Life on the Road with Paul & Kathleen: "Not bad for two dumb kids from Ohio" - Proving once again that it's never too late to have a happy childhood
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$2800 - 2 BR - 1150sf - 429 Euclid - Oak - Onsite Pkg Soon

Door To Enclosed/Secured Porch

Enter secured 2 BR Apt from porch Stairs go to landing

Landing to top floor

Kitchen 8 x 13

Kitchen 8 x 13

Enter 18 x 27 Dining/Living Room From Stair
Years ago a tenant made an area the size of the bright part of the carpet in the photo into a great fenced play area for their child to explore

Bath 11 x 9.5

3 x 3 Shower at Left

Tub Not Used - Save Water

Bedroom 1 - 11 x 18

BR 1 Closet 6.5 x 6.5

Bedroom 1 - 11 x 18 - 3 Windows

Bedroom 2 - 10 x 14 - 1 Large Window

Bedroom 2 Closet 4 x 6

Bedroom 2 - With Rug

Kathleen and Paul are owners and live on site. So you'll get quick response to your needs and access to your washer/dryer in the basement.

Your apartment is only 100 feet from Grand Avenue and only 100 more to beautiful Lake Merritt where the winter birds are arriving. And runners abound.

Your Saturday Farmer's Market is closeby under/around I-580. Trader Joe's is just a few more feet. Whole Foods Market is walkable from your apartment. Sprouts Farmers Market is on Broadway and Safeway is closeby on Grand Ave.

Then there's the classic Grand Lake Theater. You'll find many good restaurants on Grand and Lakeshore. Walking Grand Ave and Lakeshore at night always reminds me of the Left Bank of Paris.

This area truly is a gem and Kathleen and I are glad and happy to live here. You will be too.

3/17/04 - St. Patrick's Day!
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What a delight it is for us to introduce Bill and Nellie King, our co-editors for today. Nellie and Bill have their young dog (“Tex”) along with them. He is just a baby, but only in age. However, he has won the hearts of each of us. He is a well-behaved member of the King family. But Nellie does not stop with the dog. She befriends every animal we’ve seen and she really cares about our four-legged brethren. Bill would like us to think he could care less, but he’s as much of a “softie” as is Nellie!

Bill hails from Whitefield,N.H. (a small and very pretty place.) His parents moved to Maine when Bill was 4-5 years old, so we guess that pretty much makes him a bona fide citizen of Maine.

Born in Standish, Maine, Nellie is a Mainer from the very start.

Her mom used to get so mad at Nellie because of all the stray dogs and cats Nellie would adopt. She’d like to continue doing this today, but Bill has said “No way!”

Nellie and Bill are the proud parents of son Richard, and daughter-in-law Paula who live in Colorado Springs with lovely daughters Sylvia and Crystal.

Their daughter Pamela and son-in-law Paul live in Manmouth, Maine with their two beautiful daughters Rebecca and Ashley and a handsome son, Justin.

When they’re not “on the road” Nellie and Bill (and now “Tex”) enjoy visiting their offspring and grandchildren. They feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family. We suspect their kids and grandkids realize how lucky they are to have such loving and caring parents and grandparents…….

We are so happy to have the benefit of Bill’s Irish humor and wit. Following is a bit of verse, composed by Bill for today’s entry.

(By the way, this is St. Patrick’s Day. We expect to visit a special Pizza shop in Loreto this evening – and hope they have Irish pizza – (but surely they’ll have Irish beer and/or coffee?????)


We awoke quite early that first day on the road.
Our rigs were all parked. We carried quite a load.

On to Mexico, Chihuahua and all,
We’re starting to relax. We’re having a ball.

Then comes loading the train. My God, what have we done?
Hell, that wasn’t so bad. You know, this just might just be fun.

Rose’s place, now that was a sight.
We laughed and danced on into the night.

On down the canyon mile after mile,
The people are friendly. They wave and they smile.

The children’s English it comes in very handy,
"Hey, give me coke, paso or some candy!"

But they have so little and must wonder why –
As these rich gringos just pass on by

So it’s out of the canyon now that was a sight,
As our Staff works hard to make it just right.

It’s on at Los Glorias where the beach was so fine.
Then on to Mazatlan for a really good time.

Up on the boat, we were parked in too tight,
And off we went sailing on into the night.

It’s warm now and the beaches are fine,
But I must end this here, for I have run out of time.

Billl and Nellie King

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