Whitehorse, Yukon-June 9-13, 2017

Right now we are getting about 18 hours of daylight.  Yukons logo is “The Land of the Midnight Sun”. We have been here in Whitehorse since Friday afternoon with plenty of sun and warm weather. While the weather was nice and pleasant, we took a hike along the Yukon River, visited the First Nation Cultural Center, visited The Klondike Steam…

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Alaska Highway-Fort Nelson BC to Whitehorse Yukon

My Disclaimer: Our recording of our journey through Canada and Alaska will be in a bullet point format.  We have not had wifi or cell service at our end of day destinations. The reliability of having these services is not very good. So in the evening after dinner when my eyes are the heaviest, I’m doing a brain dump.  Wednesday June 7, 2017…

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Enjoying our Stay in Bonita Springs

I don’t know how many people are here in this park but the majority of these snow birds are “repeats”. They have been coming here for many years. They mostly come from the mid-west, eastern United States and Canada. Their language is sometimes challenging with french speaking Canadians, fast speaking New Yorker’s, mid-westerners “O’s” and of course the southern draw. But…

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Hibernating in Bonita Springs

We are settling into a routine here at Imperial Bonita Estates in Bonita Springs Florida.  This has become one of my very favorite beach locations.  After watching the National Weather today it also seems to be the place to be for warm, sunny weather.  Temperatures are usually in the 80’s with a light breeze. Our morning routine consists of me joining up…

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Heading South to our new Winter Wonderland

On our first day out from our home in Lynchburg, the weather fell calm and warm.  We traveled the intended two hundred miles to Chesapeake Virginia to visit son Dan, Erika and grandson, Jace. Even though it was not Christmas Day, it was Christmas for us. The next morning bright and early, even before the stars were gone, we were…

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Hiking the Great Channels in Abingdon, Virginia

The Great Channels of Virginia are a maze of 400 million year old large sandstone blocks with crevices 30-40 feet deep that you are able to walk through and explore. One of the most unique places in Virginia, it is located right here in Abingdon, Virginia. Our son-in-law Will invited me for a hike to explore the Great Channels.  The timing…

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First Landing @ Virginia Beach

It was time for us to spend some time R&Ring. It’s been since spring. We decided to take a couple of weeks visiting the Virginia and North Carolina beaches.  Our first stop is First Landing State Park at Virginia Beach. This is our first visit to this park and it is the most visited state park in Virginia.  We are anticipating a great…

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Biking the Creeper Trail in Southwest Virginia

We are on a week long trip visiting our daughter Elizabeth and her family in Abingdon Virginia.  One of the activities that we had planned was for Will (our son-in-law) and myself to bike the 34 mile Creeper Trail.  The trail is nationally known for it’s most scenic and historical values.  It is an old rail route through some of…

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“Get Your Kicks” on Route 66

  In 1963, when I was 10, we traveled route 66 from California to Oklahoma.  I remember the four lane highway going through small towns and weaving through communities. In the desert area, the native americans lived in adobe structures and doing their cooking outside in an adobe oven. The women were dressed in an indian skirt with pants. It was…

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Petrified Forest National Park

There are 24 National Park Service (NPS) units in Arizona including three national parks (Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Saguaro), plus another four national monuments administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). On our trip, we have visited all three national parks, boondocked on BLM property and have visited four state parks and stayed at one county regional park.  We have enjoyed visiting Arizona. As we travel slowly back to Virginia, the…

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Joshua Tree National Park

Reading other travelers blogs, just about all have mentioned Joshua Tree National Park.  We decided since we were in the area visiting family that we would spend a day touring the park.  We climbed several thousand feet to the entrance but once inside you could tell that you were in the high desert. The vista’s looking down were just magnificent.  We were…

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. The population is about 45,000. It is a clean and safe feeling city. It is also home to Cal Poly.  With the combine university influence and the proximity to the coast, this city has impressed us a lot. Denise did some research and found that the city has a…

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PCH-Ragged Point to Santa Maria

As we travel into central California, the temperature is cooler (too cool for shorts) and spring is now happening.  The landscape is a lush green and the morning fog off the warm ocean covers several miles in-land before it clears around noon. Splash Cafe-Pismo Beach We were driving on PCH through Pismo Beach which took us right along the beach.  The…

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The PCH-Santa Barbara to Lompoc

McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams in Santa Barbara As I was researching things to do in Santa Barbara, there were all the usual things to do; tours, beaches, historical museums, all the normal stuff.  But there was this lonely article about an unique ice cream shop. The writer did a good job making it inviting and who doesn’t like ice cream. A quick history…

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San Diego-Many great things to See and Do!

We were not lacking for things to see or do.  We did the normal tourist type places like Balboa Park, Old Town, Coronado, Gas Lamp district, Little Italy La Jolla and Torrey Pines.  We fought traffic and crowds everywhere we went.  Denise and I both agree, we are not and don’t ever plan to be urbanites. Our best time was…

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The Salem of Winston-Salem

Not too far away from Oak Hollow Campground is Winston-Salem, NC.  It is well-known for its rich history in tobacco.  But over the years, tobacco has lost a lot of its financial impact in the area but other industries stepped up such as the private university of Wake Forest (where Will, our son-in-law got his law degree).  Winston-Salem is now known as an…

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History in the Making in Richmond Virginia

Denise suggested let’s go to Richmond for the weekend and visit some historical sites.  On her list of things to see was the Hollywood Cemetery, it dates back to the mid-1800’s. It is the resting place of two US Presidents; James Monroe and John Tyler as well as the only Confederate States President, Jefferson Davis.  It is one hundred and thirty…

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Hello World!

Starting a new blog has been inspirational.  I now can illustrate our travel adventures in more detail.  As  a viewer,  you will be able to see our travel adventures much easier and simplier. As the travel recorder, I will be able to record our travel adventure in several types of media; Blog, maps, pictures and video. Your comments will help…

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