It Really was the Trip of a Lifetime!

Hi all!

Sorry for the delay in getting you a new blog.  I've been knee deep in getting my "Trip of a Lifetime" 1/2 hour special done.

And it's still fresh on my mind, so it's what we're going to talk about today. 

After more than 20-years in the business (between radio and TV) the series has become one of my favorite stories of all time.  The soldier meeting his son for the first time and my story playing a small part in bringing Rhonda Mertes' killer to justice are the others.

From the Never Forgotten Honor Flight people and my boss who let me do the story...   to the editors who worked magic with the video I shot...  to the production people who got the stories smoothly on the air, thanks to everyone who helped put it together!

The day we went to D.C.  I worked from 3am to midnight.  (not a complaint, just a fact)  I could go to work later the next morning to start working on the series, but was awake by 5am.  Part of that is the shift I work.  But mostly it was because that series of stories was already writing itself my head and I couldn't wait to get to the station to put it down on paper. (or on computer as we do these days) 

I was exhausted for about a week afterward and can't imagine how the vets must have felt, since most of them are in their 80's.  But, they probably handled it better than me, since that generation is a lot tougher.  Mr. Brokaw was right when he called them "The Greatest Generation."  They really are!  Can you imagine what the world would have been like if the right side hadn't won WWII?

So, hope you enjoyed watching the "Trip of a Lifetime" series and 1/2 hour special as much as I enjoyed doing it.  For me, it really was the trip of a lifetime.












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