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February 2018 - Here we go again. Tom, Joel and Elaine are off to Morocco

The Road to Morocco



August - 2018

I drove to Oregon for family reunions and to watch the total solar eclipse! To see some eclipse photos click here. For pictures from the Eyman Reunion click here.



June/July 2017 - Roots:  Search for Daniels Ancestors in Great Britain

Click here to read about my trip with Terry and Joel and Elaine



April/May 2017 - 7th Annual Broadway Trip

Click here to read about my trip with Greg to NYC



March/April 2017 - Hawaii and Tahiti

Click here for my trip to the South Pacific



November 2016 - Palm Springs and Oceanside

Rick and Levonne invited Joel, Elaine and me to join them for a week in Oceanside. We drove down a couple of days early to stay in the Palm Springs area and visit Terry. You can see our trip report here.


July/August 2016 - Beach House and Family Reunions

Terry arrived on Sunday July 31 and the next day we drove to the beach house. Read about this and subsequent family reunions.



July 2016 - Rogue River White Water Rafting Trip

On July 18 I flew to Oregon to join nine family members and friends for a white water rafting trip down the Rogue River. Click here to read and see it.



April 2016 - Another Broadway Show Trip

Greg, Ken and I returned to NYC to see a set of Broadway shows.  Click here to read about it and see photos.



March 2016 - Kitchen Remodel Complete

I signed a contract to have my kitchen remodeled to Steve's design at the end of 2015 and work began in the middle of December.  You can read about it and see photos HERE.



February 2016 - The Heart of India

Joel, Elaine and I are off on another adventure ... this time to India. Please click here to see details.



September 7, 2015 - Roberta Daniels: 1913 - 2015

Mother's long life ended on Labor Day with her whole family at her side. Click here for her obituary.



August 16-27, 2015 - Road Trip to Southwest US!

Ken and I flew to Palm Springs. After an overnight stay there we set out in Greg's new Acura motor car to drive to Arizona and New Mexico. We stayed a week in Santa Fe. Click here to read details of the trip and see photos.



June 16-30, 2015 - Let's fly to Boston!

Keep up with the Daniels and I join Joel and Elaine for a trip to Boston and the New England states.



April 24-28 2015 - Quick trip to Oregon!

After one day at home (from NYC) I flew to Oregon to attend some reunions and other things.  Click here to read about and see photos from this trip.



April 14-22, 2015 - Return to Broadway!

Ken, Greg and I went back to New York City to see a batch of new plays. This time of the year is just before the Tony nominations are announced so there are new shows aplenty. Click here to read about this trip.



December 14, 2014 - Cousin Roger dies unexpectedly

Click here to read more about Roger and see a few photos from the memorial and from over the years.



Winter 2014 - Santa Paula Wedding

I flew to Los Angeles on December 20th and met up with John and Jill and their family to drive northward to attend their oldest grandson's wedding.  Click here to see some photos of that event.



Fall 2014 - Western Australia (Spring!)

Click here to follow me as I explore Perth and the coastline 1,300 miles north (to Broome). Brother Joel and Elaine, cousin Levonne and Rick and I drive from Broome to Perth.



Spring-Summer 2014 - Bathroom project at the Oregon beach house

Click here to see more information about my trips to Oregon this year.  We are remodelling and adding a half bathroom to the beach house and I'll be attending family reunions while I'm in the area.  In August, Terry and I flew up for the Yoder and Daniels reunions.  Then back to the beach house.



April 2014 - Tom, Greg and Ken went to Broadway to see shows!

Click here to see details and photos of this glam trip.


October/November 2013 - Tom is off to ASIA

Tom is off to Asia again ... with TomO and Ron. Click here to see photos and details of their trip!



September 14, 2013 - Roberta's big birthday

Roberta celebrated her centenary year on Saturday, September 24, 2013 Here are photos and details of this wonderful event.

April 2013 - in New York City

Greg joined me for a week trip to NYC ro see as many shows as we could fit in Here are some more details of this trip.

Mar 2013 - Kialua-Kona, Hawaii

Joel and Elaine invited me to to join them and their family for a week in Hawaii.  I arrived a week early, Joel and Elaine came 2 days later and the rest a week later.  Click here to see what we were up to!

Jan 2013 - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

David and Renato invited me to spend a week with them in Puerto Vallarta, MX.  Click here to read more about it and see some of the pictures we took

Oct 2012 - Joel, Elaine and I are off again:  the Yoder Convention in Hickory, NC.

After flying to Charlotte, North Carolina, we drove east to the Outer Banks then south along the coast of the US into South Carolina and Georgia.  Read more about this trip here.

Sept 14, 2012 - Roberta turns 99!

Terry and I flew up to Oregon for this celebrations.  See some photos taken at that time.  Here are some more photos taken on that trip.

Joel, Elaine and I went on a safari

Our itinerary includes South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana.  Click here to read and see our adventures along the way


On September 8, brother Terry and I flew to Oregon to celebrate our Mother's 98th birthday.

Click here to see pictures taken during this week's celebration.

August 2011:  I drove to Oregon for a visit

Click here to read about some of the things I did.

June 2011:  My brother Joel and his wife Elaine take their family on a cruise to Alaska.

Click here to read Joel's travel report.

May 2011:  Randy arrives to nurse me through my cataract surgeries.  Plus a visit from brother Richard, niece Beth and grandniece Hadley.  Bob came up for the Memorial Day Weekend.

In May, Randy drove up from Redlands to stay with me for the month.  Later on, my brother Richard and family members flew down from Portland.  We had a busy and fun weekend. Bob flew up to celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend with us.

Click here to see photos from these visits.

March/April 2011:  2 Weeks in on the East Coast

On March 25, Jon and I flew to JFK.  Charles met us at the airport.  We travelled to attend the memorial services for Charles and Henry's mother Jean who passed away in January.    Stafford arrived about a week later to get his NYC fix.

Click here to read more about this trip.

February/March 2011:  3 Weeks in Oregon

I drove up to Oregon for Kate and Jamie's wedding (see next subject, below).  While there, I spent a week at Road's end.  Click here to see pictures of my trip.

February 20, 2011:  Kate and Jamie get married!

On February 15, 2011, I drove to Oregon.  The main purpose was to attend my niece Kate's wedding, at Mt. Hood on Sunday, February 20, 2011.  Click here to see photos and some videos of the celebration.

Europe:  September/October 2010

On September 9, 2010, I began a trip to Europe, starting in London.  Click here to read about it.

San Benito, TX:  August, 2010

I flew to Harlingen, TX (via Houston) on August 12, 2010, to spend a little time with cousin Roger.

Read more details and see photos of this Texas Trip by clicking here.

Redlands:  July, 2010

I drove to Redlands, CA on July 1st to spend the holiday with friends Randy and Bob. Here you will also find photos of Roger and Sandra in San Benito/Harlington, Texas.

Read more details and see photos of July happenings by clicking here.

Celia Anne Kersens!

Click here to see pictures of my new little grand-niece, born to Beth and Ben Kersens, May 12, 2010.

Boston:  May, 2010

On Tuesday, May 4, 2010, I flew to Boston.  Click here to see pictures and details of this great trip.

Oregon:  January 1, 2010. 

I flew to Oregon to spend 2 weeks with my family. Click here to see some of the things we did.



Asia:  October and November 2009

On October 1, 2009, I began a 7 week trip to the Far East.  Click here to see details.  (My brother Joel, his wife Elaine and other friends and relatives were also in Asia.  You can click here to read details of their trip to China.

Boston - NYC - Washington D.C.

At the end of May, I flew back East with Joel and Elaine to tour some big cities back there ... via plane, train and car.  Click here to see details.

Roberta's 95th birthday!

Click here to see photos taken at Roberta's 95th birthday which took place at Smyrna UCC, Yoder, Oregon on September 14, 2008.

Australia and New Zealand

In February and March, 2008, I join a group of family and friends on a trip to Australia and New Zealand.  You can read about what we saw and see photos by clicking here.  (This page loads slowly because there are a lot of thumbnails.)



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