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Thanksgiving in Roanoke 2019
Thanksgiving in Roanoke 2019

Thanksgiving in Roanoke 2019

I spent Thanksgiving in Roanoke last week visiting with my parents, brother Andy and his partner Art. Steve (DOS) stayed home to be with his Dad in Sarasota which he normally does for Thanksgiving. DOS’s Dad just turned 99 years…

Wedding Weekend in Roanoke!
Wedding Weekend in Roanoke!

Wedding Weekend in Roanoke!

My brother Andy and his partner of 26 years, Art were legally married in Virginia this past weekend in a beautiful wedding in the Episcopal Church, attended by over 200 people. In the next couple posts, I’m going to detail…

Father’s Day Week in Roanoke
Father’s Day Week in Roanoke

Father’s Day Week in Roanoke

Steve (DOS) and I spent Father’s Day weekend/week in Roanoke, Virginia, and as always enjoyed being back home in Virginia where I grew up.  It’s always feels like I’m being welcomed home when I see the Blue Ridge Mountains,  and…

Mother’s Day in Roanoke
Mother’s Day in Roanoke

Mother’s Day in Roanoke

Steve (DOS) and I celebrated Mother’s Day with my parents in my hometown of Roanoke, VA this past weekend.  Mom and Dad have recently moved to assisted living in Bedford, which about 45 minutes from Roanoke, but we made drove…

Easter in Roanoke Virginia – He is Risen Indeed!
Easter in Roanoke Virginia – He is Risen Indeed!

Easter in Roanoke Virginia – He is Risen Indeed!

Steve (DOS) and I went to Roanoke for Easter Week to visit my family.  I was glad to see American Airlines (American Eagle) is flying jets once again into Roanoke.  I took this Embraer 170 which was a regional jet,…

Merry Christmas from Roanoke!
Merry Christmas from Roanoke!

Merry Christmas from Roanoke!

It’s December 26th as I write this, and am finally relaxing for a bit after the busy December festivities, culminating in Christmas Day yesterday.  Steve (DOS) and myself have been here for the last couple weeks, and have been busy…

Pre-Christmas Weekend at Jekyll Island 2017
Pre-Christmas Weekend at Jekyll Island 2017

Pre-Christmas Weekend at Jekyll Island 2017

This past weekend we had yet another wonderful stay at Jekyll Island. In what has become an annual tradition for the last few years, we stay for a 3 night weekend during the month of December, and get an early…

Weekend in Roanoke visiting Family
Weekend in Roanoke visiting Family

Weekend in Roanoke visiting Family

On Friday afternoon I finished up my work-week in Chicago, and flew nonstop to Roanoke on a United Express jet.  It was a nice flight, and quick too at just under two hours.  So quick in fact we arrived 25…

A day tour of São Paulo city with Doris
A day tour of São Paulo city with Doris

A day tour of São Paulo city with Doris

We woke up on Sunday in our Grand Hyatt hotel room refreshed after gaining an extra hour sleep due to the Brazilian Daylight (Standard) time change.     We then went upstairs to the Grand Club (Concierge Lounge) on the…