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Oct 25, 2019 - 2019 Anniversary Tour Final Leg

We left Hickory Hollow for the final leg of this trip and arrived home late in the afternoon. It’s now time to unload Winnie and get settled back in the sticks and bricks. It usually takes several days to get everything but the essential out so we’ll be working through the weekend on the transition. This was a relatively short trip as we were only gone for 41 days. During that time we traveled 2,652 miles not counting the drive from St. Louis to St. Paul or the return trip on the cruise. Winnie used 295.9 gal of gas for an average of 8.96...

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Aug 10, 2019 - Travels with Ringo

As most of you who follow our trip journal know Ringo was our cat who has traveled with us for the last 5 years or so. We had to make the tough decision last week to have him euthanized because of numerous cancerous tumors in his stomach. We’ll miss the guy. I thought I'd share some of the pictures of Ringo through our travels between 2014 and 2019. Sue got him from a shelter just before we left on our 2014 Great Circle Tour. That trip was memorable because our new cat disappeared in Alabama and didn’t show up again until Texas. He was gone...

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2019 Ringo

Jul 6, 2019 - Fireworks 2019

I couldn’t pass up sharing the fireworks at home in Newark on Thursday night. I climbed to the top of the town reservoir with a couple hundred people and waited for the sun to go down. The rim of the reservoir is one of the highest points in the area. The show was staged at the University of Delaware athletic complex abou a mile or so away. The reservoir was an ideal place to watch. The images are set to the Music to the Royal Fireworks by Handel. I posted it on YouTube because the file is too big to post here....

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Jul 4, 2019 - Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day to all of you who read our Trip Journal. This year we are celebrating Independence Day at home for the first time in the last 5 years and only the 4th time in the last 10 years. We've been privileged to be able to travel this great land and spend the 4th of July in some of the most iconic places in the country. Since there is no trip to talk about this year, I'm going to take a trip down memory lane to recall Independence Days past. I hope you enjoy the memories as much as I did looking over the photographic record....

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Jun 24, 2019 - Home Again

We packed up and headed home this morning. It was an uneventful, but uncomfortable trip. Since we had the fuse problems on the way to Buttonwood, I was waiting for the fuse to blow all the way home. It didn’t, thank God. I’m not sure what the problem is and thought it might be related to rough road conditions. We hit a lot of bumps, but Winnie kept going. I guess she’ll be headed back to the shop before we venture out again. Ringo was reluctant to get out of Winnie when we got home. We finally had to herd him into the bedroom and put him...

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2019 Family Meetup

Apr 18, 2019 - Home

No pictures today. We drove straight home from Chincoteague. Our first trip of the year was relatively trouble free. We had a slight hiccup while we were driving across the causeway to Chincoteague on Monday. Winnie's engine stopped so when there's no enine there's no power steering orpower brakes. Steering and braking are brute force, a scary feeling. Fortunately there was a parking pull off that I coasted into for a safe stop. I knew immediately what the problem was, a blown ECM fuse. When I opened the dash, sure enough the 20 amp fuse...

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Dec 24, 2018 - Merry Christmas

It's been a while since I made an entry the trip journal as we've been home since returning from the 2018 Great Lakes Tour in September. We did make a short trip to Cape May in October. We celebrated our Christmas and my birthday a little early (12/16) because Jared planned a trip to the West Coast and Hawaii over the holidays. We (Shane, Jared, and I) participated in the Wreaths Across America event on Saturday, 12/15. We placed a wreath on Sue's Dad's grave at the BG William C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery in Near Wrightstown, NJ. It's alway a...

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2018 Happy Holidays

Sep 11, 2018 - The Last Leg

We headed off on the last leg of this year's big trip this morning. Our route took us on I68, I81, and US 30 (Lincoln Highway) through Maryland and Pennsylvania. No rain today, just a light drizzle and some fog along the route. I68 passes through the Sideling Hill Road Cut near Hancock, MD. It's a 340 foot deep cut through Sideling Hill Ridge that runs from West Virginia into Pennsylvania. You can see the cut as a v-notch in the ridge from miles away. There are rest stops right at the notch on both side of the interstate. In 2014 on our...

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May 22, 2018 - The Night Before

This has been a hectic week in preparation for our trip. Winnie has been at the shop getting some repairs including replacing the exhaust headers, a new windshield wiper motor, oil leak repairs, and a few other odds and ends to get ready for the trip. The last time Winnie was in the shop in late March, a rear body panel was damaged when one of the mechanics was sweeping snow off the roof before bring it into the shop. He was on an aluminum step ladder that collapsed and took out the body panel around the rear wheels. Fortunately the guy...

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Apr 8, 2018 - Home

Today's route home took us through State College, PA and along the Juniata River and Susquehanna River to Harrisburg. The trip through Lancaster to home was pretty uneventful. We got home late afternoon and unpacked Winnie. Looks like we've got some work to be done on Winnie before we leave for our annual long trip next month. Stay tuned for the Great Lakes Tour.

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Oct 26, 2017 - Home for the Winter

We covered the last leg of our trip today and got home about 5:30PM. This trip was just under a month and spent most of our time in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. We got to see some of the early fall colors along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. The best colors were at elevations over about 4,000 ft. in NC, but by the time we got to Skyline Drive in Virginia lower elevations were showing color. Looks like the colors will show into November because of the warm fall weather. It was a treat to meet up with friends from...

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2017 Autumn Outing

Oct 24, 2017 - Great Advice About Soccer That Anyone Can Easily Follow

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