Classmate Travels and Other Photos

 

Harry Blumenthal and his partner Murray Pitts near Siracusa/Syracuse, Sicily.


Harry reports, “Our trip continues to be wonderful with museums, beautiful scenery and delicious meals.”


L-R: Sefik, Jim and Bob

Sefik Buyukyuksel, Jim Miller and Bob Allison last summer aboard a “gulek,” or wooden sailing vessel, built by traditional craftsmen on the southern coast of Turkey for more than 1000 years. “They’ve added some modern conveniences, however, that contributed to a marvelous Aegean ’67 mini-reunion hosted by Sefik and his wife, Idil Biret,” says Jim. “Bob and his delightful wife Nancy Sullivan added much to the pleasure of our one-week sojourn on the sea. One highlight was seeing Bob and Idil (certainly one of the great concert pianists of our generation, who has released more than 100 recordings of Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt, Schubert, Schumann, Ravel and others) seated side-by-side at the electric keyboard. With great aplomb, Bob taught her the blues, and they joyously played a number of songs, Idil improvising fantastic blues arpeggios in the treble clef as she watched Bob’s hands to her left, as my wife Alden and I looked on transfixed.”



 
 
Andy Delbaum and his wife Cheryl visited her sister in Ninilchik, on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska this summer. Armed with a long lens and a keen eye for photo opportunities, Andy assembled an album of dramatic photos – of majestic Alaska and its eagles. “I particularly loved the opportunity to ‘stumble’ over wall-to-wall eagles. We stayed at a cabin with a fabulous view of Mt. Redoubt.” Enjoy the trip, complete with majestic mountains, moose, bears and eagles, with Andy and Cheryl. Click here to view the album.
 
 


  • Belle and Peter Petkas at the Cordoniu Winery in Spain


John Herman writes in: “Wife Diane and I are spending a nice weekend with Bob Lehrer and his wife Sheri Rothenberg on Lake Michigan, where he has a delightful cabin. Here is a photo of the four of us, still enjoying long conversations, walks and learning. And of course the sunsets. Today we are looking at the newest National Park, Indiana Dunes, which is next door to his place.”

Photo L: Diane and John Herman, and Robert Lehrer. Photo R: John and Diane Herman, Robert Lehrer and Sheri Rothenberg. John and Diane recently spent a delightful weekend visiting Bob and Sheri at their cabin on Lake Michigan, enjoying long conversations, walks and learning. And of course the sunsets. The friends also visited our nation’s newest National Park, Indiana Dunes, which is next door to Bob and Sheri’s cabin.


Rick and Nita Luis on Easter Island during a Yale Educational Travel trip.

Rick and Nita Luis on Easter Island. for more photos of Rick, click this photo.