JayLee recently started a discussion about travel over in the Forum. "Hit The Road".
It reminded me of some of my travels in the past. Probably wouldn't fit in the "Hit the Road Thread", so I'll put it here.
When I was in High School and College, there was a drive in, in my home town Named Smiley's Drive in. It was on a corner located at the town's major innersection.
Smiley was part of the local color. He had served time in "Moundsville" (The State Prison) for…Continue
At the end of my last installment we were asphalt camping in the Flying "J" parking lot at Cattletsburg, KY.
From there we motored on down to the Escapee Park at Raccoon Valley near Knoxville, TN. The leaves were turning and it was a very colorful trip. Unfortunately, it is not advisable to take pictures while driving a 22,000 Lb. RV pulling a car. So you will just have to use your imagination.…Continue
Yep! That's the hayfield on my West Virginia farm. Where Happy the Goldendoodle and I spent the last couple months.
However it has been nowhere as dry as the above picture. It rained 3 or 4 days every week during Sept. and Oct.
As long time readers of my blogs know, Happy is a Big, Black, Hairy dog who loves water. The muddier, the better.…Continue
Let's see, It's been 17 days since the last Blog.
Ok, left Russell, Kansas and RRC's Antique shop on the morning of the 14th.
Rolled into the Air Force Academy RV Park that eve.
The 15th through 17th was spent getting reaclamated to the altitude and finding my way around Colorado…Continue
Happy and I are now at Georgetown, Texas. Just North of Austin. We left Galveston on the 26th of May and moved up to Livingston, Texas. That is where the Escapees RV Club Headquarters is located. It is also where my permanent home address says I live. I needed to get the RV a new inspection sticker and I needed to get the tailgate of the Jeep repaired. What do you mean? why? Let's just say…Continue
My last blog dealt with my trip to Utah to find old friends and lost dreams of Urainium Mines.
The trip was very enjoyable and fullfilling. But, a major highlight of the trip came at the end.
My last day in Salt Lake City, Utah included meeting a dear friend from TBD.
Who? Why J. Lee S. The bard of SLC. I also met his landlady, Kim, her mother, and one of her sons.
J. Lee S. now holds the dubious honor of being the 51st TBD Member that I…Continue
Wow! It's been a while. I left Tampa, Florida on the 16 th of March. Even though my right front brake had overheated on the way into MacDill AFB, the dealer found nothing wrong during the tear down and inspection. So he cleaned it up, lubrcated the calipers and put it back together.
That evening while checking tire pressure prior to starting the trip, I discovered that one of my rear tires had deflated down to 40 psi. It should have been 100 psi. So Tue morning it was off to a tire…Continue
Larry and Kittycat are back home, so I can hit the road again.
I haven't posted a OTRA blog for over a month because it has been a long, cold, miserable winter here in Florida. Just like most of the US. So not much happened. (:>)
Happy and I spent Jan. and the first three weeks of Feb. at Patrick AFB, near Melbourne, Florida. then, the last week of Feb. we moved to MacDill AFB, Florida. Near Tampa. The cold, wet, miserable weather continued until yesterday. Yesterday…Continue
My wife was originally from San Angelo, Texas. In 1984 we were living in Harpers Ferry, WV. 1984 was one of the coldest winters I have experienced in my long life. We drove from Harpers Ferry to San Angelo for Christmas that year.Our two sons were age 10 and 15. We owned and was driving a 1982 four wheel drive Subaru station wagon. I had learned earilier that the gasoline, in line filter, was located near the top of the engine compartment, close to the firewall and was subject to retaining…Continue
We are still at Patrick AFB, Florida. It has stopped raining. For the last couple days at least. It was in the 80s most of the weekend. Was really nice today until about 4:00 pm. Then the "Sea Fog" moved in. I was driving down A1A, the road along the Atlantic Coast of Florida that runs all the way from Jacksonville to Key West, when I noticed that something ahead of me seemed to be… Continue
Blue Angle Aircraft on display at welcome center near pensacola, Fl
At Sumter Oaks RV Park
At Sumter Oaks RV Park
Anybody got a fishing pole? I'm at Patrick AFB, FL. This where i was when I first came across TBD back at the start of 2008. Has it been only 2 years? I have made so many friends on TBD and tbdNing that it seems… Continue
GOLD! That was the cry that launched the largest invasion of people for years. I am planning a trip to the high desert of Califorina, where the gold rush was very active in the mines that dot the mountains in the area near Bridgeport, CA.…Continue