Asher's Current Activities
Last updated: May 14, 2013
First day of eighth grade!
Labor day captain of the houseboat (with posse).
Another tennis practice at the Claremont.
Urban hike in the Sunset district.
Run-Up to the Bar Mitzvah: first tux (cute); buying the first suit; run through at the synagogue with Outi (cute); first tie; first formal shoes; cleared for action.
Bar Mitzvah flipbook; pictures.
Haas Gala with the Fed vice-chair (aka one of Dad's mentors); family portrait.
Thanksgiving in Amsterdam: apartment on Herengracht (hilarious entrance!); frites at Vleminckx. Bad choice at the Hals museum; bad choice at the Van Loon museum; contemplation on the Amsterdam; discussion at the Rijksmuseum; back to Nemo.
South (way South) for the winter break. First, the return to Bueno Aires and Las Lilas. Best thing to do in Ushuaia. The daily hour while passing through the Beagle Channel and Drake's Passage (birds are easier to photograph than whales). Bridge of the Akademik Ioffe (which Sprog got to explore). Sauna and cold plunge with view of iceberg; then the hot-tub. Half-Moon Island in the South Shetlands with friends; fun hike on Deception Island. Antarctica:cruising before a close encounter near Esperanza. A morning with penguins, ice, snow, icebergs and shore at Brown Bluff. Out for a cruise. Chistmas cruise to see seals and other beauty. Windy West Point Island in the East Falklands; a great hike to a cliff with many (well, many many) albatross nests (cool) and a colony of Magellan penguins. Out to Saunders Island, home of a whale skeleton, a great white beach and a large colony of curious penguins. Returning via Santiago; good biking, better wine-tasting.
Yosemite for MLK with Ross and Maria. Working in the Winter Club room before heading to Yosemite Falls for a scramble; view of Half-Dome on the walk back.
Winter break in Paris: morning at Stohrer; Archives; Cluny; Palais Royal; spectacular new Architecture museum; the always fantastic Jacquemart Andre museum. The memorably cramped elevator to the apartment. Eating: Astier for cheese; Les Magnolias for soup.
First trip to Chicago: architectural tour including the Marquette building, and the Rookery,; Shakespeare on Navy Pier; evening walk on the river; Mies, Pablo and St. Paddy; a view of the bean and Millenium Park; Art Institute.
Washington for a school trip. White House (earlier version); with kites at the Mall; return to Lauriol Plaza (earlier version); remembering the Maine (earlier); the 16' naval gun (earlier), its shells (ditto), and the damage it creates on 26' armor plating (ditto); manning AAA (ditto). A trip to the Inn at Little Washington for a chef's table dinner (hgh-class creamsicle) and the night; world's best junk food. Contemplating the battlefields of Manassas.
the list of countries and World Heritage Sites that Asher has visited.
also available as a map (his
dadís is available too).