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Feb 21, 2014 - Home in One Hop

We got home late last night and I was too tired for an update. There wasn’t mush to see on the trip home. It was foggy and raining almost all of the way. We managed to stop at a DDD, the Black Duck, in Connecticut. This place would qualify as a Dive. It looks like an old river boat located right on the river (not in the river) under the I95 Bridge. I stopped here once before and the food was pretty good. We had burgers this time, but no pictures because were got there in time to watch the 3rd period of the USA-Canada hockey game. What a...

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Feb 10, 2014 - Safely Home Before the Next Storm

We arrived safely home this afternoon. On the way, we stopped at the Blue Beacon Truck Wash to give Winnie and the Fit a wash to get the road grime off. It turned out to be a mistake. By the time we got home, the Fit was covered by salt residue from the roads and Winnie had some residue of the back wall. I should have waited. Looks like there may be another storm headed this way Wednesday or Thursday. I guess we got home just in time. We'll be home for a couple of days before we head north to Massachusetts for a visit with some friends in...

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Dec 25, 2013 - Christmas Day 1776

While we spend tonight in the warmth of our home’s with family and friends enjoying Christmas, take time to remember that 237 years ago a rag tag Continental Army set out from their winter encampment along the Delaware River to cross the river to attack a British garrison of Hessian troops in Trenton, NJ. Washington’s army was fresh from a defeat at the hands of the Redcoats that caused them to lose New York City. The Army was dispirited, hungry, and ill clothed with many of the enlistments of the soldiers expiring. Genera Washington...

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2013 Christmas

Dec 19, 2013 - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

As we enter the Holyday Season, Sue, Winnie, and I would like to wish everyone who followed our travels in 2013, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, but to cover all the bases have a Happy Ramahanukwanzmas. As you all have read in our recent journal, December was an eventful and blessed month for our family. It will be hard to top a wedding and a birth in 2014, but we do have one son left and a newly married couple so we'll see (not to put any pressure on anyone). In 2013, Winnie traveled 14,366 miles through 30 states. Early in the...

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2013 Christmas

Dec 5, 2013 - We are on the way

We left home around 10am, plan for today is to get to DE. On the way through VT the new tire sensor indicated that tire pressure and temp was too high, and outdoor temp gage stopped working so we stopped at the rest area lower the pressure and changed the battery in the outdoor gage, simple actions but fixed problems. Rained all way down to DE rest area where we stopped driving. It rained overnight, but when we left DE it misted all way through MD, foggy and heavy traffic but moving. Made to NC at ~1pm, what a change in the weather 77 and...

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Nov 18, 2013 - Home for the Holidays

We’ll be home for Thanksgiving and then we fly to the Dominican Republic for Shane and Jess’s wedding. I’ll probably post a journal from the wedding. After the wedding, we’ll be home for the birth of Kyle and Annie’s baby and Christmas, whichever comes first. Winnie’s next trip is scheduled for mid-January and it will be south to Georgia and Florida. So stay tuned for more of our adventures.

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2013 Fall Escapade

Sep 21, 2013 - Leg 1 Complete

The 1st leg of our Fall Escapade is done. We arrived home this afternoon for a round of doctor’s appointments before heading south later in the week. It was a beautiful fall week in Lancaster County. The temperatures were in the 70’s in the day and lots of sunshine. Cool evenings, but not so cool that you can’t sit outside until dark. Lancaster County is one of the most picturesque places in the country. My drive to and from the plant was through Amish farm country passing through places like Bird-In-Hand, Smoketown, and Ronks. There were...

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2013 Fall Escapade

Aug 25, 2013 - Safe Home

The last leg of the ride home always seems the longest. I was able to break it up by stopping in Baltimore to have lunch with Kyle and Annie. It was good to be able to spend some time with them and catch up a little. They are expecting a baby in December and Sue and I are excited to become grandparents for the first time. December is going to be a busy month for us with the arrival of the baby around Christmas and Shane getting married earlier in the month. Looks like Winnie will be parked for the month. Not many new roadside attractions on...

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Jul 25, 2013 - Detour

The trip has run into a slight detour. Sue called me on Monday to tell me that she needed to have surgery on Wednesday on her right eye to mend a detached retina. She seemed to be recovering well from the cataract surgery in June when she started to see some "floaters" and began losing vision in her right eye. She went to the surgeon who did the cataract surgery and found out that her retina had become detached. I flew home on Tuesday and we went to Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia for the surgery on Wednesday. I'm glad I still had some...

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May 5, 2013 - Revisiting the Lincoln Highway

We arrived home yesterday at about 6:30PM. By the time we unloaded Winnie and had something to eat (good old Philly cheese steak), we were beat and ready for bed, so the last chapter of the trip had to wait until tonight. Our route home followed the Lincoln Highway for most of the way and then a run through rural Lancaster County on a beautiful spring day. We traveled the Lincoln Highway in 2009 on our first long trip in Winnie. On the way west in 2009, we missed Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum. Ed has collected over 5,000 elephant related...

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Feb 22, 2013 - The Night Before

It's midnight and Winnie's not packed yet. It looks like it's going to be a late night. Sue is still packing her "NJ suitcases". She always tries to pack the whole house and all her clothes in 5 bags. It usually takes 2 or 3 days on the road before it all gets put away in Winnie. I hope we are not overweight! I sure hope we don't get any of the snow or ice that was predicted. It's only drizzling now. We're planning on leaving at about 1000 on Saturday. We'll see. We are supposed to meet Annie and Kyle for lunch in Baltimore before hitting...

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Dec 20, 2012 - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Happy Holidays everyone. Sue, Winnie, and I had a great 2012. It sure was eventful with Sue retiring from the Y, Kyle and Annie getting married at Big Springs Farm, and our escapade criscrossing America to arrive home to be greeted by Sandy. It wasn't without some sadness as Sue's dad passed on in May. We all miss him, but he's in a better place. Our Christmas card for 2012 was from Santa Claus, Indiana where we stayed at Lake Rudolph for a couple of days in August on the " 2012 Time for Work, Time for Play, and Time for Service" trek. What...

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2012 Christmas

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