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Savannah Goes Skydiving!

March 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rand, Ellen & Zack getting ready to skydive Beginning with Zack, every one of our children has skydived once they were old enough. Savannah turned 18 last August but it wasn’t until we visited her at UC Berkeley this month that the perfect opportunity presented itself for her to join the [read more]

Remembering the Fallen…and Proud to be Americans

May 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

“Each of these heroes stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die, that freedom might live and grow and increase in its blessings.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt Our fallen heroes are the reason we are privileged to live in a nation where we get to sleep safely and soundly [read more]

Florence, Italy – Michelangelo, Galileo, Leonardo & Vino

August 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the wonderful aspects of our global sailing tour is the ability to visit remarkable cultural and historical parts of the world.  Sometimes they are land-locked and we have to take an excursion farther from Golden Glow. Last weekend we took the high speed train to Florence, yet another pearl [read more]

Pest Control

December 20, 2014 // 2 Comments

While we are so lucky to not have pests on the boat, we came back to deer and some ground pest in our rose garden: uh oh.  So we are on the attack this week to try to curb the destruction.  The gophers are easy; we found these solar sonic devices that have done amazing things in curbing them in [read more]


November 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Pam and Jon are our dear friends who taught us the word “Beshert.” Beshert is from a Yiddish word meaning destiny. The word has come to mean soul-mate, especially when considered as an ideal or predestined marriage partner. Pam and Jon met in Professor Elie Wiesel’s class and this [read more]

Another World – New Photos & Video

November 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rand in Lechuguilla November 2014 You never know where you’ll find Rand. He could be in a plane at 13,000 feet about to skydive. Or at 19,300 on the top of Mt Kilimanjaro, Rainier or Whitney. He could be somewhere on the seven seas on Golden Glow. Or he could be 1,000+ feet underground, in [read more]

A Wedding Weekend Away

October 23, 2014 // 1 Comment

What better reason is there to leave the boat than a wedding! In this case, we left Golden Glow in Annapolis for the long weekend and went to Philadelphia  to celebrate the wedding of my firstborn, Zachary Stiefler, and his beautiful and brillant bride Jessica Wirth Stiefler. The Professional [read more]