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Out of Power!

Our first stay without electrical outlets to plug into for power we stayed one week in a National Forest. Gorgeous setting. Lots of trees and hiking. Campground had a central water spigot and showers but no power to individual campsites. … Continue reading

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Taking a break (Oct 2018 until ?)

These past 5 years have provided us more fun and memories than we ever envisioned. We met new friends that shared incredible stories of their adventures and their lives, gone places we previously didn’t know existed, experienced nature and God’s creations … Continue reading

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Our Summer Vacation 2018…

From Southern California “hippy days”, to lounging in Bev’s backyard hammock… or being “cool” indoors… and taking care of “Lucky” in Arizona… even getting car stuck in sand while driving backroads near Tucson… fun making a totem pole with friends… or going to San … Continue reading

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AZ-CA-NM-AZ-CA-where? (Oct-Dec 2017)

Hectic, Fun, Sad, Hectic, Fun, Hectic, Fun… yep, that sums it up!  FUN! Last blog we were preparing for October wedding in Arizona. Beautiful bride and groom plus a super fun time.   HECTIC – Sherry flew to Colorado to bring her … Continue reading

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On the Road… Again! (Aug-Sep 2017)

It’s great to be On Our Adventure again. After six weeks in Colorado,  we drove briskly using the northern/cooler route to Northern California. US 6 across Nevada is mighty desolate: Barely a car was seen. Nearing Reno, traffic increased and many … Continue reading

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California dreamin’ (July 2017)

This past year we were working in Garden City, Kansas. Terrific people. Really enjoyed them. The job ended and we realized how much we miss the ocean, mountains, deserts, open space. So we’re heading to San Diego. Planning to be … Continue reading

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A Pause On Our Adventure (May 15 – …)

The past three years have been a marvelous experience, meeting super people, enjoying places in the United States that some people will never see, and growing stronger in our love for each other. This whole adventure started as God wanting us … Continue reading

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Life On Our Adventure: What’s it like?

Recently a friend emailed to us asking questions like: What has life been like living on the road? Challenges, surprises, inconveniences. By the time I finished typing the reply, I chuckled, realizing it’s an entire blog! I hope it’s not … Continue reading

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Arizona, Colorado, Little Grand Canyon of Texas: April 3-30, 2016

Winter in Tucson was fun and relaxing, then the whirlwind of travel began. Visit with cousins Mike and Belinda a few days. Plan to visit cousins on Peg’s side of the family, but wildfires and a family funeral send us … Continue reading

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Relaxing in Tucson for the Winter: Jan 24-Apr 2, 2016

  You may recall from the last blog, we stayed a couple months in Southern California near the Salton Sea, then traveled to Tucson for the remainder of the winter. “Settled in.” Watched the Super Bowl. Found musicians to jam … Continue reading

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Bashford, Angel Tree, and Horseshoes: Nov 23 – Jan 23, 2016

There’s a quaint RV park called Bashford’s Hot Mineral Spa, located an hour southeast of Palm Springs, near the Salton Sea. The people that gravitate to this out of the way spot are crazy fun. Laughter continually, soaking in the … Continue reading

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Burros Rule! Kitchen Chemistry, Cowboy Church… (Oct 18 – Nov 22, 2015)

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The weather changed dramatically after the warm, sunny days bicycling in Utah. Returning to Moab, we now view lightning storms at night, followed by rain for days. Nevertheless, Arches National Park, rain or shine, is quite the sight to see. … Continue reading

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Bicycling with Friends thru Utah (Oct 9 – 17, 2015)

Every few years we gather with friends to bicycle together for a week somewhere. This year we explored some beautiful areas of Utah. Ellen and her husband Tim usually do the planning and logistics to coordinate bike routes, motels, restaurants, … Continue reading

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Friends, Small Towns, and Remodels (Aug 6 – Oct 7, 2015)

After Yosemite, we travel east through Nevada on US Hwy 50, nicknamed “The Loneliest Highway in America”. Arrived in Austin, Nevada, on a Saturday afternoon to the sound of live music in the park. This small town of 300 people … Continue reading

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Yosemite National Park (July 9 – Aug 5, 2015)

Sherry and convoy made it to Florida safely, although they had plenty of car, truck, and trailer problems along the way. It was a trip they will talk about for years to come! She recuperated with her cousins for a week, then flew … Continue reading

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Convoy San Francisco to Miami… or… Hike Yosemite National Park (June 14 – July 8, 2015)

Our adventure continues to have new twists. While helping cousins Tom and Jennifer pack to move from San Francisco to Miami, everyone realized they could use another driver. Sherry raised her hand (oops), and next thing we know she is … Continue reading

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Where’s the BEST place? What’s Our Lifestyle Like? (May 3 – June 13, 2015)

Friends often ask “What’s it like being on the road 24×7?” Before we answer, they often add: “We did a three week vacation, traveling 5,000 miles, and were wore out!” My immediate thought is “Wow, I’d be wore out, too!” … Continue reading

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Wild Animals, Hidden Bars, Gorgeous Mountains in … Arizona? (Mar 29 – May2, 2015)

As we bid farewall to a fun winter in Tucson, we visit numerous cousins on our way to California: Mike and Belinda, their children and families. We get up early to cheer on Adam during his triathlon (go Adam!). Cousin … Continue reading

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Continuing on… from Tucson (Feb 22 – Mar 28, 2015)

Our winter break in Tucson comes to an end. It’s been a lot of fun playing cards, playing guitar, worshipping in a great local church, bicycle riding, and socializing with friends and relatives. A couple of tips next time you … Continue reading

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Weeks 94-99: Texas to California back to Tucson (Jan 11 – Feb 21, 2015)

Turns out Texas can get mighty cold and snowy in the winter. Hunkered down for a couple of days in Fort Stockton, TX, while the storm passed thru. When it all settled out, we continued on the road again, enjoying … Continue reading

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Weeks 89-93: Florida to Texas (Dec 7, 2014 – Jan 10, 2015)

A ton of fun in Florida playing cards, riding bicycles, swimming, soaking in the hot tub, playing guitar at jam sessions, and meeting new friends.       Beware hiking Florida trails   where the ‘gators and snakes play, at … Continue reading

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Weeks 83-88: New Jersey to Florida (Oct 26 – Dec 6, 2014)

Sherry celebrates her birthday with some of Brenna’s cookies that arrive to the local post office via General Delivery. Yum. Visiting long time friends Virginia and Doug in Virginia was fall weather for sure, including snow. Decide we need to … Continue reading

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Weeks 79-82: Niagara Falls to New York City (Sep 28 – Oct 25, 2014)

Romantic Niagara Falls. Love being there together while we get drenched on the American side, and enjoy the overview from the Canadian side. Erie Canal. In the early 1800’s, New York hand-dug a canal from Lake Erie to the east … Continue reading

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Weeks 75-78: Eastbound and Down, Loaded Up and Truckin… (Sep 7-27, 2014)

We are in Ohio now. The trek here has been a ton of fun. August was a terrific month in Colorado for us. Time allowed us to visit many friends, although not all, and never as long as we would … Continue reading

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Weeks 71-74: Colorado! (Aug 10 – Sep 6, 2014)

Thank you to our friends Susie and Kraig who let us park our trailer on their property for several weeks. Loveland is such a popular place these days, there is no space at RV parks until October! Colorado is a … Continue reading

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Weeks 67-70: From Texas and Oklahoma to Colorado! (July 13-Aug 9, 2014)

Texas is great! Especially playing Texas Hold ’em with friends while in Texas.         We visit Bob’s nephew Michael, Michael’s wife Pam, their children, and Michael’s father Ronny. Great catching up on their lives.     Benbrook … Continue reading

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Weeks 63-66: Texas! (Jun 15 – July 12, 2014)

Food Pantry in Willis, TX, needs help moving canned goods and shelving to prep for painting. We show up Monday morning with gloves in hand. Doesn’t take long with plenty of help. And a lot of fun. Luau time! Night-time … Continue reading

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Weeks 60-62: Project Gutenberg, Blue Bell Ice Cream, and Dog Song (May 25 – Jun 14, 2014)

Books? In a trailer? Who has room? We keep a few around, trading them at lending libraries. Mostly we’ve switched to digital for everything. A lot of the older books are available for free at Project Gutenberg. Here’s a picture … Continue reading

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Weeks 58-59: Sven and Erzy, Jacob’s Well, and Snakes (May 11-24, 2014)

  At the RV park, we play pool, taking on the names Sven and Erzy because those are the names on the scoreboard, and there are no markers to change the names or keep score. I’m Sven. Sherry is Erzy. … Continue reading

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Weeks 55-57: Hot Days, Cool Nights, Is it Just Right? (Apr 20 – May 10, 2014)

Leaving Big Bend National Park, we travel several hundred miles to Amistad National Recreation Area, TX. When in west Texas, be sure to always keep plenty of gas in the tank: The only gas station in Marathon, the first gas … Continue reading

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Week 54: Big Bend National Park, Texas/Mexico Border (Apr 13-19, 2014)

From New Mexico, we travel south thru Texas to camp on the US/Mexico border. Destination: Big Bend National Park, with its 800,000 acres of rugged beauty adjacent to the border of Mexico. Rio Grande River creates a natural border between … Continue reading

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Week 53: Winter’s over, On the Road Again! (Apr 6-12, 2014)

Sherry and I arrived in Tucson in January, and stayed until April. Had a wonderful time, visiting her parents and getting “settled in”. Joined a local fitness center, played cards at night, rode bicycles, found a great local church, played … Continue reading

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Week 47: Italian, Chuze, Sparrow vs Hawk (Feb 23 – Mar 1, 2014)

Using a coupon for a new dinner place is “interesting”. Turn left, right, left, right, park at Roma Imports in an industrial area. Three parking spaces total. Uh oh. What are we getting into? But WOW. The food was DELICIOUS! Turns … Continue reading

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Week 46: Cool Church, Wine and Guitar Serenade (Feb 16-22, 2014)

On Sundays, we look forward to good praise and worship plus powerful teaching at church. This week we visit the Tucson Community Church, aka The Cool Church.  The small clearance between the trailer tires and wheel wells is a problem. … Continue reading

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Week 45: Groupies, Uncle Bob’s Popcorn, Spelling Bees (Feb 9-15, 2014)

Hot Mama Rocker is getting groupies! Enjoying our time together. Do a few repairs on the trailer, add bicycle racks inside the car, and… Imagine fifty years selling popcorn! That’s what Uncle Bob’s Popcorn has been doing. Black Cherry or … Continue reading

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Week 44: Blues Dancing, Kartchner Caverns, and Tombstone (Feb 2-8, 2014)

     Near Tucson are the Kartchner Caverns. We are in awe, walking among the ancient stalactites and stalagmites. To protect these caverns for future generations, the explorers who discovered these caverns quickly took action to protect the pristine caverns. … Continue reading

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Week 43: Aebleskiver, Saguaro, and Rooster Cogburn (Jan 26 – Feb 1, 2014)

 It’s wonderful to be friends with Sherry’s cousin Mike and his wife Belinda. Stay a few days with them in Queen Creek, AZ, while we enjoy beautiful sunrises, hundreds of saguaro cactus, and warm sunny days. If you’ve never enjoyed … Continue reading

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Week 42: Sonoran Desert to Bloom, Ditat Deus, Life without TV? (Jan 19-25, 2014)

We drive the Sonoran Desert near Quartzsite, marveling at cactus preparing to flower everywhere. Blooms are still a few weeks away. It’s going to be gorgeous. Seeing a blimp-like object in the distance, curiousity draws us to drive to it, … Continue reading

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Week 41: Fish Puppies, Clothing Optional, and Chinese Lanterns (Jan 12-18, 2014)

    Sherry and I chuckle at the fish in the pond who are just like puppies, following as we walk around the pond! Walk one way and they swim along right next to us. Turn around and they all … Continue reading

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Week 40: Hydrogen Fuel, Salton Sea, Dances (Jan 5-11, 2014)

Met a gentleman who saves 15% in fuel on his diesel truck by supplementing it with hydrogen using a simple device he built at home. Wow! Some quick online research reveals small hydrogen generators are economical and effective, and have … Continue reading

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Week 39: Summer Camp, Dates and a Movie, Oasis in the Desert (Dec 29, 2013 – Jan 4, 2014)

 Staying a couple weeks at an RV park just outside Palm Springs. What’s it like? If you had fun as a youngster at summer camp, you’d have fun here. Warm swimming pool, hot tub, daily billiard tournaments, evening card games, … Continue reading

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Week 38: Holiday Cheer and on to Palm Springs (Dec 22-28 2013)

   Leaving Santa Paula, we travel to Aunt Helen’s in Pasadena, and enjoy Christmas together. Aunt Helen is 96 now, and still plays a competitive game of cards (500 is her favorite).   JR is a master in the kitchen, … Continue reading

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Week 37: Stump the Avocado Experts, Chumash Cave Paintings, Sherry Faster than a Speeding Radar Gun (Dec 8-21 2013)

As we enter Southern California, we visit friends and relatives one more time before we turn our adventure eastward. But first, Sherry meets one of those “Nice Highway Patrol Officers” when he pulls her over for big-time speeding. She is … Continue reading

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Week 36: Our Christmas Letter to You

 Our Christmas Letter to you, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. The Christmas season. The exact date of his birth debated, but irrelevant compared to the importance of the event. His birth separates time into BC and AD. His … Continue reading

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Week 35: Cousin Jennifer, Father Terry, and an Old Fashioned Christmas Parade (Dec 1-7, 2013)

We travel south in California, driving a winding, sometimes single lane road to cousin Jennifer’s home. I’m glad this is the season for good cheer because a long line of traffic follows patiently behind our trailer going up the steep grade! … Continue reading

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Week 34: San Francisco, Thanksgiving in Chinatown (Nov 24-30, 2013)

 Upon arriving in San Francisco, CA, we do trailer setup, then board BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) for easy travel in San Francisco area. Cities have their own personalities, and the people of San Francisco generate a terrific personality for … Continue reading

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Week 33: Our SUV thru a Redwood Tree? 50 Year Memory Solved, Special Birthday Treats (Nov 17-23, 2013)

 Along the Avenue of the Giants, and its beautiful redwood forests, is a redwood tree big enough to drive a car through. The tree was one of the original advertisements to bring tourists into the area in 1926.  Would our modern SUV … Continue reading

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Sea Lions Body Surfing, Tide Pools, and New Friends (Week 32: Nov 9-16, 2013)

 Imagine a dozen sea lions playing in eight-foot ocean waves. What fun they are having! Some try body surfing the waves. Others dive down as the waves break. Most roll with the waves, lying on their back or side, flipping … Continue reading

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Week 31: Nov 3-8, 2013 Psychedelic Mushrooms, UPS Drivers, Benny and the Bay City Rockers

 When in Tillamook, tour the Cheese Factory. Great cheese, fudge, and ice cream tastings. Yummmmm. Marionberry ice cream. Marionberry is a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry, grown only in Oregon. Mushrooms grow everywhere here in Oregon. Even these … Continue reading

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Week 30: Oct 27 – Nov 2, 2013 Magical Hoh Rain Forest, the Bowpicker, and Launching Gliders from Up High

   Getting to Point Flattery, the furthest north and west a person can be in the U.S., is a twisty, scenic drive, and very worth it. From a single vantage point we simultaneously see whales beginning their southerly migration, the … Continue reading

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