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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

Nov 10, 2012 - Pennsylvania Poconos

I took a different route through Pennsylvania than I did on the way up. It went a little further east and came down through the Poconos. I stopped at an interesting overlook outside of Towanda, PA. The sign told about a settlement called French Azilum. It was established in 1793 as a refuge for Frenchman fleeing the French Revolution. It was believed that Marie Antoinette was going to escape the mobs in France and settle there. We all know what happened to her. The settlement lasted until 1803 and was then abandoned. There are no original...

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Oct 31, 2012 - Happy Halloween

This is the wrap up for our trip. We traveled over 9,000 miles and used 1,200 gallons of gas. We visited 20 states over the 115 days we gone. The weather was hot and sunny about 95% of the time until we arrived home on October 29 to be greeted by Sandy. We were fortunate here in northern Delaware to escape the worst of the storm. We lost electricity on Monday evening so we moved back into Winnie for the duration. We had a small hurricane party with neighbors Ruth and Ray since we were the only ones in the neighborhood with electricity and...

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Oct 28, 2012 - We Beat Sandy Home

Winnie got us home before the brunt of the storm hit. When we left Smithfield, it was raining and the wind was just starting to pick-up, but by the time we got inland over near Richmond the rain had stopped and the roadway was dry. We stopped for dinner at my favorite BBQ joint in Woodbridge, VA. I stop at Dixie Bones every time we travel I95. It's the best. By the time we finished dinner, it was drizzling. As we traveled up I95, the weather turned worse with bands of rain and gusty wind. By the time we arrived home it was a steady rain....

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Oct 18, 2012 - On into Delaware

Then it was back on the road, for miles and miles, through the urban areas of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. Those of us in the front of the bus especially appreciated Vince's driving. His skillful driving and good humor punctuated with an occasional wisecrack made the miles go by easily. As dusk came, Joy offered us a movie based on a true story set in Amish country, "The Stoning in Fulham County."

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Jul 3, 2012 - Prologue

Happy Independence Day! I hope every on enjoys the holiday tomorrow and takes time to remember why we celebrate. It's a good time to read the Declaration of Independence either to yourself or aloud. We will be. Today is the last day with the grand dogs, Leo and Ramona. Kyle and Annie are arriving home from their honeymoon tonight. We enjoyed having them for the last 3 weeks and will be sorry to see them go, but go they must because we'll be on the road on Friday for our annual journey. This year's theme, "Time to Work, Time to Play, Time to...

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May 23, 2012 - Turning a new page

After the sadness of Pop's passing a couple of weeks ago, we begin a happpier chapter in our tour of life with Sue's retirement from teaching. Her last day with the beloved "Orange Class" was on Thursday as the lastest crop of young minds graduated and move on to Kindergarden in the fall. Miss Sue has touched the lives of hundreds of kids for the better over more than 25 years of Tot Lot to Giant Step at Meadowwood School. Almost every time we go out we run into one of the kids she's taught over the years. Our first trip is to western...

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Jan 2, 2012 - Happy 2012!

Happy New Year every one. Sue and I are thankful for having had pretty good health in 2011 and the good fortune to having had the opportunity to travel through this great country. Sue will be freer to travel this year as she will be retiring from teaching in June. We are looking forward to the adventures the new year will bring. Shane and I started the year with an exciting day at the NHL Winter Classic to watch the Flyers do battle with the hated New York Rangers at Citizens Bank Park in Philly. It. was a spectacular event and we even got...

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Dec 12, 2011 - Home for the Holidays

Winnie and I arrived home safely about 6:00PM. No pictures for today's leg. The drive from California to Delawarewas was long, but interesting . My only regret was that I was on a schedule and didn't have nearly enough time to visit with friends and stop at some of the interesting roadside attractions we passed. I can't wait to do it again. It will be better to have a traveling companion. I hope everybody enjoyed the daily updates with pictures and video. I enjoy writing the journal and will probably put them together in a book someday....

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2011 Triangle Tour

Aug 28, 2011 - Goodnight Irene

We didn't leave home, but we sure had a wild ride with Irene last night. Lot's of rain and not as much wind as we expected. For those of you in Delaware, this isn't news, but for those of you in other parts of the country we can breath a sigh of relief. The power is still on and there doesn't appear to be much damage. Winnie survived unscathed. A small branch fell on the roof last night with a thud, but luckily no damage to the roof. The back yard was a river most of yesterday and last night. This morning there's not much rain, but it seems...

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2011 Hurricane Irene

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