Note: If you are scrolling from start to finish you'd see our Hawaii adventure here... I couldn't wait to post. It is really near the end of the thread and near the end of this page where it should be.
We traveled through Monument Valley and on to Page, AZ. after we left Sheepcamp and Cortiz, ColoradoTravel with us here.
We visited the Glen Canyon Dam and traveled to the North Rim of then Grand Canyon
Back on the mainland and heading home... from San Francisco to Tennessee... through CA, NV, UT, WY, NE, IA, KS, MO, IL, and KY. We posted pictures all along the way... some favorite spots are listed below.
We are on the road again after a year sidelined for doctors. They went to a convention or something, we escaped.
We left through Level Pebble (Flat Rock, AL) and have made it as far as the BassPro shop in Plattsburg, AL.
Hope to get to Mobile or even Biloxi, MS tomorrow. I was stationed in Biloxi at Kessler AFB 51 years ago.
We'll be heading west from there... california in a couple of months... home in August
We hope to see some of you over the next 5 months.
Don't tell anyone where we are
Started this thread at 707 nights... todays subject edit on July 24, 2009
adding more and more pictures finally.
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Follow our 2009 truck camper travels over a total of 141 nights ...out of the 848 nights that we have traveled in the last 6 years
================================================================ Inquirees have made me think a bit...
and to share 2012 SPRING LOOP
the general plan... miss the tornados.... be home before the first of June
We are heading south thru Jimmy Carter country to Tallassee... and he coast... getting away from the middle America E/W interstates and the tornado alleys.
We'll be heading west and then down toward Brownsville... then follow the border to NM... North as far as rocky Mtn NP and then head east thru Nashville toward the end of May... we have never been inside the State Capital.
I'll be posting some as we go...
PS... the camperport did great in the storms, no damage that I can see... best $3500 I spent last year. I highly recommend it.
Safe travel. Hope to read your next post with pictures. When you are in California try to visit Carmel and Monterey. Also 17 mile drive or Pebble Beach and Pacific Groove which is next town. You'll see the famous John Denver crash site many years ago.
Glad to see you back in your element. Drive carefully and camp stealthily.
2005 Dodge 3500 DRW:Firestone air bags w/ in dual cab control, Rancho 9000, Helwig sway bar, 55 gal fuel tank, cold air box
2005 Lance 1191: generator, TV, A/C, solar
Bayliner 19.5 Capri & 12 ft. Gregor
Rosie the dog
Yes, we are heading due-south first... 'till we get to the Gulf of Mexico. It has been very cold at home in Tennessee and we wanted to find warm first.
We normally never have an agenda, just a time frame. Our goal is to be comfortable and miss the extreme elements.
We like the cajun foods and mudbugs which will take us through costal Lousania. We especially like Lake Charles.
We haven't been in Austin , TX yet... we'd like to do the capital, museums, art galleries and maybe get to see (hear) Austin City Limits.
If it's warm enough we'd like to go through Alberquere, NM and on to the petrified forest, painted desert, etc. If it's too cold we'll hang-out in the Phoenix area until it warms up at the higher elevations.
At some point Bryce, Zion, Canyon Lands, etc... maybe even returning east.
A must... the only one... is Nellis AFB, NV. We have a ne great grand daughter. She was born there about 7 weeks ago.
We really like California... we'd like to get to the coast through Palmdale and up to San Fransico... bug Jim and Wayne and head east... ever so slowly... weaving through the Rockies before making a mad dash accross our personal bad lands (the plains states).
Home about August. We should have about 960 nights in the camper by then.
My favorite camping beach just north of San Francisco at Bodgea Day is Wrights beach. Basically the camping is right at the bottom of the bluff where it meets the sand. You might need reservations. It is part of the Sonoma Coast state beaches. I know you don't care for campgrounds but you might find this one a little different.