Early in the summer of 2000 Bert invited Eric and me for a long weekend at his home on the shore in Rhode Island in lieu of a trip to Gambier, Ohio, for our 30th Kenyon College reunion.
Bert and Eric enjoying the sea breeze in Bert's boathouse
Bert in his garden
The two of us by the pool
The pictures below are from April 2001. I took a detour on the way to visit with family in Sarasota and visited Bertram B. Parker in Key West, Florida. His only residence is now a lovingly restored (by others) mid-1800's house in the historic part of the city. I had a grand tour of all of the points of interest, visited plenty of shops, and ate in some of the finest restaurants. I was glad to be able to visit him in Key West about a year later.