Stan, I have superintendent with similar stories to yours. After doing some calculations I figured he had to be 300 years old to have had all that stuff happen.
You could be related to Joe Btsfblk! (lets see who knows Joe)
I've been blessed being able to travel to lots of places only "RICH" folks get to go. I am not one of them! I bought a couple of cars out of England in the 70's, but never been there. It's on my list.
Have a great trip.