Sunday, July 17, 2016

Moving to Portland….via the Long Way Home

     It’s now only 2 months before the World Parkinson Congress and I hope many of you will be traveling to Portland in September. I’ve gotten a head start on the travel to Portland by actually moving there - 23 years ago after graduating from medical school. Since I took a rather unique route to Portland that took me over a month to complete, I thought I share some of my travel images here.
      My trek started with a 1000 mile road trip to move a dog and two fish from Las Vegas to Portland and allow me to meet the first shipment of our household goods. I was fortunate to have companions, because my path took me along a lot of open roads including “The Loneliest Road in America” – US Route 50 in Nevada.
     Two days after reaching Portland, I flew back to Las Vegas to begin a journey to attend six US National Team soccer games within a month’s time. We flew to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the first game and the start of a week long journey to visit  three of the major cities in Caribbean. The other two cities were Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and Port au Prince – with this stop in Haiti added one more countries to the list of those I’ve visited.
  
Puerto Rico                                                                        Dominican Republic
  
Haiti                                                                                 Haiti

     After a brief two day stop in Portland to begin unpacking, I traveled to work a few days in Seattle and Denver.  Then we were off on a cross country journey to watch Copa America games in four US cities:  Santa Clara, Chicago, Philadelphia and Argentina  
    

     Our month of travels culminated is a very special event when Lila and I spent 4 days in Bermuda to renew our wedding vows and celebrate of our 25th wedding anniversary.

    Our return to the States was then followed by another 1000 mile drive from Las Vegas to Portland to move our second vehicle and finally unload the second shipment of house goods in Portland.  Now that we are somewhat settled back in Portland I am beginning to plan for some activities during WPC 2016. Here are a few highlights:
-    I will be emcee for the Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon Sole Support walk on the weekend leading up to WPC.  I hope to see many of you there, so here is the link to further information:  Sole Support for Parkinson's
-   I’m looking forwarding to coordinating get-togethers for my fellow WPC bloggers and those that have been involved with my travel challenges in the past...more to come later.
-  Finally, I was fortunate to have my video for WPC selected to the top 12 and therefore, eligible for “People’s Choice Award” voting. You can view all of the top 12 videos and place your vote at the following link:  WPC Video Competition voting

- Mark

27 comments:

  1. We recently had our wedding at this place, and we couldn't have been happier. We had a particular vision for our wedding, and we were given just that. These wedding venues los angeles have unique space, with an incredible view. Highly recommended!

    ReplyDelete
  2. GENTENG PRESS PEGON NGLAYUR atau genteng pres mantili banyak di sukai karena bentuknya yang tetap menyenangkan di pandang mata dan selalu murah

    Supported By Jual Genteng Nglayur

    ReplyDelete
  3. However with the help of Congressman Nolan’s office the Forest Service changed their tune and at agreed to at least to help us clear a new site two hundred yards or so down the Moose Trail from the old site. long distance movers cheap

    ReplyDelete
  4. You will have to disconnect, unhitch and completely disengage if you get into trouble. cross country moving companies

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very interesting blog. Alot of blogs I see these days don't really provide anything that I'm interested in, but I'm most definately interested in this one. Just thought that I would post and let you know

    https://tikibet88.com
    https://tikibet88.net
    http://tikibet88.info
    http://tikibet88.org
    http://tikipoker88.com
    Poker Ceme
    https://prediksibolambah.blogspot.com
    Prediksi Bola

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your articles are inventive. I am looking forward to reading the plethora of articles that you have linked here. Thumbs up! Long Distance Movers Atlanta

    ReplyDelete
  7. saya belom pernah melihat blog sebagus ini dan blog ini membuat saya mempermudah berbagai ilmu



    Bandar Taruhan Judi Bola Online
    Bandar Taruhan Bola
    Taruhan Judi Bola
    Judi Bola Online
    Citrabola

    ReplyDelete
  8. Good article and have a nice content, really enjoy it. thanks for sharing.
    Visit our site on :

    Agen Casino Online
    Judi Casino
    Casino Online
    Situs Slot
    Jasa Bola

    ReplyDelete
  9. Moving office is not quite the same as moving home. In this way, whatever your explanation is for moving, it is critical to employ the administrations of solid office movers.office relocation company

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thank you again for all the knowledge you distribute,Good post. I was very interested in the article, it's quite inspiring I should admit. I like visiting you site since I always come across interesting articles like this one.Great Job, I greatly appreciate that.Do Keep sharing! Regards, local movers denver co

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow, cool post. I'd like to write like this too - taking time and real hard work to make a great article... but I put things off too much and never seem to get started. Thanks though. via4d slot

    ReplyDelete
  12. I want to thank Dr Emu a very powerful spell caster who help me to bring my husband back to me, few month ago i have a serious problem with my husband, to the extend that he left the house, and he started dating another woman and he stayed with the woman, i tried all i can to bring him back, but all my effort was useless until the day my friend came to my house and i told her every thing that had happened between me and my husband, then she told me of a powerful spell caster who help her when she was in the same problem I then contact Dr Emu and told him every thing and he told me not to worry my self again that my husband will come back to me after he has cast a spell on him, i thought it was a joke, after he had finish casting the spell, he told me that he had just finish casting the spell, to my greatest surprise within 48 hours, my husband really came back begging me to forgive him, if you need his help you can contact him with via email: Emutemple@gmail.com or add him up on his whatsapp +2347012841542 is willing to help any body that need his help.
    Website: http://emutemple.website2.me/

    ReplyDelete
  13. I read a lot of stuff and I found that the technique for writing to clearifing that exactly need to state was commonly magnificent so I am charmed and ilike to return again in future..pokerqq pkv games

    ReplyDelete
  14. Keuntungan bermain di Jeniuspoker situs idn poker online terbaik

    * Minimal deposit super terjangkau
    * Proses deposit dan withdraw super cepat
    * Hadiah global jackpot terbesar
    * Bonus referral seumur hidup
    * Banyak pilihan bank lokal

    website resmi : http://162.0.225.20/~jeniuspoker/.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Very good written article. It will be supportive to anyone who utilizes it, including me. Keep doing what you are doing – can’r wait to read more posts. sbobet

    ReplyDelete
  16. Am Laura Mildred by name, i was diagnosed with Herpes 4 years ago i lived in pain with the knowledge that i wasn't going to ever be well again i contacted so many herbal doctors on this issue and wasted a large sum of money but my condition never got better i was determined to get my life back so one day i saw Mr. Morrison Hansen post on how Dr. Emu saved him from Herpes with herbal medicine i contacted Dr. Emu on his Email: Emutemple@gmail.com we spoke on the issue i told him all that i went through and he told me not to worry that everything will be fine again so he prepared the medicine and send it to me and told me how to use it, after 14 days of usage I went to see the doctor for test,then the result was negative, am the happiest woman on earth now thanks to Dr. Emu God bless you. Email him at: Emutemple@gmail.com Whats-app or Call him: +2347012841542 

    ReplyDelete