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Russ’ Ice Diving Course

Russ’ Ice Diving Course

The course is all inclusive. In other words, we had to do all of the work BEFORE we could dive. This included cutting the hole, removing the blocks of ice that were cut, shoveling around the hole and getting the ropes tethered to the ice so they didn’t fall into the water by mistake. A big Oops!

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Channel Islands Dive Trip

Channel Islands Dive Trip

September 20, 2017 WEDNESDAY Good Morning! Up at the usual time as our flight is scheduled for 11:35 AM. Mary and I did our morning routine with an early departure at 8:55 AM headed for Jim Davis’ house to meet up with the motley crew. Mary kindly volunteered to drop...

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Surviving Russ’ Cold Water Diving Class

Surviving Russ’ Cold Water Diving Class

This is a personal project I decided I needed to do so I could keep up with the complete idiots that want to dive in COLD water... So, apparently that makes me an idiot... 🙂 ... again... To everyone thinking of taking the "Dry Suit" course... make sure you know what...

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Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day at the Battisto household. We started out with Grandma Ruth and Gina showing up early. Grandma for a short visit and Gina to start her prep. Grandma headed home before dinner but enjoyed herself. It was a beautiful day on the deck. Then the party...

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Sacramento-Napa Valley Trip plus…

Sacramento-Napa Valley Trip plus…

Our week long trek to Sacramento, Napa & Sonoma then back to MN for some "lake(s)" time over Memorial Day Weekend... May 20, 2017 SATURDAY This trip is different from the point that we arose “as usual” and had a normal morning as compared to our Caribbean jaunts...

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

A perfect Day for a celebration of Mothers. I'm surrounded by them... 🙂 Let's start out before the celebration begins: Bubba is waiting patiently for visitors, his water near by just in case. Then our family begins to arrive to prep for the occasion. [gallery...

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