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Ryan’s home in New York – well he’s actually just across the river in New Jersey

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– and this is just in front of his house – where the top picture was taken from. This is the memorial for the infamous Hamilton – Burr duel (look it up)
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– and turning around, we get the million dollar view of NY City

042(e)Grandma’s house in Costa Rica

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Ryan and Nan’s brother, Charlie at his house in Costa Rica

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Dani, doing her best Claire Danes impersonation

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Nan’s niece, Charla, and Dani cruising the shore off Costa Rica

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Nan beach-combing on Don Pedro Island. We rented a house here after the March 2007 Daytona race. No sense going back north to that cold weather.

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And this guy had his lunch on our dock

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Sophie does a pretty good pillow imitation for Savannah’s TV watching

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Dani – proud new home owner

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And a composite of the kiddies – Dani doing her nightclub act and Ryan on a motorcycle ride in Connecticut

Nan – signing the log on the summit of Mt. Elbert, CO

. . .  summiting Mt. Democrat with Bruce & Marsha

. . . and across the ridge to the top of Mt. Cameron

Our camp in deep snow – hike to Umcompahgre for winter climb. Temperature near -30 degrees.

North ridge route – Mt. Athabasca, British Columbia

A bit of rock scrambling higher on the ridge.

Ascending a shallow couloir

Traversing the icefield

Business end of “dem feets”

Descending the icefield

Rest day after Athabasca

El estúpido and estupido friend. On the bright side, on the way home we stopped at a friend’s house to warm up – where I met the beautiful girl who would become my wife.

January, 2014 Costa Rica

Contented Costa Rica cows on the farm

Contented Costa Rica cows on the farm

Costa Rica Jan, 2014

Intrepid explorer photographs from the top of the farm. (Ryan says: Dad gasps for breath clinging to his mono-pod.)

Costa Rica Jan, 2014

Evening visitor. This is the spider most mistaken for the most deadly spider in the world. Took a while to find this out.

Costa Rica Jan, 2014

Macaw (okay, so it’s Charlie’s Lorita.)

Just above the house on the farm

Just above the house on the farm

Ryan in the rain forest near the spring

Ryan in the rain forest near the spring

At the spring. This feeds all the water to the farm.

At the spring. This feeds all the water to the farm.

Ryan. Again in the rain forest on the farm.

Ryan. Again in the rain forest on the farm.

Costa Rica Jan, 2014

Road from San Isidro to Domical

Nan and Betsy hiking out on the Whale's Tail at Uvita

Nan and Betsy hiking out on the Whale’s Tail at Uvita

View from beach at Ventanas

View from beach at Ventanas

Ventanas beach

Ventanas beach

Costa Rica Jan, 2014

Going through one of the tunnels at Ventanas beach

Pays to know a little Spanish - common sign around the beaches

Pays to know a little Spanish – common sign around the beaches

Tiger Heron on the Sierpe River

Tiger Heron on the Sierpe River

Indian canoe on the Sierpe

Indian canoe on the Sierpe

Young Iguana

Young Iguana

Old saltwater crocodile

Old saltwater crocodile

Tree Boa . . . in a tree, duh

Tree Boa . . . in a tree, duh

Costa Rica Jan, 2014

Road to Poas volcano

Costa Rica Jan, 2014

Rain near the top of Poas volcano

Costa Rica Jan, 2014

Poor man’s umbrella and friend. At the top of Poas volcano

Costa Rica Jan, 2014

Full moon near top of Poas.

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