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Catching Up

It has been nearly 4 months since our last entry and we are a long way from Port Isabel Texas. We spent the remainder of December in South Texas spending the Christmas Holidays in Mission and then moving back to the coast spending the New Year holiday in South Padre Island. We then started our trek along the gulf coast stopping at Corpus Christi and Houston before departing Texas for Louisiana. We spent a week in Breaux Bridge which is just to the east of Lafayette. This is a nice town de

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Port Isabel Texas

We departed Las Cruces NM and moved over two days to Kerrville Texas, a nice little town in the heart of the hill country. We have been in this area before and enjoy revisiting the area and its attractions. The town of Fredericksburg is about 30 miles north of Kerrville and is a great place to visit each time we return. Fredericksburg was founded by German immigrants in the mid 1800’s and retains some of the culture of the founding fathers. While in Kerrville we also visit a local meat mar

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Las Cruces

We moved north out of Gallup N.M., to the town of Farmington to attend the Rocky Mountain FMCA Area Rally. This was a nice event held at the Fairgrounds, where we had electrical and water hookups. The rally was relatively small, only about 330 coaches, but was well-run. We had a great time and met a lot of wonderful people. While we were at the rally we discovered that our refrigerator was going bad again. We departed Farmington on Sunday for Albuquerque with the plan of having the annual serv

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Gallup, N.M.

We departed Cheyenne, Wyo., and moved to Loveland Colo., where we had a great time visiting the Rocky Mountain National Park. The aspen trees were starting to change colors, as you can see from the pictures I have attached. We spent time during the week touring both the Rockies and the prairie areas that are readily accessible from Loveland. One morning we were on a short day hike in the national park when we came upon a moose having his breakfast in a small lake. Hope you enjoy the picture of

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Cheyenne, Wyo.

When we last wrote in this blog, we were en route to the FMCA Convention in Redmond, Ore. We attended the convention and had a good time, mainly because of the fellowship of our neighbors in the parking areas. The convention itself was disappointing. We expected there to be between 3,000 and 4,000 motorhomes attending the convention; instead there were only about 2,000. The seminars we wished to attend were held in some of the smaller rooms, which filled early, leaving a large number of attende

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August 8, 2010, Prosser, Washington

We are currently in Prosser, Washington, for the third time this year, this time visiting with a number of old friends who all came to join us for the weekend. We have done some of our usual wine tasting and buying over the course of the past few days. We have also enjoyed reestablishing our long-term friendships. Of course, there has been a lot of great food for sharing, as well as some fine wines to drink. I think when we posted our last entry we were in Great Falls, Mont. We left there and

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Great Falls, MT

We are a little late in composing our journals this month if for no other reason than we have been busy. We departed Prosser, Wash., and traveled to Lakewood Wash., for two weeks in our old hometown. During that stay we attended the high school graduation of our oldest granddaughter, Alyssa, and also took care of all of our medical and dental annual requirements. We also took some time to visit some of our old neighbors. Frank’s mom was with us the entire time and enjoyed visiting with our fri

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Prosser, Wash.

This past month has been a whirlwind of family, friends and weddings. We departed Storm Lake, Iowa, and made a two-day jump to Aberdeen, S.D., where we spent a few days with Julie’s aunt Mary Joan and her daughter Kim. We had a great time there visiting and, of course, enjoying some good food. We then moved to Bismarck, N.D., to visit Frank’s mom as well as numerous family members who live in the area. Both of us originate from the Bismarck area in the days before our military days, so it

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Storm Lake Iowa

I am told that I made a grave error in our last update to this blog. I mentioned that the bluebells were prolific this year when in truth they are bluebonnets, the Texas state flower. My apologies to all you Texans out there. The end of our last entry had us in Grove Okla. From there we moved to Branson, Mo., a drive of a little over 100 miles. We really enjoyed our stay in Branson, not that we took advantage of the many shows that proliferate the area. The part we enjoyed was the Ozark Mounta

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Grove Okla., April 12, 2010

Spring is finally here and we are enjoying the warmer temperatures and the sun-filled days. Our last posting had us in Dallas, Texas. We moved from there to San Antonio, where we spent a week enjoying tours of the old missions, as well as the wildflowers that were springing forth along the roads. The bluebells were very prolific this year with entire fields covered with their blossoms. I have placed some pictures in our new album that is attached to this entry. Now that I know how to do this, w

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March 15, Dallas, Texas

Here it is March already and the weather is improving with spring’s arrival just around the corner. Again we have had a busy month, even with the cooler weather that seems to have enveloped the nation this year. We spent a week in Biloxi, Miss., in the middle of February. We stayed in a nice campground within walking distance of the beach. This area still is showing the ravages of the hurricanes from earlier this decade. As you drive along the beach hi-way you see large expanses of vacant pro

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Monday, February 15, 2010

We are running a little behind this month in getting our writings out and on the web site. We have been moving around quite a bit in the past six weeks. We spent a week in Panama City, Fla., with cold days and nights. We did get in a few walks on the beach; however, they were short due to the temperatures and cold winds that would cut through our clothing. Julie was able to pick up some seashells -- it is difficult for her to walk on the beach with out picking up something that catches her eye.

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November 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 We spent the first week of November touring Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the surrounding area. We stayed in a nice campground just off of Interstate 40 and north of the park. The national park is beautiful this time of the year with the leaves in color. At times we thought that the leaves that had fallen from the trees and were lining the forest floor added to the spectacular view. We also had some disappointments in the area. The commercialism of the ar

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October Travels

In October we covered most of three states: Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee. We moved from Sparta Il., to Fort Knox, Ky., and stayed there for 10 days. During this time we toured a good part of Northern Kentucky, enjoying the sites and tastes of this area. There are a great number of adventures to take part in in this part of the country. We visited a bourbon distillery, wineries, Mammoth Cave National Park, and a number of Kentucky towns with their wonderful old homes and buildings. Many of the

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Sparta, IL

Tuesday, September 29 We were in Charles City, Iowa, for Labor Day weekend. While we were there we attended a Thrashers Reunion at an active museum that specializes in steam engines. They had a number of working steam tractors that were used to power the threshers. The day we attended they were threshing oats, large sheaves of oats were hauled to the threshing machines on trailers or sleds and then put into the threshing machines by hand. Grain came out one end and the straw and chaff out the o

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September 2, Prior Lake Mn

When we last added to this blog we had moved to Bemidji Minnesota. We spent a week there touring the surrounding area. We went as far north as International Falls and the Voyager National Park, Not much to see there with out a boat. We also visited much of the surrounding area within a 100 Mile radius of Bemidji. We next moved to Superior Wisconsin, staying in a nice RV park on the east side of town. We toured the northwest shore of Lake Superior (Northeast Minnesota) as well as the are

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August 6, 2009 Bemidji Mn

The past four weeks have been full of family visits. We left Montrose and drove to Castle Rock CO. via I-70 with its high passes (over 11,000 feet). While in Castle Rock we visited Julie’s cousin Diana, as well as spending a little time touring the area. After 4 days in Castle Rock we moved north to Cheyenne, WY, spending a few days there touring the local area. One highlight of the visit was finding a Cajun restaurant in Laramie WY about 35 miles west of Cheyenne. Tommy Jack’s had e

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January 6, 2010 Panama City FL

Wednesday, January 06, 2010 Following our rainy week in Myrtle Beach, SC we moved to Hardeeville, SC which is just north of Savannah, GA. We had a wonderful time there although it did rain a lot. We were able to visit the historic parts of Savannah as well as the resort areas of Hilton Head SC. We ate lunch at a number of the great restaurants in Savannah as well as some nice country cafes in the local area. The seafood continues to be one of the great benefits of visiting this area. The

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