Since We've Been Gone: 14 Pete & Kara Updates

Let's catch up, shall we? This year has flown by and much has changed. But truthfully, I'm sure we're just as boring as always. You be the judge!

1. Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow!

Remember these luscious locks!?

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Oh, that beautiful, shiny, perfect, frizz-free hair! How lovely it was to run my fingers through those soft tendrils. I wish I could have stolen that head of hair and replaced my unruly mop with it! 

But alas, Pete had to let go. At his hometown barbershop, he accepted the fate of the scissor. Snip, snip. New man. And now I'm realizing that the phrase "Snip, snip. New man" is appropriate at so many stages of a male's life...

Another classic cut by Mario

Another classic cut by Mario

OK, so it took a couple weeks to "get right"

OK, so it took a couple weeks to "get right"

2. From Robot Cars to Wearable Computers

On the work-front, Pete transitioned from one super awesome project, Google's Self-Driving Car, to another super awesome project, Google Glass. 

Practically a model with the Self-Driving Car

Practically a model with the Self-Driving Car

Pete wearing Google Glass showing his "Flat" niece, Emily, around Google campus

Pete wearing Google Glass showing his "Flat" niece, Emily, around Google campus

This "young lad" with Glass was featured on Instagram!

This "young lad" with Glass was featured on Instagram!

3. We threw a pretty killer "penthouse" hotel party

Don't tell my dad. He's a retired Marriott guy and I wouldn't want him knowing that I stained the carpets.

Marriott Residence Inn Penthouse
Pete and Kara

4. I jazzed up the Winnebago with some insulation and "hardwood" floors. 

The carpet we used to rock was 27 years old and was never officially cleaned. And parts of our floor had open holes where you could see the ground. This was a welcome change. And we increased the value of our home by. like, $100!

Winnebago Floor Insulation
Winnebago Lesharo hardwood

5. We visited our favorite places.

MARYLAND!

Nothing like a crab feast with the fam! And cranky Pete. 

Nothing like a crab feast with the fam! And cranky Pete. 

We als made this delicious jalepeno cornbread recipe from The Daily Deelight

We als made this delicious jalepeno cornbread recipe from The Daily Deelight

CHICAGO!

Sear's Tower
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My mom and I on the Skydeck 

My mom and I on the Skydeck 

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MICHIGAN!

Snowy Michigan
Attica, Michigan
Attica, Michigan Pete's folks

6. Pete turned the BIG 3-0!

Happy 30th Birthday

7. We went to Lake Tahoe and never saw the lake. 

Still haven't seen it...

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Pete Lake Tahoe

8. We drank the last Happy Camper IPA that we picked up on our road trip to California over a year ago. 

Read about it here.

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9. We took one really good photo together at a wedding. 

Wedding Dance

10. Pete grew a stellar f#*ing mustache.

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Pete mustache

11. We bought a car!

One that's just for driving and not for sleeping!

Pete & Kara's fleet of vehicles. Come stay in one of our guest houses!

Pete & Kara's fleet of vehicles. Come stay in one of our guest houses!

12. We went skydiving!

And one of us may have shit their pants a little...

Byron Bay Area Skydiving, Pete & Kara

13. We worked on the Winnebago. 

Because it's always broken.

Winnebago Lesharo roof
Winnebago Lesharo

14. Pete became a Captain, basically. 

Cruisin' around the San Francisco Bay is like, our thing now.

SF Giants Game

SF Giants Game

San Francisco Bay
Oh Captain, My Captain

Oh Captain, My Captain

Thrilling stuff, huh!?