Friday, December 2, 2016

Trip to Chicago-land!

Last month Kathy and I took a trip to the Chicago area to see friends, family and churches. Great time again :) Since moving to Ohio from Mongolia 6 months ago, we have put about 14,000 miles on our Toyota Highlander. Plenty of driving :) But it has been good in so many ways. Three more months and we will be able to move into our home in Westerville, Ohio we have been renting to a family for 9 months already.

The Chicago skyline.

Cubs won! I was one who was a fan for 55 years while waiting for this :)

With Judy one nice day in Chicago!

The Cloud Gate, aka The Bean

There were many signs of the Cubs victory :)

View from the office of a client that our friend Tim has.

With our friend Charlie who we have known for many years.

With our friend Fred who we have also known for many years :)

Our new friend Aram who we met while in Chicago this time :)

Aram's dear daughter with us :)

Time with Kathy's brother Jamie and family in Elgin.

At the Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, Illinois

The house in Wheaton, Illinois where I lived from 6 months to 12 years old :)

At Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.

In Dekalb, Illinois where I went to college at Norther Illinois University.

NIU where I went to college. The focal point of the univ; the pond; the dorm I lived in, and the art building.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia!

With brief stays at our current "home" with Christy and family, we continue to travel to many places to see friends, family and churches and to do a few fun things along the way. We were at a Christian retreat in Alabama for a great weekend; ziplining in Georgia (wooohooo!); time with church and friends in Florida with 4 weeks and with Kathy's mom in Ft. Myers, FL; a nice break at my sister's place in North Carolina; and finally with our daughter Kim and Lenny in Virginia before heading back to Ohio. All in all it was an excellent time!

Christian brethren at the retreat in Huntsville, Alabama!

Zip lining in Georgia! (It was Kathy's idea) :) :)

A visit to Andersonville, Georgia, where the Confederate POW camp was.

The POW camp was a horrible place where thousands or Union troops died.

NASA site near Titusville, Florida where our friends Sandy and Beth live.

Sandy, Beth and family in Titusville.

Great time with Kathy's mom and our niece Alana :)

A visit with my friend David Martinez and his family.

Jim and Mary Roberts and family.

At the Mucky Duck in Captiva Island near Ft. Myers, Florida.

On one of the beautiful beaches on the west coast of Florida.

All kinds of things wash up on the shore :)

At the Everglades in south Florida.

Kathy's mom, Kathy and David Martinez and his family :)

Our visit to Virginia to see Kim and Lenny

Lenny, Kim and Kathy :)