In the front are Diederik's parents with Jordan. In the back from left to right are Nathan, Stephanie, Diederik, Nicole, Mason, and Stephen.

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homepage for the Hemmes family in NY

Welcome to our current home
While we currently live in New York, we are going to retire some day to Bonaire. This is an island just of the coast of South America. It has many of the good things of the Caribbean, a solid potitical system, and being a Dutch island, good schools and a good medical system. What it is missing is huricanes (good) and big sandy beaches (not so good).

For a few family pictures, you can open our photoalbum.

We like to travel for our vacations. Once we were able to make a long trip discovering new parts of the world as in our 2001 trip. But typically, we are just looking for a relaxing vacation on a beach or visiting our relatives. If you like to see descriptions and pictures of where we go, look here for our separate trips reports.

Try our favorite links:
Novellus Systems, Inc
Jolien's web creation about water conservation (in Dutch)
Fond memories of Diederik's college times

There have been a couple of people approaching us to find out whether they are related or not. Genealogy is very popular nowadays. My father has spend a considerable amount of time looking for our ancestors and relatives. I can impossibly show them all on this website. However, on the genealogy page I show 13 generations of Hemmeses, of which we form the last three.

Although it has been many years since we made our 2001 trip to Bali and Australia, I still get comments from people that read about it. So here is a series of links to the pages about our vacation. There are pictures of the outbound flight and Singapore, of Club Med Bali, our Bali tour, Australia's Northern Territories, Cairns, Dunk Island and finally of Melbourne and the return flight.