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 Northwest

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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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
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 in SE PA

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 CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

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
Kaye Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate Roseville CA - Roseville, CA
Your Roseville Real Estate Agent

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.

Mar 29, 2017 08:40 AM #132
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington Here is my entry:

Mar 29, 2017 09:41 AM #133
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Paul.  In keeping with your military post, here's my entry into your contest:

Mar 30, 2017 05:16 AM #134
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

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
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Paul,  Here is my entry into the "Special Place" contest.  

Mar 30, 2017 02:14 PM #136
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

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

Mar 30, 2017 08:55 PM #137
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

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
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

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
Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

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
Janice Zaltman Realtor, LEED AP
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL

Thank you so much for this contest. Was a fun walk down memory lane. The tough part was digging through those boxes of photos! 

My Great Year In New Orleans And All That Jazz!

Mar 31, 2017 07:03 PM #141
Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia


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

Mar 31, 2017 08:22 PM #142
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Less than an hour remaining.  Cutting it close this time! Here's my entry.

Mar 31, 2017 10:59 PM #144
Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

We toured submarines and I always thought that would have been a memorable experience. 

Mar 31, 2017 11:14 PM #145
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

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

You Can't Separate HOME and HEART! 

Mar 31, 2017 11:56 PM #146
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

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

Apr 01, 2017 12:39 AM #147
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