Final Travel Doors – #ThursdayDoors

Looking down at the entrance to the golf club, from the room where we had dinner.

If you follow this blog, you knew this was coming. I have been very busy this week, so I’m going to let the captions speak for the doors.

The doors are part of Norm Frampton’s fun weekly blogfest known as Thursday Doors. Norm’s worldwide network of door lovers scans the planet for interesting doors and brings them to his site in Canada, every Thursday. If you have a door, several doors, or, if you just like looking at doors, head on up to Norm’s place and look around. Start with his doors, they are always amazing.

While you’re here, please enjoy a few photos from the last flight to my last major business function, before I retire.


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  1. I’m sure you feel a certain sense of sadness knowing this would be your last major work-related trip. It’s a little bittersweet but at least it was a lovely facility. It provided MANY doors!!

    While the lobby to the golf course looks rather posh compared to any golf club I’ve ever been to, my OCD cannot reconcile the carpets. The carpet at the doorway is at a different angle than the other two carpets and I just can’t get past it. Other than that, it’s perfect 🙂

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    1. Ha! That’s an interesting thing to focus on, Joanne, but you’re right!

      I will miss some of the people, and certainly the opportunity to visit places I’ll never go on my own. I won’t miss the “always on” aspect of being surrounded by your most important customers. It’s hard for me, because I never deal with these people in my job, so I don’t know much about them. I have found a few friends among them over the years, and I will miss catching up with them. You’re right, bittersweet is a good word.

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  2. I love the beauty of old doors, especially wooden ones. They harken back to a simpler time and more gentle existence. That is the romantic in me. But why, oh why can’t they make EXIT signs to match???? I know, I know, safety, easy to see, blah, blah. But surely they could cover all that and still make them beautiful?

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  3. Wow! This place takes elegance, grandeur and luxury to a new level. Love all the doors today. And these doors are hopefully a reminder to you that when one door closes, another one opens! Your retirement years will be as exciting, if not more so, as your working years…..just different.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Thanks John. The team I’ll miss the most is the one from AIIM. Those are the people that do what I do for a living. I have one more official meeting with them. I’ll stay in touch after I retire, but it won’t be a regular thing.

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  4. Great doors – luxurious in fact. I flew this week, and there is nothing enticing about that airplane door. Full flights, people coughing and sneezing, babies crying, toddler throwing tantrums, video screens on a dozen different channels, all the shades closed because the light interferes with technology – I’ll need to rest up before my next flight. :-) Hope you and Maddie are having a good sit. Hope I didn’t miss a porch update. :-)

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    1. Thanks Judy. You described the flight perfectly, except for the dog next to me on the flight out. That was new and different.

      No visible progress on the deck. I’m measuring for Trex and painting the base structures for the other stairs. We are still enjoying the makeshift deck.

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  5. I had a couple of flights this past week, and on the last one home they didn’t get that door closed right and all sorts of bells and whistles started sounding off in the cockpit so our push back came to a halt while the flight attendants got that door closed up tight. Thankfully they did!

    I love the low light-after dark images of the doors you made during your business trip. When that door of retirement closes behind you another door or two are going to open up for you and I know there are going to be all sorts of great things opening up for you.

    The terrace where the spa is and the golf club lobby are my favorites along with the night shots of your doors.

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    1. Wow – that would be scary, Deborah. I’m glad there are alarms. I had a few people looking at me as I snagged the evening pictures, but I no longer care.

      I am looking forward to retirement. I think I have plenty to keep me busy, and I’m looking forward to the first winter I’m not stressing over commuting or traveling. Now I can just stress over football 🙁

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      1. Oh yes, we also spent time on this trip with our son and both and he and He-Man were discussing the Steelers.

        I was so glad they got the door to close and we didn’t have to deplane and be delayed any longer than we already were. The rest the flight home was a piece of cake.

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  6. Some great shots of a very posh looking place. I’m glad to know you’re appreciated enough to be invited back one more time. Enjoy every step of your victory lap my friend; I have no doubt that it has been well earned.

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      1. Sorry for such a short comment !!
        And I thought of you all afternoon- knowing the time has arrived
        And many of us knew you were preparing for retirement for a few years now (I know I did) and the broadmoor is a great place to have associated with this special milestone!
        And me thinks Maddie is going to benefit greatly to see more of D

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  7. I noticed there have been less of your blog visits lately. Is this why -you retire? Actually completely retire?? Of course my question is “how do you feel about that?” (the most asked question of a psychologist’s reportoire!)

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    1. Haha – should I move to the couch? I feel good about retiring. I have been writing shorter posts, reading late and, unfortunately, skipping some reading, mainly as a result of work and retirement prep. I had no idea how long some things (signing up for Medicare) can take, and how many ducks have to be in a row before I walk out of work for the last time. There was also this last bit of travel, which was unexpected.

      I have lots of hobbies that I want to spend more time pursuing. I also am not ruling out doing some kind of work i retirement, but nothing full-time and nothing immediately. My career has lasted 42 years. It’s been good, but that’s long enough for this gig.

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      1. I’ll have time for the couch for a few minutes:) There are some jobs, where it’s impossible to cut it completely our of one’s life at the moment one retires, like mine.
        Yeah it’s a process to retire, but knowing you, you will get it all done. Most of it, Hubs did for me, so I only know it from a distance. 42 years of work is quite a long time, so you can be proud of yourself:):)

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        1. Thanks. One thing about technology, it will eclipse my experience in a short time. I will do my best to keep up with a subset, but most of the high-end activity will be lost to me in a very short amount of time.

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  8. A collection of beautiful doors from The Broadmoor is a fitting doors post and a grand finale to your trip. It must feel strange knowing that was your last big company trip. A mix of sadness and joy perhaps.

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    1. Thanks Jennie. It is a little bittersweet. I wasn’t planning on attending this event, but when my successor couldn’t go, my boss invited me. I’m glad I had the chance to see a few people I like, and enjoy the experience. It was a good reminder of what we do as an organization, and I see my role in that. A big pile of beautiful doors was icing on the cake.

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  9. What are you planning on doing with all your “free time”? I hope you’ll still keep up with at least one blog post. Hate to think of losing a good friend from the ‘Net.

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    1. Blogging/writing are activities that are important to me, as is reading. I don’t think there will be much change in things in this area. If anything, it should be easier for me to keep up with the reading I enjoy. I will have plenty of time for my other interest.

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  10. Aw, the bittersweet door photos. You’ve captured great memories from the place! I have a hunch the doors will show up again in some blog posts in the future. I look forward to reading more about how you adore the doors you open up on the journey of retirement!!

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  11. I’ve discovered I love pictures of lobbies taken from above almost as much as I love corner doors. So nice to take such pleasure in such small things. I’ll miss your travel pictures and your travel tales, but I look forward to your retirement adventures!

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    1. Thanks so much, Laura. It’s a little fun and a little scary. I think we’re ready, but my wife has had this place to herself for 36 years (about 20 with our daughter). It’s going to be interesting to have me here 24/7

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  12. Congratulations on your decision to retire, Dan! But we all know your work will just transition to more Fun types of work like more diy projects, scoping out more doors without a limiting schedule to get it done quickly and more time with the family. I’m sure Maddie is waiting anxiously for more walks with you!

    Wishing you a great retirement! You won’t regret it; take it from a professional retiree! :)

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  13. Beautiful doors from a beautiful location. This year sure has gone fast and seems weird that you are now approaching your retirement date….It is an adjustment ( I miss all the trips to New York). I remember my first Holiday Season after retiring, going shopping during the week day with my wife getting Christmas gifts. That was always squeezed into evenings or weekends between football. I remember thinking “What are all of these people doing out and about during the week? Doesn’t anyone work?”
    LOL Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Kirt. I am looking forward to being about to spend some time visiting the places around me as opposed to cramming a few minutes in between task-a and task-b. This past year really has screamed passed me.

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  14. Nice assortment! I really like the glass with metal C handles, but also the ones at the spa, and of course, all the glass panes — which are lovely unless I’m the one cleaning them. No likey that. (Have I mentioned how glad I am I live here now?) :)

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