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May 9, 2013 - Slidell, La. to Holt, Florida
We drove from Slidell, La., to Holt, Florida, a distance of 202 miles. We finally arrived in Florida! We are camped on the edge of the Yellow River, in the Pan Handle area of Florida, in a small community called Holt. We are not staying at the Elks on this stop, we are at Rivers Edge RV Park. This is a beautiful park with large trees and a fantastic view of the Yellow River. We will rest here for a few days, and then move deeper into Florida. Mike and NancyJump to full entry
Oct 20, 2012 - Day 3, final leg, Poteau, Okla to HOME BASE (475 nm)
We've never burned our tanks as low as we did on this leg. Used 31 gallons of 37 useable. We knew our burn-rate (7.5 gals/hour) so we knew that even if our ancient fuel tank gauges read LOW we had fuel in there. But, it made us a bit nervous. We kept aware of nearby diverts toward the end of this leg. Sure was good to turn final within gliding distance and dive into Yellow River Airport (fd93). End of a great summer with 30 mph tailwinds all the way home.Jump to full entry
May 5, 2011 - Old Man River
What a great day we had! We went on a canoe trip 4.5 miles down the Blackwater River. We had never heard of a sandy bottom river before. The sand in the river bed and on the banks are the sugar white sand you see in the Florida Panhandle. This is a pristine river, so clean and not developed. This is a step back in time to what Florida once was like. We stopped and picnicked on one of the many beaches along the way. The whole trip from the time we put in to shoring the canoe was about 2.5 hours. A couple of items of note: yet another couple...Jump to full entry
May 4, 2011 - Hangin'
We just hung out yesterday. Didn't even start the big honkin' dually. Our camper continues to be a magnet. Had three people stop by. One couple lives in Jacksonville Beach Fl. which is next door to our planned retirement home in Neptune Beach (small world). It will be interesting to catch up with them when this all ends whenever that may be. Even smaller world, the other person who stopped by camped with us at Cedar Key Fl about 6 weeks ago. Shirley rested her very bruised foot, we caught up on things, solved an insurance problem with our...Jump to full entry
May 3, 2011 - It's Official!!
We are Florida residents!! Yesterday was a work day in Crestview Fl 23 miles from our camp in Blackwater River State Park. First we picked up our mail and then dropped Shirley off to the library with the computer while I tracked down how to register the big honkin' dually, get drivers licenses and register to vote. After getting lost trying to find the tax collectors office I finally came upon it and voila the big honkin'' was registered with Florida tags. We stopped for lunch in a very nice historic downtown Crestview then on to the...Jump to full entry
May 2, 2011 - Camping at Blackwater River State Park
The campground is neat and so is the Blackwater River. The river has a sandy bottom, white beaches and large sandbars. On our way to Crestview, we saw this really great tree sculpture on a large farm. Trevor and I met yet another friend, The Whiz Kid, while visiting the Crestview Library!Jump to full entry
May 1, 2011 - Good to be back in the Rig!
I have a traveling buddy!!! Miss Shirley picked up Trevor (he's a turtle) from Millwood State Park in Ashborn, Arkansas. I have really enjoyed my Road Trip with Miss Shirley & Mr Bob, but there have been times when I've felt like a third wheel. But now since Trevor has joined us, I think it will only make My Road Trip better!!! After the excitement of being back in "the Rig" & meeting Trevor, Mr. Bob was filling me in with what was happening with them in my absence. While I was having a great time celebrating Lab Week with the Atlanta VAMC...Jump to full entry
May 1, 2011 - The ER and other stuff.
We went to the praise service this morning at Covenant UMC in Dothan AL. There must have been 650 for the 10:40 service. It was great. This is our second visit to this Church(Ash Wed)and again we really enjoyed it. This is a UMC that understands how to grow. I must say, in my life of lives I have only been slapped up the head once in church that I remember. My Father and I attended a Presbyterian Easter Sunday service in Bellmore NY (on Long Island where I grew up) and with a full house and the pastor berated the congregation for being C...Jump to full entry
Apr 17, 2011 - Deming, NM - Chris's Visit
After the PA Rally, we moved over to Foley, AL. Chris and her sister flew to Deming, NM from Pensacola to visit mom and dad. We were there to wish dad HAPPY BIRTHDAY in person - good fun! It was a lovely visit and gave us some quality time together. Chris even learned to crochet with mom as her teacher! While Chris was gone, Dave was plenty busy taking care of the annual maintenance on the Bounder. And that meant moving the coach back to Pensacola for chassis, engine and generator work, then back to Foley for the rest (LP systems, a/c,...Jump to full entry
Apr 5, 2011 - Holt, FL
Well, tomorrow we pull chocks and hit the road again. It's hard to believe that our time here in Holt has come to an end. While we weren't terribly busy, the time did seem to pass fairly quickly. We did our rounds with dentist, doctors, Ollie to the vet, and finally got the all clear to get back on the road. Just another year older, not necessarily wiser...LOL. Since Dave's doctor and Ollie's vet are in Foley, AL, 190 miles round-trip, we would take the Bounder with us and stay in an RV park over there. We were able to see some of our...Jump to full entry
Nov 11, 2010 - Holt, FL
We're here! We're in a nice site in a nicely wooded campground right on the Yellow River, about 30 miles east of Pensacola. It's nice and quiet and peaceful. We like it here. And as you can see in the photo, Ollie is quite content, too! Dave is enjoying his work and his co-workers. They've been busy trimming trees and shrubs, clearing brush and generally sprucing up the campground. They work 3 days a week, mornings only, and go fishing on Friday. What's not to like! And we have made some new friends (surprised?), Carl and Doris. Happy hour...Jump to full entry
Oct 11, 2010 - Pahrump, NV - Death Valley
We packed up water, hats, sunscreen and camera and headed out on the 99-mile drive (one-way) along "Nevada's Scenic Route to Death Valley." Just another gorgeous day with plenty of sun and blue skies. As you might imagine, we crossed plenty of desert as well as the Amargosa Range of mountains. The layers created by different mineral deposits were beautiful. And you all know how much Chris likes "layers!" Death Valley National Park is the largest national park in the contiguous United States, encompassing 3.3 million acres of desert...Jump to full entry