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Christmas Letter
Iceland 2016.pdf
Dubai 2016
Eastern Europe 2015
African Safari 2014
British Travelogue
Asian Travelogue
Scandinavian log
Alaskan Travelogue
Russian Rendezvous
Partial Panama
Japan Travelogue
Aussie, May 2012
Mayan 2012
Portugal 2013
Holiday Cruise 2013
Med Cruise 2014


Pam's new Patriotic
 4th of July Slideshow of friends, family & US scenery

Pam's Patriotic
Slide Show -
pictures I've taken!!


Photo book of Our first 10 years

Pool Cousin's Reunion Photo sharing

Photo book of our Great Britain Vacation

Photo Book of our French Polynesian Clipper Ship cruise and Island visit

Our Asian Cruise/China Land Tour vacation

Photo Book of Caribbean Holiday 2010

Photo Book of Russian Rendezvous, Sep 2011

Photo Book of Scandinavian Adventure, July/Aug 2010

Photo Book of Partial Panama Cruise, Dec 2011

Photo Book of Mayan Vacation, Dec 2012

Photo Book of Canadian Cruise, Jul 2012

We are always getting questions about our past, etc.  Here's a little info for the curious!  Click here   to read some history and look at some pictures.  I submitted this info to the Australian RDAV Newsletter.




Mailing Address:
George & Pamela Hurd
2021 N. Caribou Rd.
Gilmer, TX  75644

  I have been using this and LOVE IT!!! 
Don't know how it works, but have enjoyed the money I am getting back from online purchases!!!

Well Hello There! Thanks for visiting our Site. We are George & Pamela Hurd. George & I retired in Anchorage, Alaska in 1998 and are now traveling full time. We live in a 45’ Monaco Executive RV with 4 slides and are following the best dancing and/or the best weather. We love this life style and will continue for the foreseeable future. We love to make friends, but we have found that it’s really hard leaving them. Since we will be on the road all the time, we decided to use a Web Site to share the exciting places and people we find while we travel. We will update our page at least monthly, reviewing what we’ve done and listing our future plans. As we dance around the US (and the world), we’ll provide an update of dances we learn and report on festivals that we attend and our own upcoming events. 

Read all about us on our downloadable brochure!

Come back again soon! 

2016/17 Mesa Season is beginning soon!!!  Come dance with us to start the Season!! 

Sunday, 30 October 2016 at Leisure World Ballroom #2
Phase 4/5/Soft 6 Halloween Dance
Cueing shared by George Hurd & Wayne Guice!!!
Program will be published soon!
Here's the flyer!! 
Halloween Dance, Oct 2016

On Sep 3, 2016 we lost my sweet Mom.  Now they are both gone.
Together in heaven.
Here's their Obituaries if you'd like to read them -



Ralph David Odom

( August 17, 1923 - March 15, 2016)

GILMER- Visitation for Ralph will be at Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer from 6:00-8:00pm on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Rosewood Missionary Baptist Church and immediately followed by the burial service.

Ralph David Odom passed away on March 15, 2016. He was born in Enon, TX on August 17, 1923 to Artemas Ward Odom and Florence Zela Irons. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Dewie Odom and Montie Vaurine Odom. His brother JD Odom lives in Gilmer with his wife, Mable Jo.

Ralph Graduated from Harmony High School and soon found himself graduating from the Fleet Torpedo School at US Destroyer Base in San Diego, CA. He served six months on Submarine USS S-31 at the submarine base at Pearl Harbor, HI. He received his honorable discharge on September 29, 1945.

Returning back to Upshur County, he and Jimmie Louise Odom were happily married to enjoy a wonderful life together celebrating their 70th Anniversary on February 7, 2016. They raised 3 children, Gary David Odom (died June 20, 2014) and wife Deborah (died May 12, 2004), Danny Lynn Odom and wife, Linda, Pamela Sue Odom Hurd and husband, George.

Ralph worked several jobs during his adult life; bakery, farming, ranching, but spent 30 years at International Harvester, retiring in 1980 to allow he and Louise to return to their beloved farm place in Rosewood, Texas.

Ralph loved his church, family, and most of all his wife, Louise. Together they enjoyed working on their farm and getting visits from their children, grandchildren; Tara Johnson and husband, Kelley, Amber Reese and husband, Jason, Patrick Odom and wife, Julie, Rebecca Dye, George Hurd, Jr. and wife, Rua, Timothy Hurd, and twelve great grandchildren, Taylor, Cassidy, Zachary, Madeline, Allison, Jacey, Jackson, Jonah, Sarah, Savienne, Nicole, and Leila.
Jimmie Louise Odom

(November 17, 1927 - September 03, 2016)

GILMER- Visitation for Louise will be at Rosewood Baptist Church 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Monday, September 5, 2016. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., that afternoon and immediately followed by the burial service.

Louise Odom passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016. She was born in Latch, TX on November 17, 1927 to James Alex Pool and Bessie Lavada Carrol Pool. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, James Preston Pool, Fred Pool and Charles Elwin Pool.

Louise graduated from Harmony High School as valedictorian. She supported the WWII effort in Dallas by building fuel tanks for the Lockheed P38 Lightning Aircraft.

She and Ralph D. Odom (died March 15, 2016) had a wonderful life together and celebrated their 70th Anniversary on February 7, 2016. They raised three children, Gary David Odom (died June 20, 2014) and wife Deborah (died May 12, 2004); Danny Lynn Odom and wife, Linda and Pamela Sue Odom Hurd and husband, George.

After a short time working as a switchboard operator in Gilmer, she devoted her life to raising her three children. She and Ralph returned to their beloved farm place in Rosewood, TX when Ralph retired in 1980. She loved making new friends and never met a stranger. She loved all the wildlife, especially feeding and watching the birds.

Louise and Ralph loved their church, the family and each other. Besides working on the farm, Louise learned how to work with pictures on the computer and donated many hours of time working on the first pictorial directory for Rosewood Baptist Church. She also loved to repair old photos and made lots of friends and relatives happy when she took their old torn photos and repaired them.

Louise dearly loved getting visits from her children and grandchildren, Tara Johnson and husband, Kelley, Amber Reese and husband, Jason, Patrick Odom and wife, Julie, Rebecca Shelton and husband, Jeremy, George Hurd, Jr. and wife, Rua and Sandra Hurd and James Hurd; 12 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Cassidy, Zachary, Madeline, Allison, Jacey, Jackson, Jonah, Sarah, Savienne, Nicole and Leila.

Family request that memorials may also be made to the Rosewood Cemetery Association, Rosewood Baptist Church, 1044 S. Mimosa Rd, Gilmer, TX 75644.

































Picked up a new hobby!!  Wearing a Fitbit!  Want to challenge me? 

I have 5 friends on my Fitbit site!  It's fun & encourages me to exercise more!


Hurd's 2014-15 End of year Critique!! 

Download the form here! (regular paper form to print)

Download a digital version that can be done on line & emailed to

Click here for Hurd's 2014-15 End of Year Critique Results!  

Favorites tied for this year was All I Do is Jive!  Thanks everyone!!! & Armstrong's Capone! 



Choreographed Ballroom Dance Survey Results! 

Finally compiled the results. 

Here's what I found out! 

Click here to download the pdf compilation of data.


Check out this crazy tango

(new version in Burnet, TX (Oct 2013)

that Mark & I did for an after party skit!! 


Upcoming Travel Plans

 We've booked another group trip with OAT - Dec 11, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017!  Patagonia & Beyond!  We'll do  Easter Islands before  & Iguassu Falls after.  Here's more info on the flyer.  Download!  or read about it on line -

We're back from our Dubai visit at the start of the Splendour of the Sea cruise from Dubai to Venice!  Even got to visit Israel!!!! 
Click here to read the travelogue!

We've had a fabulous time in Peru (Machu Picchu) & Ecuador (Galapagos).  Even got to Round Dance in the Sacred Valley.  Click here for the Travelogue if you want to read about it!!!

Budapest to Bucharest was wonderful!   Here's the link to the travelogue!!  

Finished this!  It was AWESOME!!!  Africa!!!  Finally!  Set up an exclusive African Safari with OAT for Dec 12 - Jan 2, 2014!!!  Only 16 people!  We've filled it and can't wait to go!!!!  Read all about it and drool!!!!  It was AWESOME - here's the travelogue!!!!

Had an awesome Mediterranean Cruise this past July/August!  Had no idea that cicadas could be soooooo noisy!  The Greek Isles are gorgeous, but certainly not what I expected!  Definitely not the Caribbean!  Here's the link to our travelogue about the experience!

Really enjoyed our 14 night Caribbean Holiday Cruise!  Enjoyed lots of fun excursions - lots of snorkeling & sailing!  Finished the travelogue!  Here's the link!

Back home from Portugal!  It was a fabulous trip!  Here's my Travelogue about it!

Looking for more special places to go!!

Just found this fun travel game to help us choose!!!  WARNING!!  It's addictive!!!



Traveler IQ
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  • Where to next????  And When???  Looking for suggestions!!

Posted a Photo book for our fun visit to the Mayan Riviera!Click here to look at it!!!

Posted a Photo Book for our Canadian Cruise last year!!!

Just posted my Japanese Travelogue!  Check it out if you'd like!!!

Finally finished the Photo book for the Partial Panama Cruise in Dec 2011

Where should we go next?  India??  Amazon???  Greek Isles???  Portugal??

Mesa Information         

Our night out for the 2015/16 Season was a great success!  We had a lovely time eating too much at Golden Corral & then enjoyed a fabulous upbeat presentation of Cole Porter's Anything Goes at the Hale Theater!  Watch here for plans for next year!

Please say thanks to Gene & Jean Severance for setting up & managing  our night out for the 2015/16 season!!





Carousel Favorite Dances

Check out this link to get the current Favorite Dances reported to Carousel's this month!!

Please help me get our favorites counted by either voting here on my website or voting at the sessions you attend!!

Check out this link to see who's taught what this month!

Read all about ICBDA Convention #33 in Joplin, Missouri!!!



Look at our schedule, the current weather, pick up the full schedule for Rounds & Squares, see what we've been teaching, check out places to stay, get other Mesa information and get info on where to stay. 

Photo Album

Future Engagements

Check out a few of my favorite current pictures.  If you'd like to look at all my pictures, check out my Shutterfly site. We've got some really cool festivals coming up.  Get signed up now!!!

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