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Philadelphia - NYC Trip: Mar 2000

Philadelphia - New York City: March 2000
We visited Independence Hall area then drove to NYC. Chinatown, Empire State Bldg and World Trade Center

Boston-Springfield: May 2000

Boston - Springfield: May 2000
Salem, Marblehead, Harvard Old North Church, Lexington,
Seattle: Seuss and Cemeteries, Newport, Plymouth Rock

Seattle - Vancouver Trip: Sept 2000

Seattle-Vancouver Trip: Sept 2000
We visited Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, the Oregon Coast, Victoria and Vancouver.

Chicago Trip: Dec 2000

Chicago Trip: Dec 2000
Christmastime in downtown Chicago is for shopping, seeing museums and theatre, and freezing cold sleet

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Month

Month

Days

Place

Who

March

1

Dave lives through a "Bomb Scare"

Dave

March

7

Family Vacation: Philadelphia - New York

 

May

10

Family Vacation: Boston / Springfield

Sept

20

Family Vacation: Seattle - SF - Vancouver

 

Oct

4

Orlando - Universal Studios / Shuttle Launch

 

Dec

2

Diane Visited Us in Florida

 

Dec

11

Family Vacation: Chicago at Christmas

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March 2000

Dave Lives through a "Bomb Scare"

Dave

Dave's first day at his client was for "prep", informal meetings and information gathering. During a roundtable, the company president poked his head in, mentioned ("Not to worry") but a Bomb Threat had been phoned in. "It is a disgruntled ex-employee, and we practically know who it is", etc etc. "Not to worry", "Nothing to Worry about". Then the but...

They were asked to take a 'long lunch' (2 hrs) and then to return while the police sniffed for the bomb. Around 6pm, as everybody was abuzz that no 'sniffer dogs' had appeared over lunch, this policeman and his canine helper passed through and Dave had the presence of mind to grab his camera and shoot these (no flash). Now he has proof that crazy things happen to him on the road all the time. The next morning, everybody had a good laugh that we had all been on the job for the whole afternoon before the canine sniffers did their job.

Oct 2000

Orlando: Universal / Shuttle Launch

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Dave had a week in Orlando scheduled and Universal studios was having a "Florida Residents" promotion. On top of that, a shuttle launch was scheduled. We headed to the cape on Tuesday, only to have it delayed until Wednesday. We had seen launches in the distance from Tampa, Miami and Orlando, but the experiece from the cape was as spectacular was everybody says. First the vision of the totally silent flame and lift-off, then a few seconds later the delayed sound arriving with the ability to actually "feel" the thrust, then the slow turn and arcing off until the small point of light dissappears and  all that is left is a trail of white smoke. It is hard to imagine how the launch of the giant Apollo Saturn V moon rockets might have felt at that close range. Our  liftoff expereince was even more intersting, as it occured very near sunset, so the setting sunlight changed colors and danced across the clouds and vapor trail until dusk became night. A very interesting experience.

Shuttle during initial ignition and take off
Space shuttle as it heads into orbit

Dec 2000

Diane Visted Us in Florida

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