Left Joe and Noree late this am after a very laidback, enjoyable visit...walking Phil and talking with Joe lots. Arr in Claremont just as son, Christopher was about to leave after moving out (now into apt). Got to see Amy (Ron's X) briefly for first time in long time. Walked to Sat market (Claremont is very walkable community), then spent rest of day chatting about lives, plans, possibilities, and (what else?) politics. Did watch a great ending to Masters and a fine French 160 mile bike race Paris-Roubaix Race Thru Hell
. We toured Ron's fantastic backyard with it's bocci court ,wonderful veggie garden, orchard, vineyard, and of course, ended in his wine room, La Cantinetta, where Ron picked out a bottle of last years vintage and we delighted in it during a Ron special pasta dinner (entirely from his garden - other than the pasta which he had made fresh from leftover lasgna dough).