Please share our life in 2009 through some of our photos



Karen and Amy went to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

Paul is still skiing at Northstar-at-Tahoe

 in the California Sierra

 Paul attended a mini-reunion of his Tustin, California, High School class


In April/May we took a 35-day cruise from Hong Kong to Athens,

including a stretch in the Gulf of Aden -- pirate country! 

Hong Kong

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Under a Frankincense Tree in Oman


Pensive monkey in Thailand


Taj Mahal Hotel & Gateway to India, Mumbai, India

Petra in Jordan was astonishing


Donkeys in Jordan - cheaper than camels!

Giza, Egypt Sphinx

Our delightful final evening in Athens

Paul's hometown of Dell Rapids, South Dakota

From the air . . .

On Main Street . . .

In the corn field . . .

We twice visited Amy in Washington, DC, with a side trip to New York City

In DC, we had a meaningful moment with Stephen Colbert at the American History Museum

In NYC, we attended a taping of

David Letterman's Late Show and

three Broadway Shows

 View from Amy's condo

We enjoyed time at Pine Mountain Lake, near Groveland, California

Our cabin & boat dock

Pokey II, The Boat

But we were only the Runner-up

in the July 4 Boat Parade!

More Reunions!














We attended Paul's 45-year class reunion

 at Stanford Law School

Paul attended a mini-reunion of his Dell Rapids, SD, grade & high school class

Football season!

DakotaDome at the

University of South Dakota

Stanford vs. Notre Dame

Karen, Amy & Erik at the Stanford vs. University of California "Big Game"

Kitty Cat Corner. . . Phantom, Pokey VI & Mrs. Norris

Pokey VI: I really donít see how Santa

 can do this!

Phantom: Bring on the presents!

Mrs. Norris: That hummingbird is dead meat!

Paul & Karen Van Buren

Los Altos, CA 94024