Benivido a nossa casa
Rich and April Walrath's Virtual Ašorean Home on the 'net
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since I set it up.
Amanda, April, Kresona, and Rich welcome you to our virtual home -- and a
view of where we hope to eventually build our physical home, Terciera
Island, the Ašores, Portugal. (Click on the image for a larger view)
This view is from the ridge of Cabo da Praia, where
we'd like to purchase land and build our home.
Moving north along the
coast, here's a sight that most will recognize -- Ilheu do Norte, or as it's
known to the Americans on the base, AWOL Rock. Seeing this picture reminds
me of some divers who tell a great story about coming face to face
with a ray there;)
My second favorite island
(Terceira being my first) is Faial. This view is
from the Estelagem de Santa Cruz, a fort-turned hotel in Horta on the island
of Fayal. The peak dominating the background is the island of Pico. By the
way, my family and I loved staying at the Estelagem -- if you need a phone
number or address, I'll be glad to email it to you -- just drop a note (or
even better, visit their web page at www.ciberacores.pt/Faial/esc/index-e.html
Here's another view of Pico, as we arrive via ferry at Lajes do Pico
While we were there last, I spent much of my time either behind or in front
of a camera, working for the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service
station at Lajes Field (CSB-218 TV and CSB-83/CSB-380 AM and FM radio) (and,
if you're really looking for pain, you can click on the image for a larger
view -- but who wants that? ;^)) )
If you'd like to check out other AFRTS and PA types, check out
the AFRTS page I maintain here.
We lived in the "Cottages" overlooking the hospital and the northern coast of Terceira on Santa Rita Hill. One of my favorite hobbies is brewing beer and making wine, and of course, one must have a place to serve one's vintages...
I've got lots of other sources on another of my homepages (Futebol, sailing, government and politics, and some computer stuff), and I'll be moving many of them here soon...rich-index.html I haven't moved any of my Advanced Placement Government and Politics material here yet, but they should be on line sometime between now and when I can...it's obviously past July 15, and I haven't transferred the AP pages from my UNIX box at home to this server. Soon, soon!.
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Last updated on 16 July 1998
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