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Oct 3, 2014 - Day 28

Hey Everyone, Well today we reached the halfway mark of our trip and what a full fun day we had beginning with a morning visit to the US Capitol for a photo opportunity and a look around the Hall of Statue's. Next we made our way down the National Mall for a visit to the National Air and Space Museum, but along the way we along with all the other tourists in the area where offered free lunch packs by some volunteers handing them out on behalf of a company called Applegate. Now let me tell you, these lunch pack were good, they had a yogurt...

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Aug 25, 2014 - Home for a Week

We returned home today until after Labor Day. Sue had her doctors appointment today and another next Tuesday, I've got my follow-up appointment with the cardiologist tomorrow, Winnie has a date with the mechanic for new shocks on Wednesday, and last but not least we had to come home to pick up Ringo. There may be a couple of updates as we sight see at home this week so stay tuned.

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2014 Cross Country 2

Jun 29, 2014 - Wrap Up

After spending the last 3 weeks at Lake Raystown RV Resort working, The Great Circle Tour has come to an end when we arrived home this evening. Since leaving home on March 25, we traveled 7,782 miles with stops in 22 states (23 if you count my flight to New York back in May). It took about 975 gallons of gas to cover the distance. With all that travel we added two new states, Mississippi and Washington, to those that we’ve visited in Winnie. We experienced about every weather condition that you could imagine as we traversed the country....

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Mar 24, 2014 - Waiting for the Snow

As we prepare for our next trip, we are waiting to see how much snow shows up tomorrow morning. If we’re lucky we’ll only get a light dusting with nothing more than wet streets. I’m really not looking forward to starting this trip with snow covered roads. Usually, I’m waiting for Sue to get her stuff together the night before the trip. Not his time, she’s packed and we’ll be starting out around noon because I need to go to the dentist for some torture. Before I go to the dentist, I need to go to DMV to get Winnie inspected and a title...

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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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Our trips

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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