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November 21, 2016 to November 28, 2015
We went on a vacation the week of
Thanksgiving to Land of Canaan Vacation Resort in Davis, WV. The resort is pretty small and not particularly fancy, but it was nice for us. It's out in the middle-of-no-where and quiet, two of our requirements. We took a lot of food with us, which was wise because there aren't a lot of restaurants in the area. The town of Davis, WV, is about 9 miles away.
October 24, 2015
Gram and Pap came down for a few days, and Tammie took them to
McFadden Art Glass. Gram and Tammie made necklaces, but Pap didn't make anything

October 1, 2015 to October 6, 2015
Aunt Cheryl came for a visit! It was the first time she'd been in Maryland, so we had to make it special. She flew in Thursday evening and Friday we took her up to
Lancaster County, PA. We went to Sight and Sound Theater to see Joseph. We stayed at the Best Western Premier Eden Resort & Suites in Lancaster. We had a very nice two-room suite, but the best part was the chocolate that we were given at check-in! While we were in the Lancaster area, we went on Aaron and Jessica's Amish Buggy Ride.

On the way home, we stopped at Neuchatel Swiss Chocolates. Bobo wanted to get a cow-shaped piece of chocolate for our milk man.
Then Tammie took Cheryl to McFadden Art Glass, where Cheryl make a star fish.
For Cheryl's birthday, we went on another Duck (DUKW) tour, this time around Washington, D.C.

September 23, 2015
Happy 14th Anniversary Tammie and Paul
To help celebrate, we did something out of this world!
UWingu.com allows people (and Bears) to name craters on Mars! Unfortunately, the International Astronomical Union says this goes against internationally recognised standards and no purchased names can ever be used on official maps and globes (which seems a bit selfish). Oh, well.

The good new is the Mars One project, which is trying to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars, does recognize Uwingu names.

We'll be famous! We (Mr. Bear and Bobo) named a crater TwoBears, and Jr. Bear wanted to get in on the action and named one Jr. Bear.
Name Coordinates Diameter District Province Quadrangle Link Certificate
TwoBears Latitude: 9.03 N
Longitude: 1.08 E
4.35 km (2.7 mi) 1801 180 Oxia Palus http://www.uwingu.com/shop/mars-crater-twobears/
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Jr. Bear Latitude: 9.07 N
Longitude: 1.06 E
1.15 km (0.71 mi) 1801 180 Oxia Palus http://www.uwingu.com/shop/mars-crater-jr-bear/
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For those of you who might have forgotten, we were the guest book attendants at the wedding.

August 28, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Tammie entered the maze quilt (from which she got the idea at
MegaMazes.com) into the Maryland 2015 State Fair. She won an honorable mention in the wall-hanging hand applique category.

August 18, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Aunt Terrie and Cousin Seth were here for a few days. The main attraction was going to
McFadden Art Glass.

August 8, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Tammie entered a quilt in the
Howard County 2015 Fair. She won first place in the tied quilts category! The quilt is a maze, which she got from MegaMazes.com. It took her about 10 years to complete it. (Just to be clear, we weren't at the fairgrounds the entire week.)

June 8, 2015 to July 10, 2015
We've had some visitors over the past month. Cousin Anna came for a week, then there were no visitors for a week. Then Cousin Rebekah came for a week, then we took her to Gram and Pap's in PA for a week. When we came home, Cousin Rebekah and Cousin Lozetta came with us. Cousin Rebekah went home the next day, but Cousin Lozetta stayed for the week. Whew! It was like a train station here!
May 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015
A trip to
Hershey, PA the home of Hershey's Chocolate! We went to The Hershey Story Museum on Chocolate Avenue, home of the Hershey Chocolate Lab. This has been one of Mr. Bear's dreams! We were able to mould our own chocolate, and add our own flavors to it.

Unfortunately, as we left The Hershey Story, the car started making strange sounds and lost power. We were barely able to coast into the parking lot of a Dunkin' Donuts, then called AAA. A tow truck eventually came and towed us to Goodyear Auto Service. As it turned out, the serpentine belt came off the pulley. This happened about 4:30 PM, and we finally got to a hotel about 9:30. It was a long day. Tammie was able to pick up the car Saturday evening.

The reason we were in Hershey, PA, in the first place was to attend the annual convention of the National Association of Milk Bottle Collectors. It's held at the Grantville, PA, Holiday Inn. Paul and Tammie had fun looking at milk bottles and hearing people discuss them. Paul bought a few bottles, including two twin face milk bottles.

May 11, 2015 to May 17, 2015
We returned home from Richmond, VA, on the 10th, and on the 11th we drove to
Boston, MA. Actually, we (Mr. Bear and Bobo) didn't drive, Paul drove and we were just passengers along with Tammie. We finally bought an E-ZPass to zip through the toll booths faster. (We actually bought ours in Pennsylvania because it cost less than buying one in Maryland.)

During the week we visited several states for the first time, and got Geocaches in five different states. Our favorite was Little Free Library Dedicated Cache (GC57G6Y).

We got to see some Boston sites while we were there. Monday we were caught in Boston traffic, which we would recommend avoiding. On Tuesday we went on the Boston Super Tour, which included a Duck (DUKW) tour around Boston harbor. We also went to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market in downtown Boston. At Faneuil Hall we had a person draw our Caricature. Wednesday we did most of our Geocaching. Near the end of the week, we did get to see the first Dunkin' Donuts, opened in May 1950.

The main purpose of the trip was to see cousin Lozetta in her Bible Quizzing. The quizzing was held at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. This was Lozetta's first regional quiz and she came in 10th in her division!

May 8, 2015 to May 10, 2015
Part one of a long vacation! We were a bit south of
Richmond, VA for cousin Anna's dance recital. We arrived on Friday, the recital was Saturday and we left for home Sunday. While we were driving on the Washington, DC Beltway, we saw a bunch of World War II airplanes. The traffic was moving very slowly and a lot of cars were pulled over to the side of the Interstate to see the air show. We suspect it was a practice run for Memorial Day.

April 24, 2015 to April 26, 2015
We spent the weekend in
Ocean City, MD. We were there with a bunch of friends we've known for years. On the way to Ocean City we stopped at Chesapeake Bay Farms, Inc. for ice cream in Berlin, MD. We stayed at the Grand Hotel and Spa on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

February 13, 2015 to February 15, 2015
We spent the weekend at
The Country Inn at High View, in High View, WV. The Inn is a beautiful house specifically built to be a bed and breakfast. The view from the front of the house is the mountains in the distance. The Inn is out in the middle of nowhere, with a drive way that's nearly a 1/2 mile long! Restaurants are quite a drive, though. Tammie and Paul ate all of their meals in Winchester, WV, which is about 30 minutes away. We snacked on the cookies which were left out for us, and the milk Paul brought.

Also staying at the inn was Rose Likins and her husband. Rose was the ambassador to Peru from 2010 to 2014. We had breakfast with them one morning and Paul and Rose had a nice discussion about Peru, and she had even been to Yarinacocha, where Paul grew up!


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