March 2017 challenge, Tell me the most unique or special place you have lived

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March 2017 challenge, Tell me the most unique or special place you have lived...



We sell homes, finance or inspect houses daily however I want to know more about your living experiences.

 

  • Where  is the most unique or special place you have lived? Tell us why it was special or meaningful to you.

 

  • If it is special to you, and brings you fond memories tell me about it

 

  • Would you want to go back to where you were and why?

 

  • How long did you live there?

 

  • Do you have pictures?

 

So it's your turn to share with me!

 

I want to hear where you have lived. Why did you move there? Would you go back? As a reward for you posting your blog; you will be receiving 750 bonus points. One lucky blogger, that inspires me the most, will receive 1000 bonus points. Include a photo that you have taken which ties your post together (a minimum of 250 words). Please comment here with a link to your post. This contest is open until midnight, March  31th 2017, Pacific Coast Time. There will be no extensions so get your post in early. Points awarded in early April. One entry per person.

 

Here’s my story...

 

My home in the 1970s was a 410 foot long submarine in the South Pacific ocean. I made 7 strategic patrols on the USS Ethan Allen SSBN 608, a fleet ballistic missile submarine. with an average length of each patrol being 74 days underwater. I spent 4 Christmas here with 111 other friends and co-workers and you never have a white Christmas underwater.

 

 

This is my bedroom, living room and where I worked. A color photograph looks much the same as these black and white photos. There were only three of us that lived in this cramped environment  in torpedo room compartment. I was in my twenties without a family at the time and I don’t know if I could go back to that lifestyle in my sixties.

 



I look forward to your contribution to my challenge...




 

Thank you for reading and entering my challenge! This post was researched, authored by Paul Henderson,. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author

 

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 and courtesy of 

Paul S. Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker 

Tacoma Washington 

Realtor ® BPOR, CRS, GRI, CDPE

RE/MAX Professionals

4801 S 19th Street, Suite 200

Tacoma WA. 98405

 

 

Paul's Service Area

 

As a Residential Broker and Relocation Specialist, I sell homes in or around ,Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Steilacoom,  University Place, DuPont and Hartstene Pointe in Washington State.
Please visit my website at Paul Henderson to search for homes and information 

(all information is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed or warranted in any way)

Referrals are always welcomed and appreciated, Thank-you!

(As a member of the NWMLS, this blog post is intended to comply with NWMLS rules as pertaining to blogging.)

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Paul, It's a lot more than 250 words, but then for me would that be a surprise?? :) 

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Mar 26, 2017 03:31 PM #129
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Gloria Todor
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Wow Paul...74 days underwater on average!! The things you can do when you are young.  Thanks for doing what you did.  I imagine you all got along pretty well under those circumstances!!  

Thanks for sharing!

Mar 27, 2017 07:48 AM #130
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Paul I finally got all the photos to 'keep'! Yea!  Thanks again for this lovely contest. It's been so run to read everyones posts!

 

                                                    Welcome To Our Home!

Mar 28, 2017 03:58 PM #131
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Kaye Swain
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Thank you for a delightful contest that brought back such sweet memories for me as well as a pleasant time reading others posts.    Here's mine.

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5039586/multigenerational-home-joys-in-roseville-ca

Mar 29, 2017 08:40 AM #132
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Abby Stiller
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington Here is my entry: http://actvra.in/52zk

Mar 29, 2017 09:41 AM #133
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Gabe Sanders
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Hi Paul.  In keeping with your military post, here's my entry into your contest:

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Mar 30, 2017 05:16 AM #134
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Gloria Todor
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Hi Paul, Thank you for the challenge.  Fun to think about a time in the past.

Here is my offering 4 Years In Southern Californin - An Unexpected Treat for A Mid-Atlantic Gal

 

Mar 30, 2017 10:44 AM #135
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Carol Williams
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Hi Paul,  Here is my entry into the "Special Place" contest.  

Mar 30, 2017 02:14 PM #136
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Finally!  This one took awhile, Paul!  Thanks for the challenge - it's been so fun reading everyone elses too and learning more about other members!

My Favorite Spot - Home Sweet Home

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Here is my entry, Paul.  Thanks for creating and hosting this contest. There are a lot of entries from new contest participants.

Mar 31, 2017 09:54 AM #138
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Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
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Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 

Here is my almost late entry for your contest.

My entry brings back many memories of 1979-1980 time frame when I was living on a train in a bunk car. 

Living Life on a Rail

The wild, wild west living in a train car with a few late 20th century twists...those where the carefree days of a life long ago....

Mar 31, 2017 01:09 PM #139
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Alexander- Slocum
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Hi Paul,  thanks for the contest and your story about serving on the Ethan Allen.  My first boss at GTE was a retired destroyer skipper, and boy did he have the stories about training episodes with US Subs! 

Here's John's entry to the contest:

Summer Adventure Living in Washington's Southern Cascade Mountains

 

Thanks so much!

Mar 31, 2017 02:29 PM #140
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Janice Hope Zaltman LEED AP
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Thank you so much for this contest. Was a fun walk down memory lane. The tough part was digging through those boxes of photos! 

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Mar 31, 2017 07:03 PM #141
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Anne Corbin
Fritz Realty LLC - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5036705/home-is-where-the-heart-is--contest-en

 

Only 38 minutes left of March! Here is my entry...cut it close, didn't I?

Mar 31, 2017 08:22 PM #142
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Less than an hour remaining.  Cutting it close this time! Here's my entry.

Mar 31, 2017 10:59 PM #144
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We toured submarines and I always thought that would have been a memorable experience. 

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I knew I will be the last one....  with about 4 minutes to go!

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Mar 31, 2017 11:56 PM #146
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It is only 11:30 in Homer Alaska one of the most uniques places in the world to live!  so this entry is still on time even though Active rain says its April 1... I am on Alaska time!!!

Thanks for such a great challenge... so many people had such wonderful stories. Here is my entry!

UNIQUE Homer-Alaska---Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea

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