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sleepy

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Table of Contents
Our 2009 travels started here on March 1, 2009
The first pictures appeared at page 15. We couldn't get our data card to work with our new computer.

New Orleans and the Bayou country can be seen here.

Lake Charles, LA, Austin,Tx, and the LBJ Texas White House can be viewed here.

We enjoyed San Angelo TX even though we were sick part of the time... visit it with us here.

Our favorite winter hide-out...Phoenix,AZ and White horse Pass. Here.

Heading north in AZ, Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert Starts here.

Canyon de Chelly has wonderful cliff dwellings and a FREE campground.

Mesa Verde and the Lodge are breath taking in every way.

Sheepcamp, rv.net member, sheep rancher, and wildfire fighter invited us to visit.

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

Red Canyon Is a beautiful park on the way into Bryce Canyon.

Bryce Canyon is one of the best parks on the country... unique.

Zion NP is Grand... in scale and views. to '55"

The Reagan Presidental Library. My wife proclaims it to be the best Presidental Library.

Booking our vacation to Hawaii while were in Simi Valley.

Visiting Sacramento , boondocking, the capital, and more.

Golden gate bridge and San Francisco are always special.

Revisited 2007 boondocking visit to San Quentin Prison with Reddog1 and his wife.

At this point we interupted our truck camper travel and vacationed in Hawaii and a cruise of the islands.
Please come with us.

.....Atlantis Submarine... we went down to 127ft for more than 1 hour. Wow!

.....Ship, island travel Neat stuff

.....Movie tour For memories... this is a must.

.....La'ua no trip would be complete with out one.

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.

... Following I-80 we stopped at Donner Pass... where a party heading wes........ism... they ate human tissue to survive.

40 mile desert

Bonneyville Salt Flats

Contintal Divide boondocking and sunsets

Land between the Lakes

We returned home on July 24, 2009
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The 2010 trip started in June. See page 123.

Home to Silversands!


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Table of Contents for 2010

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123 Heading North East from TN wirh a stop at Hershey Park

124 A visit with Suds54 and Birthplace of the US Navy

125 Vermont

126 US/Canada border crossing, to visit Silversands and Dunes

130 Canada/US border crossing, southern Maine woods, Sarampus

134 Sugar Loaf Ski area

136 Baxter State Park south western area

140 my visit to the now closed Loring Air Force Base

147 Long Lake, Sinclair, Maine

149 Long Lake Lodge, site of the USAF Recreation Center 50 years ago

150 a photo tour of the inside of Long Lake Lodge and the Cabins

154 The fort at Fort Kent, Me

157 Loring Military Heritage Center (Museum)

160 US/Canada border crossing, Limestone, Me to New Brunswick

163 Grand Falls, New Brunswick

167 Saint Quentin, NB

170 Boondocking in the dense woods of northern NB

173 a visit to Campbellton, NB

177 a visit to Bathurst, NB... concert

179 Acadian Peninsula... Grande Anse Light House, Sea cliffs, historic village

187 the bridge at Miramichi, NB... we are just passing through

189 visit to home made camper

191 the bridge to Prince Edward Island

195 a visit with the Jhawk's, touring, sail boat, and Windows on the Water

205 Sally's Beach Provential Park

207 Ship Wreck Point Light House, Naufrage Harbor, Boondocking

217 Cape Egmont Light House, Harbor, boondocking

228 Bridge to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

237 Arisaig Light House

239 Face in Rock

241 241 Cape George Point Light House

245 Cape Breto Island, canso causeway

251 Louisbourg

254 Louisbourg Light House

262 Marconi Trail

264 beach

269 Boondocking Sydney, NS

274 Broad Cove Camp Ground, Cape Breton Highlands NP

282 Bay St Lawrence

288 Skiline Trail, boondock

291 Chetticamp, NS

294 baddeck, Alexander G Bell museum

298 passing through Antigonish

302 Special boondock



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.

To find your way in this post you might like a table of contents... me too!

After you click on a link you can scroll up and down... or go to "prev" or "next" at the top or botton of the page.

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

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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.

Chet and Janet


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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.

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If you come to Arkansas, stop by one of our great State parks. Crowley's Ridge, Bull Shoals, Petit Jean, Mt. Magazine, or Devil's Den.

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I'll clear out your parking spot and have it ready for ya. I've leveled it out a little more and thrown down gravel on it for you since you were here last. ;-)

I find out on the 13th if I still have a job. If I don't, I may likely be joining you on the road!

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Happy traveling Sleepy, is there any in Calif you want to see?


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Sleepster,
Glad to see you back in your element. Drive carefully and camp stealthily.


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Posted: 03/04/09 09:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sleepy wrote:

We left through Level Pebble (Flat Rock, AL) and have made it as far as the BassPro shop in Plattsburg, AL.

Don't tell anyone where we are




And you said you're heading south???

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Sleepy,

Have a super trip!


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sleepy

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This trip:

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.

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Sleepy,

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.

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