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There’s one place I’ve never been

I’m 70 years old now, and there are a lot of things I have done and seen, but there is one place I have never seen.

I’ve been in the U.S. Mint, climbed the Washington Monument, walked through the American Museum of Natural History, walked up the steps to the Lincoln Memorial, watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and walked through the White House.

I’ve seen the Empire State Building, went to a ball game in the Houston Astrodome, flew at 46,000 feet and saw the curvature of the earth, saw an oil well fire in Louisiana, flew over Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon, and also over the Aircraft Graveyard in Arizona.

I’ve been to Montreal and Ottawa, Canada; lived in Goose Bay/Happy Valley, Labrador for a year, seen the Northern Lights many times, and walked to work when the temperature was 39 degrees below zero.

I’ve seen Rock City, the Golden Gate Bridge, the pueblos in New Mexico, Stone Mountain, and an erupting volcano in Iceland. I saw Apollo 13 on the launch pad, flew over a pod of whales off the tip of Greenland, and rode the subway in Boston.

I’ve been in an airplane that was on fire; seen grown men cry for their mothers; seen men die; and watched one civilian airliner and five military aircraft crash.

I’ve seen all I want to see of Florida, and fished in the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the Sea of Japan. I’ve fished illegally in a lake in New York that was owned by the Rockefeller family.

I’ve shopped in Canada, Thailand, Japan, Guam, Ha- waii and twice in Mexico. I’ve seen two hurricanes and two tornadoes.

But, in all my travels, I have never been to Carcassonne. On Blackey Day this year, will someone please take me to see it?

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