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North America » United States » Illinois » Chicago January 12th 2017

Geo: 41.8861, -87.6364As we waited to board the plane, Glenn went to purchase some compression socks for us to use while flying on the 16 hour flight from ORD to HKGI watched the plane get DE-iced.Glenn and I sat in the coach section of the plane.  Cathay Pacific is the Hong Kong National Airlines.  The service was very good.  The 777 was a nice place.  There was about 60 seats in first class/business and then probably about 200 back in coach.We were situated in the first part of the economy section.  The format was 3 seats, isle, 3 seats, isle and another 3 seats.  I had the window seat, Glenn was in the middle, and on the isle was a cute old lady (about 70 years old), traveling by her self.  She is from the Philippines, ... read more
Map - flew right over the North Pole
Thank you for Flying

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas January 12th 2017

Geo: 32.865, -96.7914Today, we leave on AA from DFW to Chicago and then we will switch to the Hong Kong national airlines of Cathay Pacific.  The second flight is a 16 hour flight from Chicago, Illinois to Hong Kong, China.AA Captain and friend, Brad Meeder, took us to the airport as we dropped off the Camry for him to use while he does "sim" training at the American Airlines Academy.  He has been very helpful to us over the years and we count it an honor to have him use our Camry.  When he does fly back to Chicago, he leaves the keys in his folder and then either him or Loyal can get the keys.  Its a good set up.When we boarded the flight in Dallas, sitting in the back of the plane, we talked ... read more
Camera on Nose Wheel
De-icing the plane

North America » United States » Texas » Mabank November 12th 2016

Geo: 32.3654, -96.1008After going to a garage sale, I returned to 9511 and we loaded up the RAV 4. I had made the cornbread salad yesterday. It was all ready. Once we got to the lake house, I mixed it up really good.We arrived at the lake house around 11am and left at 1:30pm. The weather was so, so nice!Brenda and Jake were there, along with Catherine, Clay and baby. Before we left 2 hours later, the other cousins were there, and their babies too. Amanda and Knox, John and Kate plus their babies Ford and Hannah and then Annie and her husband Jonno and their kids Lola and James.We were only at the Lake house for 2 hours. But it was long enough since others were arriving.We got back to 9511 by 3pm. In time ... read more
Marr family

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas November 10th 2016

Geo: 32.778, -96.7956We only spent 1 full day in Shreveport then returned later that day.While Aunt Hattie was here, we celebrated the 2016 Election. Dad had Fox News on all day. And then in the evening, we were watching the returns. Everyone decided to go to bed around 9:30pm.Then at 10:00pm, I got up and watched the NEWS until 1:30am when Clinton's Press Secretary came out and told all those that were at the "party for Hillary" to go home and get some rest. So, I decided to take their advice and go to bed too. It was at that time, clear that Trump was going to pull off the Unbelievable Feat and beat Hillary Clinton.On Wednesday, we drove around, plus then Dad and I went to NBC for Wednesday evening meal, and returned home.Thursday, I ... read more
Aunt Hattie Gmommy GDaddy
Gdaddy pushing Aunt Hattie
12 Days of Christmas

North America » United States » Louisiana » Shreveport November 8th 2016

Geo: 32.5146, -93.7473We were able to pull out of 9511 by 7am. I made one quick stop to fill up and have a potty break near Tyler, Texas. We arrived at Marian's house at 10:15.The conversations from then on out were quick and fast. We loved looking at the old fotos that Marian had laying around. Her home was unique and filled with lots of needlework and stichery that she has done over the many years. She has lots of antiques and old quilts and nick-nacks.Here's the thing.....Great Grandparents (whom I never met) Hannora and SidneyWrightThey had several children.Polly (Grandmommy to me) Aunt Hattie, Aunt Sue, EA, Harris, 2 little ones that died (BC and unnammed baby girl.)The only one left is Aunt Hattie.Aunt Hattie is sister to Aunt Sue and Grandmommy (Polly). There were EA ... read more
Marian's home
lots of needlework
beautiful floor

North America » United States » Texas » Dallas November 4th 2016

Geo: 32.778, -96.7956On Friday morning, David did not go to school. Ellen wanted him to be able to spend more time with his "Grammie". I fixed b'fast for the kids. I made instant oatmeal and then Lucy, Emily and David were still hungry, so I poured some cold milk and cereal for them to have.Ellen wanted to take the kids to the library to participate in the 10:30 story time for the 2 oldest. However, before we could get to the library, we needed to look for the Library books and video to return. Evidently, there was one CD that they hadn't been able to find. All the kids (with a few distractions), focused on trying to find the "Lost" CD. In the mean time, Ellen was able to "straighten up" the rooms as she was ... read more
David at Library
Puppet Show

North America » United States » Colorado » Littleton November 3rd 2016

Geo: 39.617, -105.015David did not go to school today on the school bus. Ellen took him, since this morning was "muffins with Mom". Ellen stayed an hour longer to help the teacher out.I had made David's lunch the night before, and even wrote a sweet "I love David, Love, Grammie" note written on the napkin.I got the girls up. Luke went to classes. When Ellen came home, we took a walk to Hudson Garden, right next door. Beautiful day. There is a small maze. There is a Pumpkin Patch also. I took lots of fotos of Emily and Lucy.Once we came home, I made lunch for everyone. Luke joined us also. Then I laid down for a nap. I first made Sherrie's recipe, Texas Taco Soup. I did not have Lucy sleep with me for a ... read more
Lucy playing with her pottery

North America » United States » Colorado » Littleton November 2nd 2016

Geo: 39.617, -105.015Ellen left for school/work at 7:10am, and I got David ready for school and to catch the school bus at 7:45am. Luke goes to Greek Classes at 8:00am.After walking out to the bus stop with David, I came back in and got the girls dressed and fed. I made english muffins and also fixed cereal for them.After Ellen came home, we took the girls outside (BEAUTIFUL day - 60 degrees), and had a picnic here at Denver Seminary. The girls loved playing in the leaves.For nap time, I decided I was going to have little Lucy take a nap with me. Good idea. Nope, probably a bad idea. She was restless. I told her she had to stay on the bed with me. She finally "tired out" around 3pm - 2 hours later. She ... read more
David getting on the Bus
Lucy in Bed
2 girls in bed

North America » United States » Colorado » Denver November 1st 2016

Geo: 39.74, -104.992I woke up extremely early this morning, took a shower, and Glenn dropped me off at the United Terminal E (the old Delta Terminal). I had my boarding pass and was selected as Pre-checked. I did not have to take my shoes off, or get my computer out. Yippee.I then went immediately to the United Club, to use my FREE pass there. I was plugged into the computer by 5:00am. Now I am fading.I was in the United Club from 5am - 11:15am. I saw them pull stuff out for breakfast and then stuff to snack on for lunch.I did get the last row on the airplane, but at least there was not anybody next to me on the plane. I think I slept for 30 minutes on the plane.We arrived early and then ... read more

North America » Mexico October 31st 2016

Geo: 19.4106, -99.1306The alarm went off at 3:00am, and we were out of the hotel room at 3:45am after my quick shower. We were wondering if Jon and Jan would be up, and surprisingly, they were out in the lobby with their luggage before we even got there or could help them with their luggage.We loaded up the van and headed to the ER Estrella Roja Bus Station, about 20 minutes away.We had Jon and Jan Edwards, us, Voltaire Cacal, Duke White and Dan Shotts, plus Fran Schmidt and Irv Wenger on the bus. It was quite full.I slept for about 1.5 hours while we crossed the mountain pass. It took us 1.5 hours to go through the traffic into Mexico City.I'm thankful we left on the 5am bus to the city, to allow us enough ... read more
ladder and Car
Pushing car out of road
Krispy Kreme

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