Home leave in the Western US July 7th 1994 By the summer of 1994 we had been living in Europe for 17 years. We had "been there and done that." Our kids were growing up without knowing what America was really like. To them it was just a fun vacation. So I declined my contract extension whereby the government would pay the transportation for my home leave in return for serving two more years. I paid for my family to return for home leav ... read more
North America » United States » Colorado Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
I started blogging on Travelblog in 2009, entering trips beginning in 2007. However, my intention has always been to document my years of travel. Most bloggers write about their trips away from home. Mine, and eventually Linda's, homes have usually been where people travel to. So the idea eventually percolated to rename our blog "Home and Away."
The blog is not intended to be an autobiography, although I spent my entire life traveling, with Linda joining me after college, it may appear to be that way. As this is a travel blog the entries concentrate mostly on the travel aspects of ou... full info