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Trip Start Apr 18, 1989
Trip End Ongoing

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The Presidio of Monterey

Flag of United States  , California
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

June 1993 - December 1993

If you've followed my blog, you may know that I've been to Monterey, CA before.  My first time there was in '89-'90 to learn Polish.  Well, it was time to come back ... this time to learn Spanish.  Ya see, The Berlin Wall had come down, so Uncle Sam figured my Polish was obsolete.  It really, truly broke my heart to "have" to return to Monterey to learn yet another language.  And believe me folks, after learning Polish ... Spanish was easier than taking candy from a baby (no offense to those who speak it).  The only bad thing about this time around, was that my stay would only last for six short months ... and believe me, with the pace of learning Spanish, these 6 months were over before I could shake a stick.

It was still a blast ... I made a lot of new friends ... and reconnected with some old ones.  Having been to this place before, I knew the lay of the land, so to speak, so it was much easier to get around and find my way!  Also, with the Bay Area just to the North, I found myself venturing there as often as I could!  But I digress ...

After graduating from the Spanish course ... I had new orders in hand.  This time I was headed somewhere that I never in my wildest dreams, would have thought I'd go ... especially after learning Spanish ... I was going back home, well ... so to speak.  Uncle Sam had me returning to New York ... but not Buffalo! 

More to follow ...
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