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Jan 13, 2014 - All the way home

The flight was delayed about 40 minutes because the plane was there but the crew was coming in on another flight which was delayed. We left about 30 minutes late and the flight was quite bumpy most of the way. We seemed to slow down as we approached the airport but landed without any problems. It took them about ten minutes to locate steps so we could get off the plane though - and when we did it was indeed wet and cold. Luggage took another 20 minutes to arrive but I found the car without any problems, drove back to the house to flowers,...

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Jan 3, 2014 - Preperation

All the paperwork is finally in hand. Tickets printed out. Car filled with gas. Pretty much everything I need is packed - even found an old wrist watch to take - though I might get a tan line :( Flight leaves Roanoke at 7:15 AM so need to be on the road about 5:00 AM... in the morning... Sigh. But on the bright side... Forest, VA - High 40 - low - 2 Playa del Carman, Mexico - High 75 - low 68 Belize City, Belize - High 79 - low 68 Antigua, Guatemala - High 75 - low 54 But rainy in all three.

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Dec 22, 2013 - Cabin Fever - Lynchburg, Va.

Yesterday was the shortest day of the year. It's a day that I normally can't wait for it to come because I know longer days are on the horizon. Cabin fever overtakes our will during the dark days of winter. We are ready to travel. We are ready to head south. We are ready for some warm weather in Sarasota Florida. We can't wait for the day after Christmas to leave. We have never spent time in Sarasota. Last year on our Christmas break to Tampa, we drove down and toured the area. It was an area that we felt very comfortable and decided that...

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Fun in the Sun

Oct 19, 2013 - @Home

It’s much cooler, the yard is full of fallen leaves and there is 3 weeks of mail to go through. We are back home! Taking the Gulf coast trip in early October was a good time. We were lucky in that we did not encounter any hurricanes or bad weather and the tourist crowds were light. We were pretty spontaneous. All our RV stays were booked the same day. We truly ate our way along. South Texas BBQ was all beef, Cajun Gumbo was pretty salty and fried food is the norm. There was a restaurant in New Orleans that we wanted to have lunch ,...

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Sep 25, 2013 - At Point A

Point A for the Landwanderer is her home, the RV Barn next to our house. It's a totally enclosed 50ft long, 16ft wide with 12ft high wall structure. Just the right amount of room for her 40ft length. The front doors are a total of 12ft wide which give a clearance of 4 INCHES on each side for the mirrors to clear. Darn good driving skills are required when backing her in. So far so good on my part! The weather is forcasted to be clear for our trip to Oklahoma, Point B. First we will stop to visit our daughter and family in Wytheville Virginia.

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Jul 20, 2013 - A travel day

It was a busy day! We got up at 4:30 and put the final touches on our packing then the phone - our ride was here at 5:15. i went down and paid the hotel bill and Minna came down a bit later - the off to the airport. Not much traffic that time of day. we passed the old cathedral tower we had visited a few days earlier - this time from the road over the sea! All lit up - looked nice. At the airport there was quite a long line and when we finally got checked it it was too late to get anything from the duty free shop. Too bad. We got on the...

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Jun 19, 2013 - Back to the USA

Up around 8:00 and ate some breakfast. Headed out in the intermittent rain to look for that last souvenir. In the tunnels there were herds of dark suited people – male and female - and the only sound was the click and thump of hurrying feet. I stood out in my green rain jacket – and walking on the wrong side of the path. Did find a place that was pretty good but sadly, in retrospect, I did not purchase any kangaroo scrotal sacks – either with hair or without. I know everyone wanted one… Anyway, back to the hotel and settled the tab, then...

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May 31, 2013 - The day of departure

Up and final packing. Cab has been scheduled. Pile of stuff we're not taking. Must get the cat to the vet and who know what else. How do you pack a carry on for a 29 hour trip? Carefully! --- First couple of legs went well. Taxi showed up exactly on time and we were at the airport in 15 minutes. Plane was delayed 20 minutes out of Lynchburg but as we had a three hour layover, no problem. Got to Charlotte and had dinner, now at the gate waiting to head to Dallas. Got to Dallas with no issues as well. Played poker most of the flight. We'll...

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May 30, 2013 - T minus one

The day before... The morning spent shopping for those last few things. Alice had her last day at school - "The most pointless day of school ever." All the documents seem to be in order and the schedule is set. Anticipation - and dread of the 29 hour flight...

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Oct 21, 2012 - Poplar Forest - Thomas Jefferson's Personal Retreat

After visiting the National D Day Memorial, we headed to Poplar Forest which was Thomas Jefferson's personal retreat. We had visited Monticello previously and we were in awe of all the modernizations and inventions that Jefferson put into his home so we wanted to see what he did with his retreat too. We were a bit disappointed because the retreat is still being reconstructed back to what it was during Jefferson's time. That meant that what we were looking at was a lot of construction. We had to really use our imagination to figure out what...

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Our 2012 Travels

Oct 9, 2012 - Day Three Boone to Lynchburg

Sorry about the late entry but I couldn't get the internet up last night. Yonah means bear and Catbird is right and Mike is close (near). Amy, Butch is the photog and thanks. Molly is doing a great job driving if Butch will leave her alone. (I realize I am moving from first to second person, but that is Butch's style so get over it). The Bling said it was her turn, and we did not have room for liquor in Sug. Left Boone at 8:40 after a rubbery microwaved sausage and biscuit. Overcast with Temp 44. Remained so all day with mostly rain and fog...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Oct 7, 2012 - Home

We made it home safe and sound. The Landwanderer performed without a flaw. We found that touring the Maritime Provinces and the Northeast USA this time of year was a great time to do it. We encountered many travelers doing the same touring as we. They were not vacationers but travelers, looking for an adventure. Here is some stats............... Number of days gone: 39 Total Miles RV: 4242 Total Miles Toad: 1063 Gallons of Diesel Consumed: 592 Number of nights at a Walmart: 6 Most memorable city: Portland Maine Most memorable event: Live...

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