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2008 - Year in Review

Looking back on '08 brings out what a wild year it was.  No wonder I'm exhausted.  From the ski slopes in the mountains of New York, to the coral reefs of the shores of Rincon, Puerto Rico the party rarely stopped. 
There were exciting games in the closing years for Yankee and Texas stadiums.  Great volleyball, swimming, sunning, snorkeling, waves and parties on the beaches of Rockaway, Riis and Rincon.  Party's at the Shed and Tiki Bar.  Poker tournaments, football pools, fishing trips, trips to Mohonk, Saratoga, Coney Island, Breezy, Brant Lake, Virginia, graduations, weddings, retirement parties. 
And the great walk with George Martin through New Mexico.
 Yes, it was a great year.  I've tried to organize it for you with the links to the left.  Many of the pages you've seen throughout the year and others are new one's I've added.  So take a look back at the good times we've had this year.  And hold on for '09.
(some links and pages i'm still updating)


Trip to MOHONK MT.

click here for more pics
Moe attacks Raki at Tiki
Trip to Big "D"

Teddy and John went to the greatest Monday Night game ever.  For more pictures click here: Big D
Sept. 08 trip to Rincon

click here for some pics: 08
Labor Day '08
day at the beach!
Surf's up for Hartnett girls

click here: Labor Day
  Erin and Sameer Marriage

click here for more pictures: wedding
Rita and John Anniversary
Buddy Boys Bar B Que

the old academy friends had a little reunion at Sica's Tiki Bar.  for more click: buddy
Jaba night at Tiki
on July 25 Jaba pitched against the Red Sox and a Tiki Party broke out.  check out the fun: Jaba

Our Vacation Home
As most of you know the Sica's and the Ryan's have a new vacation home in Rincon, PR.  Check it out:


another Yankee win we attended and got to meet Freddy
see: Angels
AVP Finals in Coney Island

Click Here :AVP

Tiki Party July 08

Click Here: Party

Fishing Trip

Jimmy Falcone took out John, Joe Zito, and Joe's kids Scout and Cal on the Sea-Ment, Jimmys' fishing boat.  A lot of action was crammed into five hours of fun on the high seas off of New Jersey.  Seven fish were caught, including a keeper Fluke of 19 inches.  There was some serious tubing and John tried to recapture the knee boarding skills of his youth, getting close but never closing the deal.  For more photos click here: Fishing Trip
John and family visit stadium as end draws near!

John and Trish went to the bleachers to hang out with the creatures for what should have been Jabba's first win.  with two outs in the fifth though, and Jabba going strong, Girardi elected to bring in a reliever denying Trish, Jabba's biggest fan, the memory of being there for the historic event.  The Yanks won the game though and it was a great thrill.  The next week, Brian and John went to the Met game, a stinker in which the Mets blew out Rasner and the bullpen in an embarrassing loss. On July 9th Brian and John saw a great 2-1 extra inning game.  To see more pictures and read about the games click here:
Saratoga '08: CloudySkies and Minds

To the untrained eye this photo may appear out of focus, but that is a clear representation of what John was looking at after a ten ounce shot of Jameson he drank with Tom Ford.  The music was great as was the company as usual, and after a three hour nap during the best music John was ready for the long ride home.  For details and more photo's click here:  Saratoga 08.
Party Time!

June is traditionally party time with Graduations galore.  This year is no exception with great parties for Eric, Sean, and Anthony Maneri.  click here to see the fun:  Graduates

Anthony was excited about the two hour wait for the main course.  However it was worth the wait.

Volleyball Season

The Volleyball season is in full swing, with the Flip Cup All Stars coming on in the top division, believe it or not, thanks to being re energized by the return of old man John Sica.  John's comeback from work was timed perfectly as Kenny is out for the season with a knee injury and Boodie suffering from a recent marriage.  For more visit: volleyball

This summer Mikey and Dad have a new sport, skim boarding.  Mikey got the board for his birthday, and God gave him a perfect skim boarding day with high tides that created a river over the hill of sand at the shoreline.  Excellent for skim boarding.