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Marriott Platinum Challenge Continues: on to Daytona Beach Shores!
Marriott Platinum Challenge Continues: on to Daytona Beach Shores!

Marriott Platinum Challenge Continues: on to Daytona Beach Shores!

After arriving home from our last trip to Virginia, we have now completed 8 days out of 15 (to be completed in 90 days) for our Marriott Hotel Platinum Challenge status match. While I have lifetime Hilton, and Globalist at…

Five Days in Williamsburg
Five Days in Williamsburg

Five Days in Williamsburg

Our Marriott Platinum challenge continues with our next stop: Williamsburg, Virginia. Like our previous VA Beach stay, we slightly modified this hotel stay on arrival as well, staying 2 nights in this Marriott, and 3 nights in another Marriott property…

A couple days in VA Beach
A couple days in VA Beach

A couple days in VA Beach

After our overnight stay at the Richmond Westin, Steve (DOS) and I headed to Virginia Beach for our next hotel stay in our Marriott Platinum challenge. We had originally booked four nights at the Marriott Courtyard oceanfront at 37th avenue…

Summer in Roanoke – August 2020
Summer in Roanoke  – August 2020

Summer in Roanoke – August 2020

This year in 2020 has been like no other we’ve ever experienced, thanks to the COVID-19 which is plaguing the world. Like everyone else we are dealing with it the best we can. Fortunately I retired last December and no…

July Road Trip to Roanoke!
July Road Trip to Roanoke!

July Road Trip to Roanoke!

It’s now July 17th and Steve DOS and I have been to my hometown of Roanoke for a week now. This is the first trip we’ve taken since March, when we were last here and flew home in the midst…

"Pain in the neck" January update!
"Pain in the neck" January update!

"Pain in the neck" January update!

I haven’t written since New Year’s due to my neck injury, but suffice it to say I’ve been taking it one day at a time while my neck slowly heals. It’s now Sunday evening January 26th, (Happy Australia Day to…

Christmas and post-Retirement Blues in the Hospital.
Christmas and post-Retirement Blues in the Hospital.

Christmas and post-Retirement Blues in the Hospital.

This week Steve (DOS) and myself, Steve (UNO) flew up to my hometown of Roanoke, Virginia the Christmas holidays. Unfortunately for me, I also ended up spending most of the Christmas visit in the hospital due to a freak pre-Christmas…

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…