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Mary-Pat Sherman
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Retired RN: Working on my Bucket List
Retired RN: Working on my Bucket List

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Christmas Day 1976
It was the Sherman family’s first Christmas in what we thought of as "Christmas Country."  And, it was also my premier holiday season as a new nurse, working in my first hospital job in the Maternity Ward at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  We’...
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Adventure Afterthoughts
Saturday September 22, 2018 So I've been home from Israel for six days, during most of which I've sniffled and coughed my way through!  Yup, one more time after a long airline flight I've succumbed to, what is beginning to feel like, the inevitable and drea...
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Tel Aviv to Heathrow, London to San Jose International Airport to Home, Sweet Home
Hi Everybody: Yes, we arrived back in El Dorado Hills about noon today.  Lisa and I had decided that it would be the better part of valor to spend one more hotel night in San Jose, rather than make the three hour trip home last night. We checked into the Wy...
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#2: Arrive Tel Aviv / Transfer to Herzlia
I enjoyed a hearty breakfast after one little glitch while waiting for my eggs to be prepared!  I stood in line with one person ahead of me, to order my eggs. The chef took the order of the lady in front of me, then asked the man who’d walked up after me. I...
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#1: Depart USA
DAY 1: DEPART USA September 4, 2018  8:05pm San Jose >> London Heathrow Airport >> Tel Aviv We took to the air in San José five minutes ahead of schedule at 8 Tuesday evening on British Airways, one of my favorite airlines. Two of us had three seats in coac...
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One More Day - All Ready to Go!
Boy, life is certainly different when you don't have husbands and kids to get ready for a trip!  It's just Lacy and me! This morning we went out for a 40-minute aerobic walk, came home and I showered, went to breakfast with Kari, had the car washed and gass...
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Sunday, September 2, 2018 - Two Days Before Departure
I am getting very excited for the beginning of my first pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  Several of my good friends have made this trip more than once.  For Christians and Jews, a visit to Israel and the Holy Land is akin to Islam's pilgrimage to Mecca in Saud...
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Always Lots to Do to Get Ready!
These several days before departure on a new adventure are always full of last minute things to do and I always seem to want to get lots of things accomplished that could well be accomplished at another time.  It just feels good to take off knowing that all...
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Getting Excited - Next Week: Holy Land Here I Come
A week from tomorrow, September 4th, Lisa and I will leave El Dorado Hills to drive to San Jose where we’ll meet our travel group for our flight from San Jose to Tel Aviv, Israel with a stopover at London’s Heathrow. I’m really beginning to get very excited...
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The Radio Flyer Little Red Wagon
The Radio Flyer Little Red Wagon It was a nice beginning to our day in Surgery at Marin General Hospital.  Because our ancillary staff was very busy this Tuesday morning, I, as the circulating nurse in my assigned operating room, picked up our new Radio Fly...
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