The Crystal DeHahn (RCI timeshare maven) mansion and grounds. Click on the photo to zoom in. 

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On approach into Indy I got a nice bird’s eye view of the International Speedway. 

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I left the house at 5am to catch a flight to Indianapolis. I am on the Board of Directors for a start-up called Cinetal and we met for an all day strategy meeting. 

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Tonight was Jeanine’s family night. She chose a combination of blind taste testing and ping pong. We started with Coke vs. Pepsi (everyone but Kyle could identify the correct soda). We then paused for ping pong during which Kyle, for the first time in his life, defeated his father in a head to head match. We then tested organic peanut butter against processed, butter vs. margarine, and Hershey’s vs. Cadbury chocolate. It was a fun evening and it was amazing how accurate we were at correctly identifying each item. 

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Maya passed her swimming test today which required one lap of crawl, one lap of back stroke, 30s of back float and 30s of dog paddle. The green bracelet indicates that she can swim at the pool by herself. She is very proud of this accomplishment and had to overcome a great deal of anxiety to complete the test. 

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Jeanine’s reaction to the sight of Kyle’s injuries. Her foot is still recovering from surgery so she spent the day in the lodge reading and knitting.  

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Shortly before lunch, however, Kyle built up a little too much speed on a jump and did a face plant when he landed. The Law of Gravity can be a real bitch. He abraded most of his face, bruised his right eye, smashed his lips, and realigned his nose which was bleeding profusely as he was escorted to the medical center. 

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Nicolai having mastered skiing with one leg, has graduated to flying. He spent the majority of the day in the terrain park working on his jumps and tricks. 

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Speed Racer

We enrolled Maya in a day long skiing class. I stopped in a few times to check on her progress. She is a natural skier and had a smile on her face the whole day. After her 6 hour course she still wanted to keep going. When we managed to coral her into the van, however, she was fast asleep in short order.

 

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The kids are on winter break this week and I took a vacation day to spend with the family. We got an early start and travelled to Sunapee, NH for a day of skiing. Conditions were perfect and to our surprise, there were no crowds. 

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Despite concerns about shaking the camera, Kyle took a nice photo of the adults before Mark’s family had to leave for the airport. 

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Mark has just finished removing oatmeal from most outer surfaces of his daughter after she insisted on feeding herself this morning. 

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