Tag Archives: 2014

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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