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Completing Our Reunion Tour

​It has been a busy summer for reunions! Georgia’s 50th high school reunion was Saturday at the University Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was our third, and last, reunion of the summer. The others were my class reunion and the Clough family reunion.We ​drove to Grand Rapids on Friday and had lunch with Georgia’s […]

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It Was Fifty Years Ago…

​In 1968, I graduated from Bruce High School in Bruce, Wisconsin. This past weekend my classmates and I celebrated the 50th anniversary of that event. I haven’t attended many class reunions but, fifty years is special. I had to go!​Georgia and I left home on Thursday of last week and spent the first night at […]

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A Mini Vacation

​We spent a great couple days at Illinois Beach State Park ​Hotel as a kind of mini-vacation. Located right on the shore of Lake Michigan, the hotel is a convenient, nearby getaway for us. The weather was good – just a little warm – and the accommodations were excellent. We had a lake view room for […]

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Catching Up and Future Plans

Before I retired, I thought retirement would mean I had more time to pursue my own projects. In some ways that is true. I can now spend my time doing what I want to not what a “boss” tells me to. Still, I never have enough time to do everything I want to do.This blog […]

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Christmas Greetings 2016

I know it has been a long time since I posted here. We have been busy enjoying my retirement and time just gets away from me. Still, I didn’t want to let Christmas go by without a new post. Georgia and I will be in Arizona for Christmas this year so, I am sharing two […]

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Two Road Trips – 1 Planned and 1 Not

On Wednesday of last week, Georgia and I took a “cabin fever” break by making a short two night trip to Wisconsin Dells. We stayed at our favorite hotel in Baraboo and spent much of our time at Ho-Chunk casino. They had a promotion going on that awarded rewards play for certain tasks. 10 points […]

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AirVenture 2015 – Part 3

Friday – Seaplane Base I hopped a shuttle bus out to the seaplane base Friday morning. It is always much more peaceful out there, away from the crowd at the main show grounds. Still, there were more people there than I have seen on any previous visit. Maybe the word is getting out.   There […]

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AirVenture 2015 – Part 2

Tuesday-  Shopping Day I attended two forums on Tuesday. The first was FAA Section 333 Exemptions presented by Drone Media Group. This FAA exemption deals with using drones commercially in the United States. During the talk I learned that every commercial drone flight requires the UAV to be operated by a licensed pilot. That means […]

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AirVenture 2015 – Part 1

Pre-show Weekend Georgia and I returned to AirVenture this year after missing last year. We left home the Friday afternoon before opening day and drove the three hours to Sleepy Hollow Farm where we had a water, electric and sewer site reserved. That electricity was welcome when the temperatures reached near 90. Ahhh..air conditioning. Once […]

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Georgia Mountains – Part 2

Wednesday was going to be a long day of driving with stops for shopping and sightseeing – especially waterfall viewing. Our first stop was in Highlands, North Carolina for shopping in the downtown area. On the way into town we saw just how dangerous the mountain roads can be. A fireman directed us over into […]

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