We have enjoyed some travel, individually and collectively, and have been fortunate to travel to Wales and the Portmeirion Resort several times. Frank visited
the beautiful country of Wales and visited Portmeirion as a day visitor back in Nineteen Eighty-Seven. Frank returned on his honeymoon to Portmeirion with his new
bride, Aimee, and toured Wales, England, and Scotland the following year. Ten years later, we took a family vacation with our children and stayed
in a cottage at Portmeirion for a week and visited Wales and a little bit of England: we enjoyed the Cotswold area and Stonehenge. In Two Thousand and Eight,
we returned to the UK for an extended visit with a stay in London, toured England, and Wales and stayed again in Portmeirion for one week in a cottage.
We have also visited Germany, Stockholm in Sweden, Norway, Italy, Copenhagen in Denmark, Helsinki and Porvoo in Finland and Tallinn in Estonia
, Mexico and Israel.
We have visited nearly countless little villages and towns in the United States as we toured American Civil War battlefield sites from Pennsylvania to Florida to Texas
and points between as Frank's interest in the War Between the States has led us to many interesting portions of America we might not visit.
Frank always wanted to purchase an older house to do a home remodel and home renovation and in Two Thousand and Three we purchased a house constructed in Nineteen
Sixty-Nine and in need of, in retrospect, too much work. This endeavor had kept us busy for eight years as we repaired, modified, and renovated our
sixteen-room house one nail, one board, and one room at a time.