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Travel and Visitors 1997

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Month

Days

Place

Who

Feb

5

Dave's Brother Visits us in Florida (Dave Vacation)

 

Mar

2

Springfield, MA: Dave Business Trip

Dave

Mar

7

Orlando - Miami - Spring Training Baseball

 

May

1

Nasa / Kennedy Space Center (School Trip)

J & L

May

7

Lyn's Parents Visit (Dave in New Jersey)

J & L

 

June

9

Minneapolis - Mall of America

 

July

7

Detroit: Jesse to Lyn's Parents

Jesse

 

July 

4

San Jose / Monterey, CA

D & L

Aug

Cleo Comes to Stay with Us: July - October

Sept

6

Washington, DC #1

 

Oct

1

Atlanta: Stone Mountain

Dave

Oct

2

Dave to Detroit: Mom's Funeral

Dave

Nov

4

Seattle - Vancouver / USA vs Canada Soccer Match

D & J

Dec

1

We help to foil a car thief!

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Feb 1997

Dave's Brother Visits Us in Florida

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Dave's brother visited us for a week.

Following the December difficulties around his family's reunion celebration, Dave decided to invite his oldest brother down to Florida to enjoy the warm weather and a drive over to Lakeland to see the Tigers spring training. Jesse joined in many of the festivities.

March 1997

Dave to Hartford / Springfield

Dave

Dave had a 3 day class in Hartford, and his return flight was delayed 6 hours. Instead of hanging around the airport, he jumped in the car and drove up to Springfield, MA to visit the Basketball Hall-of-Fame.

Springfield, MA: Basketball Hall of Fame

Springfield, MA: Dave at the Basketball HOF

March 1997

Orlando / Miami / Spring Training

All

 

May 1997

Kennedy Space Center: School Trip

Jesse / Lyn

 

May 1997

Lyn's Parents Visit for Mother's Day

Jesse / Lyn

 

June 1997

Minneapolis: Mall of America / Baseball

All

 

July 1997

Jesse to Detroit to See Grandma

Jesse

 

July 1997

Monterey / Carmel Week-End

Dave / Lyn

 

July-Oct 1997

Cleo lives with us: July-October

All

 

Oct 1997

Atlanta: Stone Mountain

Dave

Stone Mountain - Oct 1997

You have to be somewhere, and Dave was in Atlanta when he learned about his mom passing away (Read his note of grief). Class ended early, so he drove to see "Stone Mountain" on his way to the airport. Like Mt Rushmore, it is an oversized presentation on a natural formation. But Stone Mountain is a relief sculpture and shows the confederate generals Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis.

Dave's mom's passing had only a small affect on our lives, as we ended up missing Halloween but getting Annual Passes to Disneyworld instead. We spent the better part of 1998 visiting the famous Orlando park.

Oct 1997

Dave to Detroit: His Mom's Funeral

Dave 

Dave's Mom passed away just before Halloween (Read his note of grief). We ended up cancelling Halloween trick or treating for Jesse, and Dave eventually flew up and stayed for just under a week for the funeral and burial, then returned to Florida to fly to Seattle with Jesse to see the USA-Canada soccer match.

Nov 1997

Thanksgiving with the Gladiators

With annual passes to Disney World, we made many short trips to Orlando throughout the year. For Thanksgiving, we made a long week-end of it, and had our Thursday night holiday feast at the American Gladiators dinner show. The arena and meal were just like Arabian Nights or other horse rider dinner shows. But the show was right out of the "American Gladiators" TV show, with tennis ball guns and the challenge wall. To top it off, the performers mingled in the lobby as we left after the show, and posed for pictures.

Dec 1997

We help to foil a car thief

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On our way to the mall we stopped at our local 7-11 just as a man ran out shouting "she stole my car". Dave said "Jump in" and we followed the culprit about 5 miles down the street. Eventually, she was hemmed in by cars at a stop light so we pulled up alongside and the man jumped out, yanked open the door, and grabbed his keys from the ignition.

The people at the store had alerted police and we easily waved down a sheriff coming the opposite way (looking for us). Of course, we had the camera with us so we took pictures of the car thief driving and then stepping out of the car, and the two "trophy shots" below. Jesse got to skip school to visit the District Attorney and he was asked to fill out the incident report (instead of Lyn). The in-action pictures caused everybody to actually chuckle at the "open and shut case".

Foiling a car theif - Dec 1997

Foiling a car theif - Dec 1997

The Heros at the scene of the capture
Evidence photo taken and provided to police

However, on a sad note, the car thief was actually a rather mixed-up young woman, dissociated from life from either drugs or mental problems. We did not follow up on the case, beyond filing the report and providing the pictures, that is somebody else's job. (Click here to read what Jesse wrote about this experience for his Fall 2001 English Composition Class).

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