2 years and counting…

2 years and counting…

OK, we have hit the two year milestone, and I wanted Cathy to contribute the summary and I’ll finish up with photo’s over the two years…. Wow! It has been quite an amazing two years of travel around the beautiful USA and Canada. So many people want to know how we like it? We actually love it and look forward to every adventure we have.  Our first adventure was transitioning from our town house to a 400 square foot RV. …

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Tale of the three wheel Jeep….

Tale of the three wheel Jeep….

So after Benson, we headed out towards Texas with the plan to drive through New Mexico and stop overnight in Texas then head to Fredricksburg Texas for a short stay before moving on to our month long stay at Lazy L&L Campground in New Branfels.  Well, if you follow us on Facebook you know our plan did not get executed. In Las Cruces, NM, a truck pulled up along side, flashing his lights and pointing to the side of the…

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Catching up with U-Tube Creators, Derek and Hannah

Catching up with U-Tube Creators, Derek and Hannah

Some we like to have fires in the early evening, but more and more places will on longer allow wood fires, so I finally broke down and got a propane fire pit.  I’ll just have to carry a propane tank, even though nothing on the coach runs on Propane, but at least we can have an evening fire…   While we were in Benson, we got a chance to have dinner with some you tube folks we have followed.  Derek…

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Joshua Tree to Benson Arizona…

Joshua Tree to Benson Arizona…

After a long stay in Joshua Tree where we celebrated Mom’s 90th birthday, I got some work done on the house, we both got all of our medical and dental needs completed, and before you knew it, it was time to hit the road again.   Some of the work I was able to accomplish was to work on my sisters car…installed new headlights, replaced the automatic window regulators, and a little clean up of the plastic.  On the Jeep we…

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Nana’s 90th Birthday Cruise

Nana’s 90th Birthday Cruise

Since this was big year for Birthdays, Erin turned 30, I turned 60, Dawn turned 70, but my Mom hit 90!  So our family decided that instead of trying to find a place to celebrate at someone’s house, we would take a family cruise to celebrate.  My 3 sisters and 3 brothers were all in on the idea and we got a lot of the grandkids to jump onboard also.  In all we had like 25 people come to help…

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Jeeping around Silverton, CO

Jeeping around Silverton, CO

One of the reasons to go to Silverton besides old steam trains was to do some jeeping around the different mountains in the Silverton area.  Years ago we took a Hummer Trip that toured us around the area so I knew when I got a jeep I would be back!  We also meet Tom and Melody while we were staying in Benson Az.  They live in Silverton during the summer and head to warmer weather in the winter.  They used…

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Durango and Silverton, Colorado

Durango and Silverton, Colorado

Our next stops were in Durango and Silverton, both are end points for the Durango and Silverton Steam Railroad. Durango has a great downtown, nice restaurants, shops and wonderful architecture from the boom of the railroad that supported the gold and silver mines in the area.  Below is the Strater Hotel a local landmark and right near the Durango Train Station. The unfortunate thing was they had a huge fire north of town earlier in the year and that shut…

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs

We stopped in Colorado Springs for a few days, staying at the Air Force Academy family Campground, really nice place under the pinion pine trees.  The AF Academy ground were really nice, the facility was a lot bigger than I thought.  They have a small airport to train the cadets in flying both small prop planes and gliders.  Here are some of the pictures we took on the Academy grounds. The most famous building is the chapel They have an…

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Colorado Railroad Museum

Colorado Railroad Museum

After Cheyenne, We headed into Colorado to a small town outside Golden, called Colorado City located in the heart of a bunch of gambling casinos.  Not sure why they are all concentrated in the valley, but it did bring in money to help revitalize these old mining towns of Idaho Springs and Blackhawk.  The real reason to stay here was to go to the Colorado Railroad Museum to get more of my burning coal, live steam railroad fix.  If you…

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

We headed south to a small town of Wall, SD so we could go see Badlands National Park and a few other items nearby.  Wall is famous for the huge drug store that grew back in the day by offering thirsty travelers free ice water from those traveling the dusty roads on the way to Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone.  After putting up signs along the highway, travelers starting stopping and buying drinks and ice cream from the drug store.  It…

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