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



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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 

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Referrals are always welcomed and appreciated, Thank-you!

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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

How about living in East Africa and meet Idi Amin ????  Need to dig out some photos and make time for......


Mar 16, 2017 01:40 PM #112
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, this was a fun contest and brought back so many fond memories -



Remembering our Childhood Days 

Mar 17, 2017 07:17 AM #113
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Paul this is the link to my blog on the "The Most Special And Unique Place I Have Lived".

Mar 18, 2017 04:17 PM #114
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Do I have pictures? Oh, do I have pictures. Here is my post:

First Words, First Steps, And A Very Special Neighborhood

Mar 20, 2017 09:02 AM #115
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

My vote goes to the dude who lived in his Pinto...for  

1. Surviving the situation.

2. For being crazy enough to drive a Pinto Wagon!! 

3. For sharing his wild story!!

Mar 21, 2017 11:23 AM #116
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

Paul, It is a long post ... here it is.  Living in Hell

Mar 21, 2017 07:39 PM #117
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Paul, here is my entry 

Mar 22, 2017 10:43 AM #118
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Thank you Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 

Mar 23, 2017 12:06 PM #119
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington  - Thanks so much for this challenge - I loved reading many of the blogs.  It was an emotional roller coaster of a ride!  

Here is my Entry - The Magic of Sedona - A Love Affair

Mar 24, 2017 06:32 PM #120
Les & Sarah Oswald
Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor
Mar 25, 2017 07:35 AM #121
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Denver, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Here we go.   

Mar 25, 2017 08:14 AM #122
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Denver, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"  Here we go.   

Mar 25, 2017 08:14 AM #123
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Kasese, Uganda -a Silicon Valley realtors special place lived


Real Estate Agent with (408) 425-1601 CA bre 1519182      March 25, 2017 


Mar 25, 2017 09:21 AM #124
Peter Mohylsky
Your Bucket List Broker in Destin, Fl..

Gotta love it.  Living in the Philippines.

Mar 25, 2017 12:29 PM #125
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Hi Paul,

Great contest. I have not lived any unusal place but here is the place that has stolen my heart.

Mar 25, 2017 07:10 PM #126
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Paul - This has been a great contest, with some really good reading. Here's my entry:

A Unique Home in a Strange Land


Mar 26, 2017 09:17 AM #127
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

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

Mar 26, 2017 03:31 PM #129
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686

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
Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

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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