Alden Family

Leanne and John at a cowboy party

Leanne married John Royal Alden who was a pilot. During those early years together, they travelled a lot in Europe and some in the U.S.
John Whiting Alden
Then they settled down in Ohio for 22 years and raised two children.
Their son John Whiting Alden who was born Feb. 5, 1971 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, and their daughter Ann Elise Alden born Sept 27, 1973 in Tunkhannock Pennsylvania.

In Ohio, Leanne worked as a personnel consultant helping companies train their employees. John worked for a large corporation that makes products for the home and family like soap, toothpaste, paper towels, and some medicines and foods. It's called Procter & Gamble.

When their children finished college, John retired.
They sold their home and its contents and took up traveling full time. They bought a large motor home. It was 40' long, 14 feet high, and 8.5 feet wide. That's about three times the size of a European style caravan.
The motorhome had a full sized bed, two sofas, tables, chairs, refrigerator, washer-dryer combination machine, and a good sized bathroom and kitchen.
They lived aboard the motor home for three years traveling to Alaska, Canada, Mexico and nearly every state in the U.S.A.

Ann Elise Alden

In 2003 Leanne and John bought themselves a home in the Western U.S. Their town is Prescott Arizona and it's north of Phoenix.

Leanne's house in summer

The climate there is called "high desert". It's 6,000 feet, gets a little rain and a little snow in the winter.

Leanne's house in winter

Rock formation in winter storm

Cacti is Leanne's garden

Because it is so dry, they have cacti and small leaved shrubs characteristic of deserts.

Rocks and Cacti at Leanne's

Rock formation behind Leanne's house

Because it is mountainous, they have rocky hills covered with pine trees and grasses. The state gets more sunny days per year than any other state in the U.S.A. but their altitude moderates the summer temperatures. Leanne and John love living there!

A big thank you to Leanne for sharing this wonderful photos and information about herself and her family.

Sincerely Tina

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