This has been a year for many shared “Escapes”.
|Joanna and Ron|
That same trip took me to the mecca of shopping malls, The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. It lives up its repetition of being the biggest and most interesting mall in America - 4.2 million square feet to cover, more than 500 stores, a theme park, an aquarium, a movie theater, a wedding chapel and lots more. Ellie, thank you for an interesting lunch in the Twin Cities.
|Art Show Dinner|
MJ helped me arrange the events for the museum opening and was a great help. Gloria, Bett, Vicky, Nancy, Gus, Wayne and others, thank you for being such a good friends, attending and supporting me.
There is much more to that story, but is is suffice to say that Ray help normalize my life after my mother's extended illness and death. We were kids together and did kid's things. I am forever grateful to you.
There was a lull in travel until a trip to San Antonia Texas in July. I stayed in the River Walk area and explored The Alamo. San Antonia had some of the best Tex-Mex food in the world. That week was hot, crowded, and exciting. Cool, casual dress was the order of the day and night.
|My Eclipse Photo|
Rhonda’s last trip was to Portland Oregon and I stayed over the weekend, traveled around and enjoyed the city. Thank you, Marcia, for two evenings out and sharing your transition progress. You were a wonderful host and so good to see you again. Happy escapes as you negotiate your new future.
|Scott with me at the MB Club Lunch|
|Harvey At the Piano|
Thanks to all of my friends. As I look back on '17, I remember a wonderful fun filled year. Now, looking forward - I hope to have many more fun ESCAPES in '18. Stay tuned and be included.
“Never let the hours escape you without enjoying the moments. Escape when you can and while you can.”