Robert says these should all be places that we've actually
visited, as opposed to "landed in airport" stops only. But I
counted the airport stops anyway. (Makes the country list more
|US States +
District of Columbia
Arsenal, for a class for work, 2008 or 2009.
Huntsville was a very nice city.
||1989, big trip to Anchorage,
Kodiak Island, Kenai Peninsula, took the train up to Denali
National Park, flightseeing hour to see Mt McKinley...trip
marred a bit by the fact that the Exxon Valdez had
pre-disastered Prince William Sound and our accommodations
on Kodiak Island were conveniently "lost".
||Ditto, see Robert.
||Our home since 2001, what can
||Visited with Liza several
||Liza's mom's home.
First trip too little to remember, periodic trips thereafter
every five years or so...we even own some property there
||Where we are both from!
Born in the Queen of Angels hospital in LA, then lived in
the Baldwin Hills, Encino, USC area, San Pedro, then Agoura
Hills until moving to Arizona in 2001.
||Where we are both from!
Born in Hawthorne, lived in San Pedro, went to USC, then
lived in San Pedro again, then Agoura Hills, until we moved
to Arizona in 2001.
||Robert went cycling with Liza
up in Summit County in 2004.
||Liza went to a USENIX
conference in Colorado Springs sometime in the 1980s; then a
bike camp based in Frisco, Summit County, with Connie
Carpenter and Davis Phinney, in 1997.
|| Flew to New Haven, visited a
guy at Yale when working at USC on the User Friendly
Operating System (UFOS) project.
||Rehoboth Beach! Liza
went with cousins Bob and Pam when she was, oh, 18-19, and
Pam was expecting their first son Chris.
|District of Columbia
||RAND!||RAND! First visit though much earlier when we went to visit the Deichmeisters.|
||Stopped in southern Florida
on a return from Venezuela, en route to New York. Had
a steamy day in the Everglades. Since returned to an
Oracle conference in Daytona Beach, which was more fun than
we thought it would be.
||Ditto. Liza was also in
Tampa/St Petersburg area in 2010 for work.
|| Flew to Savannah via Atlanta
to attend a conference at Hilton Head Island, SC (drove from
|| Flew through Atlanta on a
work trip June 2010. Didn't get out of the airport,
didn't buy anything, so not counting.
||Love that Big Island.
Also did a second trip where we went to Oahu to see Pearl
Harbor, the Arizona memorial, etc.
||Hit this one on a driving
trip up through Yellowstone and then over to Oregon.
Famous potatoes. :-)
||Robert to a USC-ND football
game with Liza.
||Chicago, Chicago...Liza went
here first with the USC marching band on a Notre Dame
trip. Remembers Lake Michigan being very cold and
||Newton, Kansas, train
station, dead of night, tumbleweed. Need I say more?
||New Orleans, pre-hurricane Katrina. Inadvertently wound up there during a jazz festival one year.||Ditto.
||Leaf-peeper trip in the late
||Trip to the Puzzle Palace,
er, Fort Meade. Stayed in Laurel, MD.
||Popped into MD once on a RAND trip - went to see Robert Rzepka. Went to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) for work, August 2010.|
||Leaf-peeper trip in the late
||Ditto. Liza also went
to Boston for a work training session once (to Epoch, in
Westborough). Wondered why everyone was dressed funny
in Boston until she figured out it was Patriot's Day, a
|| Flew through Minneapolis en
route from DC to Ft Lewis on a work trip, June 2010.
Got outside the terminal! I bought a magnet in the
airport! Does that count? :-)
||Drove through the state en
route to Louisiana once, hitting Jackson, inconveniently
enough the day of the Rodney King riots in LA, mid-1980s.
||Yellowstone trip in 1989.
||Las Vegas, Reno.
Ugh. Drove through en route to ski venues and Zion,
Bryce in Utah.
||Robert went to Rod's wedding
||Liza flew into Newark then
drove on to Ft Monmouth for work a few times, 2004-2010.
||Our neighboring state
now. Visited Santa Fe once at Thanksgiving; couple of
driving trips through Albuquerque (en route to Arkansas), up
to Canyon de Chelly, etc. Silver City, too!
||Does landing at Kennedy
Airport count? Robert went here I'm sure when in NJ
for his brother's wedding. We were also here in 1998
with the Mansfield Chamber Singers concert at Carnegie Hall.
||Kennedy Airport stop on
return from our honeymoon, most aggravating (there's a
reason PanAm went out of business). The Mansfield trip
in 1998, too.
||Robert went to the Research
Triangle in the early 1980's for a University Study
|| Liza visited Ft Bragg in
June 2010 for work.
||An eye-ball freezing trip in
2009, for a RAND business trip re: aging studies.
||Wright-Patterson AFB for
||Clinton, OK - where we were
asked by an earnest woman in a motel if we wanted the room
that Elvis had slept in.
||Lovely Pacific Northwest,
first visited for Pac-10 football, and our friends Tom &
Diane Mosher live in Salem.
||Robert visited his brother in
college in Philadelphia; the two of us hit this on our
leaf-peeper trip, and on a VBT cycling trip in Lancaster
County in the 1990s.
||Leaf-peeper and cycling
trip. Remember also that we happened to be visiting
Independence Hall on Constitution Day - another state
holiday Arizona and California don't have.
||Robert went to the Naval War
College once for work, in Newport.
|| Hilton Head Island for
conference on expert systems.
||Bicycle Adventures tour of the Black Hills (including Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse) and the Badlands, Sept 2015.||Ditto.|
||"Watcha all wanna
driiiiiink?" at Earl's Hot Biscuits, driving with Jackie to
Virginia when Lee was, oh, 18 months old?
||Many flights through
DFW. Big tour on a driving trip (when we also visited
Arkansas) in 1986, gulf coast fun...including mosquitoes,
spilled cans of coke in the car, etc.
||Ditto. Liza was also
here several times growing up, as godparents Lindsey and
Jackie lived in Mesquite, a Dallas suburb. Her
employer for a few years, Collective Technologies, was based
in Bee Cave, outside Austin.
||Greatest snow on earth!
Couple of ski trips. Also trips to Zion and Bryce
Canyons, and Cedar Breaks.
||Ditto on the skiing, except
Liza is a lousy skier. She did like Park City though.
||Can't go to DC without going
to VA. Also Langley, Fort AP Hill, and Fort Monroe;
Newport News and colonial Williamsburg.
||Liza's aunt Maureen and her
family lived in Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, etc.
A lot of As. She's also visited Ft Belvoir and Ft Lee,
Charlottesville, and colonial Williamsburg.
||Pacific Northwest...Hoh Rain
||Liza got this one in, what,
2008 or 2009, visiting to attend Chris Deichmeister's
||Yellowstone trip. Also went to Devil's Tower when on our Bicycle Adventures cycling tour of Black Hills and Badlands, SD, Sept 2015.||Ditto.
|Northern Mariana Islands
|US Virgin Islands
In alphabetical order...and not an exhaustive list, only where at
least one of has been or expect to go soon. The problem here
is that (like a birding list) some countries have split apart and
others have joined. Germany only gets counted once, despite Robert
having been to both East and West. Yugoslavia split apart, so
should Robert get credit for what are now separate countries? :-)
Too bad we can't count the pieces of the United Kingdom
separately. Robert gets credit for Yugoslavia separate from
Croatia and Bosnia because he went there when it was still an
intact country; if we get to Serbia and Slovenia we'll deprecate
||First visited when on a Brazil trip (Atlantic
Forest) with Mark Pretti Nature Tours in 2012, on a trip
extension to Iguaçu Falls. Went back in fall (their
spring) 2014, this time to Buenos Aires for about five days
as a "pre-trip" to our do-it-yourself central Chile birding
||Twice - southeast (Sydney,
Melbourne, Canberra) in 1994, and northeast (Far North
Queensland) in 1996.
||Went here on our honeymoon in
Jan 1984. Back to Vienna in 1998 with the Mansfield
Chamber Singers. He had probably been here before
meeting Liza, too.
||Birding trip with Victor
Emanuel Nature Tours one Christmas.
||Birding trip with Victor Emanuel Nature
Tours, Apr/May 2015, with Steve Hilty and Ansar Khan.
Wow. See: http://aves.org/wordpress/bhutan-land-of-the-thunder-dragon/
||2010, when visiting
Croatia. Also when it was part of Yugoslavia in 1976
with Russ Wiles.
||2010, when visiting Croatia.
||With VENT (Andrew Whitaker,
Steve Hilty), in the Pantanal; also visited Robert's cousin
Bettina outside Sao Paulo.
||British Columbia for skiing,
||Looks like the Texas flag sort of, doesn't
it? Visited Chile in fall (their spring) 2014 on a
do-it-yourself trip for birding, wine tasting, etc.
Focused on central Chile so a big loop starting/ending in
Santiago, going nw over to Viña del Mar, up the coast to
Isla Cachagua for penguins, Casablanca Valley for wine, a
bit south in the central valley to Curicó to get to Altos de
||Northern Colombia - Santa Marta and the Guajira Peninsula, with Mark Pretti, June 2013.||Ditto.
||First trip to the
tropics! In 1991 with Olga Clarke.
||2010, cycling trip plus a
week on our own mostly in Dubrovnik, awesome. Returned
in spring 2011 for a birding trip along the coast plus a few
more days on Brač. Also when it was part of Yugoslavia in
1976 with Russ Wiles.
was also here when it was Czechoslovakia.
Vary...lovely. With Robert on our Berlin trip, also with
Mansfield Chamber Singers.
||1976 when he was going up to
||With VENT, in the lowlands
(Rio Tiputini); big adventure getting out of Quito.
Northwest in September 2010 with Mark Pretti; southern
Ecuador with Mark Pretti in Oct 2011. Quito airport much
||Robert in 1978.
||Robert was here before
meeting Liza? We also went on three occasions to see
some bit of the Tour de France - a time trial in St Etienne,
and two last days in Paris (Lance's third and fifth wins,
2001 and 2003).
||Tour de France!
||Where Robert's dad came
from. Lived there about a year after getting his
bachelor's degree. Honeymoon in 1983-84, a number of
trips since. He had East Germany when it was a
||Honeymoon first, number of
trips since then.
||School trip in 1973.
||Probably an airport stop in
Guatemala City doesn't really count...en route to Costa
||Probably an airport stop in
San Pedro Sula doesn't really count...en route to Costa
Rica. Do remember that the sign on the terminal
building with the name of the airport was bigger than the
building...Generallissimo something-or-other aeropuerto
||Robert had been here
before...also part of our Berlin trip in 1991, went to
Budapest and Hortobagy National Park.
||Ditto on 1991.
Indecipherable language. :-) Rickety and ugly
mustard-colored Fiat that rattled over the cobblestones in
Budapest. Non-stop parking, too!
||IcelandAir stopover of a couple
of days returning from Germany and Norway. Reykjavik and the south coast, 2018.
||Ditto in 2018.
||VENT trip with Victor
Emanuel, Peter English, et al. Awesome trip, "Palace
||Robert went before meeting
||Robert in 1978.
||Robert went here before
meeting Liza. Cycling trip in Tuscany in 1998(?),
returned in 2008 for his cousin Renate's wedding. Also
a stopover in Rome en route to Kenya.
||Cycling trip, wedding,
stopover in Rome.
||Ditto. Glad we did this
when we did - country is somewhat unstable...
||Robert went with his dad one
year when his dad was attending a physics conference, 1970
||With LA Audubon in 1996.
|Korea, Republic of
(aka South Korea)
||Work trip to Seoul - 403rd
AFSB Far East regional offices at USAG Yongsan / K-16,
||Our closest neighbor. A
number of trips here for birding - Sonora, Oaxaca, Chiapas,
Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Nayarit. Also a nice few days in
||Shouldn't count in the total, as we never got
off the plane, but we landed in Kathmandu en route from
Delhi, India to Paro, Bhutan, Apr 2015.
||VBT cycling trip of south
island, December 2011. Flew into Auckland then onto
Christchurch, sadly hammered by earthquake in Sept 2010 and
Feb 2011. Cycled the west coast mostly and flew out of
Queenstown, the adventure capital (no kidding) of the
world! Woo hoo! No bungy for us, but we did
||Yup. Narvik, ferry
stories, Oslo, Bergen. 1976.
Oslo, the Bergen Railway, and Bergen! 2018
|Oslo, the Bergen Railway, and Bergen! 2018
||VENT trip in 2005.
Canopy Tower - fun!
||A birding tour offered
through ABA that included Machu Picchu.
||1979 with Russ Wiles.
Visited Lisbon before/after Spain birds and cycling June 2017
||Robert's train adventure with
a passport photo with no beard, and guards. Brazov,
with Russ Wiles, 1979.
||Not sure if a landing here
counts, en route to Nairobi.
||VBT cycling trip in June 2014, focused on the
"Drei-eck" region of Slovenia, Italy, Austria.
Ljubljana was charming and not overrun, and the scenery of
the Julian Alps spectacular.
||1974 with Rod, 1976 with
Russ, 2009 on the Bike Spain cycling trip northwest of
Madrid that followed (a bit) the Vuelta a España. The
cycling trip was followed by time on our own in the Basque
Country - Pamplona, San Sebastian.
||Ditto on 2009 cycling.
||1976 when he was going up to Norway, too.|
||Honeymoon in Dec 1983/Jan
1984. Return trip some 20 years later to see how
Grindelwald had changed. :-) Sure he was here before
||Ditto on the honeymoon and
||With LA Audubon in 1996.
||Disembarked in Kusadasi,
visited Ephesus in 1973.
||Colonia del Sacramento and Montevideo following birding in Argentina, 2017.
||Cousin Ulrich lived here,
visited him twice...also birding in East Anglia, and
visiting Wales (Caernarvon). He also went to Scotland
(Edinburgh) before meeting Liza.
||Ditto visiting Ulrich and
birding, and Wales.
|Vatican City (Holy See)
||Whirlwind visit when in Rome
en route to Africa. Robert was also there and managed to see
Pope Paul VI lying in state in 1978, when he was en route to
||Ditto on the whirlwind visit.
||With VENT (Steve Hilty) in
||Robert went when it was still
one country. :-) When he gets Serbia and
Slovenia now, this entry can be deprecated. / He has
Slovenia as of June 2014! But will we go to