MG William F. Dean Chapter (Dublin/East Bay, CA) 

February 2009:  Palo Alto and Menlo Park are about 50 miles (one way) from the chapter president's home.  Depending on traffic there and back can take two to four hours.  The hospitals are 15 miles removed from one another so with at least one hour at each hospital - mostly more - the time spent is 2 to 3 hours on the road, 2 to 3 hours at the hospitals, shopping for what we deliver, so it is a seven hour day each time we visit.  Conversely, going to the Livermore facility is only two to three hours per visit and can be handled in one morning or afternoon.  We are happy to do it.  We owe our Soldiers!