Asher's Current Activities
Last updated: August 16, 2014
First day of ninth grade!
Labor Day weekend on the Russian River. Hike on fire trail.
A weekend in Seattle: Chihuly and a 5-k run.
stopover to the Joya de Ceren in El Salvador. On to impressive Cuzco
and the comforts of the Hotel Monasterio. Puca Pucara, a visit with a new friend a pleasant hike, an opportunity for Mom, another new friend, and the temple of Sacsayhuaman. Hiking past towers and temples on the side of the Urubamba river valley and down the terrific ruins of Pisac to the salt flats; on to the
Hotel Sol y Luna in Urubamba. Donations after a visit to the ruined temple at Ollantaytambo; down the "stairway from heaven". Arriving at the gate to Machu Picchu. A spectacular day messing around the vast interesting Incan ruins and many structures; great views; Inca bridge; wonderful and contemplative. The trip ended with a memorable trip to Astrid y Gaston to enjoy "El Viaje".
Thanksgiving in the big Apple: being thankful for an IPad; back to the High Line; Museum of Arts and Design at Columbus Circle; walking the Brooklyn Bridge; Chelsea Market; working at Katz's and Barney Greengrass.
Hike on Mt. Sutro with family.
Queenstown for the winter holidays; jet-boating on Skipper's; wet segway tour; jet-boating the Shotover with old friend Finn; the luge; on the enjoyable Zip-Trek. Hiking the Grand Traverse: swing bridges, many many waterfalls, sometimes together. Great views of the Greenstone Valley; beech forests; the Lookout; Earland Falls; Key Summit; around Ocean Peak; a common sight (see him?); Ocean Peak corner; down from Harris Saddle.
MLK: return to the Huntington Library; Langer's for lunch; art, LA-style (and a big elevator) at the LACMA; art, Hearst-style; elephant seals; lunch at Post Ranch inn.
Exhibit at Grace.
February in Brussels: the magnificent Grand Place; Taverne du Pasage; Galerie du Roi; Ghent Cathedral; great bar in Ghent (quayside view; great lunch; fun dessert); museum of musical instruments; Halleport; spectacular, stunning Bruges; cool elevator; Fils de Jules; Gravensteen castle; Champagnotheque; apothecary; Rummikub.
Skiing at Squaw.
Pt. Reyes: down the Laguna Trail to the Coast.
Singapore after the end of the year: scootering at the Gardens by the Bay; National Orchid Garden; Toast;; Chef Chan's; Marina Bay Sands; Jurong Bird Park; Zoo with elephants; Southern Ridges; side-trip to Koh Samui.
London for the second part of the summer: finishing Animal Farm at the Stock Exchange; Tower Bridge;.back to Leadenhall; LSE; RAF museum; Albert Hall; Richmond Park; Pitt Cue; Cutty Sark and Greenwich.
Summer camp in glorious old Oxford allowed the parents to visit Dad's alma mater college, the fantastic parks (and lunch at Quat' Saisons, a truly spectacular experience for all).
A side-trip to the ancient and beautiful city of ancient Riga;blackheads. On to Tallinn; cool walls, many churches; atmosphere; marine museum; art.
the list of countries and World Heritage Sites that Asher has visited.
also available as a map (his
dadís is available too).