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Oct 4, 2014 - Day 29

Hi Guys, Another great day today as we spent the day in "The city of brotherly love" Philadelphia. Our first stop was at Eastern State Penitentiary which is an 1800's prison just blocks from downtown and one of the most wonderful old buildings you could imagine.But ultimately is was a prison and from the sounds of things a pretty harsh one at that, with prisoners locked in their cells 23 hours a day and forced to wear hoods so they could not see any other prisoners. But as you will see from the attached photo's, things got a little better...

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Aug 4, 2010 - Post Script

Favorite Places: Ryan: California and Las Vegas Ariane: Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon Karen: Mesa Verde, Garden of the Gods, Bryce Canyon, the Farmers Market in S.F. Bobby: St. Louis Arch, Garden of the Gods, Air Force Academy Chapel, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Old Las Vegas strip, Muir Woods, S.F. trolley, side of the road teaching how to change a flat, Tabernacle choir rehearsal, Old Faithful, bear chasing, rodeo in Cody, Little Big Horn Ranger story, Devils Tower, Crazy Horse/Mt. Rushmore, Ann Arbor hotel and meals, fairy...

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Jul 6, 2010 - Moving North

We hitched up and left Winchester, Virginia this morning, turning north on I-81. We arrived safely at the KOA just shy of Allentown, Pennsylvania in early afternoon. We were hoping to escape the 100+ temperatures in Winchester, but I’m not sure we’ve achieved that goal. It is plenty hot here. The drive was uneventful with moderate traffic. The only areas of construction were around Chambersburg, then again at Harrisburg. In neither case did the traffic even slow down. However, the narrow lanes and those concrete barriers are nerve wracking....

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Scratchin' the Itch

Jun 29, 2010 - Getting on the Road

We've been talking about this trip for more than two years... so now we are finally leaving. A little too late, but we finally left at 7:30 pm. Going to be driving as far as we can, then a stop for the night. Off to San Francisco and back. Wish us luck. Bobby

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Apr 12, 2010 - Philadelphia

Found an unusual campground in Philadelphia - "Campus Park and Ride". It really is a Park and Ride for couple 100 cars, right in downtown Phili. (Closest real campground would have been an hours drive one way). We were a bit leary of how safe it was - but turned out to be just fine. Spent an afternoon at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge - slightly west of Phili's airport. (John Heinz of Heinz Catsup and first husband of Kerry's present wife). Was funny to see a bald eagle family with brand new chicks off in the distance with the...

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Westward Ho - Again

Apr 9, 2010 - Martin Guitar and Mack Truck

We're headed to Philadelphia and stopped in Nazareth at the Martin's Guitar Factory for a really fascinating one hour tour. Couldn't believe how expensive a guitar can be - 100's of thousands of dollars. I suppose once you realize it takes over 300 steps to make one guitar and even with computerized robots, lots of handwork, sanding, and filing still require 500 workers - you begin to appreciate why one might be worth so much. Of course the really expensive ones are embedded with jewels or made so customized using the most expensive wood -...

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Westward Ho - Again

Oct 13, 2009 - Allentown, PA (Day 2) - Work Day

(Ron Writing) The weather forecast for today was cloudy with a high chance of rain. We decided it would be a good day to take care of the laundry and a few other chores at home. As it turned out the weather was quite nice today with quite a bit of sun and no rain at all. We found a very nice laundromat less than one mile from Wal*Mart. It was the first one we’ve seen located in a shopping mall. This meant there was plenty of parking which can be a problem at some Laundromats. We also defrosted the freezer and did some cleaning. This...

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Oct 12, 2009 - Allentown, PA - Morristown National Historical Park

(Ron Writing) This morning we left Riverdale and drove a short distance south to Morristown to visit the Morristown National Historical Park. In 1933 this site became the first National Historic Park in the USA. Morristown was one of the, perhaps the, most important areas during the revolutionary war. Its location gave it strategic importance and General Washington spent two winters here during the war. One of those winters, the winter of 1779-1780 was a period of far worse suffering than the more famous winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge....

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Oct 17, 2008 - Arrived In Allentown, Pennsylvania

We arrived in Allentown, PA at the Allentown KOA this afternoon. We called Joy and let her know that we were in the area and planned to be at her house tomorrow. She called the troops and found that both Lyn and Sai and Jay and Peggy were able to come over the next night for dinner. Jon and Michelle would not be able to come because Jon was the pallbearer in a funeral and had to spend time with the family. The father of one of his friends passed away. We spent the day getting the camper set up and then just relaxing for the evening.

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Our 2008 Travels

Feb 29, 2008 - Allentown, PA

We had a good driving day with plenty of sunshine. However, we call it a night in Allentown, Pensylvania at about 5 PM. The weather report is calling for snow (about an inch or two) overnight but temperatures above freezing tomorrow. We are hopeful. Next morning, we get a late start. The overnight snow is melting buy we don't want to get on the road until it is completely free of snow. We finally get under way under cloudy skies around mid-morning. The talk on the radio is about the foot or more of snow that is expected in Maine today with...

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2008 Southern States

Oct 22, 2007 - Allentown, PA

So we left Canada and headed for the Amish countryside which is mainly in Lancaster county. We are excited about being here because there is so many FREE things to do. Factory tours, if not free are exceedingly reasonable and there are several factories in this area. We have chosen to go to the Crayola Factory, Hershey's, Harley Davidson and a Mint. We haved found a very pleasant KOA campground in Allentown which is an hour or so away from the Crayola factory. Our plan is to stay here for the week and then head inland to the other...

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Travelling USA

Apr 29, 2007 - Not so early planning

Greetings everyone! This is the first entry for our trip. You might notice that we haven't left yet. We are just now frantically running around buying books, clothes, shoes, umbrellas, and wondering exactly what it is we'll actually forget. Our goal is to travel with only carry on luggage...a difficult task for a month long trip. The picture shows exactly what I brought for our trip (Christian's Backpack is almost identical to mine) Checklist of Essentials 5 shirts Drivers License/Railpass,1 sweater Daypack,2 pairs pants,Alarm Clock,4...

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