Monday, May 2, 2016

A - Z = Great Memories!

(My theme this year was places I have visited or lived)

My good friend Bob over at KC Bob decided to use a similar theme. He also chose to give a recap or summary of his letters and the places he had visited or lived. I thought this was a good idea, so I decided to "steal it." Hope you don't mind Bob!

A = Andrew Hill High School (San Jose, CA) I attended there 1969-1972.

B = Beaufort (SC) I was stationed at the MCAS Beaufort and lived in the community of Beaufort in 1975.

C = Cody (WY) I visited friends and camped in Cody one night when we visited the Yellowstone National Park in 2001.

D = Dripping Springs (TX) We visited my sister and her family when we attended a Metcalf family renuion Christimas of 2001.

E = Eastridge Mall (San Jose, CA) first multi-level indoor shopping Mall in San Jose, CA. We teenagers hung out there frequently.

F = Ft Clatsop (Astoria, OR) the Corps of Discovery, Lewis & Clark and Company wintered here in December 1805 to March 1806

G = Golden Gate Bridge (San Franciso, CA) Crossed many times

H = Herlong (CA) Was called to pastor the Sierra View Baptist Church in this little military community in northern California

I = Idora Park (Ohio) An amusement park we frequented

J = Jacksonville, NC I was stationed here at the MCAS New River in 1973 with HMM 261 & HMH 461 Helicopter Squadrons. I also married my California high school sweet heart here in 1973.

K = Kingdome (Seattle, WA) I attended a number of Mariners games and a Seahawk game here. 

L = Longview, WA We lived here from Feb 2005 to April 2015.

M = Mayfield Lake (WA) fished, boated, and pull many a skier on this lake with our 18 foot open bow Seaswirl.

N = New Moon Chinese Restaurant (Longview, WA) best Chinese food in Cowlitz and Clark County. 

O = Okinawa. Deployed here back in 1974 by the US Marines. 

P = Pompey's Pillar (MT) Huge rock formation see by miles by the Corps of Discover when traveling on the Yellowstone River. Name for Sacajewa's son who was nicked-name Pompey by Captain Clark.

Q = Quisno's Subs (Longview) Ate here once in the Triangle Mall

R = River Walk (San Antonio, TX) magnificent, romantic, refreshing, and charming walk along the river

S = St. Maarten Island (East Carribbean Ocen) great Island visited as a port of call on a Carnival Cruise awarded by a former boss

T = Tony Roma's (Vancouver, WA) Now defunct, but at the time best steak and seafood house anywhere hands down

U = Utah. Have driven through a number of times. Beautiful place!

V = Virginia City (NV) great old west town and cemetery. Tourist!

W = West Covina (CA) lived here in 81 & 82. Two youngest daughters born here while we attended Bible College

X = X-Ray Department of St. John's Hospital. Had an emergency thoracotomy here. Many x-rays in their wonderful department

Y = Yellowstone National Park (MT, WY, ID) greatest national park in the country. Camped there for a week in 2001

Z = Zoos. Have visited a number of famous and fabulous zoos!

There you have it! 2016 A-Z Challenge!

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