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Weekend Getaway

Posted by Roneil Icatar On 7/29/2010 10:50:00 AM 0 comments
First off, I’d like to thank everyone for your strong showing of support during this extremely difficult time.  Words can’t explain the appreciation that I feel for everyone who has supported us over the last almost two years.

After we heard the preliminary results from the MRI where they saw a suspicious spot and would take a few days to examine in more detail, we decided to getaway for the weekend.  We knew that we would go crazy if we just sat around the house and did nothing while waiting.  With the extreme heat blanketing the northeast, we decided we would need some water wherever we went.  We decided to spend a day at Lake Compounce and the next day at Coco Key Indoor Water Resort, both in middle Connecticut. 

Lake Compounce is a theme park that includes a water park area and an amusement park area.  During the hot day, we spent that time swimming in the lake.  Later in the afternoon and evening, we went over to the rides area and the kids had fun on all the rides. 

After we were thoroughly tired out from Lake Compounce, we made the 15 minute drive over to Coco Key and checked into our hotel (luckily getting the last available room!).  Coco Key Water Resort is an indoor water park that includes a giant play area for kids, a lazy river, and several tube slides.  We were glad to hit the parks in the order that we did because it was nice to be indoors after getting all the sun we got at the lake. 

All in all, the kids had a great time as we were able to get away for a couple days on our impromptu vacation.  Check out the picture slideshow below to see some of the highlights.

Happy Birthday, Boss

Posted by Roneil Icatar On 7/01/2010 02:55:00 PM 2 comments

Emmanuel T. Icatar - 1946-2002 from Roneil Icatar on Vimeo.

This video is dedicated to my dad, Emmanuel T. Icatar who died on July 25, 2002 after a short battle with lung cancer. Today (July 1) would have been his 64th birthday. It is impossible to capture an entire life in 10 minutes, but what I tried to show in this video is my dad's love of life and family (and the Beatles). We miss you.