Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Holmes Family is checking in from down under!

The Holmes Family recently relocated to Australia and they are enjoying the summer break down under!  

Alexander, Edward, and Charles and family actually purchased their very own Chadd to take along and chronicle their adventures!  How cool is that?!

Check out some of their recent pictures!  We miss you Holmes Family!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Chadd went to see the Nutcracker at the hotel Dupont theater with the Tucker family!

This weekend Chadd went to see the Nutcracker at the hotel Dupont theater!

His friends Aitana and Natalia Tucker were performing as angels along with the sugarplum fairy and her cavalier (Unity Phelan & Russell Janzen principal dancer of NYC Ballet). 

After the show Aitana & Natalia took Chadd backstage to meet Ms. Phelan and Mr. Janzen.

Thanks for a great day Tucker family!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Chadd went to Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara in Japan with Violet Zhang and her family!

Chadd went to Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara in Japan with Violet Zhang and her family last summer! 

Chadd did a really good job and walked more than 5 miles a day (with a little help from Violet)!  He visited famous Shrines such as Fushimi-Inari Taisha, and temples like Toda-ji. 

It was a great trip to get to know another country. Thank you to the Zhang family!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Chadd traveled with with the Rodriguez family to Bratislava, Slovakia!

Chadd traveled with Alena and Nikolas to Bratislava, Slovakia, and he really enjoyed his time getting to know Slovak sights, people, and customs!  Here’re a few pics of his adventures!

Thank you Rodriquez family for an amazing trip!

Chadd looking at Danube from a castle wall:

Bratislava Castle entry:

Bratislava Castle Museum:

Bratislava Castle:

Bratislava shopping area:

Bratislava iconic man at work:

Slovak National Uprising Monument:

Enjoying some pizza with Alena and Nikolas:

 A view from a baroque style staircase, Bratislava:

A beautiful view of Danube and "UFO observatory":

Bratislava at night:

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Chadd is in West Virginia with Mrs. Shin's son, Max!

The CFES Science Paraprofessional Mrs. Shin's  son, Max, is spending a year in an educational and cultural  exchange program called WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities at Organic Farms).  

He will be working at various farms in exchange for room and board, seeing animals roam free and treated well, respecting nature, and growing food cleanly.  Right now, he is at Evans Knob Farm in West Virginia, with great hosts and a roommate who is a WWOOFer all the way from Hungary! 

Max has been learning all aspects of living on a self sustaining farm.  Feeding the animals, harvesting food and chopping wood to help in the winter months.  Even with all Max has been doing, he has had some time to get away from the farm and explore the local area.

Keep an eye out for more pictures of Chad's adventure with Max.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Chadd went to Northern California with the Lang Family!

The Lang family took Chadd on an adventure to Northern California last week!

The Lang family flew into San Francisco and drove up to the Redwood Forest area where they met up with their cousins.  The Lang family and Chadd spent a few days near the Russian River.  They explored the beautiful beaches of the area, saw harbor seals and found sea glass! They also got to visit the Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve and snap a photo with a 1,400 year old Redwood tree! 

The Lang's drove back into San Francisco and took a double-decker bus tour.  On their bus trip, they stopped at Pier 39 to take in the amazing views and were entertained by the sea lions "barking" and bickering on the piers.  

What an awesome trip!  Thank you Lang family!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Chadd visited Hungary and Austria with Breydan and Duncan Hossack!

Chadd visited Hungary and Austria recently and had a tremendous trip with the Hossack family!  

To begin, Chadd and the Hossack family toured Budapest and the Castle District.  The Castle District housed the Houdini museum as well as underground caves where Count Dracula was once imprisoned!  Yikes!

The Hossack family and Chadd visited the countryside in Hungary and climbed some ancient ruins.  They also toured Vienna, Austria, the  Hapsburg summer palace and catacombs!  What a trip!

Thank you Hossack family!