Michelle, Peter and Robin

This is the place for family and friends to see what we are doing, browse pictures and find a contact: michelle-peter-robin--at--michelle-peter-robin--dot-- com. Diese Seite soll unsere Familien und Freunde über unsere Aktivitäten auf dem Laufenden halten, hier könnt ihr Bilder finden und eine Email-Adresse: michelle-peter-robin--at--michelle-peter-robin--dot-- com.


Picking up Robin in Vigo


Visiting Doris and David and exploring Oregon


Summer vacation in the Austrian Alps


With Dörte, Nikolas, Joana and kids skiing in Stuben
With Ina and Hendrik on House Boats in the Spreewald Area
For Jim's Birthday


Winter holiday on Mallorca
With Sondra, David and Doris on Mt. Hood
Two weeks on the Olympic Peninsula
A few pictures for Sondra's birthday
Scanned pictures from Ben and Eve's in Boston, 1980s
Christmas And New Year's in Houston
Summer vacation: Camping in Oregon and Washington
Summer vacation: A photo shoot at David and Doris'
Easter skiing in Kastelruth
Summer: Lila and Robin sailing in Berlin


Summer Vacation in America

Carpinteria: The eclipse and lunch at Esau's Café
Sunsets and bird in Carpinteria
A day on the beach in Carpinteria
Summer Vacation in Carpinteria
Sondra, Tom, Shir and Michelle with children on a cruise

Still 2017

Happy Mother's Day, Sondra!
Robin's 11th birthday
Vier Freundinnen in Ahrenshoop, April 2017


Mein Vater mit Freunden auf dem Berg Athos, 1975
Jim's 50th birthday at the Racquet Club
Ski Holiday in Kastelruth mit Dörte, Niklas, Joana und Kindern, Easter 2016


I have finally put up the pictures from our summer vacation (one should generally try to do that before the next one).

One visit with dear friends stood each at the beginning and at the end of this year's summer vacation. We started in Portland where Doris and David hosted us so nicely. They always make us feel at home. They somehow managed to spontaneously join us for a day at the fabulous Timberline Lodge. And then they rented a house in Sunriver where we stayed with them for a couple of days before we went on to Yellowstone.

On the way back to Europe we stopped in Ney York City where Jennifer and Alex with their daughter Lila had moved recently, after two years in Berlin. Lila had been Robin's school mate and we had become close friends during that time. Jennifer and Alex invited Sondra too so that we could see her without flying to Texas. The Dupuy/Burrell family hosted us wonderfully at their place in Manhattan and they all, Lila included, showed us the city they live in. It was a more relaxed and leisurely Manhattan visit than I would ever have imagined. And that although there are probably more cars in Manhattan than in Yellowstone! (I know, it's hard to imagine.)

Endlich habe ich die Bilder von den letzten Sommerferien hochgeladen. Das soll man ja immer tun, bevor die nächsten beginnen.

Je ein Besuch bei lieben Freunden stand am Beginn und Ende unserer Ferien diesen Sommer. Wir begannen in Portland, wo Doris und David unsere wunderbaren Gastgeber waren. Bei ihnen fühlen wir uns immer zu Hause. Irgendwie haben sie es spontan fertiggebracht, sich zwischendurch einen Tag freizunehmen, um ihn mit uns auf Mt. Hood einen Tag in der tollen Timberline Lodge zu verbringen. David nahm uns dort auf eine kleine Wanderung mit. Und dann mieteten sie ein Haus im Ferienort Sunriver, wo wir noch ein paar Tage zusammen verbringen konnten.

Auf dem Rückweg nach Deutschland stoppten wir in New York, wohin Jennifer und Alex mit ihrer Tochter Lila vor kurzem zurückgezogen waren. Lila war Robins Klassenkameradin gewesen, und wir waren in dieser Zeit gute Freunde geworden. Jennifer und Alex hatten Sondra eingeladen, sodass wir sie sehen konnten, ohne nach Texas zu fliegen. Die Burrell/Dupuy family beherbergte uns in ihrem Zuhause in Manhattan, und alle zusammen, einschließlich Lila, zeigten uns ihre Stadt. Es war der entspannteste Manhattan-Besuch, den man sich vorstellen kann. Und das, obwohl es wahrscheinlich in Manhattan mehr Autos gibt als im Yellowstone-Nationalpark!

Visiting Jennifer, Alex and Lila in New York
Visiting Yellowstone National Park
In Sunriver With David And Doris
July: A Few Days on Mt. Hood

Earlier 2015. Mehr aus 2015.
Goodbye-Party of Jennifer and Alex
Easter Vacation in the Dolomites


For Marjorie †
Click on the image to open a page with a few drawings and photos.

We were in Portland and Houston this summer. Below are a few links to picture pages. We spent two days in Seaside visiting my penpal Dick, and went for a few days to the volcanic landscape around Bend with Robins's friend Dartanion.
In Seaside mit Dick und Margene
A day in Seaside with Dick and Margene
In Portland und Bend mit Dartanion
In Portland and Bend with Dartanion
In Houston with Grandma Sondra
Robins 8. Geburtstag
Robin's 8th Birthday


Familientreffen in Hamburg, Oktober 2013
Family gathering in Hamburg, October 2013

A Year in Portland, Oregon

In 2012 Michelle had accepted an offer from her employer, Biotronik, to work in Portland for one year. Since Robin and I were going to join her, Biotronik paid for a town house and a private school for Robin, amongst other things. Robin went to the excellent German American School of Portland. I was on a tourist visa, so I kept house, or at least pretended to, while Michelle went to work. We came back in August 2013.

Below you'll find, as always in reverse chronological order, some random events when I happened to carry a camera.

In the Canadian Rockies

We spent almost two weeks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains around the beginning of July. Four National Parks are at the heart of the mountains there: Banff with Lake Louise, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay. Lake Louise is almost a Maxfield family icon because the parents of a great aunt of Michelle (that should be Michelle's great-grandparents, right?) visited it and later named their daughter Louise.

We started our trip there, went to Takakkaw Falls in Yoho where we overnighted in a tiny tent on a walk-in camp ground, and then went north on the Icefields Parkway, also known as Highway 93, to Jasper. We stopped to take a walk on the Athabasca Glacier, part of the huge Columbia Icefield.

I have split the trip into a couple of pages, loosely grouped by the main activity at that time. Since it's a couple weeks ago now, I'm not quite sure about every detail, so please fill in, Tom! ;-)

First Days Before Tom arrives; hike to Lake Agnes
With Tom: From Moraine Lake to Consolation Lake
A Gondola Ride And Overnighting At Takakkaw Falls
A Hike on the Columbia Ice Field
Visiting Malign Lake and Medicine Lake

Showing Off Portland's Surroundings: The Beach And the Mountains

Birthdays in the Neskowin Beach House, May 2013
A Weekend at the Timberline Lodge, March 2013


Holiday Update

We were in Germany during the holidays. Those were busy but happy days.

We arrived on the 23rd, slept a few hours and then went straight to Anja's birthday party! For once, the jetlag worked in the proper direction so that we didn't feel like sleeping for most of the night :-). (No pictures of that, we focused on dancing and partying.)

We then celebrated Christmas Eve with my mom and sister (there are no pics of that either — here too it was nicer to focus on the occasion).

Then we visited my dad in Kleve where we relaxed for 3 days. It was good and important to see him and Martha and Bernd. There are plenty of pictures behind the link to the right.

From there we went directly to Strodehne where we celebrated New Year's with Dörthe, Nicolas and the children. Robin and the kids had so much fun there as well.

Back in Berlin we had only a few more days together before Michelle took Robin and me to the airport while she stayed behind for another two weeks on a Berlin work assignment. One of the longest separations for our little family so far.

Der Jahreswechsel

Über die Feiertage waren wir in Deutschland, was anstrengend, aber auch schön war.

Wir kamen am 23.12. an, schliefen ein paar Stunden und gingen dann direkt zu Anjas Geburtstagsparty im Institut für Lebenskunst! Endlich wirkte der Jetlag mal in der richtigen Richtung, sodass wir uns lange nicht müde fühlten. (Davon gibt es keine Bilder, wir konzentrierten uns aufs Tanzen und Feiern.)

Den Heiligen Abend verbrachten wir mit meiner Mutter und meiner Schwester, wovon es auch keine Bilder gibt — auch hier wollte ich mich nicht mit Fotografieren ablenken.

Zwischen den Jahren besuchten wir meinen Vater in Kleve, wo wir drei entspannte Tage verbrachten. Es war gut und wichtig, meinen Vater, Martha und Bernd zu sehen. Davon gibt es hinter dem Link rechts jede Menge Bilder.

Von Kleve aus fuhren wir direkt nach Strodehne, wo wir mit Dörthe, Nicolas und den Kindern Silvester feierten. Auch Robin und die Kinder hatten viel Spaß!

Danach hatten wir nur wenige Tage in Berlin zusammen, bevor uns Michelle zum Flughafen brachte. Sie selbst blieb zwei weitere Wochen zum Arbeiten in Berlin.

New Year's Eve 2012/2013:
With Dörthe and Nicolas in Strodehne

Christmas in Berlin and Visiting
Peter's Dad in Kleve, Dec 2012

Portland in 2012

A Weekend in Silver Falls State Park, Nov 2012
Fall Colors in Beaverton, Nov 2012
Halloween impressions, Oct 2012
Miscellaneous pictures, Sep/Oct 2012
On Sauvie Island in the Columbia River,
September 2012
On Mount Hood, August 2012
A Day on the beach, September 2012
A few views of the house, September 2012
First impressions from Portland.
September 2012
Robin's school introduction in Berlin, August 2012

Updated: Our trip from Houston to Portland.
Now with pics. July 2012

(Von Robins Geburtstag gibt es vielleicht auch irgendwann Bilder.)


Pecos River, Shaw Cabin, Guadalupe Mountains. October 2011


We spent the holidays in Los Angeles visiting Leslie and George and then explored some of the Californian coast.
In California, 2009/2010
In Texas and New Jersey, August 2010


For some reason we were in Denmark twice, but the travel highlight surely was the trip with Sondra and John.

Vacation on Samsø, May 2009
Ferien auf Samsø, Mai 2009

And Denmark again: Vacation on Fanø, June 2009
Nochmal Dänemark: Fanø Juni 2009

With Sondra and John in Berlin,
Dresden and Prague, October 2009
Mit Sondra und John in Berlin,
Dresden und Prag, Oktober 2009


Robin's Second Birthday
Robins zweiter Geburtstag


We were busy traveling through the United States. Check out the picture pages, some are really cool.
US trip 2006/2007
USA-Reise 2006/2007

Last Change Aug 2015