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ur family-grandparents, parents, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins— all 29 took a Mediterranean Cruise on Celebrity Cruise Line’s Silhouette for ten nights starting July 9, 2013. With the help of Travel Advisors of Los Gatos and Agent Linda Griffin, the journey began, keeping in mind it would take the cooperation of everyone to make this a wonderful trip. We spent 4 pre-cruise days in Rome. The Silhouette left Rome, and we continued on to Athens, Mykonos, Ephesus, Santorini and ended in Venice for a two night stay. Always a concern, with so many and a wide variety of ages, we planned our days in Rome as advenures for those who had never been there. Multigenerational could have been difficult, but everyone embraced the historical sights with excitement, laughter and joy. The 29 of us overwhelmed a Ristorante in Piazza Navona, and they welcomed us with delicious lasagna, pasta bolognese, pizzas and wine- twice. We stayed at Crowne Plaza Hotel, and our rooms included free passes in and out of the old city. It had a lovely pool and grounds for some lazy moments. We would recommend purchasing, on line, your Colosseum and Vatican tickets tickets before arriving as to save waiting in long summer lines. Some of the family have cruised on ships before this cruise. We feel that from the moment we stepped onto the Celebrity Silhouette the entire family was welcomed graciously by all the Silhouette’s staff. One of the most outstanding things happened for our group as we had all our Staterooms with Verandas booked in a row. Never having this happen before, we were delighted to find that the Verandas had sliding partitions that enabled us to open all rooms so that we had one large Veranda. We put name tags on partition so we knew who was in what room. All were able to connect at any time without knocking on doors, calling on phones, etc. Pre-dinner events took place on the long Veranda. It was truly a bonus we will never forget. Traveling with all generations on this ship was like a treasure chest. Each generation brought something special to the ship, and the ship had something special for everyone. The grandchildren danced into the late evenings, and the adults continued after that. The ship gave the grandchildren the opportunity to not be under constant supervision of the adults by having age related activities and vice versa for the adults. The


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rant Atwell, a Los Gatos resident for decades, has grown to love the Town and settled into a comfortable lifestyle with a great group of friends and a career he loves, photography (looking forward to his first gallery exhibit) and massage therapy (has been a state certified massage therapist for 20 years). He has many interesting hobbies such as a history in martial arts and dabbling in the graphic arts, but today we focus on his father role and the joy his daughter Hayley brings to him as well as international audiences both watching her perform on stage as well as the silver screen. Grant’s father was a successful American businessman who transferred to London when Grant was a young child, so growing up inter-continentally was a part of life, rather than some exotic adventure most American children only dream of experiencing. When our local high schools receive a European foreign exchange student, they are treated like rock stars. Interestingly, the family tradition ultimately continued. Grant’s father with a flair for the dramatic, built a noticeably splendid home, and was known for expensive taste and expensive cigars. His flamboyant lifestyle made him well known in London, but he ended up moving back to America eventually. Returning to the USA, Grant served as a photographer in the US Navy. That included two tours of duty in Vietnam aboard the flagship Aircraft Carrier

USS America and as photographer at the Naval Photo Center Washington, D.C. He returned to London again as an operations engineer at the beginning of the “home video” revolution. He worked providing video support to the BBC, ITV and many London advertising agencies. During this time, he met Barbara Walter, David Bowie, and many others. Grant met his wife Alison while taking a Dale Carnegie course in Effective Speaking and Human Relations. Alison, although quite young, was one of the presenters. It was love at first sight! Soon they were married and living in Notting Hill (yes, like the movie) which was middle class at the time, and now is considered quite posh. This is when he had his lovely daughter Hayley. After life changes and a separation, Grant returned to San Jose spending 6 years as a bay area, high school photographer, and thus began his long distance relationship with his daughter. Grant stayed involved in her life, enjoying summer visits and watched her grow within the acting realm and eventually rise as a star. We sat down together enjoying lunch at Andalé as Grant shared some personal ‘Hayley’ moments. As he looked around, he mentioned he often went there with Hayley when she visits. When I asked if she showed any signs of her future career as a child, he shared her knack for memorizing long scenes perfectly, her intelligence, and he also recalled her uncanny ability to follow him flawlessly when she was young, while he performed his martial arts’ katas.


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“I gave Hayley what may have been her first “martial arts lesson” when she was age 12 in our London living room. I was a brown belt at the time role modeling (or maybe showing off!). She did the arduous warm up and exercises perfectly, surprising me with her attitude and developed into a great athlete. One year her rugby team placed 4th in the UK. She now follows a strict routine from her Hollywood coaches. In her film roles she does her own stunts dismissing her “stand ins” in order to make a better performance. During the Captain America filming, she had the same personal trainer as Daniel Craig the current James Bond. We both share a natural self-discipline regarding nutrition, and love cooking for family and friends. She currently attends the gym almost daily prior to two daily stage performances in her London theater production of The Pride.” When it was time for college, although Hayley considered Oxford, she attended King’s College (interestingly the Professors there are the authors of the books she would have studied in Oxford) to study philosophy and theology, but interestingly Hayley made a bold move and left there after only 10 days knowing she wanted to be an actor and would find better success elsewhere. She attended Guild Hall of Music and Drama, a 3-year course, and never looked back. She was immersed in live performances, and ultimately was noticed and interviewed in New York by none other than Woody Allen (There is a phone call you don’t get every day!). Grant’s greatest joy in life is the pleasure and happiness he experiences with his daughter he informed me as he shared another story. “Hayley and I hiked Yosemite’s Half Dome when she was 14. In preparation I showed her the map and the guidebook comments. I was trying to warn her of the long journey. ‘She said it’s ok Dad, do you think you can keep up with me?’ Five or so years later we hiked it again running out of batteries the last part of the journey back to Curry Village. We found a 45-year old woman visiting from Asia lost, scared and separated from her family. Rather than comment on my lack of battery preparation, Hayley hiked with her hand on the woman’s shoulder calming her as we walked back in almost total darkness the last 3 miles! Her only comment was, “Lucky we found her. She would have been really bad off; great adventure huh?”

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An episode I found particularly comical focused on a ‘beer goggle’ myth test, to find out if people become more attractive after consuming alcohol. You can watch a past episode if you want to know the answer – or wear your own GoPro during your next night out. The team synergy is apparent and they make the nutty seem rational as they creatively build props and sets to falsify or confirm a myth. I wondered about her childhood, so I asked mom and dad how she got the ability to weld, hammer, saw, craft and sculpt. When the kids (Kari has a younger sister named Summer) were very young, the family owned the downtown section of a small, historic town of Coulterville from about 1983 to 1987, (oddly only minutes from my Mom’s home so I knew immediately where Dennis was referring too) and quickly realized it wasn’t your average upbringing. When they visited they stayed in a ‘haunted’ hotel with 22 rooms, and Dad, Dennis, made their breakfast each morning in the saloon bar of the hotel. Unlike in the movie Sweet Home Alabama, the bar was closed at the time. This country town filled with history and romantic scenery also attracted quite the clientele. One afternoon Dennis and his assistant at the time Belinda had driven up to Coulterville to do the weekend inventory and collect the money to take back to


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