Papa’s World – AUSTIN TEXAS – Team Generations

GOOD MORNING

It was early morning as I sat here at my computer –

3:10 AM.to be exact –

I heard from upstairs the first stirrings –

I was up because at 4:00 AM.

TEAM TOM as I am called

was loading suitcases and SIX WOMEN

into a van and driving them to

THE DULLES AIRPORT !

TEAM GENERATIONS would be going to Austin Texas !

Where in a few hours they would meet up with

12 more TEAM GENERATION members –

Attending the JUICE PLUS LIVE CONFERENCE for 3 /12 days !

Sherry has been doing this for almost 12 plus years –

and most times I am right there beside her –

But – this time I stayed behind to help out here

and my main job was as a driver both to and from the airport !

Waiting in line
Attending the conference
8000 other people

The opening is Thursday all day –

continues on all day Friday

and ends around noon on Saturday

Full of details and speakers on Health and Nutrition.

Saturday night is a party for 8000 attendee’s

Live music –

dancing – team bonding –

There also is team dinner’s

team scavenger hunt all over Austin

Scavenger hunt

The Team did the Austin thing

even riding electric scooters !

I guess I missed a good time –

Sherry
CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH
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She is a Senior Sales Coordinator
business
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The team meeting – Debby getting ready for the Elton’s

Then walking to dinner –

Dinner and ??? lol
The scooter posse!

Then – it is over – time to get ready to pack up

Saying goodbye

They have these every six months

education – research completed and published

Upcoming articles and events

leaving on a jet plane
back to Dulles
Saying goodbye Austin

Team Generations – 18 of them heading back to their homes

Until we meet again
Boarding

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Arriving in Dulles

Home at MIDNIGHT –

TEAM TOM
loading luggage
for parts of
TEAM GENERATIONS
The Juice Plus Company

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Papa’s World – when birthdays come in THREE’S

Taylor Cassidy Tammy ( mommy)

Ten years ago – they were born – early –

Taylor was growing and Cassidy was not

So I think just around 32 or 33 weeks

The doctor decided now was the time

and they were so tiny – 3 lbs. something each

and Taylor bigger – so it has been for ten years!

Tammy

Tammy – she struggled at first –

and – to be sure the twins were all right

she got to come home first

then – the smallest – Cassidy came home!

Then three days later – Taylor.

There was nothing wrong with either one

they just had to make sure since they were so tiny

that they would eat and be okay.

Today Taylor – who I think is going to be as tall or taller than Sherry!
Cassidy – she loves her MorMor ( Sherry) and asks almost everyday when we are leaving.
Taylor and Cassidy

So the same but oh so different

day and night

Taylor laid back

Cassidy always busy

The birthdays were not planned

it was all in the hands of the doctor

and so now we have THREE BIRTHDAYS!

Celebrating three in one day
Birthday celebration comes in THREE!
Taylor “BEAR”
Cassidy – the little dynamo
The twins
When birthdays come in THREES!

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Papa’s World – Let food be thy medicine – let Medicine be thy food!

I did not always eat that way!

In fact I was a fast food junkie!

And at age 64 – it caught up with me!

I had a WIDOW MAKERS HEAR ATTACK!

Four arteries –

1 was 100% blocked

1 was 90 % blocked

1 was 70 % blocked

1 was 60 % blocked!

I should of died!

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Had I known what I know now –

But my wife did and she changed our lifestyle 15 years ago

and that saved my life!

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We started to eat healthy – went away from the fast – junk food

and started taking a supplement –

a mixture of fruits – vegetables – berries –

juiced – dried and the nutrients put into capsules.

This was called Juice Plus.

Sherry with grand kids & daughters

Along the way – we managed to get all the grand kids

on the supplement for free!

Minus Maddy who is in college and we still provide her with the shakes and capsules

There is no doubt in my mind that I would of passed away

had I not changed my lifestyle and taken this supplement.

On this journey of health –

Sherry has become a certified health instructor

through courses with Doctor Bill Sears and Doctor Pam Popper.

All of our family is involved

So – that is my story and I am now seven years past that heart attack

last year I had a nuclear test and everything is as it was after the by passes.

My blood work is amazing

and I now see my heart doctor once a yaer.

I have managed in the last 12 months to shed some 20 pounds.

I am now what I weighed when I graduated in 1967!

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Papa’s World – when I write – I express my thoughts!

My thoughts and words – relate to my own life

and that of the people who are dear to me!

Marcus Tammy Debby Mike Sherry

My family – whom we are close to –

They were all there for me when I had my heart attack

almost seven years ago – A WIDOW MAKER –

I was told by the staff!

You should not be here they said!

BUT – you are the most healthy heart attack victim

we have ever had in here – they also said!

YEAH – I WAS –

but I had done all the damage for 40 years

until I switched lifestyles

and started my journey to health

and was guided by my wife – SHERRY –

who became a Certified Health Coach

through courses by Doctor William Sears

and the teachings of Doctor Pam Popper

and a few doctors from the Cleveland Clinic.

Ella Bode Cassidy Taylor Sarah – my WHY!

Now – today – we practice healthy eating

and have passed it onto our children and grand children

Everyone in these pictures – follow our example.

We are partners in The Juice Plus Company –

have been for 15 years!

And so have these kids – as long as they have been alive.

Growing – listening – following – example –

all part of our life together

Living by example

Tammy and Debby

These two believed in us from the start

and you can see in them the healthy way of life.

This day we went hiking on part of the Appalachian Trail

only a few miles from THE DIRT FARM BREWERY!

Yes – we do relax – a three mile hike up and down the trail.

Then here to sit outside in Social distance

and allow ourselves to have a drink as a treat.

I sometimes go weeks and months

without a beer – I really do not like wine

or the hard stuff- only light beer.

This day we had all the grand kids except the oldest who

is in college at The University of Lynchburg playing soccer.

Bode is the only boy and he adores Ella

Yes – when I write I express my thoughts

in both words and pictures

putting them down – and saving them for the people

you see in this blog for generations to come.

GENERATIONS

For – you see – Sherry’s team – countrywide –

is called TEAM GENERATIONS –

for the very reason you see in this picture

passing on health to all the GENERATIONS to come.

Our legacy – which started 15 years ago and now is passed onto

the third generation –

lives through us –

TEAM GENERATIONS

Started by a MOTHER & TWO DAUGHTERS

Now extended across the country

Making children healthy

one day at a time!

TEAM GENERATIONS!

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Papa’s World – Walking among the Ghosts – Korea

Long known as THE FORGOTTEN WAR –

The Korean conflict war memorial

is to me – “WALKING AMONG THE GHOSTS ” of war.

GOOD MORNING


My brother in law Bill was in this war –

and not once did he ever talk to me about it !

The closest we came was him giving me his sleeping bag –

as a teenager who used it to sleep out on –

North Western chilly nights

in a little town of Eldred Pa.

Jo Paul Sherry
walking from the Wall
to the Korean War Memorial
Sherry Paul Jo
Seeing the GHOSTS for the first time

The sight is becoming – the soldiers – silently walking –

through the shrubs – gray – white –

the effect is startling.

Paul Jo

One can almost feel the tension in the air –

the expected clash about to happen –

I often wonder what it would be like to be there –

not in Korea – but here –

on a dark silent night –

with mist swirling in from the Potomac !

Sherry – walking among the Ghosts
on the Korean War Memorial

That is the sense this brings to me –

in a War mostly forgotten

yet the vast numbers of loss and maimed

remain with us to this day.

Jo and Sherry
reading the message on the memorial
Jo and Paul
The message is here
long ago
but forever written
not to be FORGOTTEN

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Jo remembering

The Forgotten War – being visited by us –

a bucket list cross off

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Reflections of the present

among the GHOSTS of the past

The Korean Memorial

The Forgotten War

May we always remember !

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Papa’s World – Touring Washington DC.

GOOD MORNING !

The Silver line Metro – in one years time –

The new last stop will be 4 miles from our house

but until then – we must drive to Reston Va.

With no traffic – a twenty minute drive.

Before that – it was Falls Church being the closest stop.

Jo and Paul

This day our objective were to arrive in Foggy Bottom

In the midst of Geaorgetown University

Then walk down the hill to the Lincoln Memorial

It turned into a beautiful day –

Cloud cover – slight breeze – not too hot – a pleasant walk.

Sherry Jo Paul
walking Georgetown University
to the Lincoln Memorial
Paul Jo Sherry
almost to the
Lincoln Memorial

In the twenty years we have lived here

we have made that walk a dozen times or more

The first time was with our daughter Tammy

We had come down to Va. from N.Y.S.

For the job interview for Sherry and myself

as we were transferring with in the company.

We wanted to move South and I had had it with my job

While walking this very same route

We were in the midst of thousands of motorcycles

Every square inch of green space were parked bikes of all kinds.

As we got closer we could hear THE ROAR !

We had by chance encountered our very first

” ROLLING THUNDER”

250,000 Motorcycles –

coming across the 14 th. street bridge

and right down Constitution Avenue !

With the Lincoln Memorial right there !

The Lincoln Memorial

Let Freedom Ring – Ride – ROAR !

That crossed my mind as we made our way to the steps

We have been doing this for twenty years –

we are blessed !

Sherry Jo Paul
The Reflecting pool and the
Washington Monument
Paul and Jo

This was a first for Paul and Jo

never had they been here

Jo had fallen six months ago ( playing basketball with Paul )

and had broken her hip

Paul has been having problems with his disks in his back

from all those years of long distance running

They were suppose to visit last April

when all this happened

So we were not sure just how much or far they could walk

BUT THEY DID IT !

A view from with in to
the Washington Monument
FREEDOM TO FREEDOM
PHOTO BOMB ! LOL

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Our adventure continues

onto the ” WALL ” where we all have classmates names.

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The Vietnam Memorial

” THE WALL “

Papa’s World – spending a few days with our daughter!

The last couple days we traveled to the home

of Mike & Debby and the three grand daughters.

We are leaving and taking Sarah and Ella with us

to the beach in Sand bridge – near Va. Beach.

We walked our three miles up what they call THE DAMM HILL!

And it was hot and humid – but we also walked across the dam

at Lake Holiday in Cross Junction Va.

The walk is full of up and down hills

but all on the road surface!

a view of the 240 acre lake from the dam.

This is in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern Va.

West of Winchester.

Behind us in this picture is the last big hill –

the one they call THE DAMM HILL and it is steep.

The family practices health and nutrition

Debby is a Qualified National Marketing Director

for The Juice Plus Company.

Mike is a Phys Ed teacher

Sarah Maddy Ella

We are taking the two youngest – Maddy has to work

and in two weeks will be moving into her new dorm room

She achieved a 3.85 GPA in her first year as a Freshman

She was named to the conference ALL AMERICAN ACADEMIC

while playing soccer –

and as part of that – will move into the brand new suite dorms for atheletes

at University Of Lynchburg – in Va.

Sarah and her love bird FENNY – who likes to bite me!

But she carries him-her around like this all the time.

He will even sleep like that as she holds him-her.

We bird sat – while they went away for a week –

and he will say PRETTY BIRD

after you uncover his cage in the mornings!

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Papa’sWorld – Yosemite – natural wonders – El Capitan

Cindy & Buck

Once again I drive – up and up – hairpin turns –

We are going to Yosemite –

Cindy – Sherry and Buck

The drop offs are a thousand feet –

There are no guard rails – the berm drops a foot

and then it is straight down !

Cindy and Sherry
later we would drive on the road at the bottom

There is no other way to describe it – 15 MPH is too fast !

I would constantly pull over at the spots to pull over to let traffic pass !

They would take the turns in the other lane –

Too many in hurry – unsafe drivers out there !

Sherry – with a wonder in back of her

In the distance you can see El Capitan –

Site of the movie FREE SOLO !

President Roosevelt

This pristine area has been preserved for one reason –

President Roosevelt !

ON THE BACK OF THE TIRE

Captured – with the view – on the back spare tire –

FAITH HOPE LOVE !!!

Buck Cindy Tom Sherry

As we made our way through the park –

many sights and scenes unfolded before us –

I am breaking this up into parts

as there is just so much to capture and so many pictures.

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Papa’s World – Last full day – SAC TOWN – RIVERBOAT !

GOOD MORNING

Friday morning – last full day in Northern California –

After nine days – seeing almost everything we wanted to see-

and all the extra unexpected things we never imagined we would see-

We went back to where this trip started –

” SAC TOWN ” as it is called –

Historical Sacramento !

Sports bar

And of course we made a stop for a brew

In the Sports bar called “SACTOWN ” !

Sherry and Buck

This place is a true SPORTS BAR –

with authentic autographs every where !

Every wall in the building

Kenny ( the snake ) Stabler Raiders Vs. Joe Montana – the ’49’s !

I just walked around and took it all in –

I can not imagine how they accumulated all of this !

Men’s room
NOTICE DRAIN ON FLOOR !
LOL

And then the KEGS in the men’s room

THAT WAS A FIRST FOR ME !

Moving on – it was time to eat a late lunch

before we boarded the boat for a riverboat ride!

Next door to the riverboat
View from lunch
Getting excited for the ride on the river
The river boat
Buck and Cindy

We made it – 3:00 PM. cruise –

Time for a brew !

Sherry and Tom

At last – in the heat – some shade – and a couple of cold drinks!

Buck and Cindy

We were on the top covered deck

and we would go I think up river

about one hour

and then turn around

and come back!

The bar on the top deck

It still was warm even up there

they had fans

but you could stand on the bow

but it was in the Sun.

Other boaters
Sherry

The cruise was informative

Sherry had been here last April

and had said the river was much higher

from all the snow melt in the mountains

Floating docks

These docks are made to rise and fall with the river

What Sherry had seen in April is marked in GREEN on the gauge pole !

Showing how much the river had come up !

To me -that is quite scary !

After our boat ride –

it was time to take in the last sights of SAC TOWN !

Cindy – Buck and Sherry

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Cindy

Cindy and Buck got a cartoon drawing

of themselves

from a artist on the street !

Buck
Buck standing in front of the DELTA QUEEN
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Papa’s World – second stop STERLING – NAPA VALLEY and then ” GOTTS ” !

GOOD MORNING

Our second and last wine tasting was at STERLING –

across the road and on top of a hill facing the castle !

Now – it was hard trying to select just where to go

after a 2 1/2 hour drive.

THERE ARE OVER 400 WINERIES IN NAPA VALLEY !

YES – a tram ride to the top and I do not like heights !

But I prevailed – fortified with Italian wine from the other winery !

OBOY !!!!!
Starting up !
Not too sure about this !

You will be just fine

do not look down

keep your eyes straight ahead !

Almost there

Then we arrived – some 3 to 5 hundred feet up !

The view of the castle

Once there – I was okay

And time to walk the halls

But I will be real –

I did not care for this wine

In fact after the second tasting

I just quit !

Second station

You had to walk a long ways between tastings !

Not quite sure what that was all about

BUCK

But this was the jewel of the trip

as far as I was concerned

a open covered patio

with 360 degrees views !!!!

On the patio

I was happy again

my two glasses

I saved them as I went

The last one was okay !

But – not something I would order

that is just me not being a wine drinker !

Time to go BACK DOWN !!!!!

Cindy & Buck

Headed back to the bottom

and then we would start the return back to our base !

But we were told –

before we go back

you have to go to St. Helena’s

and experience

GOTTS !!!!!

GOTTS

Now -just think – 50 and 60’s

open air root beer stands

music – girls on roller skates

burgers and fries and hot dogs

This is that with out the girls on roller skates

but the burgers and fries are on steroids! ( really good )

Mouth watering

This is a must if you are in Napa Valley !

Sherry and Buck

The place was spotlessly clean !

And the back was full mowed grass – putting green style

With picnic tables ( lots )

and trees for shade !

and the burgers were right on – not greasy !

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Cindy at GOTTS

And they also had their own home made ice cream !!!!

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