Monday, October 22, 2012

Birthday time

It was 5 years ago today I went to Des Moines, Iowa and met Mel at the dealers to begin our journey. Since then we have covered 35,662 miles of the country and spent time 31 states. We have seen countless museums and delved into history. The amazing part of this journey is the people that we have encountered, both in person and through the blog. People we would have never met otherwise that are now considered friends. Places we would never have seen are now familiar stops. All of this and yet we have only seemed to scratch the surface. This country offers so much and as we head out for the second 5 years we can only thank all of you for being with us and say, "it sure has been great enjoying the good life."

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  1. You are welcome. :) Looking forward to the next five year of the good life. Maybe you'll get some shoes by then, Joe. :)

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    1. Missouri hillbillies don't need no stinkin' shoes.

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  2. CONGRATS!!! You must have seen a million beautiful places! Now for the serious business....GO CARDINAL'S! Tonite bring in the win so we can head to Detroit!!

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  3. Happy Birthday to you and Mel..and your right about Missouri hillbillies..

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  4. Congratulations on your 5 years of living the good life! You are an inspiration to many, and a fine example of someone who knows his baseball. AND...5 years without shoes might even be a record, who knows?

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    1. Thanks Russ, but I'll assure 5 years is nowhere close to a record in my part of the country.

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  5. Happy Birthday to Mel and you and I hope that you have many more happy years of traveling together.

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  6. Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary and here's hoping the next five are just as fun as the first five.

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  7. Happy Birthday to Mel and congratulations for the partnership you have forged.

    Here is to many more years together (I will pretend I am raising a cup)...:D

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  8. Congrats on your first five years on the road. Hopefully you finally get the hang of the good life in your next five!

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    1. I'm sure working on figuring out how this whole thing works.

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  9. Happy Birthday Mel! I wish you many more great journeys.

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    1. Thanks Jo, your company on the journey is appreciated.

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  10. I baked you and Mel a birthday cake but Russ ate it. Sorry. But wishing you all the best and many more years of living the good life.

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    1. That dern Russ, Thanks for the pleasant thoughts, anyway.

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  11. Congratulations! You are right when you write that this country has so much to offer. There is so much beauty, it is just amazing. And the people you met are wonderful. Best of luck in the next 5 years.

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    1. Thanks, so much to see and so little time to see it all.

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  12. Congratulation to Mel and you for a five year adventure that's just the beginning. It's really fun tagging along with you two and sharing all the experiences.

    I look forward to many more years of your adventures.

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    1. You know Kenny it is so nice to have you along, thanks.

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  13. I think the Cardinals rode out of town in your new car.....they are all gone....

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    1. I think they sort of ended the season with a whimper.

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