Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Day Two

At The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Day Two Dawn Patrol The Morning Dawn Patrol was so cool this time.  Yesterday there was a good breeze and at dawn the launched balloons went by pretty fast.  This morning it was very calm – and as the balloons lifted off and headed toward us they get in a

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Cortez Colorado

Cortez Colorado Last Stop Before the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta  October 2-4 Our last stop before getting to Albuquerque is Cortez, Colorado.  We stayed for 3 days to explore the area.  It sure was nice to get into some green farmland again – a nice change from the deserts of Nevada and Utah.  We stayed at

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Eastern Nevada and Utah

En route to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Eastern Nevada and Utah – En route to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta                     California Trail Interpretive Center – Elko Nevada September 28th After leaving Winnemucca we drove through the high desert of Nevada to Wendover on our way to

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Deception Pass Bridge and State Park

Deception Pass – Puget Sound Deception Pass State Park is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Thousand Trails La Conner.  We visited the park with our daughters many years ago, and again about 10 years ago when Christine and I took our first vacation ‘without kids’.       Deception Pass State

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We Are Snowbirds!

We Are Snowbirds in Central Florida I can’t believe we are actually Snowbirds!  In November we traveled from Northern New York through the eastern US visiting many of my ancestral stomping grounds in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.  We stopped over to visit good friends in Atlanta and arrived in Florida on

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry West Virginia We are surprised how close Harpers Ferry and even Washington DC is to where Melchor Engle took his family when he moved from Lancaster Pennsylvania to the Shenandoah Valley. Map Of Shenandoah Junction & Harpers Ferry relationship Almost the entire town of Harpers Ferry is part of the Harpers Ferry National

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Lancaster (Back on the Road)

Lancaster Pennsylvania We are on the road, turning family history into a story we can share with our kids and grandchildren.  Jeff’s ancestors on his father’s side came to America in the early 1700’s.  Travelling from northern New York to Florida is the perfect opportunity to explore a few of the places they lived. Our

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Sturbridge Massachusetts

Sturbridge Massachusetts August 2016 After attending the FMCA Rally in West Springfield Massachusetts, we traveled less than an hour to our next camping spot in Sturbridge Massachusetts.  For the first time we are staying in the one place for 3 weeks!  This is what traveling by RV is all about for us – taking the

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Cold Weather RVing

COLD Weather RVing in Oregon and California Note – sorry for the long post, but this is a story that’s best told all together.  Our thoughts about COLD weather RVing for the most part is WHY?  We have had various camping methods since the early 80’s, and I have to admit that we have been

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