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Plants as a metaphor of change

David Bowie wrote a song about it. Barnes and Noble have many books on it. Also, Netflix has at least 30 movies and I promise you will do it after watching them. What do musicians, book sellers, and streaming services have in common? Change. I’ve heard that it takes 21 days to change habits-maybe not. Change is reality in itself, and there are many ways to deal with it.

How do you see changes in our own lives? The changes are so small that you may feel that nothing is happening. Think-Lose weight or stop smoking. You may feel like 5 steps forward, 10 steps backwards. Otherwise, the change can be brutal and fast. Think-Unexpected death, illness or visitor from the past. Perhaps one of these situations sympathized with you and made a difference in your life. Many of us know how to measure changes in life. Lost pounds on the scale, days quitting smoking, days worked out, etc.

But what about the changes that are always happening around us? How can I see it and how can I use it? In January 2011 I started aggressive chemotherapy and denied what the drug did to me. I knew I was going to lose my hair, and I read about all the other side effects, but I thought, “No, I’m in good shape, so this won’t happen.” I was wrong.

About a month after starting treatment, I received a 9-inch potted plant from a friend in Minnesota. He was in his 80s caring for his wife with Parkinson’s disease. The planter contained four types of plants. It was green and was perfect for my little apartment. I placed the plants on the table by the window and watered them every Sunday. As I continued to treat, the plant thrived and eventually bloomed. On the other hand, I wasn’t prosperous. Of course, all the hair had fallen off, then neuropathy began, followed by tinnitus, loss of taste, and extreme fatigue.

Plants have become a metaphor for my changes. The more ill I got It feels great to see the beauty in such a small container. As the years went by, I noticed that the plants were struggling. I’ve tried different places in the apartment and they have lots of water, little water, lots of sunshine, little sunshine, but nothing seems to work. It was still alive, but it grew very little. It has been several years without the flowers blooming. At the same time, I have changed. My hair grew and, like plants, I struggled to stay on the soil. When I moved to a new apartment, I replanted the plant thinking it needed more room for roots. It lived on, but did not bloom yet and did not grow much.

Four years after receiving the plant, I moved into my house and put it in the front window. Finally, I found a happy place. Today, six years after receiving the plant, it is in a 12-inch pot and is still in the front window. It is 24 inches high and extends into a 55 inch circle. The plant blooms at least once a month. The man who sent it to me lost his wife and about a year ago I lost him. The last time I met him, I shared the story of a factory five years ago, and I don’t think I remember him sending it.

A plant that always reminded us that it was before change. The plant went well, then struggled, then was fine, and struggled, and is now thriving. Plants have always been prone to change and have always reminded us that as humans, we thrive one day (weeks, months, even years) and others may struggle.

Sometimes I just stand by the plant and look out the window. I am tall because I am tall. I am amazed by its persistence despite its beauty and the odds of opposition to it. Looking out the window this fall, I could almost cry as I saw the most spectacular orange leaf-covered tree in the front yard I had ever seen. It’s just a Vermont postcard and I live in North Carolina. Now it is February and there are no leaves, only empty branches. A tree changes like a plant. I think it will soon become a new leaf. Trees, like my plants, are another example of how change is in front of us if we take the time to notice it.

Plants have become a metaphor for my changes. What is your metaphor? Can you encourage change around you, deal with it, accept it, and accept it?

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CBS with a Mallow boy

“The most prominent features of American society have always changed.” -Eric Sevareid

When I read about the recent death of former CBS correspondent Richard C. Hottelet in 1997, knowing him and some of the other “Murrow Boys” is how rich my life is. -Eric Sevareid, Charles Collingwood, Larry LeSeur, Howard K. Smith, Winston Burdett, Daniel Shore. Edward R. Mallow directly hired a talented, fearless-faced press who could not bully anyone, reporting CBS’s World War II directly from the front. It has never been done so far. They invented broadcast journalism through the medium of radio.

This is london

Some of these correspondents landed in Normandy, but I was doing my homework at a small maple desk in a matching maple bedroom. Philco Radio crackled Edward R. Mallow’s familiar voice as he heard the screams of a bomb falling into London. Maroo, who survived coffee and cigarettes, always began broadcasting “This (long pose) is London”. When the crystal tube behind the radio is spattered, I give an angry blow to the wooden frame. The silence stopped long enough for me to hear how many American merchant ships sank in the North Atlantic and the number of planes that sank in oil fields in Germany and Romania. At that time, mathematicians at Bletchley Park in England had not yet broken the German Enigma code. (“Imitation game”) Our losses were horrible.

Murrow’s Boys-The Original Rat Pack

Mallow dispatched Eric Severade to Paris to inform the Nazis of the fall of France in 1940. After riding the “last train”, Severade returned to Mallow, London. CBS’s William L. Schiller, who gave me the “Berlin Diary” and the “Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,” stayed in Berlin until 1940, according to reports from Germany for many years. American journalist Schiller was in a cramped environment with some reflections. “Most true happiness comes from my inner life,” he wrote. “It needs deliberation and self-discipline.” Both virtues were needed to withstand the Foreign Ministry’s vomiting propaganda barony until it couldn’t stay there.

So it was speculated that this kid from Queens, New York would enter the legendary “Old Boy Network” through the Art Deco door of the Columbia Broadcasting System at 485 Madison Avenue (the original headquarters) in the next decade. Would be At your own time? When you live your life, you don’t spend a lot of time figuring out how to do it. The power of the universe seems to carry you. My early fate was CBS.

Not so wild dreams

With Eric Severade as his boss and mentor, he went through the most formative five years of life. In fact, I thought foreign services had found my niche until I took me in another direction. Loquacious Dick Hottelet was nicknamed “Hot Lip Hottelet”. From Europe to North Africa, the famous feminization of handsome Charles Collingwood gave him the title of “Lover Boy”. Don Hewitt was a cheeky villain in the newsroom. Before the invention of videotape, it used kinescope film. Hewitt taught me how to edit Mobiola The machine I did for the show “American Week” in Severade. A virtual genius, Don Hewitt continued to create and produce the historic “60 Minutes.” Eric Severade was “gray excellence”, leaving traces of a heartbreaking woman across the CBS hall.

His fame

Eric Sevalade, with a tall, charming and soft tone, came to CBS with a Norwegian-American family in the wilderness of North Dakota and Minnesota. Erditt scholars who were uncomfortable with television and nervous with radio, liked the written words and knew how to use them. Reading his book, Not so wild dreams, You are not just “feeling America”. You feel Few people write that way today. Eric suffered from the shyness of the camera in the 1950s, when the spread of television made radio coverage upward. The horrific experience of war and the illness of his first wife have added to the dismal depression that was the public face of Eric Severade.

While relaxing after the coronation show of Queen Elizabeth II, Eric extended his long legs to my desk, clasped Dunhill’s cigarette holder between his teeth, and remembered the war. Unlike Mallow, he admitted that the bombing of London scared him to death and said, “While Ed was reporting from the roof, I ran to an underground shelter.” Eric had to parachute into the jungle of Burma, mixed with headhunters and Japanese soldiers, when covering the Chinese Burmind Theater of War. Burma’s experience “has revealed an inner strength that I didn’t know I had, and if I can survive it, anything is possible,” he said.

Defective and brave not impossible

When I left CBS for US diplomacy, Severade and the company gave me a farewell celebration at the producer’s house in Westchester and a beautiful baggage from the Bloomingdales. More importantly, they gave me confidence by helping me shape the person today. Eric wrote a personal note to his overseas friend so he made a friend in a foreign location. Daniel Shore was there to greet me when I arrived at my first overseas assignment in the Netherlands. Daniel was famous for his boldness and was my “Dutch uncle”.

During Tet Offensive in Saigon, Viet Cong was shooting people on the roof of my hotel and throwing grenades in the streets below. There was Eric’s pleasant words in my head sneaking into the closet. “When you know yourself, nothing that happens to you is wrong or impossible. It appears intact, like walking in an impenetrable jungle. , The incredibly brave Edmallow’s disciples spotlighted some of the darkest shadows of the 20th century, Richard Hotlet was their last, he traveled with the army, Flew with a bomber, sat in a Nazi prison, like the others, he was the first writer, and I was honored to know all of them.

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Choose the best national park for your family vacation

There are so many decisions that will determine your vacation destination. It seems to be even more complicated when it involves more than you and your friends or other important people. You shouldn’t drink or pluck all your hair, even on small and family vacations. These are just a few tips to help make your choices a bit less stressful.

The easiest thing to ask yourself first is what you and the people you go with want to do. Are you a completely outdoor person, a strictly indoor type, or a combination? Are you athletic and are you in good shape? Do you like hot, mild and cold seasons? Is tourism something you want to make your agenda or a strictly activity oriented type? Want to enjoy “roughing” or make it more comfortable? Camping, fishing, backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, bird watching, wildlife observation, history, how some of the park’s unique formations got there, snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, Do you like sailing, boating or want to kayak, torrent rafting, photography, hunting or just relax in a beautiful place?

The next thing to consider is how much time you spend and how much time you spend. There are many national parks and monuments that are relatively close to people, so it doesn’t cost much to get there. The exciting wilderness areas of Alaska can be expensive to get to, but if you have the money to enjoy the great outdoors, it’s sure to be an unforgettable and wonderful experience.

However, you just choose your destination. Keep in mind that almost every region has cheap travel options, from which you travel to more expensive travel areas. Also, just because you go to a national park doesn’t mean you have to “roughly” do it. There are plenty of options for day hikes, mountaineering, fishing, water sports, etc., but if it’s not your style, you don’t have to sit by the campfire and enjoy the outdoors.

After making an initial investment in camping equipment, camping is generally considered the cheapest type of vacation. This can be a decent amount of money, but keep in mind that equipment usually lasts for quite some years. In general, camping in the park is cheaper than the average hotel room. If you own an RV, you can camp comfortably. Most campgrounds are in a gorgeous setting with easy access to the park’s attractions. Few parks have campgrounds. Also, when you camp, you usually cook your own food, which also saves you money. And no, you don’t have to eat hot dogs all week unless you like it!

If you currently live in the Midwest, depending on where you live, there are many park options within 12 hours’ drive. Of course, you can choose to fly anytime, anywhere, but some parks are a bit far from the nearest airport. By driving, you get everything you need for a comfortable stay.

My favorite in the Midwest is Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is one of the best all-round parks for families. It belongs to Tennessee and North Carolina. Ramp on the Appalachian Trail, camp in developed campsites and wilderness, and stay anywhere from luxury suites to nearby Pigeon Forge and the nice, inexpensive hotels in Gatlinburg, TN. And speaking of Pigeon Forge, there’s Dollywood and the myriad of attractions it offers in the area. On the North Carolina side there is the city of Cherokee with more campsites, some Indian souvenirs and museums, torrent rafting and fly fishing (the last two are actually served in both states). ). The mountains are absolutely beautiful and are great for great photography. For more information, please visit the Great Smoky Mountains web page.

Another great option is Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and State Parks. You can also enjoy camping and watching wildlife, especially bird watching. The unique coastline allows you to walk on the beach or swim in Lake Michigan. There are also places to ride your own horse. For those who enjoy sightseeing and history, you can see the houses of the five World Expositions of 1933 or attend a rally at Calmic in early May. Fur traders and voyagers from the Woodland Indians in the east and Great Lakes in the west recreate life along Calumet. River of 1730-1830.

If you enjoy boating, there are several locations in the Midwest, but the two north are Voyageurs National Park and Isle Royale National Park. Voyageurs are in Minnesota and Isle Royale is on Lake Superior on the north coast of Michigan. Both offer great nature adventures as well as opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, motorboating and fishing. The voyage is considered a water park. So you have to ride a boat to the actual park, but a short distance. There is a place to camp and a lodge to stay, which will help you to equip. You can boat along the waterways and find great fishing spots. Isle Royale is a long boat or short “paddle jumper” flight. Wilderness camps only, but there are also lodges for those who enjoy day hikes and comfort only. There are kayaks, fishing, backpacking, wildlife, and the longest-running research program to study wolves and elks, scuba diving, and shipwrecks. Observing is a truly unique ecosystem.

There’s more to offer in national parks in the western United States. The most famous is Yellowstone, one of the few 48 states where you can see Old Faithful and many other geothermal wonders and get up close and personal with grizzly bears. Be careful as you see the bison roaming very close. It is on the border of Wyoming and Montana. There are many ranches and lodges and you can camp in the park. Great fly fishing, kayaking, mountaineering and backpacking. Another important point is the Grand Canyon National Park. It is located on the border of Arizona, Arizona and Nevada, but is also close to the border of Southern Utah. It is part of a large staircase of sedimentary rock layers that runs south from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park (both Utah) and ends in the Grand Canyon. There are camping, backpacking, day hikes, torrent rafting and lots of photo opportunities.

Other great parks in the west (although all are great places to visit) include Yosemite, Channel Islands, Redwoods, Arches, Olympics, Grand Teton, Canyonlands, Rocky Mountains, Black Canyon of Gunnison, Mesa Verde, There is a crater lake. , Mountain Rainier, Sequoia. All of these have a great range of activities that suit the needs and desires of vacationers. For more information on these amazing parks, please visit the individual park pages.

The eastern United States also offers great options for vacations. Acadia National Park in Maine offers some of the best north seaside views and cliff climbing that no other park has. There are also beautiful gardens for fishing, island exploration, hiking and overlooking. Further east is Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The Appalachian Trail runs 101 miles through the park, offering plenty of hiking and backpacking options. Camping, fishing, bird watching and horse riding are also available.

Florida has three national parks and one reserve, the most famous of which is the Everglades. The Everglades goes far beyond what you see on TV. Wildlife is amazing and you can easily get great animal and bird shots. There is also a wilderness camp (watch out for crocodiles!) where you can see canoeing, fishing, airboating, hiking, and not only rare but beautiful plants. The Big Cypress National Preserve is very close to the Everglades and is very similar, but also offers endangered wildlife such as cypress stands, mangrove forests and peregrine falcons and Florida panthers. Activities include fishing, cycling, canoeing, hiking and hunting. Biscayne National Park is at the eastern tip of southern Florida. As the third longest coral reef in the world, a national park famous for spring vacation crowds with opportunities for snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, family vacations and outdoor adventures. Will be on vacation. Dry Tortugas National Park is a unique park that preserves the unfinished Fort Jefferson and the nesting terns and sea turtles that were built during the Civil War. Enjoy Key West snorkeling, saltwater fishing, swimming, lighthouses, ship wreck, hiking, beach camping, boating, scuba diving, bird watching and underwater photography of the best coral reefs and marine life areas in the south. .. Florida.

Again, this is just an overview of some of the impressive parks found in the National Park System. We encourage you to dig into our site http://www.Adventure-Crew.com and read the park pages for the areas you want to visit to find the perfect place to enjoy a great vacation. Memories and remarkable photos. There’s been a lot of research already done, so dive in! In national parks, your choices are truly endless.

Corey Marks

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For Those Who Know Little About Turner Field: History and Fun Facts

Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia, is the home field of the baseball team Atlanta Braves, an excellent team at different levels of the game. The stadium appeared in 1996 as part of the development done for the Olympics of the year. College Baseball is also part of the event that takes place today, and its regular refurbishment has allowed it to catch up with America’s most advanced baseball field. Major League Baseball finds the perfect home in Turner Field, providing fans and players with the Mecca Standard Arena.

Ted Turner is a person named after this stadium. The gentleman’s heritage extends beyond a good media business to the point of placing him in the position of a big man. Major League baseball player Hank Aaron was fighting over lending his name to the stadium, but that didn’t happen. Hank Aaron’s choice was published in the local media, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, before the 1996 opening ceremony.

While the match is a great entertainment option for visitors to the stadium, an afternoon at the Museum and Turner Field creates a healthy enjoyment at the Atlanta Braves Home Stadium. The stadium is actually on Hank Aaron Street and may be the reason Turner is in doubt. Turner Field is the perfect place for a collection of signs. You can send a souvenir for the Celebrity Ball player to sign on.

As a courtesy, the authorities have asked to limit two items per deposit. The museum is home to many Atlanta Braves fans and 500 artifacts related to its rich history and achievements. The stadium was also registered in the register with one of the largest high definition video boards installed in 2005. This cost was well over $10 million.

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Scenic Lake Minnetonka-Make Memories on a Twin City Cruise

Lake Minnetonka occupies over 14,000 acres of Minnesota and is a scenic tourist destination for many travelers seeking a peaceful environment for their holidays. The name of the lake comes from the fact that the first residents of the area called the waters Minnetonka or Big Water. In 1852, Alexander Ramsey officially registered the name of Lake Minnetonka, and the following year, the first hotel was built on its coast. Steamboats exploring the lake became popular among tourists in the 1880s, allowing visitors to the region to experience the rich wildlife and beautiful scenery of this picturesque region. .. Today Twin Cities Cruises continues this tradition and offers pleasure cruises on Lake Minnetonka. Choose from traditional paddle boat excursions and three special luxury yacht options.

Paradise Destiny II

The Twin Cities Cruises Paradise Destiny II can carry up to 100 passengers and offers a luxurious way to enjoy views of Lake Minnetonka in style. Paradise Destiny II can be used for weddings and receptions. Both decks have floor-to-ceiling windows and offer a great view to passengers. Formal meals are available at an additional charge. The dance floor and buffet area are perfect for a special outing.

Paradise Princess II

Paradise Princess II offers a small venue for weddings, receptions and sightseeing tours for intimate tours of the lake. A small dance floor and buffet are available on board. Enjoy complimentary snacks during the Lake Minnetonka tour. The Paradise Princess II can carry 60 guests with luxurious comfort.

Paradise grand

With plenty of space for up to 60 passengers, Paradise Grand is a great way to see the beautiful natural landscape of Lake Minnetonka. Like all yachts in the Twin Cities Cruises line, the Paradise Grand has a temperature-controlled salon and a well-stocked bar for weddings.

Weddings on these yachts are limited to 40 guests. Beautifully landscaped areas are also on the shore for a large wedding. Full bar service is provided on each yacht tour and an LCD TV with DVD and VCR player is available on board. All three yachts are charterable. Prices are available from Twin City Cruises on request.

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Have you always dreamed of being a sports caster? Here is your dream work life day

Almost every day, ask the following questions:

“How about becoming a sports anchor and reporter?” It’s fun but difficult.

“How did you get into this business?” Long story.

“Did you always want to do this?” Yes. more than this.

But more and more, individuals who want to enter the world of sports media think that they are spending days cheering on the game, swallowing champagne with the owner, hitting the chest of the athlete. No thank you.

For example, take a look at Easter Sunday 2013. Photographer Bill Ellis and I left San Antonio at 10:30 am. The Rangers have just finished their spring training schedule in a two-game series with Padres. What is your final destination? Houston for the season opener between the Rangers and Astros on Sunday night.

This is a typical “day of life” that includes everything from a stale hot dog to a drunken Astros fan Bam rushing for a live shot.

7:30 am: wake up.

8 am: Head to the hotel lobby and head to Face Time with your daughter and husband.

8:15 am: 45 minutes training. I’m always fighting 10 pounds added by the camera.

9 am: Blog about breakfast and things to do in Houston.

10 am: Return to the room and pack.

10:30 am: Departure for Houston

1:30 pm: Arrived at Hilton America. Change clothes immediately with big hair and TV anchor makeup.

2:45 pm: Depart for Minute Maid Park. It’s about 8/10 miles from the hotel, so we walk.

3 pmArrive in the park, get credentials, go through security and get lost in the intestines of the facility trying to find the Rangers Clubhouse. Talk to your station producer about night plans.

15:30: The Rangers Clubhouse opens. Interviews with David Murphy, Lance Berkman, Mitchmoreland, and Ian Kinsler. Adrian Beltre and AJ Pierzynski declined us for an interview.

16:30: Interview with Ron Washington in a flock of reporters at the Rangers Dugout. After the wash, start shooting video and gathering interviews for fans of the opening day. The day will be aired with a CBS11 score.

5:15 pm: Fight upstairs to the press box and see if there is room for seats where you can watch the game and equipment for the building to start editing the story. Since it is the maximum capacity, there is no space. The reporter sits at a spare table in the dining room and corridor. Bill and I go downstairs and find a working space.

5:30 pm: From the Rangers Clubhouse, set up a shop in the Astros press conference room on the other side of the park, about a 4 minute walk. I start recording sound and video to write my story.

6:00 pm: I have finished writing the story. It’s time to turn your voice into voice. There is no ideal soundproof area for recording audio, so I use the background of the Astros press conference to mute. The cameraman left the room in the middle of a chase session from a station in Houston, so I’ll start over. repetition. It takes 3-4 attempts to record the audio. It’s almost frozen in the press room. Bill and I are trembling. There is no mobile phone service in this room. We have to leave the room and walk to the lobby area for texting and phone calls. Fortunately, the building’s Wi-Fi signal works in this room.

6:20 pm: Both of us are hungry. I go back to the press room and grab something to eat. Bill is hungry, but he wants to edit this story. He asks me for a pretzel.

6:30 pm: Buy a media dinner for $10. I broke my fork to cut the meat provided. I take all about 3 bites: iceberg lettuce, hard meat, oily potatoes. I will eat popcorn. It’s getting old. Frozen yogurt is not bad. I leave to get Bill’s pretzel. All shops are full. This particular stand ran out of them by the time I waited 22 minutes and reached his counter in the pretzel. I send Bill a text and try to see if he wants something else. He doesn’t receive the text because the cell signal is bad. I returned to the press box and grabbed one of the three hot dogs left on the roaster. Seems to be sitting there for 4 hours.

7:45 pm: Finally, return to our base in the intestines of Minute Maid Park. Bill gets a cold hot dog. I finally got the opportunity to watch the game on TV in the press conference room. I’m not really looking at a single pitch. Astros radio broadcasts are piped through television. Listen to Eric Nadel and Matt Hicks using the MLB at Bat app. When I rush out of a hotel room, I leave the iPad charger in the room. I can’t hear continuously because I need to save battery to use my iPad late at night.

9:55afternoon: Top 9 times. Walk to the Rangers Clubhouse and prepare for a post-match interview

10:05 pm: It seems that it takes longer than usual to enter the clubhouse after the Rangers 8-2 are defeated. Enter the wash office. Rangers spokesman John Blake says television reporters will be asking questions first, followed by print media, but all media stuff stuffs Wash’s small office. Ask two questions and leave.

10:30 pm: Interviews Matt Harrison, Derek Law, AJ Piazinsky. One-on-one interviews with Nelson Cruz, Elvis Andrus, and David Murphy. Bill should point out that it’s slowing down and should be left in place for the live shot.

10:50 pm: You’ll arrive at a live shooting location outside Minute Maid Park. You need to provide feedback on the interviews you have collected. We work with Houston’s “sister station” KTRK. Their technology is not compatible with ours, so we will have to feed our material again using our “backup” device we brought from Dallas. The video quality is not very good.

11 pm: Fix hair and make-up for live shots. I start collecting my thoughts to determine how to introduce the post-game sounds and stories that I filmed earlier in the day. A lovely young woman from Dallas begins to ask how she can enter the sports broadcasting business. I will chat with her for about 10 minutes. It took only 5 minutes to prepare what I had to say before I was on TV

11:15 pm: Live shot location. An overshooting fan shouts, “Return to Arlington!” His wife pulls him apart. Bill is still supplying material to our station. The KTRK photographer is taking my live shot. In the corner behind us is a monster truck, sitting in his corner. When I started introducing the post-game interview, I realized that the KTRK photographer wasn’t shaking his head. Feel the air brush over your right shoulder. From the corner of my left eye I can see the building rushing towards me. He pushes drunk Astros fans out of the way. Bill says this guy was charging us. I turn around and see briefly what’s going on. I think I came across an intro.

23:19: The live shot is over. Bill can’t believe the man came out of nowhere. My heart is still pounding because it surprised me so much. I will disassemble the equipment and return to Hilton.

11:45 pm: Arrived at the hotel. We are hungry again. The remaining Easter basket from the hotel egg hunt remains with a miniature candy in a peanut butter cup from Reese. Pick up 6 of them and go to the room for a “second dinner”. Bill says he later ordered me room service. Finally arrived at 12:45 am. Chicken sandwich and carrot cake is $ 42.50.

Monday morning:

8 am: Depart for Dallas and write this post in your return car.

Noon: Get home When I try to hug my daughter, I run away. I think she forgot me despite FaceTime.

We are not always traveling, but we are traveling a significant amount. In fact, our days are a little tight when we’re at home. Long days with unexpected surprises and some speed bumps are commonplace. Is this an easy job? No, is it fun? Without a doubt. There’s no other way… except for the unhugged part from Jordan.

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