Category Archives: 50th Birthday – Road Trip

July 7, 2002 – Reflections on the Journey Home

July 7, 2002 A Sunday drive.  Mine happened to be west along I-90 from Albany, New York across the entire state to Buffalo.  The highway loops around Buffalo and runs southwest along Lake Erie, then past Erie, Pennsylvania and toward the Ohio state border.  … Continue reading

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July 4, 2002 – 50th Birthday Celebration – Philadelphia

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July 4, 2002 “It’s my birthday! It’s my birthday! It’s my birthday!” Seems everyone I met and spoke to on July 4th heard my happy birthday announcement.  I also told a few people about my dream to travel to Philadelphia … Continue reading

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July 1, 2002 — The Open Road toward History

July 1, 2002 The plans have been arranged.  My suitcase is packed for a one week road trip across Pennsylvania to Philadelphia.  I’ll celebrate my fiftieth birthday on July 4th in Philadelphia.  Then travel along the Hudson River toward Albany, … Continue reading

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Turning Points in American History

June, 2002 Does anybody plan a vacation like an outline for a book?  How much research can one person do online before the articles printed from websites need their own folders?  I suppose this is where my logical, analytical accounting … Continue reading

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Big deal–everyone takes a vacation–right?

June, 2002 What seemed to be a major turning point in my life back then makes me laugh now.  Like gazing at old photographs or home movies, changes are obvious on the outside.  People grow older with time.  Babies and … Continue reading

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It’s not just a Road Trip-it’s an odyssey

May, 2002 About a month after I debated whether of not to take a vacation the first week of July, life started to pile on the pressure. The child support checks arrived late and one got skipped, so that was … Continue reading

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Spring, 2002 – Road Trip Decision

April, 2002. According to my journal, I realized a profound and epiphany moment in my life.  God’s gift to me was writing and to pursue that goal as my first priority was my purpose in life.  I began to compose … Continue reading

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