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May 9, 2014 - Anxious

I haven't left yet, and this is mostly a test entry - I never really publicly journal. So bear with me overcoming any technical difficulties throughout the duration of this experience. There's not much to say yet besides the fact that I'm overwhelmingly excited for this experience with some awesome people (some of which I already know and some I have yet to meet)! I spent most of today last minute packing, as usual. But I am currently very excited about my neon green duffel. Our flight departs from O'Hare at 7:30 am, so blogging is the last...

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Aug 19, 2011 - THE ROUND UP

THIS WAS A 43 DAY TRIP, WE HAVE CAMPED IN 48 STATES AND 7 CANADIAN PROVINCES SINCE WE STARTED CAMPIN IN 1999. MOST OF THIS WAS DONE SINCE WE PURCHASED THE 2001 MONTANA CAMPER AND CHEVY SILVERADO TRUCK BACK IN MAY OF 2001. IT TOOK US 2 YEARS OF CAMPING WITH A SMALL SKAMPER CAMPER TO GET OUR CAMPING LEGS. WE ATTENDED MASS IN SIX DIFFERENT CITIES AND THE MASS IN MONTREAL WAS ALL IN FRENCH. ST. PHILLIPPE, MONTREAL, QUEBEC ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA, SHELBURNE, VERMONT ST. JOSEPH'S, HOPE, RHODE ISLAND ST. ANNS, BETHANY, DELAWARE ST. MARYS, DELAWARE,...

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Aug 16, 2011 - BACK HOME AGAIN

WE ARE BACK HOME AND THE CLEANUP BEGINS. WHAT A GREAT TRIP, NO PROBLEMS, GREAT WEATHER AND WONDERFUL COMPANY. WE DID IT! WHAT WE STARTED OUT TO DO WHEN WE PURCHASED THIS CAMPER IN 2001. CANNOT BELIEVE WE DID IT AND FAIRLY EASILY, NOT WITHOUT SPENDING SOME MONEY. BUT IT WAS ALL WORTH IT, WHAT WILL BE DO NOW??? I HAVE SOMETHINGS PLANNED IN THE BACK OF MY HEAD. HOW ABOUT SOME CRUISES, ROME AND BACK TO IRELAND, THAT SHOULD GET US TO OUR EIGHTIES. WE HAVE VISITED WITH SOME WONDERFUL PEOPLE ALONG THE WAY, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. WE WILL HAVE TO...

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Aug 15, 2011 - A GREAT DAY

A GREAT DAY FOR OUR LAST DAY. DAN AND MEL CAME FOR A VISIT. HAD A WONDERFUL TIME WITH THEM AND NIECE MAISEY. WENT HIKING HAD A GREAT SUPPER PREPARED BY DAN AND MEL. WE SAT AROUND THE FIRE UNTIL LATE. I AM SO SAD FOR OUR CAMPING TRIPS TO BE FINISHED. BUT 48 STATES AND 7 PROVINCES IS A LOT FOR TWO OLD PEOPLE FROM WHITING, INDIANA.

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Aug 14, 2011 - Sunday And Church

MASS AT 11:15AM AT ST JOSEPH PARISH AND BREAKFAST AT BENJAMINE RESTAURANT IN ROCKVILLE. GOOD THING THE JIM MOYNIHAN FAMILY LEFT AS NOT A GREAT DAY, OVERCAST, DREARY AND 66 DEGREES. THE DEFINITELY MATCHES MY MOOD. ALSO DENNIS AND BOYS DID NOT SHOW AS ALL HAD SOCCER GAMES AND PRACTICE OVER THE WEEKEND. LINDA AND KEN MIGHT HAVE COME BUT RYAN HAD ANOTHER SURGERY ON HIS NOSE AND CHIN. HOPE THIS IS HIS LAST SURGERY. LINDA SAID IT LOOKS PRETTY GOOD, BUT ITS TOO EARLY TO TELL. WE HOPE TO SEE HIM IN A WEEK. HE DOES NOT HAVE TO START SCHOOL FOR...

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Aug 13, 2011 - Another Beautiful Day

BY 8AM THE CAMPGROUND WAS STARTING TO WAKE UP. I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE DANIELLE AND JILLIAN ASLEEP IN THE CAMPER SO I GUESS JIM IS IN THE TENT. AMY FIXED FRENCH TOAST AND I DID THE BACON, EXCELLENT BREAKFAST. THEN WE ALL GOT READY AND TOOK THE CANOE TRIP EVEN ME BUT NOT DAN. IT WAS ONLY THE THREE MILE TRIP BUT TOOK US 2 1/2 HOURS. CAME BACK TO THE CAMPER AND PICKED UP DAN AND WENT TO THE POOL FOR THE REST OF THE AFTERNOON. JIM COOKED THE STEAKS AND SHISKEBABS WITH BAKED POTATOES FOR DINNER. WE WENT FOR ICE CREAM AND A TERRIBLE STORM BLEW IN....

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Aug 11, 2011 - WALMART AGAIN

AUGUST 11TH THURSDAY ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL 76 DEGREE SUNNY DAY. WE ARE OFF TO WALMART TO GET OUR SUPPLIES FOR THE WEEKEND. JIM, AMY AND KIDS WILL BE HERE TOMORROW. DENNIS AND CONNOR MAY STOP ON SATURDAY. OUR LAST FILL UP AT WALMART. I TOOK A WALK AROUND THE CAMPGROUND AND WE SAT OUTSIDE AT THE CAMPFIRE. DAN IS HURTING FROM OUR TOO LONG HIKE OF YESTERDAY. AUGUST 12TH FRIDAY ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY, SUNNY AND 71 DEGREES. QUABACHE IS A BEAUTIFUL PARK. SAD WE WILL NOT BE HERE AGAIN. BUT ONWARD DAN AND PAT TO TURKEY RUN. HAD SOME TROUBLE WITH THE...

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Aug 10, 2011 - Hiking At The Park

WE WENT ON A ONE MILE HIKE AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE A TWO AND ONE|HALF MILE HIKE EACH WAY. WE GOT TO SEE THE ONE WEEK OLD BABY BISON. CUTE AS A BUTTON, TAN IN COLOR. HIS MOTHER KEPT GROWLING AT ME EVEN THOUGHT I WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE ON THE FENCE. HIKED TO THE POOL AND TENNIS COURT. WHAT A NICE PARK. I CLIMED THE FIRE TOWER, TOOK A LOT OF PICTURES. THEN WE CAME INTO TOWN SO DAN CAN GET A HAIRCUT AND I WILL GO TO THE PUBLIC LIBRARY TO FIND WIFT AND SEND OUT OUR UPDATES.

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Aug 10, 2011 - Quabache Or Wabash State Park

WE ARE CAMPED ON QUABACHE OR WABASH STATE PARK. ONE OF THE FIRST STATE PARKS WE CAMPED IN ELEVEN YEARS AGO WHEN WE FIRST STARTED CAMPING AGAIN. THERE IS A PATH FROM THE PARK TO BLUFFTON THREE MILES AWAY. AT ONE TIME RON MAHNS AND I ROLLER BLADED THAT DISTANCE THERE AND BACK. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PARK. RYAN HAD HIS SURGERY TODAY AND EVERYTHING TURNED OUT REAL GOOD. DANIELLE IS WAITING FOR HER CT RESULTS ON HER BACK. CARRIE, DOUG AND PATRICIA AND KATIE HAVE LEFT MONTANA FOR NEW YORK TO VISIT GRANDMA JOAN AND GRANDPA JOE, HAVE A GREAT AND SAFE...

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Aug 9, 2011 - Back Home To Indiana

IT IS A LITTLE OVERCAST AND DREARY LOOKING OUTSIDE BUT IT IS 76 DEGREES AT 7AM. WE ARE GETTING READY TO MOVE AROUND 140 MILES NORTH WEST TO A INDIANA STATE PARK CAMPGROUND NEAR FORT WAYNE. OUR SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD GRANDSON RYAN IS HAVING HIS FINAL SURGERY TODAY ON HIS NOSE SO PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR HIM. THIS IS HIS 8TH SURGERY NOT INCLUDING ORAL SURGERIES. THEY WILL RECONSTRUCT HIS NOSE AND TAKE BONE CHIP FROM HIS HEAD AND CHIN TO BUILDUP THE AREA OF THE CLEFT. MAYBE IF EVERYTHING TURNS OUT OK HE AND HIS MOM LINDA AND DAD KEN CAN MEET US AT...

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Aug 8, 2011 - SHOW AND DINNER

IT IS ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY. SUNNY AND WARM IN THE 80'S. WENT TO THE SHOW WITH TIM AND CAROL. WE SAW CRAZY, STUPID LOVE. THEN OUT FOR DINNER. WE HAD A GREAT TIME HERE IN OHIO WITH CAROL AND TIM. ALL OUR LOVE TILL NEXT TIME. OUR GRANDAUGHTER DANIELLE BACK IN INDIANA, AGE 12, FELL PLAYING SOCCER. SHE ACTUALLY BROKE HER HIP. SHE HAS TO HAVE A CT SCAN TOMORROW TO SEE WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND HOW BAD THE DAMAGE. FOR NOW SHE IS ON CRUTCHES. PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR HER. YOU MAY NOT HEAR FROM US FOR AWHILE AS WE ARE HEADING FOR QUABACHE OR WABASH...

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Aug 7, 2011 - Tim And Carol House For Lunch And Party

IT RAINED LAST NIGHT SO IT IS A OVERCAST DAY, ONLY 74. FINALLY THE COUNTRY GETS SOME RAIN. WENT TO ST MARY'S 9AM MASS IN DELAWARE, OHIO. BACK TO TIM AND CAROLS FOR LUNCH. AT 5PM THEY HAD A PARTY WITH A FEW NEIGHBORS. MET SOME REALLY NICE PEOPLE. A GREAT DAY. BACK TO THE CAMPGROUND AT 8:30PM.

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