October 2009

Amanda went to Washington, D.C. last week to begin her new job with Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology – CPST (www.cpst.org). After a long week of work, Amanda went to Fort Belvoir, VA to visit her sister and niece and nephews. They went shopping, played games, and went to the National Zoo, which, by the way, has 3 pandas! All in all, a GREAT trip!

Laura and the kids (Luke, 3; Natasha, 5; Brad, 8 )

Baby gorilla!

An orangutan crossing the high wires above where we were having lunch! Natasha calls them “Tang-or-Rangs” – CUTE!!!

Amanda and the kids in front of the Orang Crossing sign. No, we were not the orangutans they were referring to.

Beautiful fall colors!

The 11th Annual Red Ribbon Bash for Camino de Vida Center for HIV Services (where Amanda works) was on September 26, 2009. Below is a picture of Brian and Amanda all dressed up, headed to the big party. Unfortunately, this will be the last year Camino de Vida sponsors the Bash due to the agency closing its doors. In fact Camino’s last day was yesterday, September 30, 2009. At the time of closure, Camino de Vida was serving 187 HIV-positive clients, had performed close to 400 HIV tests, and provided HIV materials to over 2,000 people. The agency was providing a valuable service to the community and will be sorely missed.