Erich Schneider (erich_schneider) wrote,
Erich Schneider


clynne and I just got home from our third annual New Year's Eve trip up to Cambria with several dozen of our closest friends. We had a wonderful time. One highlight was the first night, when about 30 of us went on the nighttime tour of Hearst Castle, which is longer than the daytime tours and features docents dressed up in clothes from the castle's heyday. Being the hams that we are, many of us dressed up ourselves, which the staff got a real kick out of. The castle was decorated for Christmas and was very beautiful.

While on the trip, I also held a ceremonial presentation for the trophy and medal I had made commemorating Connie-Lynne's fortieth birthday, which is today. She'd been asking for a trophy for the whole year, so I decided to do things in grand style. Several dozen people were in attendance and Connie-Lynne marched down the center aisle to the sounds of the "Throne Room" piece from the end of Star Wars. She carried her trophy around all night (New Year's Eve) and wore her medal all weekend.

2009 was a tough year for me in many ways. 2010 is off to a good start and I'm hoping things keep moving in a good direction.
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