May172014
My favorite childhood vacation - a family trip to Washington D.C.

My favorite childhood vacation - a family trip to Washington D.C.

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Living and Traveling

My previous posts cover where I’ve lived. Since returning to Tampa, I moved seven times. All within the city except the time I spent in Brandon. And I’ve been in South Tampa for over twenty years. 

I really didn’t expect to stay here. Life happens that way.

My next posts will be places I’ve visited. I won’t include all the states we drove through when I was growing up, either for a move or to visit family. We did stop often & visited some landmarks. But I mostly remember long car rides & motel pools.

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This place looks familiar. Returned in 1983 and I’m still here.

This place looks familiar. Returned in 1983 and I’m still here.

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After 4 years in Florida, we headed to Plattsburgh AFB, NY. I graduated from my high school & my dad retired. And then we all returned to Tampa. 

After 4 years in Florida, we headed to Plattsburgh AFB, NY. I graduated from my high school & my dad retired. And then we all returned to Tampa. 

August182013
After a year up north, my father returned and we headed to his next assignment - MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida.
I spent a lot of time at the base beach.

After a year up north, my father returned and we headed to his next assignment - MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida.

I spent a lot of time at the base beach.

August172013
When my father was assigned a remote tour to Thailand, the rest of the family relocated to my mom’s home state, Vermont.
These swans were a gift from the Queen of England to Swanton in 1961. After he retired, my grandfather was their caretaker for many years.

When my father was assigned a remote tour to Thailand, the rest of the family relocated to my mom’s home state, Vermont.

These swans were a gift from the Queen of England to Swanton in 1961. After he retired, my grandfather was their caretaker for many years.

(Source: swantonchamber.com)

August112013
My father returned to the Air Force, stationed at Langley AFB. I couldn’t find a photo that reminded me of my time in Hampton, Virginia circa 1972. So here’s a photo of Donny Osmond. I went to his concert while there. Hey, I was just a kid.

My father returned to the Air Force, stationed at Langley AFB. I couldn’t find a photo that reminded me of my time in Hampton, Virginia circa 1972. So here’s a photo of Donny Osmond. I went to his concert while there. Hey, I was just a kid.

August102013
During our civilian time, we also lived in Falmouth, Kentucky. It was a rural life with no indoor plumbing. As a little kid, living in the country was great. 

During our civilian time, we also lived in Falmouth, Kentucky. It was a rural life with no indoor plumbing. As a little kid, living in the country was great. 

August72013
When my dad left the military for a short time, we relocated to his hometown - Madison, Indiana.
I remember my 5th birthday party. It was supposed to be a surprise but I totally knew.

When my dad left the military for a short time, we relocated to his hometown - Madison, Indiana.

I remember my 5th birthday party. It was supposed to be a surprise but I totally knew.

August62013
From North Dakota, we moved to Rialto. I can’t remember the name of the military base.
We left when I was still young so the memories are few but I do remember an earthquake.

From North Dakota, we moved to Rialto. I can’t remember the name of the military base.

We left when I was still young so the memories are few but I do remember an earthquake.

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