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2nd January 2016

Oklahoma
It is my favourite musical and is the corn really as high as an elephants eye ?? Thanks for this interesting info about OKC .. I guess that if you are interested in people and places no matter what you will find some great things to write about. And always the food x
2nd January 2016

Oklahoma
You are so right that if you are interested in people and places there is always something good to say. We were pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed it there. Good people and good food. Thanks for following along.
2nd January 2016

Another chapter closes
When I think of why people live in Tornado Alley, I guess it's because it's there and life goes on regardless. Your sojourn in Oklahoma is over. Now for the State of sinkholes and the springboard to the Caribbean. Another chapter opens. May it be full of good reading...and frequent soaking in the blues.
2nd January 2016

Another chapter closes
Our pioneers headed west and not all of them made it to California. It is good beef raising country, tornadoes aside. As for sinkholes I've got the Dangerous one looking after me and the lure of blue green seas, the Blues and nearby Caribbean was just too much to say no.
29th December 2015

Baltimore memories
Hi MJ and Dave Never too late to blog about a place even when you get sidetracked. Yes a few years ago we visited Baltimore from across the Pond , and loved it ... Crabs galore, finding sharks teeth on the beach in Chesapeake, boat trips, baseball games , and my son who was a teenager then loved the skateboard shops .... Great memories xx
29th December 2015

Baltimore Memories
Sounds like you saw a number of highlights while in Baltimore. Great town....and many skateboard shops.
26th December 2015

Inspiration!
David and Mary Joe, you are so inspiring that I am looking into traveling more then I have done in the past. Keep up the good work and the wonderful blogs. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas .
26th December 2015

Inspiration!
I'm thrilled if we have influenced you to travel whether it is the U.S. or foreign. Travel opens your mind, enriches your heart and provides a better understanding of all things around us. So, glad you are following our blog. We leave on an exciting trip Feb. 3rd. Hopefully we will hear from you while we are on the road. Hope to see you again soon.
26th December 2015
Segway Baltimore

Great surprises!
What a lot of fun things you two discovered in Baltimore! I love it that you planned to try all the restaurants in Little Italy, but found wonderful DaMimmo’s and didn't bother going further. I so agree that when something is perfect--just stay and enjoy it. How great that you were so close to day trips too. This blog seems an excellent closing of your past life apart and a great prelude to your new Florida home together! Very fun!
26th December 2015
Segway Baltimore

Surprises
You just never know when a town will capture your heart.... I would not have expected it to be Baltimore but that is what makes life wonderful.....you just never know.
23rd December 2015

The blog returns!
Great reading on this entry! Was just thinking this past week that it had been a while. Thanks for sharing!
23rd December 2015

Hey Claudia...and Darren
Thanks for reading along.
23rd December 2015

Sounds like a great place
That's a great review of your life in Baltimore! You made even the most hesitant consider a trip just to see it. Your optimism is contagious...not just about Baltimore but about life in general. I think it's better if you either work in the same town OR just travel together :-)
23rd December 2015

A great place
Optimism is contagious.......life is too freaking short to be a negative nelly. Baltimore has so much to offer. More travels coming just around the corner.
21st December 2015

Great writing
Lovely post you two. Capture the sights and smells and tastes of this region. Missing your company today! Sheila
21st December 2015

Hello my friend,
We miss you terribly....glad you enjoyed reading our life in Baltimore. We really did enjoy our time there and will certainly miss Da Mimmo's!
21st December 2015

Good to hear from you
Hi MJ......so good to catch up with you. So you are in Florida now! Do you plan to be there permanently or at least for the foreseeable future? Last year working in different places must have been hard for you. Since we last communicated, Scott and I spent a month in Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. It was a great trip.....less of an adventure than some other trips since the language and culture (at least in Australia and NZ) were the same... but delightful nonetheless. We have a son in Melbourne who was a wonderful host while we were in Australia. We spent our Australia time in Melbourne and Sydney. What great cities for completely different reasons. Melbourne is small enough to learn how and where to go and how to get around easily, and Sydney for its world class city vibe. We spent most of our time in NZ on the South Island. We took a train through the mountains then rented a car and took our time (two weeks) driving from Greymouth to Christchurch. A very welcoming country with amazing sights and fantastic food. Have a very wonderful Christmas!! Look forward to hearing where your life takes you next. Sonja
21st December 2015

Hello Sonja,
I'll send an email with more details on what we are up to but yes Florida has become our home. We loved our 2 months in Australia and it was not enough. I've been to N.Z. twice a month each time and I always say it is never enough. Let's see if our paths can cross this year. I'd love to spend more time with you and meet your husband.
21st December 2015

Exact opposites!
We have opposite problems. You not enough time together. We, way too much! Almost 5 years rarely being out of eyesight makes us jealous of a while apart. Ha ha. Baltimore sounds fun, we enjoyed the big flag at the fort and Camden Yards on our quick visits in the past. Glad to hear from you!
21st December 2015

Being together
Dave and I are unusual in that we rarely feel we need time apart. The first 5 or 6 years of our marriage we worked together, lived together and played together. We never grew tired of it and long to have those times back again. That makes us look forward to retirement which keeps getting closer and closer. Thanks for following along.
21st December 2015

Hometown Blues
It's always great to blog about where you live. There are so many amazing things to do and see right under your feet. And I agree - life is to short to drink bad beer...! Dave (and Theresa)
21st December 2015

Hometown Blues
I tease Dave because we are beer snobs. Life is short. Baltimore is a great city. Hoepfully you can check it out one day.
21st December 2015

End of a chapter...
Even though you may not have written this blog in the original timeframe, I think it's nice to read/write about a place with a bigger picture view too. I've heard about Maryland crab and it looks fabulous!
21st December 2015

End of a chapter
Maryland crabs are truly wonderful fixed all manner of ways. I agree the big picture can be good. I will always have fond memories of my time in Baltimore. Thanks for reading along.

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