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Oct 5, 2019 - Barksdale AFB, Louisiana

Now, HERE’s a story to share: This saying hit really close to home today. A "friend" posted this on FaceBook and hit me directly between the eyes. It said "I’m just going to put an “out of order” sticker on my forehead and call it a day." So – we are in month FIVE of a SEVEN month trip. Add to that the THREE months of planning, making reservations for motels, resorts, military bases, cars, planes, etc., etc. you would THINK that I just may have my “stuff” together. But, nooooooo. After leaving Branson, Missouri the plan was to head almost...

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Apr 16, 2019 - Greenwood LA, Southern Living RV Resort

Greenwood is just west of Shreveport. Southern Living RV Resort is just off the highway, and there was a small Pizza Hut across the street. We will be here for just an over night and will head further east tomorrow. From what the forecasts show, the weather will not be as severe in that direction, but the storm is generally heading east right along the I 20 corridor. Lucky us .... We will continue to monitor the weather and adjust accordingly. 2-Ole-Buddies + Bentley.

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Jun 22, 2016 - Seeing the Museum, and some Bodacious BBQ

Up the morning and going fairly early so that I could catch the first showing of an IMAX movie about "Our Planet". As I crossed the bridge over the Red River I noticed two things. One, the river is a fairly large river, and two, the river isn't red it is brown. I mean that it looked like liquid mud flowing down. Don't want to swim in that. On to the IMAX. This was a different IMAX than what I had ever seen. This one had a dome ceiling and the projector was in the center of the seats. It was really good and filled your whole vision with the...

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To Maine and back

Jun 21, 2016 - Heading to Shreveport, LA

Up really early today, we have to get closed up and going because we have to go through Houston this morning and need to beat the traffic. We were on the road by 7 am and had a little bit of traffic but for the most part we got through fairly quickly. The best route would have been on a toll road, but they have one toll plaza on a bridge that does not take cash, you have to have their EZ Pass, which means that you have to be a local (really not very smart). The most direct route would have been through downtown Houston, but that would have...

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To Maine and back

May 31, 2016 - Shreveport, LA

Our visit with Mac & Dianna and time spent with Julia and family came to an end. Lots of rain while in the area. However, we were able to cook breakfast out Memorial day for our guests. Beautiful morning before the rain started in again later. Left Lewisville,TX Tuesday morning. A very nice day with NO rain. Seeing diesel fuel prices and unleaded gas prices are running the same amount in a number of stations. We paid $2.04 when filling up today. Arrived Shreveport, LA early afternoon. Plan for a two nite stay. One evening we went to a...

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2016 Summer Travels

May 25, 2016 - Shreveport, Louisiana

We departed New Orleans this morning under sunny skies and very warm temperatures. Our destination today was Shreveport Louisiana, about 345 miles, where we are staying at the Shreveport Bossier KOA for 1 night. We had good weather for our trip and the traffic was moderate except for the usual craziness around the cities, and the occasional clowns (not my usual description for them) cutting in front of us. We took I-10 West from New Orleans to I-49 North, then LA-3132 West to Shreveport. I-10 was fine until about 15 miles east of I-49 when...

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Oct 31, 2015 - Day 13....Shreveport

After yesterday's big day, the morning was a little slower!! Headed off about 8.30am, heading towards Oklahoma, aiming for Shreveport which is about a 5 hour drive. We had planned to stop at Oak Alley Plantation, which is a famous plantation featuring in several movies: * Midnight Bayou (2009)- starring Faye Dunaway * Primary Colors (1998) - Starring John Travolta, Kathy Bates & Billy Bob Thornton * Interview With the Vampire (1994) - starring Brad Pitt & Tom Cruise * Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964) - starring Bette Davis & Olivia de...

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May 8, 2015 - VE-Day

Today is Victory in Europe Day when 70 years ago Germany surrendered to the Allies. Many of the parents of my generation sacrificed a lot so their future families could live in freedom. Please thank them or your grandparents if they are still with us for their part in this momentous victory. The beginning of the end was on June 6, 1944 (D-Day) when Allied forces landed in Normandy. In less than a year they rolled up the German Army to bring an end to the war in Europe. Many of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice stand watch over the...

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2015 Texas Trek

Jan 29, 2015 - Shreveport, LA

Shreveport Louisiana is an overnight stop. 307 miles today, which is just about the right number. We are tired so we set up, rest, have dinner, TV, then early bedtime. It is an unbelievable 74 degrees and sunny here! Tomorrow we will do 240 miles and get to Houston.

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Oct 22, 2014 - A Surprise Stop in Shreveport, LA

After a nice lunch at the Bush Library we headed further east for a stop in Shreveport, Louisiana. This was an unexpected stop until a few days before. Let me explain. One of my dearest friend's Emily lives in the Atlanta area. She suggested we stop to see her friend Cathy in Shreveport. Cathy and her husband Web had moved from Atlanta to Shreveport a couple of years ago for Cathy's new job, President and CEO of Chimp Haven, a home for over 200 chimpanzees living in retirement. Most are retired from invasive biomedical research under the...

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Oct 13, 2014 - Still in Louisiana!

It’s MONDAY, not FRIDAY, the 13th. But Truckasaurus would not start this am. Dave came over to say there was a severe weather (thunderstorm) warning and that we should probably get hitched pronto before we had to do it in a downpour. Mark tried to start the truck. It would attempt to start, but the engine never quite caught. Jean and I made for the office under her umbrella to tell them we needed another night (hopefully only one more night!). I called the Good Sam Emergency Road Service and within an hour or so the tow truck arrived to...

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New Mexico Trek 2014

Oct 12, 2014 - Louisiana bound

This morning Mark started the truck and backed it into position for hitching – then shut it down. We finished preparing the trailer for travel. I got into the truck, started it, and it sounded really bad – as though it could barely keep running. Black smoke poured out of the tail pipe. We let it run a bit and it settled down – hitched up the trailer and started for the frontage road bordering the main highway. The truck was running really rough. We decided to head back to the campground before we were stranded on the road. By the time we...

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New Mexico Trek 2014

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