Larry & Cheryl's 2013 Travels travel blog

Larry & Cheryl's 2013 Travels

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Welcome to our 2013 Trip Journal!

This is the year of "Family & Taking the Roads Less Traveled" (aka By-Ways). In mid May we headed north on Highway 395 in eastern California to Reno, then continued up 395 through Eastern Oregon and Washington, stopping to visit a couple of Larry's newly found cousins. It was really a treat for him to meet close family that he's never met before.

We stopped in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for a week trying to decide where to go from here, and visiting with friends. Just as we were leaving for Missoula we got a sad phone call that Cheryl's 87 yr old father had passed away suddenly from a heart attack. We were packing up already, so we headed south through the mountains of Idaho, picking up Cheryl's brother in southern Idaho before heading back to Southern California.

After a few weeks with family, we were back on the road. We attended our Escapees Rally, "Escapade" in Gillette WY (end of June to July 6th) taking scenic routes suggested by local people, thus enjoying a little more of Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota. We have seen Bison & "Antelope" (actually Pronghorn) on the plains and Prairie Dogs in meadows.

Cheryl's brother in Idaho had double knee replacement surgery on July 8th and his wife could only take off a couple weeks from work, so we headed back to Hailey to play Nurse Maid for a couple of weeks. When we felt he was alright to be on his own again we took off and headed back toward South Dakota, hoping to see more of the north central states for the rest of the summer.

We enjoyed Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska and a little of Kansas. We were planning on seeing more of Kansas & Nebraska and visiting two more of Larry's cousins but something came up. Larry found our favorite Monaco Dynasty motorhome online for a good price, so we went directly down to Mesa, AZ to the dealer to trade in our truck & trailer. Our trailer was showing signs of structural problems that may have been too costly to repair.

Be sure to check out our other years of Trip Journals after browsing through these photos. See the DROP DOWN BOX in the UPPER RIGHT of this page for other journals.

DON'T FORGET THAT YOU CAN CHOOSE A DIFFERENT MAP VIEW BY CLICKING ON A MAP NAME BELOW THE MAP TO SEE CLOSER IN WHERE WE ARE.

Cheryl & Larry

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
 
 
 
Ash Hollow
 
 
 
 
Around Ogallala
 
42 
 
 
To North Platte, NE
 
 
 
 
Around North Platte, NE
 
 
 
 
Golden Spike Tower
 
 
 
 
Buffalo Bill Cody Ranch
 
43 
 
 
Kearney
 
 
 
 
Nebraska Prarie Museum
 
44 
 
 
Hastings, NE
 
 
 
 
Hastings Museum
 
45 
 
 
Nebraska State Fair
 
46 
 
 
South to Kansas
 
 
 
 
Memorial Weekend
 
47 
 
 
Kansas to Texas Panhandle
 
48 
 
 
Texas to Arizona
 
49 
 
 
Across the plateau to...
 
 
 
 
Our new motorhome
 
 
 
 
Still in Mesa
 
50 
 
 
September & Garden Grove
 
51 
 
 
October & Indio
 
52 
 
 
Indio then Surgery
 
53 
 
 
December
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