Monthly Archives: May 2015

Tuesday, May 26: First Amusing Anecdote of the Summer

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Monday marked one week since our Yellowstone arrival and we’ve settled in nicely. The weather has been unremarkable with no snow, some rain, and daily temperature ranges of about 30 degrees to maybe 48. Mary Ann has worked daily since …

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Friday, May 22: Bears and the Air

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First let me clear the air. I got the tv working. Though I am a bit amused that we’ve driven 3000 plus miles to spend 4 months visiting one of nature’s gifts, and the status of our tv reception is …

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Monday, May 18: Earthquake!

Friday morning the sky was slate gray as we drove out of Cabellas and back onto I-90. A few hours later rain began falling and didn’t quit for the remainder of the day. Mary Ann talked with Betty, our neighbor …

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Thursday, May 14: To Iowa, South Dakota, and Beyond

Wednesday morning was bright and chilly, but at 44 degrees hadn’t dropped as low as was forecast. We were on the road by 9:15 and soon found ourselves in Illinois on Interstate 88. To get there we had crossed the Chicago …

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Tuesday, May 12: Frame Fix and Factory Tour

Summer hit south Florida in April so I wore shorts the day we left and every day since. Until yesterday. Yesterday the air travelling with us realized where it was and began acting accordingly. The temperature struggled to reach 55 …

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Sunday, May 10: Out of Ohio and Into Indiana

Saturday morning we left Louis’ town (that should help you remember the proper pronunciation of Louisville) for the short trip (3 hours) to Maumee. That way we’d be in Maumee for Mother’s Day. I’m not a big fan of toll …

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Friday, May 8th: Visiting Ohio

Thursday morning we left West Virginia and A few hours later were settled in our campsite in Louisville, Ohio. So as to distinguish themselves from their southern-talking neighbors to the south, the residents here pronounce it Louis-vill instead of Louie-vill …

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Wednesday, May 6th: In to West Virginia

As I write this I’m sitting in a camping chair in Walmart in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Mary Ann is shopping. The sun is low in the sky but it’s still too warm in the trailer to be comfortable. Windows are …

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Monday, May 4th: Finally Out of Florida

Sunday afternoon we had washed the weekend’s layer of lovebugs off the truck and we were ready to roll. It had been a weekend of food, festivities, and packing. Mary Ann’s niece graduated from UF with an engineering degree and …

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And Away We Go!

I’d like to say with time we get better at preparing for these extended outings. But this year has me wondering. I brought the trailer home Thursday morning as planned. We packed and loaded well past sunset but as we …

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