S: Carol is 50!
FC: A collection of Remembrances & Ideas For a 50th Birthday Celebration | Stinky is 50!
1: Deep inside Carol today... You'll find this little girl! - Scott | I believe Carol's dress would later be adorned by a pink bumblebee pendant -Timmy | Carol, Age 6 Circa 1967
2: It's hard to believe our | We're all thankful that music wasn't one of Carol's fortes! -Spark | We thought it was nearly impossible to decide what type of family gift befitting someone who has just about everything; has traveled nearly everywhere; had life experiences few can claim, and enjoyed fun opportunities like rubbing elbows with international television, music and movie stars ...........
3: Let the Celebration begin! | little sister is . . . 50! | Seated from left to right; the Queen of Finland; a Nobel Prize winner; Stephen Hawking's wife; a Hollywood starlet.. and Carol - practicing for a later role in life... - Scott | ... but after consulting with Jean-Lou, exchanged numerous email and phone calls, we realized that ...
4: . . . time is but a luxury . . . and cannot be purchased or gifted. . . . and time can be wisely utilized by schedule. . . . and as we all have attained this certain milestone -- turning 50 . . . . . . we have all wondered; "where did time go"?!
5: All of us have grown nostalgic ..... to sometimes look back as we prepare to look forward, for the fun times with family and friends. We begin to reminisce about those gatherings that provided so many great memories, laughter and collective moments. . . . . . and to create . . .
6: . . . even more memories by selecting and scheduling "family" time" with all of us. Just let us know when you can do it . . . . . . and here are some fun ideas for your celebration.
7: Fly San Diego in an Airship | January 2012 | Enjoy a 90 minute flight and tour San Diego harbor, Mission Bay and the Pacific. | ...with a four night stay at the famed Lodge at Torrey Pines. | www.airshipventures.com/fly-with-us/locations/san-diego
8: February 2012 | Portland Jazz Festival | Among this year's headliners are esteemed saxophonist, Branford Marsalis and the prolific pianist Joey Calderazzo, playing songs of their lates album, Songs of Mirth and Melancholy; legendary drummer and NEA Jazz Master, Roy Haynes, who has played with some of the most decorated names in jazz over the past 60 years and continues to "Snap Crackle at 86" and GRAMMY Award winnig singer Dee Dee Bridgewater who will return to Portland. | www.pdxjazz.com/2012-us-bank-portland-jazz-festival-presented-by-alaska-airlines-february-17-26-2012-announces-headline-lineup
9: March 2012 | Nascar Driving & Walt Disney World Experience | Four Night Stay at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel Located in the center of Walt Disney World Resort, the Walt Disney World Dolphin offers a wide range of recreational facilities. Disney's Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom are conveniently close by. www.viator.com/tours/Orlando/Race-Car-Drive-Along-Experience-at-Walt-Disney-World-Speedway-Orlando
10: April 2012 | Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival & Segway Tour | The Centennial National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade is April 14, 2012. Four nights (4/11-4/15) at: Crowne Plaza The Hamilton, Wash DC (or something comparable based on availability) | www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/about/2012/centennial www.greatamericandays.com/experience/tours_and_esscapes/segway_tours
11: May 2012 | Montana Fly Fishing ... Horseback Riding, and Whitewater Rafting | Two to four days at a lodge in the Montana Rockies near Yellowstone National Park. (Tim will know what to do.) www.lonemountainranch.com
12: June 2012 Yosemite Women's Climbing Package - Girls on Granite June 16-17, 2012 (tentative date) Join us for a two night special women's climbing package in the heart of Yosemite National Park, the Mecca of Rock Climbing. Do something a little adventurous, make some new friends and be a part of the special history of climbing in Yosemite. Limited Availability -- The rest of the family would join June 17 -21. www.yosemitepark.com/womens-climbing-package.aspx
13: June or July 2012 Outer Banks Vacation Home Take a week off to relax in a beautiful home on the Outer Banks in Rodanthe, NC. This one is called "Sounds Great", No.736. www.outerbanks.com/outerbanks/vacationrentals/rodanthe/details/soundsgreat
14: July 2012 | Schooner American Eagle (Camden Inn & Cruise Package)\ Great Schooner Race - July 3-9 | An informal mid-week race from port to port, with an emphasis of having fun. Camden Inn & Cruise Package: Explore the natural beauty of Camden with a 2-night stay at one of the nine premier inns either before or after your windjammer cruise. Package includes accommodations, full breakfasts and amenities, gourmet picnic lunch and 2- day pass to the Camden Hills State Park. www.schooneramericaneagle.com
15: August 2012 | Mackinac Island Getaway 4 nights/5 days | www.mainstreetinnandsuites.com
16: September 2012 | Have you ever wanted to fly? Well, now you can. Indoor skydiving is the way to go .. no plane .. no parachute .. Take a chance .. have fun! .. (Timmy will make the arrangements) | www.ifly.com
17: October 2012 | Fall Foliage B&B and Balloon Tour Linden Point House Branford, CT Five nights - six days Linden Point House - Ocean air - worn hammocks overlook breathtaking views of the Thimble Islands at the Linden Point House. There's lots to do -- biking, beaching - but chances are you'll be content to while away your days reading, napping and watching the sailboats cruise by. Target the 2nd week of October, depending on the fall colors. www.lindenpointhouse.com http://berkshireballoons.blogspot.com
18: October 2012 | Fall Foliage Cruise October 1-8 | Round trip from New York City to Hallifax, NS, Canada. The 110,000-to Carnival Glory is an immense floating resort with large scale amenities. You'll find a sprawling 15,000 sqare foot health and beauty center on the Spa Deck, complete with Serenity, adults only retreat, fitness areas, sauna and steam rooms, and salon. | http://fallfoliagecruise.com
19: November 2012 | Sedona Thanksgiving | www.fivestaralliance.com/luxury-hotels/sedona-az/lauberge-de-sedona
20: December 2012 | Christmas in Key West December 23-30 | The Victoria House\ This gracious historical property, dating from the early 20th century, was built by prominent cigar manufacturer, William Otis Johnson. It is located two blocks from Duval Street, in the heart of Key West's Old Town, within walking distance of restaurants, shops, galleries, museums, theaters, seaport, Atlantic beaches, Gulf\ sunsets, watersports and many other Key West attractions. \www.vacationrentals.com
21: Carol: Whatever you decide, we want to spend time with you. Every time we're all together it creates memories beyond comprehension. We don't have the opportunities to see one another, so let's create one. This is our gift to you, to be together. Have a Wonderful 5oth Birthday. We'll eat some cake in your honor. Love, Spark, Scott, Deb & Tim and Jean-Lou (and of course our significant others)
22: Happy Birthday