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Aug 7, 2009 - Week 10 already!
Wednesday, August 5: A great start with sunshine, cool temperatures, and clean bikes! The morning ride was slow and rural with nothing outstanding as far a scenery. I am now a witness to the dairy farms going west into Ohio. After riding for two hours and forty-five minutes, we finally stopped for gas with only 98 miles on the tank for the day. It gives you a sense that we were not on the highway! A math mental giant can figure out the MPH. Just say slow. Lunch was a shared sub, but a bit too greasy for my taste (see Jeff's photo). Out...Jump to full entry
Aug 5, 2009 - Eastbound and Gittin' It
Left Mich. this AM headed to Niagra Falls. Got this far and decided to stop. Learned of a casino close by so will stay for 2 nights instead of 1. Had dinner at a TGI Friday's just like at home, made a stop at Wal-Mart and came back to camp. Cable TV available so no need to use satilite. Beautiful warm day. Windows open and no A/C.Jump to full entry
Aug 4, 2009 - Greg, my son, to the rescue in Erie!
Monday, August 3: Rochester, NY to Erie, PA was a treat, especially when we got to Rt.5 along Lake Erie. The road was great for bikers with little traffic and the vineyards went on for miles, even in PA. A whole day without rain gear with pleasant temperatures. We arrived at the Harley Dealer in Erie who took our bikes right away and the HD tech came out to personally speak to Jeff about his old bike, the carborator, the tire, and the new wobble Jeff noticed in his front tire at highway speed. My bike just needed the 10,000 service. The...Jump to full entry
Aug 4, 2009 - Service in Erie
Sunday 8/02 Back to “work”. We load up and just as we leave it starts to rain. Hey, it’s only 5 minutes to the ferry dock so no problem. Yes, we’re wearing the suit. We get within one block and the traffic is completely gridlocked. It’s Sunday morning so what’s up? There is a triathlon this morning and all the roads to the ferry are closed to cars but there are no signs up. Hundreds of folks want to cross a bridge that’s also closed. What a mess. It takes us 45 minutes in the pouring rain to go 2 blocks to get in front of a cop who lets us...Jump to full entry
Jul 29, 2009 - Day 51 Erie, Pennsylvania
We left the Herkimer, New York campground about 8:30am and drove about 300 miles to a campground in Erie, Pennsylvania. All of the driving was on the New York Thruway and the condition of the roads are not that great. The toll charges for a motorhome towing a car was almost $70.00 for driving all the way across New York state on the Thruway. You would think with the expensive toll charges and with a steady stream of traffic using the Thruway, the toll revenue could be used to build the smoothest road in North America, but that money is...Jump to full entry
Jul 13, 2009 - Erie, Penn.
Today was a down day here in Erie, Penn. Those are our few two-night stops. The reason for the extra stay was the indoor water park here called Splash Lagoon. The boys and Scott spent all day at the water park while I worked on a job application, tried to deal with my broken camera, and shopped for groceries. I dried out the camera and it’s starting to work a little, at least enough to recover the photos from yesterday’s visit and boat ride at Niagara Falls. But no photos for today, sorry. I got a request from a follower to hear the boys’...Jump to full entry
Jul 12, 2009 - Lewiston, NY, to Erie, Penn.
It was a frustrating, back-and-forth day that ended on a sour note. Saturday I lost my eyeglasses, probably at the military museum. Once I realized it, I didn’t want to go back. I called the museum but no luck. I ordered a new pair by phone. They should be ready when I get home to Davis. I actually had a spare pair with me, so that was lucky. Sunday, we packed up from our KOA campsite in Lewiston, N.Y., and headed back to the falls. We were excited about taking a boat ride right up to the falls. The view was spectacular, totally worth the...Jump to full entry
Jun 25, 2009 - Thurs – Sunday June 25 – 28 Erie PA
We are here for an outdoor agility trial in Albion at a city park. This trial was two rings on beautiful grass and the weather was nice until it rained a little on Sunday. Cricket got a Q with a 2nd place in JWW the first day and Jet was not staying with me. He did do the weaves well if we got to them before I took him off the course. I have pulled something in the back of my knee and can barely walk so my running was way off or Cricket could have done better. We took time to drive around Erie and look at their two lighthouses. They have...Jump to full entry
Apr 18, 2009 - Erie, Pennsylvania
Saturday April 18…11:00pm Got on the road early, but there sure was a lot of traffic for a Saturday morning. Everybody out and about I suppose. Tons of busy stores around Lancaster, Ohio. You’d never know there’s a recession on. Fairly uneventful drive today. Took some of the backroads up to the Interstate 71, and then north and east through the congestion of the Cleveland, Akron area. Not bad though, and we made it through without a problem. Only one 1 mile section of highway under repair. Stopped in Lake City, Pennsylvania looking for...Jump to full entry
Apr 16, 2009 - Erie, PA
We had a nice sunny drive to Erie. We were trying to make it to Flying J but after the low fuel light came on a time or two I got nervous and we pulled off to a BP station that was small and had one diesel pump. We filled up and it was only 2 cents more than what Flying J was when we went past their sign. We got to Erie and decided to try a private campground, Hills Family CG. All the other nights had been at state parks. This seems like a nice place but has few trees and the ground is pretty soft if you get off the gravel sites. We got our...Jump to full entry
Oct 4, 2008 - Finding Ourselves
As a child I spent a great deal of time at my grandparent’s house, that’d be my mother’s parents, down at Brier Pond in Hickman County, TN. My granddaddy had a farm with tractors, and mules, and wagons, and pigs, and a creek to swim in, a hay loft to play in, and old trunks with old cloths for dress up. My imagination could just run wild and it did. My mother would probably say I ran wild and I probably did. Today, about the only thing left of the old farm place is the land and the creek. Now my imagination wants to know where my...Jump to full entry
Sep 29, 2008 - Moving to Erie, PA
We spent Sunday on the road again. It was not a very good day to travel with rain most of the day. We knew the forecast called for rain Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was pretty messy, but mostly just a drizzle or light sprinkle which lasted all day. But at least we could dash to the truck and then into the diner without getting soaked. Saturday night it began to rain in earnest and did not let up. Anticipating a wet hitch up, Gene did all he could outside on Saturday afternoon. We did not actually put the Montana on the truck, however,...Jump to full entry