Hello from Naples! In February Rae and Fred went to see David Feherty “off” tour at Artis Naples. For those of you who are not golf fans, David is a former professional golfer who is now an on-course announcer and writer for NBC and the Golf Channel. He has always displayed his great Irish wit and knowledge of the game while announcing. In 2014, Feherty decided to take his act on the road and travel
Hello from Naples! The whole family was at Rae and Fred’s house for the Super Bowl this year. I’m sure most of you know they are huge Patriots fans. Rae and Fred moved to Naples from the Boston area 20 years ago. Their children were raised there and they’ve infected the granddaughters and Nicola with a love of Boston sports. They realize that most of the rest of the country does not share their feelings
Hello from Naples! Happy New Year everyone! We hope your 2018 was as great as ours was and you’re ready for an even better 2019. We had the whole family here for Christmas since daughter Liz and her husband David joined us in Naples. We enjoyed some fun times together. We went to the North Naples Church on Christmas Eve followed by dinner at Nicola and Jeff’s home. The Christmas music at North Naples Church
Hello from Naples! The Saturday before Thanksgiving was Fred and Rae’s annual a pre-Thanksgiving party for Fred’s swim group at their house. They had about 40 people and served deep-fried turkey for the main course. Everyone brought side dishes, appetizers and desserts. It was a great time. The T2 Masters swim community is a terrific group of people. If you’ve never done turkey this way, it’s quite an experience. You need a special cooker designed
Hello from Naples! Rae and Fred took a weekend trip to Hanover, NH in September. It was for their annual trip to see a University of Pennsylvania football game with 14 of Fred’s fraternity brothers and their wives. They stayed at an inn in Woodstock, Vermont and had a fabulous time. The weather was perfect (unfortunately, the team lost to Dartmouth) and the food and company were great. Nicola and Jeff also travelled in September.
Hello from Naples! Rae and Fred took two separate trips in August. The first was a river cruise on the Danube and the second was to coastal Maine. Both were great. The river cruise left from Nuremberg Germany and ended in Budapest Hungary. They flew to Prague in the Czech Republic and spent a few days there before joining the ship. They also spent some extra time in Budapest at the end. As usual, for
Hello from Naples! Nicola, Jeff, Riley and Natalie had a wonderful western trip last month. First they traveled to Jackson Hole, WY where they enjoyed the charming town with a surprisingly good food scene, they visited the Tetons, went white water rafting on the Snake River and followed up with a day trip to Yellowstone and a visit to Old Faithful. Then they drove about 2 hours East of Jackson Hole to an even smaller
Hello from Naples! Here’s an insightful story: A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that thousands of people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. Three minutes went by and a middle-aged man noticed there was musician