about three hours to get to the hotel. We are going to spend three nights the Capella Hotel in Georgetown.

Somewhat unbelievably, the room was not ready at 4:15 pm. After an hour wait in the bar, we were finally in a very nice room.

After getting unpacked, Sharon and I headed to M Street. Sharon did some shopping and we ended up at ENO for a class of wine. We wandered down the C&O Canal and out to the river. I need to come back and visit the Stone House.

We finished the night with a late dinner at the hotel restaurant, The Grill Room. Sitting along C&O Canal, I had yellow fin tuna, Jack had veal and Sharon had guinea hen.

After dinner, Jack and I spilt a couple of games of chess in the library before finishing the night watching Treehouse Masters.

Villanova University

2015 Wharton Sports Business Academy Day 28