Debbie and Michael Campbell felt they had one more adventure in them before considering retirement in the traditional sense, so they downsized until almost everything they owned fit in a small storage unit. They filled two rolling duffle bags with life’s essentials (including their own pillows), and hit the road to explore all of Europe and beyond. Three years later, having sold their home in Seattle their “Senior Nomad” lifestyle has no end in sight. They have visited 170 cities in 56 countries, including all of Europe, as well as Morocco, Turkey, Israel, Russia, Mexico, and Cuba.
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You won’t want to miss our annual Oktoberfest Celebration at Bake’s Place — gourmet German cuisine, entertainment, and lively conversation!
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by RYAN MURRAY, Bellevue Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 21, 2016 at 5:41PM
Since 2011, the Bellevue Rotary Club has been raising money, making connections and generally doing whatever it could to make the Inspiration Playground a reality. On Tuesday, June 21, ground broke on the all-inclusive park with a check from Rotary for $3,351,861 to get the project well on the way to completion.
The Bellevue Rotary Inspiration Playground & Sensory Gardens project received a $1M Capital Grant from the Washington State Legislature AND a $500,000 Parks and Recreation Grant from the State. This puts us close to $4M in funds raised toward this $5M-5.5M project and will allow us to prepare for groundbreaking in the spring of 2016.
We owe a huge “vote” of thanks to Senators Litzow and Habib and Representatives Senn, Clibborn, Hunter, and McBride! Special thanks also to Dan McDonald, Erin Dziedzic, and our entire BRC Inspiration Park Committee.
We’re in the home-stretch now. Let’s turn this “dream” into a ‘”reality” for children with and without disabilities in our region!