In saying good-bye to a friend who is relocating for a promotion, our shared experience of time in the Army (during different times) led to the discussion of frequent moves. In general, Army and Marine Corps personnel relocate more frequently than Air Force and Navy, but in looking back, I did do some travel even before my Army career. So, in order of having lived in, spent at least two months in, or traveled to, here goes.
States: Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, now Florida. (Actually born in Arkansas and spent lots of time at grandparents over the years), Puerto Rico; Countries: France, Germany, Italy. Was in different times for at least two months: Alabama, California, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, North Carolina. Countries: Haiti, Saudi Arabia
Traveled to, business and pleasure: States: llinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington State, West Virginia, Wisconsin. U.S. Virgin Islands, Countries: Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belize, England, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Fiji, Scotland, Switzerland, Turks and Caicos
There are others planned of course, but at this point, it’s difficult to know how all that will go. They are divided though into diving destinations and other travel. The exception is Egypt as that is for diving and travel. Unfortunately, the political situation may never settle enough to allow for that. Although we expect to be able to dive into our 80s, traveling distances to do so will become more difficult.
As far as languages go, as long as I have a dictionary I can travel comfortably speaking French, German, Italian, and Spanish