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Sep 4, 2019 - Getting to know Rome

We got an overview of Rome today by riding the Hop on/Hop Off bus around several of the major sites. After lunch at our apartment & a siesta we headed to Campo de Fiori. Along the way we passed many little shops, vendor shops & restaurants and MANY people. A few minutes later we discovered the reason-we were at Trevi Fountain! What a beautiful sight. This is the fountain used in the classic movie "Three Coins in a Fountain". The tradition is you throw a coin over your shoulder into the fountain to insure a return to the beautiful city of...

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Sep 2, 2019 - And the adventure begins

We are about to leave home for Rome, Italy. The anticipation has been over the top. I hope we have all we need! Since I wasn't able to check in online, we are going a little early to make sure all is okay. Not fun to start with a glitch. The weather forecast for the next week in Rome shows rain almost every day. Let's hope that is wherever we aren't!

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Aug 4, 2019 - 8 Mile Road

From the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Os and I started the trek back south. First stop was the capital of Michigan in Lansing. I truly love visiting state capitals, but for some reason, I totally forgot Lansing was Michigan’s. As we arrived in the city, I actually had to look up what we might want to see while there. Oh, I don’t know...the state capitol building? And, maybe Michigan State??? Duh. Although the state capitol building was not overly impressive compared to others I have seen, it was the very first state capital to use the dome...

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Gypsy Journey

May 8, 2019 - Merry Go Round Museum

One last stop in Sandusky before heading to Detroit. The Merry Go Round Museum opened at 11am and I was there at 11:01. The artists are friendly people who do beautiful work. Included with admission was a ride on the Merry Go Round. Wish I would have given my camera to the young lady who gave the tour. It was a bit of a challenge trying to hold on to the pole and take a selfie as I was going up and down! Got to Detroit just before rush hour. I did laundry - I was practically out of clean clothes - and unpacked my loaded car. Spent some time...

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Sep 10, 2018 - On My Way

Well, I’m on my way. I’m 7 miles up in the air and will be in France tonight, having left Detroit at noon today. I’m not EXACTLY following the footsteps of my grandfather (my mother's father), Russell Sumner Gates, who served in World War I, since he sailed to France aboard the ship President Grant in 1917 taking more than 2 weeks to get there from Hoboken, NJ. And he had spent 2 days before that on a train to Hoboken from Camp Grant, IL, where he had completed his basic training. His trip was voluntary, like mine, but his was no vacation....

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Sep 9, 2018 - Prepping For the Grand Canyon Trip

Today is September 9th 2018 and we are preparing for the next few months on the road. The 5th wheel is close to being ready but there is a delay due the slide out seal on the top of the living room slide ripping loose this past Friday. Sue says see can see day light while I am closing the slide, and me, I just go no you can't. Turns out the whole top seal came in with the slide. Definitely not suppose to happen. Looking into a resolution for that now and hopefully it won't delay use to long. I am using my previous distribution list so if...

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Grand Canyon

Apr 25, 2018 - Good To Be In The "D"

Had a lovely time in Chicago with Colin and Katherine and baby Ella. So hard to say goodbye to my beautiful little granddaughter but it's time to start my yearly medical testing in Detroit. Praying that my results are better than last year! I came a couple of days early so I could unpack my car and get settled. While in town I bounce back and forth from Owen's house to Spencer's house . I am so blessed to have such wonderful sons who always welcome me with open arms.

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Jul 16, 2017 - Detroit - Lufthansa

Well! The time has come. Mixed feelings and emotions, very anxious to get to Russia. I fly today from Detroit to Frankfort then to Warsaw then to Moscow. Looking forward to some sleep on the plane my brother in law and sister in law kept Julie and I up until 1:00 am last night. All good times thou.

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2 of Seven Summits

Jun 9, 2017 - Day 1: Depart DTW for AMS

We left Carey and Jeff's house around 6:41 p.m. and arrived at Detroit Metro Airport at 7:20 p.m. Special thanks to Carey's aunt and uncle for driving us to the airport so we did not have to park our car at the airport. Our flight boarded at 9:45 and we took off promptly at 10:30. The flight was long but good. We only slept a few hours which was broken up. I played a few games on the monitor and read the first half of Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli. Rich and I also reviewed the itinerary and confirmation number for a smooth check-in.

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Europe 2017

Apr 18, 2017 - Detroit to Auckland, New Zealand

We were picked up by Diane from Airport Bus & Limo at 3 pm and arrived at Detroit Metro Airport with plenty of time to spare before our United Airlines regional jet departed at 5:50 p.m. and arriving twenty-five minutes early in Houston. Had time to check out the Centurion Lounge, very disappointing in decor and food. There was a problem with a part resulting in our Air New Zealand flight leaving 2.5 hours late at 12:45 a.m.. We upgraded to bulkhead seats, Row 47 A 7 B which allowed us to completely stretch out and elevate our legs and we...

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May 15, 2016 - Detroit, MI

It is Saturday night and we are in Dearborn, MI, but this may not get sent out until Sunday or Monday, no internet for the past several days. We had planned on getting to Mt. Vernon, KY on Wednesday, but came up about 80 miles short and a good thing that was. We were late leaving Atlanta due to our satellite antenna refusing to lay down. I think Jean put the hex on it fighting with the Direct TV num-nuts. Seems like it somehow got out of sink and needed to be recalibrated. It took a couple of hours to reach someone who could help walk us...

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Jan 2, 2016 - Getting de-iced!

Today we flew to Detroit as an overnight stopover to get to Hawaii. It was snowing lightly as we we being driven to the airport so we got to experience snow one last time. The check in process at the airport was a bit of an ordeal. Instead of taking our bags at the check in counter, we had to lug them through the entire process of security screening and customs! The lines were huge and when we finally got to the part where they stamp your book, I discovered they only had four people working at the desks for I reckon about 1000 people...

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