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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:55 AM

16. If you get the chance, go there on an off day in the off season.

You might just get a private tour like I did. The guy showed me all of Dr. Bob's liquor hiding places and we sat at the kitchen table and had some excellent coffee.

I actually started traveling not long after my hospitalization and made my 90/90 on the road (missed one day 'cause I was on airplanes). I got my hands on some AA nation-wide meeting directories and called ahead each day.

I'm sort of retired from meetings right now due to health problems but after almost 30-years, the Program is with me every day and I probably will return. It is indeed a way of life!

Like you, my best meetings were in the most humble parts of the towns I visited, as well as here at home. My home group for years was a men's group consisting mostly of factory and construction workers that met in a grungy basement in an old AA house. Lots of tears and lots of hugs and tons of coffee, LOL.

It is uniquely sad to lose friends in AA because of the emotional bonds we form (much like family), but they always bring back fond memories that help with our future days. I've had some sponsees die and that was hard, but a hard lesson learned too.

Best of luck, thanks for sharing and keep coming back!...... .......

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