Summer 2014 Extended trip to East Coast
In 2014, after putting a trip back east off for several years, Robert turned 70. Wait. We put the trip off for several years, but, try as he may, Robert couldn’t figure out how to put off 70. Anyway, in 2014, Robert hit the big seven-oh and realized “Times a wastin’!” We had been planning to head back east to seek out long lost relatives and friends (not really long lost, since we knew where everyone was) and a good tax return gave us the opportunity. So,we took it. The tax return and the trip. We went 11,300 miles in 86 days in our All Terrain Camper equipped Dodge Dakota and had a ball!
We decided to take CO Hwy 14 to Ft. Collins (relatives await) and are glad we did! What a beautiful drive! The road wanders thru the mountains, up and down, and some times you’d swear sideways as well. We spent the night at the Aspen Campground in Roosevelt National Park – a primitive (pit potty […]
We spent the next four days off the road visiting relatives in Fort Collins and Denver. It was wonderful seeing nieces, nephews, great nephews and sisters. In Ft. Collins, we finally met our great nephews, Thad and Thayne, or as we call them TNT. They were dynamite! Almost five and six, they were full of […]
We left the mountains of Colorado and traded them for the plains of Kansas, where we ran into very high winds. They made driving tiresome and cut our gas mileage way down. We stopped the first night in Ft. Dodge at the Watersports Campground. The “water” part was nowhere to be found; it seems the […]
We couldn’t make Hopkinsville in one day, so we stopped at Wappapello Lake, north of Poplar Bluff, MO. The Corp of Engineers know how to build campgrounds. Of course, they probably get more money to play with the Big Boy Toys and thus make better campgrounds than the National Park Service. There were multiple campgrounds […]
We were stationed in Clarksville, TN back in 1991 and found a place to live in Hopkinsville KY, not far away. Robert went into the Xerox store for some reason and met John. One thing lead to another and in true Southern hospitality, we were invited into the lives of John and Helen. We’ve been […]
We stopped in Nineveh to visit with an Army mentor of Peggy’s, Kris and her husband, Chuck. They live on a lovely farm with all the trappings: horses, cows, dogs, and cats (guess who rules the roost). It’s a wonderful spread that covers some of the most beautiful countryside you’ve ever seen. Once again, we […]