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Jun 5, 2011 - Day 9 - Bowling Green to Metropolis, IL - final shopping day

It was our final shopping day and I'm both happy and sad to see it end. I walked like a new bride out of the hotel this morning - I could barely move, but I was determined to complete the shopping extravaganza. Today turned out to be a lot quieter than the other three days for many reasons. First, we go to the Corvette Museum to have breakfast and they don't open on Sundays until 10:30 am. BUMMER! We had to hit the road. All other days they open at 8 am. Second, the majority of Kentuckians are Baptists and all the Baptists go to church on...

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May 21, 2011 - Hometown Of A Superhero

From Duck Creek RV Park – Paducah, KY Our day began with the words……”Truth, Justice and the American Way” etched at the base of a fifteen foot bronze statue of the superhero known as the “Man of Steel”…….Superman! It was in 1972 Superman adopted Metropolis as his hometown, bringing new fame to the city. We drove just a short distance across the Ohio River to the hometown of this adopted superhero; Metropolis, IL. Founded in 1839 the town was named Metropolis because the founders felt situated on the Ohio River it was destined to become a...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

Oct 2, 2010 - Metropolis, Illinos

Left St. Joseph, Missouri, and are heading for Illinois. We are going to try to head on into Tenn, for Ricks brothers house. Don't know if will make it there today. It will be a long trip and not sure if I can handle it. It is a beautiful warm day. Will be real nice for traveling. We stopped to eat and got gas for the MH. It was about 6pm and we had to stop for dinner so we decided to stay the night and make the rest of the trip tomorrow. We are in a town called Metropolis and they have a cool collection of Superman. It is closed for the...

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The Traveling Duo

Jun 2, 2010 - Superman

Because of the tire issue I didn't play golf in Cave City as planned so I still needed to get a Kentucky course. I stopped in Paducah today and played a really nice course called Paxton Park. I only played 9 because it was already over 90 degrees and I knew the heat would do me in. Later this afternoon, we had another of those torrential rain storms and the temperature dropped all the way to 80 degrees. I know, you've had nothing but rain for a month and your highs haven't reached the lows I'm getting out here but I had to throw that...

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Laurilee's trip

Jun 13, 2009 - Day 2....1115 miles!

Well hello family and friends....I have rode over 1000 miles since my departure on Thursday morning. It has been quite the adventure, thus far!! Just packing up the bike and unpacking these past few nights feels like a workout. Yesterday, June 12, we rode southern Georgia, staying off the Interstate, getting used to ALL the extra weight behind us....For me, just getting used to this kind of mileage, riding with others, and the weight. It is funny, Cath or Mike would mention "did you see that......" and I would reply "yes!" The real truth is...

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Alaska 2009

Jun 13, 2009 - Day 2 - Metropolis, IL

We intended to take off this morning at 6:30 a.m. but it was pouring down rain. Patti and I used this time to repack and make adjustments to our bags. I was raining hard and our moods were bleak already on day two. I spotted a rainbow in the distance and decided it would be a great day for a ride. After a walk to starbucks for a coffee and danish we packed up the bikes, checked the tire air (still raining). Of course as soon as all the work was done, the sun came out and it was a beautiful day all the way through Georgia and into Tennessee....

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Oct 8, 2008 - Day Thirty-Two Across Illinois (almost) to Kentucky (briefly).

As you can tell from the pictures, we had a good time today. Started with a walking tour of Sainte Genevieve, MO, which is a very neat little town with lots of French and German history sitting on the bank of the Mississippi. "Sug" was a little frightened at first about the ferry ride, but she calmed down after some psycartherapy (corny) and a Xanax. Drove 85 miles on The Great River Road (on Illinois side, Desiree and Aundrea) to Chester, home of Popeye and his cronies. Visited with the owner of Spinach Can Collectibles, which is the only...

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