Robert Hillery

Robert (Bob) Hillery was born in England and emigrated to the United States in 1966. He and his wife Molly have lived in the US since that time and, for the past 43 years, in Ohio. Both are retired and enjoy traveling,and have visited all 50 states and more than 50 countries around the world.

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Israel, Day 2: Massada and the Dead Sea

On our second day in Israel we took a full day tour to Massada, a Roman fortress of immense importance to the Jews on a mountain overlooking the Dead Sea. Jerusalem is at an elevation of about 2500 feet above (Mediterranean) sea level but our initial destination today was the lowest place on earth – …

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Israel Day 1; The Church of the Holy Sepulcher and Stations of the Cross

On our first full day in Jerusalem we walked the 15 minutes or so from our hotel to the Jaffa Gate, one of several entrances to the Old City. Old Jerusalem (walled in the Middle Ages – at least in this form) is divided into several Quarters and we entered at the edge of the …

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Great day for Baseball

Saturday April 19 This was the first baseball game of the season for Cameron after several cancellations due to weather and wet pitches. It was also his first game in the PYO Diamond Reds uniform . He hit safely to first just once, stole second, then third and narrowly missed scoring when he just missed …

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Off to The Holy Land

April 2014. Shortly we will be leaving for a twelve day visit to Israel where we plan to stay in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. This is our first visit to this country and we are excited about the many Biblical sites that we will see as well as experiencing the culture of the Middle …

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CCDS Girls beat Winton Woods at Fast Pitch

April 9, 2914. CCDS Girls scored their first win of the short season in a shutout against Winton Woods yesterday evening. The great pitching was supported by most of the team getting hits at bat and some alert plays in the field. Our granddaughter, Hayley, made several good plays at bat including a hit to …

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The True Arrival of Spring

April 6 2014. Spring finally arrived for us as the first bike ride of the season was undertaken Sunday afternoon. The bike had been readied (tires checked, gears oiled) in anticipation a few weeks back but a mixture of rain, snow, sleet, cold and wind kept the machine in the garage. However, Sunday morning was …

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North America Road Trips

North America Road Trips As part of our interest in travel, we have made a number of road trips within the United States and parts of Canada. In many cases these trips placed an emphasis on scenery and were often taken with friends and family visitors from England. Hence we have made a number of …

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Sacramento, March 2014

Sacramento, March 2014 This is our first “real time” Travel Blog and, perhaps appropriately, comes from our first trip this year to see our California family. We left home on Wednesday evening for dinner in Cincinnati and a night at the airport Marriott before our relatively early morning flight to Los Angeles and then on …

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Elizabeth’s “New” Job, posted March 15. 2014

March 15 2013 About a year ago, our daughter Elizabeth (Hillery) Shepard decided to begin a new career (in a part-time mode) as a travel agent. She started by specializing in Disney vacations as she and her family have visited Disney locations on dozens of occasions, so she was somewhat of an expert even before …

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Cameron’s Basketball Game, March 8 2014

March 8 2013 This morning we went to our grandson Cameron’s final basketball game of the season in the Northern Cincinnati Upward Sports League. Unfortunately his team, The Impalas, lost to the Bearcats (20-12) but Cameron had a good game, scoring half of his team’s total points Ready to play   He made the basket!   On the …

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