Travel

Bend, Oregon

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My head injury has sure changed Mary’s way of life. Generally I get up a couple of hours before Mary in the morning. Moxie and I go for a long walk and get our day started. Mary drags out of bed a few hours later. Now Mary has to get up early enough to take Moxie for a walk because I am too unstable to go down the RV stairs with Moxie and I can bend over to clean up poop without getting dizzy and nauseous. Read More...

Boise!!!

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Mary was up and ready to hit the road before eight o’clock today. Today’s drive was scenic. This morning we saw a lot of pronghorns grazing in the fields along the interstate. I think all three states we drove in today are beautiful - lots of colorful rock formations, mountains and hills. In Wyoming, Utah and Idaho we saw snow covered mountains and snow capped mountains. Read More...

A Full Day

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We got in a full day of driving today - the first full day we have had on this trip (I consider 500 miles to be a full day). I hope Nebraska has sone beautiful area, because I would hate to think the whole state looks and smells like the part of the state that I-70 runs through. Read More...

Black Smoke - Not a Good Sign

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Here we are at the World of Fun Village. You can see the roller coasters in the background. Unfortunately the park was not open so I did not get to ride the roller coasters. Moxie and I walked around the park and there are a lot of roller coasters, a water park, and several other rides. Read More...

Kansas City World of Fun

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Today started out great. Moxie and I started the day with a walk and Mary was up and dressed by 7:30. We walked to Paneara Bread for breakfast before pulling out of the Walmart parking lot. This particular Walmart parking lot was quiet and we both got a good night’s sleep. Read More...

On the Road - Day 1

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I woke up at 6:00 this morning and was very quite until 8:15 when I woke up Mary. I did not sleep much last night because I was excited. After Mary drank her coffee, showered, brushed her teeth and who knows what else she finally announced that she was ready to load the boats, bikes, and skybox.
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All Our Bags are Packed

After going to Mary Frances’ for breakfast, I spent today doing last minute packing (mainly food), cleaning vehicles, and cleaning the house. Mary worked her last day at the Asheville REI. Except for loading bikes, boats, and a few other things we are ready to go. Our goal is to be out of town by early afternoon tomorrow. If I were going by myself, I would be out of town by sun up, but that is not going to happen. Read More...

Asheville (actually Fairview)

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Thursday we drove to a campground in Newport, TN. On the way we stopped at a White Castle so I could get some hamburgers. We used to get White Castle burgers when we visited my grandparents in Kentucky - I thought they were the best thing I had ever eaten. Now that I am older, I suppose my taste buds have changed, because they just aren’t as good as when I was a child. None-the-less, I still have to have a few burgers every time I travel past a White Castle. Read More...

Windblown

Neither one of us had ever been in a midwestern storm until this evening. We found the nicest little truck stop in which to spend the night. It has a nice little deli and a bakery and coffee shop. Best of all it is located in the middle of nowhere and has plenty of room where we can park away from the trucks. We have a nice view of wide open fields. Every thing seemed great until….. Read More...

On the Road

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We spent all day driving from northwest Montana to northeast Wyoming. If you are going to be driving all day, Montana is a good state to be in.



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Traveling Across Idaho and Montana

We pulled out of the RV park around noon. Our first stop was to have the tire pressure checked since the RV and truck had been sitting for quite a while. Once that was done we were on our way. We drove about 50 miles on the interstate before turning off onto two lane truck route roads. Read More...

Off the Grid

This morning I am going to the Boise City Market with Sharla. Mary will prepare the RV for takeoff while I am gone. I am excited to be going to Glacier National Park, but I am sad about leaving Boise. Read More...

Heading East - Day Ten & Eleven

We are making good time - we drove about six-hundred fifty miles on both Thursday and Friday. Today we drove about six hundred. We stayed in a Hampton Inn outside of St Louis last night. Not a lot of Hampton Inns accept dogs, but this one does and without an extra fee. As usual with Hilton properties, we were upgraded to a room with a jacuzzi tub - very nice after sitting in a car all day. Read More...

Heading East - Day Nine

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We heard some interesting comments about our car while in Jackson, Wyoming. Several people asked us where we were planning to kayak (the temperature was below zero every morning we were in Jackson). Read More...

Heading East - Day One

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We started our eastbound journey today. Our first stop was Shoshone Falls right outside of Twin Falls. Idaho. The falls are on the Snake River and are higher than Niagara Falls. While the water flow is low this time of the year, the falls were still very impressive. While we checked out the falls, the dogs ran and played. Read More...

Farewell Boise from Mary

About a year and a half ago we were deciding where our first full-time RVing stop would be. We looked at many cities and towns and decided on Boise, Idaho. It had all the biking, kayaking, hiking and snow sport opportunities we were hoping to find. RV parks were affordable and the weather was appropriate for living year round in an RV. Read More...

Goodbye Boise

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I thought about making a list of all the things I will miss in Boise and Idaho, but the list would be too long for a blog entry. There are big things: all the friends we have made; skiing at Bogus Basin; kayaking on the Payette River and Boise River; Read More...