A to W minus X and Y plus Z equals Great Memories



Here is a recap (with links to the posts) of my April postings of the places that I have lived or visited:

Vintage Bob
Arizona :: a 31 year gap between visits revealed that it is still mostly desert

Brooklyn :: remembering my bus, ferry and subway trek to high school

Chicago :: the week that Ann came close to death and her journey back

District of Columbia :: the Smithsonian and my first boxed chicken lunch

El Paso :: my years serving in the US Army at a missile firing site

Fort Jackson :: it was a lot colder in South Carolina that I thought it would be

Galveston :: our first spring break vacation with the family in 1995

Hong Kong :: adventures in bible smuggling and sermons in Mandarin

Internet or Iowa :: with all due respect to my family in Iowa

The Jersey Shore :: blindness and 65 mile one-way commutes in my twenties

Kansas City :: 40 years later I still love so many things about KC

Lenexa :: sweet times raising kids on two acres in suburbia

Mississippi :: dad's stew, annual family reunions and being half rebel and half yankee

Niagara Falls :: majestic beauty encounters as we celebrated ten years of marriage

Olathe :: the hard years of Ellen's blindness seemed to behind us

The Philippines :: an amazing encounter with 30+ pregnant women

Q39 :: great urban rustic place to eat delicious KC BBQ

The River Market :: a new adventure for Ann and me in wheelchair living

Staten Island :: thankful to have grown up surrounded by so much friendship, love and acceptance

Toronto :: the views of the city and Lake Ontario were amazing

Union Station :: over a half million fans gathered there to celebrate the Royals' World Series win

Victoria :: fun times riding ferry boats in a red mustang

White Plains :: one of the many business trips that I took in my years at at&t

Zanesville :: memories of my 1200 mile journeys to visit family on the east coast


Ann and Bob in 1999 at Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia


... a place that I have been to ... part of the A to Z series.

8 comments:

  1. Fantastic summary! Let's see I have been to AZ, Chicago, DC, El Paso, Iowa, Mississippi, Niagara Falls, Philippines, Victoria, White Plains, and I believe as a child on a road-trip we drove through both Xenia and Zanesville, OH. I think I have been to KC but not super sure. We have been to the Butchart Gardens, that was fantastic.I know we have been a few places in both KS and MO, St Louis for sure. I saw the arch. Thanks for dropping by each day Bob!

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    1. Thanks Gregg. Look forward to reading your Z. ツ

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  2. Well, I've missed a week or more of your blog posts. My sweet MIL passed away the 16th, so we had lots, (LOTS) of people here last week. She was a very special person. Raised her 8 children as a single mother when her husband died after 17 years of marriage. I plan on posting about her, soon. I'll try to get caught up, but if I don't, I have enjoyed the ones I read!

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    1. So sorry to hear about you MIL Linda. Prayers for comfort in this difficult time.

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    2. She was 95 and 10 days. She was ready to go to her eternal home. The memorial was absolutely beautiful!

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    3. Thanks for sharing that Linda. My MIL was 97 when she passed and it was a blessed passing of a wonderful woman of faith.

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  3. Wow, that was very interesting and entertaining Bob. I have not been to through the alphabet in travels that anyone would know. I have flown from Peris California to Portland Maine in a 4 passenger plane. So I few over a lot of states and saw it from 10 thousand feet. Wonderful trip.

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    1. I loved remembering the times I spent in those places Wanda. Had not thought about them in some time.

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