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Jun 24, 2014 - Fun day... What's next?

To day was a busy day. First we went to the Arlington cemetery and took a tour called " Tomb of the Unknown Soldier." First part we went and saw JFK's grave site and saw the eternal flame. Next we went to the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Then we went to Robert E. Lee's Mansion ( He was the General of the Confederate army during the civil war) and saw his family tree, Hmmmmmmmmmm? What's next...?

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Best USA tour ever!!

May 24, 2014 - Day 11 - Our Day In Washington

Saturday was our day of accomplishing our mission. To NOT FORGET our POWs and MIAs and all the veterans we lost to the Vietnam War and other wars as well. I had my ticket into Arlington National Cemetery and Steve Prater was my ride. The RFTW FNGs (Fine New Guys) are the ONLY motorcycle group allowed to come into the cemetery as a group. About 400 bikes and each one had to have an FNG on it. We assembled at the host hotel and rode to the cemetery as a group. We parked and walked to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to watch a changing of the...

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May 23, 2014 - Day 10

Had breakfast at the hotel before heading out on our last road day into D.C. I stopped to pick up a bike not far out of Lewisburg. Broken clutch cable. Bobby Prenatt and his wife Monica from Corydon, IN. Took them to a Victory shop in Winchester, VA. This put me late to the lunch stop so I fueled up and took off for Arlington. I got there shortly after the pack had arrived. Now.... where to park!!! My hotel had nowhere to park a truck and trailer and all the nearby surface streets had permit parking only. I finally found a spot behind the...

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Sep 24, 2013 - 1 more day

Tomorrow I leave for Europe. I will be backpacking around mindlessly for 2 months. This is a trip I have wanted to take for a while now and I cannot believe it is finally here. I am so lucky that I work for a company that is giving me a leave of absence and a boss who is letting me go (and giving me my job back upon my return!) She understands that I am “suffocating” and need to “breathe.” My boss told me that if she was 25 and single, she would ask to do the same thing. This world is huge and I am so small. Traveling will give me some...

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Euro Trip 2013

May 29, 2013 - Linda (My Blind Friend)

Today I had an enjoyable visit with my friend from where I use to work. Her name is Linda and she is blind. She has a seeing eye dog named Teddy. We had a great lunch of Chinese Food. One of my very favorite flowering plants is the Azaleas. When driving over to Linda's when I made the turn to her street I saw this house with the most beautiful Azaleas in their yard. I said I am going to have to take a picture of that yard before going into Linda's house. Well low and behold my GPS said you have arrived and I was parked right in front of...

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Jul 4, 2011 - Grand Farewell

Perhaps better remembered as a farewell to the grand...children. Our secret mission on this holiday occasion was to stay with the Lavinder boys while Mom and Dad went off for a quiet seventh anniversary dinner. While they were gone, Papa and Carson caught the local fireworks from the Lavinder front yard. Curiously, it was exactly seven years ago that we began our cruising lifestyle. Right after their wedding we took our first trip north to Maine. The Fourth served a double purpose to celebrate Will's second birthday (actually 8 July). Bill...

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Mar 10, 2011 - On the road again ..Now entering Generica USA.draft

On Wednesday March 9th at 7:30 am in the morning, we sat in the Vibe staring at each other and then at the snow drifts too close to our back tires. We were stuck in the driveway at our cottage. GRRRRRR. We had hoped to avoid the need for four days of snow tires. No such luck. After waiting for a CAA tow truck for two hours we were FINALLY on the road to the USA. Our two days at the cottage were a wonderful opportunity for 45 hours of sleep catch up. We had a whirlwind of "To Do's" from the week at home and of course five family and friend...

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Dec 27, 2010 - Preparing for the Trip

Today I am packing for my trip to Costa Rica. My trip will begin with a week's stay in Playa del Coco on the Pacific Coast. I will then travel to San Jose for a two week adventure travel trip around the country. I hadn't known much about Costa Rica before planning the trip but I trust that I will have a great time and see some amazing things! It looks like a destination that has options to do a bit of everything. Pura vida!

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Jun 2, 2010 - Arlington National Cemetery -- Arlington, VA

We made a trip to Arlington National Cemetery and spent a couple of hours wandering the grounds. The flag in front of the Arlington House fly’s at half mast when there are funerals. During our visit there we heard several 21 gun salutes. The Arlington House was the residence of Robert E. Lee and was turned into a national cemetery after the Civil War. This was to prevent General Lee from returning as a punishment for his leading the confederacy.

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May 12, 2010 - Arlington Cemetary

Arlington Cemetary We made a stop at the Arlington Cemetary. What a wonderful sight! We walked through the cemetary and saw the graves of many great Americans. It was such a wonderful sight to see the grave of John F. Kennedy. The changing of the guards at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier was also a very solemn sight. If you have never been there, please take the opportunity...it is a worthwhile trip.

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Road Trip 2010

Mar 31, 2010 - March 31 Photo Upload

Randy and I have been having a great trip overall. A company called Kensington Tours arranged our trip. They partner with an Egyptian company called Mena, and we've been sailing onboard a Nile Presidential river boat for several days. Gamel, Asem, Mohamed, Asem, Abdullah, and Said have acted as our Tour Coordinator, Tour Guides, Egyptologists so far. Our tour boat, the Nile Admiral had about 80 cabins, I think. It was several stories tall, was wide, and had a shallow keel. We steamed upriver for four days (south on the map) from Luxor to...

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Egypt and Petra 2010

Mar 21, 2010 - Trip Overview

Trip Summary We will explore the Pyramids, Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum with its incredible Tutankhamen exhibit, and the bustling bazaars. Randy and I will fly to Luxor/Aswan to board our deluxe Nile cruiser, which will be our floating hotel, moving from city to city while we explore the river's edge temples and monuments. These include; the Valley of Kings & Queens and Karnak temple in Luxor, the ancient monuments in Edfu and Kom Ombo, and the High Dam and Philae in Aswan. Combining private tours and transfers with enjoyable group outings,...

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Egypt and Petra 2010

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