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Hello everybody! Well, this is my third draft of this blog and I expect it to be my final one. I have always written my blogs as just stream-of-consciousness and I don’t know why this blog is different, but I just don’t feel like I can get it right. I don’t want it to be fifteen pages either. Clearly brevity is not one of the things that changed about me this past year. It’s taken me a while to get to writing this one and I think part of it is because I knew what a daunting task it would be. Attempting to write a sum-up blog about a whole year is nearly impossible. So, I won’t do it. This will just be ... read more
Annalu's Visit
Ah Bert.
Beautiful Bride!

Arrived back at GSP a little before 6:00 PM, drove home and were greeted by four cats wondering where we had been. It had been a great trip but was really, really good to be home. We visited and spent the night in four countries - The United Kingdom (England), Germany, The Netherlands, and Belgium. It was a first time visit to the UK for both Anne and me and the first visit to Europe for Anne. The visit to the cemetery for the Memorial Day Ceremony was the main purpose of the trip and it definitely was the number one highlight. I remember when David and I visited in 2002. I don't get misty eyed often but I was moved then and was again this visit. It is impossible to look at almost 8,000 crosses ... read more
The Beer Wall

Introduction: This trip had as its main purpose a visit to the Henri-Chapelle American Memorial Cemetery in Belgium. Anne's father was killed in WWII, on November 29th, 1944, and is buried there. We timed the visit so that we could attend the Memorial Day ceremony on Saturday, May 28th of this year. Since we were probably only going to do this trip to Europe once, we decided to start in the UK, mainly the Cotswolds since we love to hike, and that area offered some pretty good hikes/walks. There is a UK National Trail called the Cotswold Way that is a 102-mile (164 km) long-distance footpath, running along the Cotswold Edge escarpment of the Cotswold Hills in England. We planned to spend some time in that area and hike/walk a bit of that trail. A couple ... read more

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