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North America » United States » New York » Nyack July 19th 2011

Ok, admittedly this post is being written in Jordan but here is what I meant to send out even though I didn't get a chance before I left: So, I'm off again. I just finished my Ph.D. at Purdue and I need a break. I've been working myself ragged for the last few decades and giving over too much of my being to my work. So, I have been able to save up some money, and using this money I am going to head around the world (or thereabouts). My itinerary takes me through portions of the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australasia, South America and North America. It should be a lot of fun, and offer me a number of interesting and meaningful interactions with people all over the world. ... read more

North America » United States » New York » Nyack December 12th 1981

My parents took another two year furlough, living in Nyack again from the summer of 1980 to the summer of 1982. They wanted us to come to the States for the Christmas of 1981 and to celebrate my Grandfather Northcott’s 95th birthday. I also had business to attend to in Florida. 12 - 17 December 1981 Saturday through Thursday. We flew from Frankfurt to Miami where my sister Sue and husband Rob picked us up at the airport on Saturday afternoon. On Monday I took care of business that would make me a Florida resident as I had no intention of ever moving back to Virginia, and didn't want to keep paying state taxes to that state. We toured around the West Palm Beach area with them. Our new nephew, Brendan, loved to eat at McDonalds ... read more
Linda with Bob's stepgrandmother Laura in DeLand. Florida
Darryl and Marilyn with Dereck and Melissa at St Simons Island
Original Carlsen family

North America » United States » New York » Nyack June 6th 1964

Following the spring semester at Dalat it was time to go back to the States for a year furlough. This would be our third time around the world, but by commercial jet (Boeing 707’s or DC-8s) this time. We flew from Bangkok to Beirut, Lebanon, which was before their civil war. The city was similar to any wealthy touristy city along the French Riviera. We took a day trip to Byblos, a Phoenician city founded in 5000 BC, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. We enjoyed touring the archeological sites. From Beirut we flew to Jerusalem, the eastern half of which was part of Jordan at the time. We toured all the holy sites and then crossed through the Mandelbaum Gate, which was the only crossing between Jordan and Israel. The crossing could only ... read more
Family on beach near Byblos
View of Jerusalem

North America » United States » New York » Nyack April 26th 1958

Our journey to America We took the train from Khon Kaen to Bangkok, and then down the Malay Peninsula to Singapore, where we would embark on the Lloyd Triestino Line’s Asia, one of the last great ocean liners of the “Golden Age.” But before that we toured Singapore. My favorite spot was the Botanical Gardens, which was overrun with monkeys. You could buy bags of peanuts to feed them, but they preferred going through whatever personal belongings that you brought along. They got into Dad’s camera bag and stole some flash bulbs. I can imagine their surprise when they attempted to bit into one. Then it was time to board. The ship was beautiful; fully air-conditioned and our cabin had its own private facilities. We were in tourist class. There was also a first class. The ... read more
Singapore street scene
Singapore Statue of Sir Raffles
Anglican cathedral in Singapore

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