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Old 10-27-2018, 10:38 PM   #1
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Hello Friends and Fellow Passporters—

It’s been awhile—too long and I’ve missed you. I think probably about two years, if I go back to posts. Things with me just got out-of-hand. And though my hubby and continued making our journeys to the land and world and sea, in between got crazy. In the last year, I retired to help take care of mom and dad. Hubby retired as it got to be too much “hoopla” and his parents needed more TLC than I alone could give. I think our vacations became respites from “drama”.

Mama passed away in April—at a glorious age of 88–and the last 6 months with Dad has been a wild adventure, but he is finally healthy and as happy as he can be, Hubby folks are settled into their new lifestyle and we are finally seeing what life might be life when we can breathe—at least for today.

So, now I can start getting back to what I used to do and enjoy. Daughter and I are headed out to DLR in about three weeks. We used to travel together once a year to the mouse before all the drama—now we are going once more as an omage to Mama (as she traveled with us). The plans are made and we are getting to the packing phase. Life is good and it does go on—
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Old 10-28-2018, 03:58 AM   #2
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Old 10-28-2018, 07:23 AM   #3
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welcome back. Hope you have a great trip!
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Old 10-28-2018, 02:29 PM   #4
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Welcome back! I hope you and your daughter have a wonderful trip full of new adventures and wonderful memories of your Mama.
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Life may be good but becomes lots better when you’re going to Disney.

I, too, wish you both a magical trip filled with happy memories and new fun.
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back! Life can get complicated. Congrats on the DLR trip!
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Welcome Back! I hope you have an excellent adventure and a magical trip!
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