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Jan 23, 2016 - Welcome to the World Oskar Benjamin Kranz

Our first trip of the year is scheduled to begin after the birth of our third grandchild. He arrived Saturday at about 0930. Oskar Benjamin Kranz was born to our son, Kyle, and his wife, Annie in Baltimore and weighed in at 5 lb. 15 oz with a full head of dark hair. He is a blizzard baby like his Dad who was born in a February Minnesota blizzard. Oskar's birthday is sandwiched between his Dad's on February 3 and his Uncles Shane and Jared on January 18. Mom, Dad, and baby Oskar are snowed in at the hospital in Baltimore. Finn is at home...

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2016 Winter Trek

Dec 25, 2015 - Merry Christmas

For those of you who didn't see this on Facebook, I borrowed the following from Glenn Beck's Christmas greeting. I thought it expressed my feelings so well and was written better than I could that he wouldn't mind if I used it. is a joyous day. We hope that wherever you are, family and friends surround you and that you find peace and comfort in the true meaning of Christmas. For on this day, a Savior was born, Christ the Lord. His gift of redemption is the greatest gift of all, so give thanks to the Lord. May your table and home be blessed...

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2015 Christmas

Nov 7, 2015 - Home Safe

It was raining as we left the KOA this morning for the last leg of our trip. Fortunately it stopped shortly after we got onto I81. The trip was uneventful as we arrived home about 5:30 in the dark. All in all a nice trip. I got a lot of photography in, we got Winnie's generator fixed, I replaced the skylight and stopped the roof leak, traveled the entire length of the Natchez Trace, went to the Grand Ole Opry for an awesome show, and we got to visit with friends and 87th ID vets at the 66th Reunion and Educational Forum. We traveled 3,446...

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Oct 1, 2015 - Leaving Home Before Joaquin Arrives

We left this morning at about 1100 to try to get out of town before Joaquin gets too close. After a short stop at the pharmacy and grocery store we actually got out of town before noon. There was light rain, but not as much as in the south. Hopefully the hurricane will stay well offshore and the power will stay on while we're gone so we don't have another flood in the basement. We're headed southwest to western Maryland for our first stop.

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Aug 3, 2015 - We're Home

We safely completed the last leg of the 2015 Texas Trek. There wasn't much to see along the PA Turnpike except construction that brought traffic to a near stop in 2 location where the highway was necked down to one lane so not many pictures. This trip took us to 17 states in 95 days and covered 5,417 miles. Winnie used 770 gallons of gas for 7.0 MPG. Gas mileage noticeably slipped this trip about 0.5 MPG. I'll need to look into why this is happening since most of the travel was over fairly level terrain. Gas prices were a little higher than...

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2015 Texas Trek

Apr 30, 2015 - Welcome to the World Ryleigh Alexis Kranz

Our second trip of the year has been on hold for the last two weeks awaiting the birth of our second grandchild. She finally arrived fashionably late on April 30. Ryleigh Alexis Kranz was born to our son, Shane, and his wife, Jessica at Christiana Care about noon today and weighed in at 10 lb. 12 oz with a full head of black hair. We now have book end birthdays in April with Sue's on April 1 and Ryleigh's on April 30. Sue and I got a chance to visit and hold the newborn a couple of hours after delivery, what a special experience. Good luck...

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2015 Texas Trek

Apr 27, 2015 - Newark, Delaware

It has been a long day! The alarm goes off at 5:00. We need to be up before the workers arrive. We relax in the RV all morning. John spends time on the computer. I finish the book I am reading. Work is started on the RV at 12:30 when the parts arrive. We walk to Timothy’s for lunch. We planned on using the motorcycle today but it is overcast, windy and chilly. After lunch we have no choice but to sit in the lounge and watch TV. The RV is finished at 7:00. It has been a long day. There is no way that we are driving to a campground. We are...

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Apr 26, 2015 - Newark, Delaware

Unexpected Report from Newark, Delaware: Last night we had an excellent dinner at Timothy’s. Timothy’s was in walking distance. We get a good night’s sleep. It is Sunday. We get the motorcycle out and head to Timothy’s. It does not open until 11:00 so we head to Main Street. The University of Delaware is in Newark. Main Street is great. We find one restaurant that is open early. We have another good meal. Everyone is very friendly. Our next stop is Home Depot. It takes us much time to get out of town. There is a “walk” going on. There are...

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Apr 25, 2015 - Newark, Delaware

Life is an adventure. We planned to leave on April 24 but we decided to wait a day. Instead of rushing we can have a relaxing start to our trip. We hook up the trailer and get on the road. The trailer brakes are not working correctly. Also, the old trailer hitch would have been better. We head to breakfast and then to our nephew’s shop. The brakes are now adjusted and we have switched back to our old hitch. It is 10:30 and we are on the road. We cross the Delaware Memorial bridge and head south on Route 13. We pull up to a stop light and...

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Feb 27, 2015 - Home

We made it home late this afternoon, but not without a stop in Baltimore for a visit with Finn. Since Mom was still sick, Finn and Kyle met us at G&M Restaurant, home of the best crab cakes in the US, for a late lunch. Finn was the center of attention in the restaurant. Everyone that walked by commented on how cute he was. I guess he has a good gene lines. Beside being cute he was well behaved and scarfed up crab meat and french fries as fast as his Dad put it on his plate. We were glad to be able to see Finn again and hope that Annie gets...

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Dec 15, 2014 - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We will be spending the Christmas season at home visiting with family and friends. We hope that everyone is able to spend the holidays with those that they care about. Please take some time to remember those men and women who are still serving the nation in places far from home. They can use our thoughts and prayers. In 2015 we will be entering our 7th year of travels with Winnie. It's been fun and we hope that every one that keeps up with our journeys have enjoyed them as much as we have. Stay tuned to see what adventures the new year brings.

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2014 Christmas

Nov 28, 2014 - Home Again

Instead of going straight home, we decided to visit Finn, Kyle and Annie in Baltimore. We drove into the Baltimore area and parked Winnie in the Pikesville Lanes parking lot and unhitched the Fit to drive to their house. We got there in time to have lunch. We spent a nice afternoon with the family. It still amazes me how much babies change in a short time. It been 3 months since we've seen Finn and he is crawling and starting to stand on his own. It won't be long before he is off and running. We left for home late in the afternoon as I...

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2014 Cross Country 2

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