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Lake Havasu State Park

Lake Havasu State Park

After Lost Dutchman we drove over to lake Havasu, a place I have not been in over 40 years, I remember going and seeing the London Bridge back in early 1970’s after it was installed in 1971.  Not much was there and it was a very small sleepy town.  It has grown up and there is a nice state park right on the lake we stayed at.  So here are some of the pictures of our week, we are able…

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Lost Dutchman State Park

Lost Dutchman State Park

We moved from Catalina State Park towards the Phoenix area and into a nearby town of Apache Junction where there is an outstanding state park called Lost Dutchman right at the foot of the Superstition Mountains and you guessed it the location some say of the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine.  This mountain rises out of the desert and is spectacular to see.   Nearby is a old mining town called Goldfield We did grab a quick dinner at the Mammoth…

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Catalina State Park and Family Visit

Catalina State Park and Family Visit

Due to some reviews from fellow bloggers, I was excited to get reservations to Catalina State Park on the North side of Tucson Az.  Eric and Tina run a fish hatchery in South Dakota for 8 months of the year and then run south to Az to do some hiking and biking in the winter months.   They have a nice you tube channel called “GoneNoMad” and due to their recommendations, I decided to try a few Arizona State Parks….

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El Paso and Fort Bliss

El Paso and Fort Bliss

We recently drove to El Paso and stayed a few days at the Fort Bliss RV Campground.  It was right next to the highway, so you did get the noise when sitting outside but the cost was only $114 for the week.  We did have a few days of rain and were able to go to the largest exchange we have seen, it was set up like an outside shopping mall with different companies along with main exchange.  We did…

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San Antonio and Friends

San Antonio and Friends

We were able to spend about a week in San Antonio.  We stayed at Fort Sam Houston, which is only a few miles from the heart of the city.  The RV Park was nice and I think it took us the same amount of time to get from the gate to the RV Park as the time to get from the gate to Downtown.  Great place to stay. Our friends from our Virginia neighborhood, Jack and Alesia live just north…

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Austin, Texas and a new year

Austin, Texas and a new year

Since we had some time from the solar install, we visiting a small local town of Gruene, pronounced “Green”, that was started as a farm settled by a German family and a small town grew up from it.  It has a very old dance hall with live music, several nice restaurants and shops.   At the end of the solar install, we smoked Turkey breasts for a Christmas dinner and the next day shared it with Greg and Cori from…

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DALLAS TEXAS

DALLAS TEXAS

After Vicksburg, we headed Southwest to south of Dallas at a Army Corps of Engineer campground on a lake near Ennis TX which is about 45 minutes south of Dallas.   The weather was cloudy and we had a few things to attend to. First up was a visit to the doc to check on Cathy’s hand.  At a Urgent Care center on our way to Texas, we found out she did break a bone in her hand in a…

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Trip to Red Bay for Warranty Work

Trip to Red Bay for Warranty Work

So after a great visit with my brother Kevin and his wife Cindy in Ponte Vedra, Florida, we needed to start heading towards Red Bay, Alabama, the home of Tiffin Motorhomes to have some warranty work done.  We decided to first head towards Atlanta and stop by and see Charlie and Kelly, folks we met in Tampa while researching our motorhome.  They also bought a 2016 Tiffin Bus and we seem to have a lot in common. They live on…

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week two update

week two update

so we have been on the road for almost two weeks, and we are in Ponte Vedra, Florida visiting my younger brother and taking care of some important business.  So what is so important about Florida you may ask…Taxes…or the lack of income tax to be exact.  My military retirement pay was being taxed at a 7% rate in Maryland.  By shifting my state residency to Florida, I go to zero, and gain a pay raise.  We also needed to…

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casting off lines….getting underway

casting off lines….getting underway

Well, it has been a busy week, we were sitting around the golf course and had a special guest show up… We had a great day visiting with some family who were in town Cathy’s sister Tina and husband John were in town for a family get together and Erin and Alex stopped by to pick up the Ford Edge we sold to Erin as we are down to just the Jeep.  Had a nice dinner before everyone had to…

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