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Friday, December 2, 2011

Marti's Retirement Party

Wednesday evening was the retirement party for Marti put on by her staff.  It was quite an affair with over 100 people attending, including her company's president and the chief operating officer.

The food was fantastic and there was a very special addition to all the goodies, a fancy cake.


Marti had many of her staff with her enjoying the evening.


And her special friend and co-worker, Karen, Marti's Director of Nursing.


There was a special Christmas tree for Marti with many cards and special "green" decorations.


Those "green" decorations will certainly help move us down the road, we'll convert them to diesel fuel. ;c)

We've completed everything we needed to do, in about an hour I am going to pick Marti up at her office and we're done!  It's her turn to be retired.  It'll fit us both well.  ;c)

Next stop, New Jersey for the weekend.  The off to South Dakota.  I picked up a snow shovel, just in case.  I'm hoping it wards off that white stuff ahead in our travels to Oregon for Christmas.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.


26 comments:

  1. Congratulations! A shovel? You must have been a boy scout. :)

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  2. You're two for two now. Safe travels.

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  3. congratulations again to you both....safe travels...wooohooo can't wait to follow along

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  4. Congratulations, looked like a very nice send off for her. Can you both believe your really on you way? Safe travels.

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  5. Congratulations Marti!! It is clear you were loved by your employees.

    Now you two retirees go out in the world and make us proud ;o))

    Safe Travels and Happy Trails...

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  6. A new beginning! Take a big breath and enjoy.

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  7. What a send off! So pleased for the two of you. Enjoy the kids in NJ and the trip westward. What route do you plan to take?

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  8. A really fine send off. So nice to be wished well and missed by all the folks you worked with. Love that cake!!

    And so you are officially OFF ON THE ROAD!! Did you break out the champagne yet??? And change Marti's phone number. :-)

    You did it all and just in time for the plans you had made. Pretty amazing! Now starts the even MORE fun part of your life.

    Safe travels especially through snow country. You two may turn out to be serious dare devils! Glad I get to go along from the safety of my chair! LOL

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  9. What a wonderful party for Marti ~ Now your on your way... I am sure you'll be using your shovel on your way to Oregon! You should be heading south!
    Congratulations!!!
    Have fun & Travel safe
    Donna

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  10. Congratulations Marti! I hope you don't really need the shovel but take it easy and stay warm.
    Syl

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  11. Congratulations!! SO exciting!! Happy travels! :) Looking forward to following the beginnings of your time on the road.

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  12. Love the cake. How fun they made the retirement party. And good luck with the shovel. Sure am hoping you don't need to use it at any time. Be safe and keep blogging.

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  13. Soon you'll be doing what we're doing now.....sitting on the patio drinking a glass of wine after a wonderful day.

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  14. What a cute cake!! As I've said many times to you, the best is ahead! It's recess time. Congratulations to you both and we'll see you on the road!

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  15. Congratulations! You old life is behind you now:)

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  16. We're so jealous that it's finally YOUR TIME! You must be giddy with excitement. Safe travels to NJ..and beyond!

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  17. You lucky dogs! Congratulations to the both of you.
    Hopefully, we won't be far behind next year.
    Paul, I looked at Sioux City for the next 10 days. BURR!!!!!!
    Get that license and get out of there.
    Safe travels to you both.

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  18. Congratulations, Marti!!! It'll take a couple days to set in, but in the meantime, tell Paul to drive carefully!

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  19. Yeaaaaaasssssaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!!

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  20. all of us here in blogville are so happy for you both!..all your hard work and your dream is finally happening!!!..safe travels to you both!!!

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  21. I am so excited for you two, Enjoy your new life style. And heres to many years of safe travels.


    Take Care
    Brenda

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  22. Congratulations Marti! What a nice send off that your staff gave you. You deserve it! Love the cake and the "green" decorations on the tree!

    It's a new beginning for you guys. Your dream has finally come true. Enjoy every minute of it!!

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  23. I will send you photos as soon as I get copies from my source. I guess majority is from Robin and Karen's

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  24. Excellent cake! I'm sure that was a bitter-sweet party, but now you're off and running. Hope you don't have any trouble finding open RV parks. Ron is worried about your water lines freezing.

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  25. Have fun with your travels, you two! It feels so exciting, right? It's a new chapter in your life, and you've got lots of free time to travel. Leaving behind that work schedule feels so liberating, helping open the mind to new adventures.

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