A former high school classmate and cherished old friend when reconnecting with Roger through Facebook quoted the old saying: "When God closes a door, he opens a window." The years have seen a number of life changes for us that make that adage ring true. After being blessed with good fortune, a wonderful son and great experiences, we decided to look out that window and prepare for more of what this wonderful life has to offer. We hope through our blog to share our journey from this point forward with family, with friends and with many others. Hopefully we'll make some new friends along the way. We hope you find our tales of some interest, even amusement and perhaps an inspiration for you to treat each and every day as an opportunity and an adventure to share with those who are an important part of your life.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Past Travel Has Helped to Prepare Us For Our Next Adventure:

Suzanne & Roger 
We’re often asked about our many travels.  It seems some current as well as future friends are curious about the number of places we’ve lived and have traveled to.   It’s flattering to be asked to relate all those adventures but it would probably take too long and we would never get back to our upcoming relocation, the true subject of this blog.

However, to let those who are curious get to know a little more about us and where we've been, this blog will share assorted photos from some of our previous explorations. This will enable us to relate the story of some of our many wanderings in a somewhat briefer fashion.  Since our previous few blogs have focused on Suzanne, these photos will feature poses Roger has been caught in during these travels. Warning: some of these are dated and despite the presence of some dark hair strands and unfamiliarity to some, they are, indeed, actual un-photo-shopped photos of Roger.

Here are Roger's landmark poses:

Feeding a friend in Oak Creek Canyon near Sedona, Az.

Getting ready to fly over the Grand Canyon in Arizona

On a family vacation to Key West, Florida
At the helm of the Queen Mary,
now permanently berthed in California.
Setting sail from Vancouver Harbor
in British Columbia, Canada

With Suzanne in Kauai, Hawaii
Roger's  favorite chef in Bernal, Mexico

Sitting in ruin (literally) during a tour
on Delos Island, Greece
At Huntington Gardens in
Los Angeles County, California

Outside a restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey

On a castle wall overlooking the harbor in Bodrum, Turkey

Shooting a photo of son Stephen as we climbed
up the Montreal overlook.

With Suzanne and stepmother Mary
on Sannibel Island, Florida

on Coronado Island Island, San Diego, California

On the porch at the Hemmingway house,
Key West, Florida

Taking a break on the Alcatraz prison tour.
Lunchtime in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Roger by a famous statue near
city hall in Florence, Italy

In San Francisco

After whale watching off the coast of
Mazatlan, Mexico.

These are a few of the wonderful places we've been fortunate enough to be able to visit and enjoy.  We feel blessed to have had the opportunity to share these experiences with each other.  It is because of learning from them that we look forward to the days ahead,  "juntos en el camino de la vida".

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