2022-10-21: Flight Home from Cape Town We left the hotel at noon for our transfer to the airport. We left Cape Town at 5:39 pm for a 10 …

2022-10-18: Cruising on a yacht from Cape Town We took a wonderful cruise on this beautiful yacht in the Atlantic Ocean around Cape Town . It was …

2022-10-14: Cape Town, South Africa On Friday morning we left the Mowana Resort in Kasane, Botswana by bus at 9:00AM. Only seven of us …

2022-10-13: Chobe National Park-Day 3 This morning at 11:00 we walked down to the Mowana Safari Resort ’s dock to board a special boat …

2022-10-12: Chobe National Park, Botswana We started the day at 6:00AM with a game drive in Chobe National Park. We spotted a leopard shortly …

2022-10-11: Botswana This morning we left the Iganaya Tented Camp around 9:00 and drove across Zimbabwe to get to our …

2022-10-09: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe The road was absolutely horrible and the ride was rough from the Palm River Hotel to our new …

2022-10-07: Victoria Falls Hotel and Zambezi River Cruise We started the day with a bus ride to the Victoria Falls Hotel. The Victoria Falls Hotel is a …

2022-10-07: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Today we started the day with a stop at the Victoria Falls Craft Market. Most of the goods were …

2022-10-05: Zambia to Zimbabwe We flew from our campsite near Lazyview, South Africa to the country of Zambia. There we went …

2022-10-04: Kruger National Park - Day 2 Our driver took us from our campsite at Lions Rock Rapids Camp to Kruger National Park where we …

2022-10-03: Kruger National Park - Day One We left our campsite at 8:00 this morning for a 40 minute drive to Kruger National Park. Here we are …

2022-10-02: Lions Rock Tent Camp After breakfast at the hotel, we were taken to the airport for a 50-minute flight to Kruger …

2022-10-01: Soweto, South Africa After breakfast at the Houghton Hotel, we boarded our 16 passenger bus for a narrated tour of …

2022-09-30: Trip to South Africa And we are off on our next adventure! This time it’s a three week trip to South Africa, Zimbabwe, …

2022-08-11: Ketchikan, Alaska The Regal Princess docked this morning in Ketchikan and we were able to walk off the ship into the …

2022-08-03: Juneau, Alaska Today our ship docked in the capital city of Juneau, a city that has no roads leading to the …

2022-08-02: Icy Straight Point and Hoonah, Alaska The third day on our cruise included a stop in Icy Straight Point. We were supposed to be stopping …

2022-07-31: Anchorage to Whittier, Alaska We boarded the train at the Alaska Train Depot in Anchorage for a 2.5 hour ride to Whittier. It was …

2022-07-30: Anchorage Anchorage We left Homer at 6:5AM so we could make it back to Anchorage in time to drop off our …

2022-07-27: Lake Clark National Park - Our #54 National Park Lake Clark National Park This morning we met our guide at 7:00AM for a six hour guided tour by boat …

2022-07-27: Katmi National Park-our 53rd National Park Katmai National Park Katmai National Park was our destination for today and it was quite an …

2022-07-24: Kenaii Fjords National Park-our 53rd National Park Kenai Fjords National Park We started the day by driving from Eagle River (near Anchorage) to the …

2022-07-24: Matanuska Glacier, Sutton, AK Matanuska Glacier The Matanuska is a valley glacier located right off the Glenn Highway in Sutton, …

2022-07-23: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park-Our #52 National Park Wrangell-St. Elias National Park Fun facts from the National Park Service: 1. The lowest elevation …

2022-07-22: ALASKA! WE’RE BACK IN ALASKA!!! We flew to Anchorage from Lake Charles and arrived late on Wednesday night. …

2022-07-14: Charleston, SC Boone Hall Plantation Boone Hall is located in Mt. Pleasant, SC, and is one of America’s …

2022-07-13: Congaree National Park, our 51st National Park Congaree National Park is the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest …

2022-07-06: Day 12 Ireland - Wicklow We drove from Kilkenny to Wicklow with a stop at Sally Gap because of a recommendation by fellow …

2022-06-27: Dublin, Ireland The final stop of our two weeks in Ireland was Dublin. We used the Big Red Bus to tour the city and …

2022-06-24: Ireland Day 11 - Rock of Cashel and Kilkenny We didn’t leave our B&B this morning until 11:30 as we’ve been pushing ourselves pretty hard and …

2022-06-23: Ireland 10-Blarney Castle and Charles Fort near Cork BLARNEY CASTLE The castle was built in 1446 on this site by Dermot McCarthy, King of Munster. The …

2022-06-21: Ireland Day 9 - Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry and Ballyseede Castle We started the morning by driving to Killarney National Park where the beautiful Muckross House is …

2022-06-21: Day Bunratty Castle & Adare-Ireland Day 8 We left our precious Bed & Breakfast in Doolin (Knockaguilla) and drove to the Bunratty Castle …

2022-06-21: Day 7-Dunguaire Castle, Cliffs of Moher and Doolin Dunguaire Castle This Tower House was built in 1520. The ground floor area of the castle was used to …

2022-06-19: Ireland-Day 6 - Westport to Galway Kylemore Abbey Kylemore Abbey was our first stop this morning. Kylemore Castle was built in 1868 as …

2022-06-19: Ireland Day 5 - Mullaghmore Head to Westport Mullagmore Head This morning we left Carrick and drove to Mullagmore Head. The wind was very strong …

2022-06-17: Glenveagh National Park, Glencolumbville Folk Village & Carrick-Day 4 After leaving Londonderry this morning our first stop was Glenveagh National Park. The castle in the …

2022-06-15: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Giant's Causeway -Day 3 We left Belfast around 9:00AM and drove the M2 until we reached the Coastal Highway near Glenarm …

2022-06-15: Belfast, Northern Ireland - Day 2 Titanic Museum We rode the Hop On Hop Off Bus over to the beautiful Titanic Museum. The Titanic was …

2022-06-14: Belfast, Northern Ireland We left Lake Charles on a 7:22AM flight to Houston where we changed planes and flew to Vancouver, …

2022-01-27: Key West We drove from Miami down through the Florida keys to Key West where we stayed at Knowles House Bed …

2022-01-26: Miami This morning we drove from our motel in Homestead to Miami to take the Big Bus Miami Hop-On Hop-Off …

2022-01-26: Biscayne National Park - Our 52nd National Park Biscayne National Park is located 20 miles south of Miami. The park protects the northernmost group …

2022-01-25: Everglades National Park - Our 51st National Park Today we toured our 51st National Park, Everglades National Park. The park is the largest tropical …

2022-01-25: Whitney Plantation --First trip of the new year! We drove from Lake Charles to Whitney Plantation which is located on the River Road along the …

2021-09-02: We are home! Day 102 Day number 102 of our summer road trip and we are back home in Lake Charles. During our summer …

2021-09-01: Hot Springs National Park - Day 100 Hot Springs became a national park on March 4, 1921 but before that it was known as Hot Springs …

2021-08-30: Petit Jean State Park - Days 98 & 99 Petit Jean State Park and its native log and stone facilities were constructed by the Civilian …

2021-08-30: Bentonville, Arkansas Days 95-97 Bentonville is someplace special! It is the birthplace and world headquarters of Walmart, the …

2021-08-26: Branson, MO - Days 92 - 94 We drove from Lee’s Summit to Branson and arrived around 2:30 in the afternoon on Monday. It was 97 …

2021-08-23: Leawood & Lee Summit, MO Days 88-90 We left Colorado Springs on Wednesday August 18, and stopped for one night at the WaKeeney KOA …

2021-08-18: Colorado Springs- Days 83-86 We stayed at the Mountaindale RV Resort which was a nice campground, but about a twenty mile drive …

2021-08-15: Buena Vista, CO - Days 81 & 82 Buena Vista (which means beautiful view) is my new favorite place to visit in Colorado during the …

2021-08-12: Frisco & Breckenridge and then to Buena Vista - Day 80 Peak One Campground, White River National Forest This morning I took a 2 mile walk around our …

2021-08-11: Steamboat to Frisco, CO - Days 78 & 79 Tuesday morning when we were packing up to leave Steamboat, we started the engine on the motorhome, …

2021-08-09: Steamboat Springs - Days 76 & 77 We drove into town and up to the Steamboat Ski Resort where we spent the afternoon playing Putt …

2021-08-08: Steamboat Springs, CO - Day 75 We drove from Grand Lake, CO to Steamboat Springs. The scenery was hazy the whole way because of the …

2021-08-07: Winding River RV Resort and Grand Lake - Day 74 We drove into Grand Lake this morning and played a round of Putt Putt and then ate lunch at Grand …

2021-08-05: Rocky Mountain National Park - Day 73 This is our sixth year to visit Rocky Mountain National Park! Since we did not have advanced …

2021-08-05: Grand Lake CO & Rocky Mountain National Park - Day 72 We are staying at the Winding River RV Resort in Grand Lake, CO which is right outside the west …

2021-08-03: Lakewood, CO to Grand Lake, CO- Day 71 It was a beautiful drive from Lakewood to Grand Lake, but when we left I-70 and started climbing …

2021-08-02: Lakewood, CO - Days 68 & 69 Saturday morning we drove Ben to the airport for his nonstop flight back to Birmingham. This was the …

2021-07-30: Water World near Denver - Day 67 This morning we drove from Longmont 23 miles to Water World in Federal Heights, CO (outside of …

2021-07-30: Glendo, WY to Longmont, CO - Day 66 Today was another travel day. We drove from Glendo State Park in Wyoming 173 miles to St Vrain State …

2021-07-29: Rapid City to Glendo, WY - Day 65 This morning we left Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD and drove south 206 miles to Glendo State Park in …

2021-07-27: Hart Ranch, Rapid City, SD Days 57 - 64 We drove from Medora, ND 248 miles to Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD. Hart Ranch is a beautiful time …

2021-07-22: Wind Cave National Park- our 49th National Park Wind Cave National Park We drove from Hart Ranch to Wind Cave National Park, a 51 mile drive. When …

2021-07-18: Theodore Roosevelt National Park-our 48th National Park. Day 55 This morning we drove into Theodore Roosevelt National Park, our 48th National Park! Until we …

2021-07-17: Medora, ND - Day 54 We left Miles City around 11:00 this morning and drove 150 miles to Medora, North Dakota where we …

2021-07-17: Miles City, MT - Day 53 We drove from Cody, WY to Billings, MT. We stayed at the Yellowstone River Campground where I did …

2021-07-14: Through Yellowstone to Cody - Day 50 Yellowstone We left the Gros Ventre Campground in Grand Teton National Park at 6:15 this morning so …

2021-07-13: Grand Teton National Park - Day 48 & 49 Tom drove over the 8432’ Teton Pass into Jackson, WY from Idaho this morning. Warning sign read: …

2021-07-10: Route of the Hiawatha Rails to Trails - Day 45 One of the highlights of our trip for me is riding on this scenic bike path. This is the third time …

2021-07-09: Spokane to Kellogg, Idaho - Day 44 Today we drove 60 miles from Spokane to the Crystal Gold Mine RV Park in Kellogg,, Idaho where we …

2021-07-07: Spokane - Day 43 Today it was a hot day in Spokane!! In the morning Tom, Ben and I road bicycles on the Centennial …

2021-07-05: Grand Coulee Dam -Spokane - Day 42 We stopped at the Grand Coulee Dam on our 185 mile drive from Carlston to Spokane. The Grand Coulee …

2021-07-05: North Cascades National Park to Carlton -Day 41 We drove back through North Cascades National Park on Route 20 (North Cascades Highway), but this …

2021-07-05: North Cascades National Park - our 47th National Park Day 40 of our summer road trip took us to North Cascades National Park. The park was established in …

2021-07-02: Seattle - Boeing's Future of Flight- Day 38 Today we had to change campgrounds because the one we stayed in for the last two nights did not have …

2021-07-02: Seattle--Chihuly Gardens, Space Needle and More! Days 36 & 37 Chihuly Gardens was our first stop in Seattle. We saw room size glass sculptures that were …

2021-06-29: Mt. Rainier National Park - Day 35 This is our second day at the Washington State Fairgrounds. We drove to the Paradise area of Mt. …

2021-06-27: Tacoma - Museum of Glass and LeMay's America's Car Museum - Days 35 We arrived at the Washington State Fairgrounds around noon from Poulsbo, parked the motorhome and …

2021-06-26: Kelso, WA and Mt. St. Helens-Days 32 & 33 On Friday we drove 108 miles from Poulsbo to our next stop in Kelso, the launching point for touring …

2021-06-24: Poulsbo, Washington - Day 31 We drove 122 miles from Forks across the top of Washington and Olympic National Park and stopped for …

2021-06-23: Forks, Washington and Olympic National Park - Days 29 & 30 Forks, Washington Forks, WA is a town with a population of about 3,500 made famous to the rest of us …

2021-06-21: Pacific Coast Highway and Grayland - Days 27 & 28 We left Lincoln City, Oregon and travelled along the Pacific Coast Highway 101, made a quick stop at …

2021-06-20: Lincoln City, Oregon - Days 26 & 27 The drive to Lincoln City from Crater Lake RV Park was a long 300 miles drive and took us most of …

2021-06-18: Crater Lake National Park - Our 46th National Park Crater Lake  Days 23 & 24 of our road trip were spent in the Crater Lake National Park area. …

2021-06-16: Redding, CA - Unexpected stop for days 20 & 22 While our friends continued to Redwood National Park, we took a side trip to Redding, CA to get a …

2021-06-13: Lassen Volcanic National Park - Our 45th National Park Lassen Volcanic National Park  Our 45th National Park on days 17 & 18 of our summer road trip. …

2021-06-11: Lake Tahoe, CA - Days 15-17 We drove 281 miles from Pinnacle National Park northeast across the state to arrive in Lake Tahoe. …

2021-06-08: Pinnacles National Park - Our 44th National Park After driving miles and miles through central California’s agricultural and ranching country, we …

2021-06-07: Pinnacles National Park - Our 44th National Park After driving miles and miles through central California’s agricultural and ranching country, we …

2021-06-04: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks--our 42nd and 43rd National Park Yesterday we met up with the Findleys and the Lukes at Success Lake Campground in Porterville, CA. …

2021-06-02: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library - Day 8 Today we drove to Simi Valley to tour the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Tom giving his …

2021-06-01: Channel Islands National Park-National Park #41 Today was the most incredible day! We boarded an Island Packers boat in Ventura Harbor to cruise the …

2021-05-31: California! Joshua Tree National Park -our 40th National Park (Day 6 of 101) California We crossed the California border at 9:15 this morning. All vehicles had to stop at the …

2021-05-29: Benzon, AZ to Quartzsite, AZ-Electrical Panel Lights-Oh no! Day 5 This was our second day to drive across Arizona . We are now only 24 miles from California. When I …

2021-05-29: El Paso to Benzon, AZ Benson, Arizona Another day of driving on our way to reach California. This morning we left El Paso …

2021-05-27: Driving Across Texas - Days 2 and 3 El Paso Every time we cross the border from Louisiana into TX we see the sign that says El Paso 857 …

2021-05-25: On the Road Again! Day 1 of 101-Lake Charles to Austin We left Lake Charles at 11:00 AM to begin Day 1 of our projected 101 day summer vacation —also known …

2021-05-05: Gatlinburg - Laurel Falls, Mirror Maze and Putt Putt We drove into the Great Smokey Mountains National Park today and hiked to Laurel Falls, a 2.6 mile …

2021-05-04: Cades Cove, TN We drove back into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but this time we were headed for Cades …

2021-05-02: Gatlinburg-Skybridge and more We rode the open-air Skylift, which has been operating since 1954, up to the 1800’ overlook at the …

2021-05-01: Gatlinburg, TN and The Great Smokey Mountains National Park Gatlinburg is a LONG drive from Lake Charles (860 miles), but we broke up the trip in three days. …

2021-04-23: Las Vegas! After spending two days in Death Valley National Park and hiking Valley of Fire State Park, we drove …

2021-04-22: Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, NV in the Mojave Desset We left the Mesquite Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park, CA and drove 200 miles to Valley of …

2021-04-21: Death Valley National Park This morning we visited our 39th National Park—Death Valley. It was 69 degrees when we entered the …

2020-10-04: Big Bend National Park - Day 2 We drove back into the park today from the Big Bend Resort & Adventures campground in Terlingua, …

2020-10-02: Big Bend National Park - Our 37th National Park (Day 1) Day 1 - We drove into the Big Bend National Park from the western entrance near the town of …

2020-10-01: El Paso to Terlingua (outside of Big Bend National Park) After leaving El Paso, we drove to Van Horn, TX, a sleepy little town in the middle of nowhere with …

2020-09-30: El Paso, TX We are staying at the Mission RV Park. When we got ready to leave for the day to tour El Paso, we …

2020-09-26: White Sands National Park - Our 36th National Park We stayed in Alamagordo, New Mexico at the Edgington RV Park. From there we drove 24 miles to White …

2020-09-24: Albuquerque, New Mexico While in Albuquerque we stayed at the Coronado RV Park which was very nice. Our space was …

2020-09-22: Santa Fe, New Mexico Today we drove from Eagles Nest to Sante Fe and walked by the NM state Capitol Building. We are …

2020-09-21: Black Rock Hot Springs, Rio Grande Bridge & Taos, NM Our view from the front of our motorhome this morning in the Golden Eagle RV Park. Today we drove an …

2020-09-20: Angel Fire and Eagles Nest, New Mexico We spent the night in the Walmart Parking lot in Trinidad, New Mexico after seeing HIGH WIND …

2020-09-18: Bicycling down Pike's Peak Today was one of those “Bucket List” items that I have really wanted to do. We booked a bicycle tour …

2020-09-15: Estes Park, Colorado After spending three days in Lakewood, CO with The O’Briens, we headed north to Estes Park, CO. As …

2020-09-09: Roswell, NM Today we drove 75 miles from the Carlsbad RV Park to the Red Barn RV Park in Roswell, NM. About 30 …

2020-09-08: Carlsbad Caverns National Park We set the alarm for 5:00AM this morning so we could drive the 30 minute drive back into Carlsbad …

2020-09-07: Guadaloupe Mountains National Park Still under mandatory evaluation from Lake Charles, we are now trying to see the National Parks we …

2020-09-04: HURRICANE LAURA - Evacuation Days 3 - 11 The Headlines were “Unsurvivable and Catastrophic”. Landfall occurred at Cameron Parish at 1AM, …

2020-08-26: Evacuation for Hurricane Laura Day 1 Evacuation- Tuesday, August 25 A mandatory evacuation order was issued for SW Louisiana and SE …

2020-07-13: Fargo, ND - Days 44 and 45 and final Trip Statistics Our final stop on this trip, unbeknownst to us at the time, was Fargo. After some photo …

2020-07-11: Itasca State Park, Minnesota - Days 43 and 44 Itasca State Park is where the headwaters of the Mississippi Rivei is located. The mighty …

2020-07-11: Voyageurs National Park Minnesota - Days 41 & 42 We drove from Saginaw, MN to the Pines of Kabetogama Resort outside of Voyageurs National Park on …

2020-07-08: Duluth, MN - Day 40 We drove from Ashland, Wisconsin to the Red Pines Campground in Saginaw, MN, near Duluth.We drove to …

2020-07-07: Ashland, Wisconsin - Day 38 We left Van Riper State Park around 1:00 and drove to Ashland, WI, our stopping point on the way to …

2020-07-05: Picture Rocks National Lakeshore - Munising, MI Day - Day 37 We had an early start this morning! We drove from Newberry 59 miles to Munising for a 10:00 Kayak …

2020-07-04: Tahquamenon Falls State Park & Whitefish Point, MI - Days 35 & 36 Tahquamenon Falls State Park  We drove 34 miles from the Newberry Campground in Newberry, Michigan …

2020-07-02: Sault Ste Marie - Days 33 & 34 We started the day with a 52 mile drive from St. Ignace to Sault Ste Marie, the oldest city in …

2020-06-30: Mackinac Island, MI - Day 32 This morning we rode our bicycles one mile to the Sheplers Ferry Terminal and boarded (along with …

2020-06-29: St. Ignace, Michgiran - Day 31 Mystery Spot We started the day by driving from Empire, MI to the Tiki RV Campground in St. Ignace, …

2020-06-28: Gaylord, Michigan KOA We spent two days relaxing at the Gaylord KOA in Gaylord, Michigan. It was the first place in …

2020-06-26: Empire, Michigan -Day 28 Empire Bluff Trail This morning we drove to the Empire Bluffs trailhead and hiked 1.5 miles …

2020-06-25: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore -Day 28 We left Holland, MI this morning at 11:00 and drove174 miles to Empire, MI, home of Sleeping Bear …

2020-06-25: Holland State Park, Michigan Days 24-26 We drove to Holland, Michigan from Lansing, Michigan and stayed in the Holland State Park. We were …

2020-06-23: Indiana Dunes National Park Today we drove from Holland, Michigan to our 33rd National Park - Indiana Dunes National Park and …

2020-06-18: Day 20 - Cuyahoga Valley National Park We spent last night in the Cracker Barrel parking lot in Twinsburg, OH. At 9:00 we left the parking …

2020-06-17: Newark and Canton, Ohio I saw a picture of the Longaberger Basket Company office building a few years ago on Facebook and …

2020-06-15: Days 15-17 Wild, Wonderful West Virginia When we left Pikeville, KY we decided to take a little detour and drive through Virginia on our way …

2020-06-12: Pikeville, KY and Matewan, WV. Days 13 & 14 We were pleasantly surprised by how clean and nice the town of Pikeville, KY is. We stayed at the …

2020-06-10: Natural Bridge State Park, Slade, KY. Day 12 Today we drove from Frankfort to Slade, KY. After parking Big Hat in the 4 Guys Campground in Slade, …

2020-06-09: Ark Encounter - Williamstown, KY Days 10 - 11 June 8 - We drove from Cave City, KY to the Elkhorn Campground in Frankfort, KY.Kentucky State …

2020-06-07: Days 8 & 9 Mammoth Cave,KY Saturday we drove approximately 211 miles from Huntsville to Cave City, near Mammoth Cave, KY. …

2020-06-05: Day 7 - US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL Our campsite at the US Space and Rocket RV Park U.S. Space & Rocket Center This morning we had a …

2020-06-04: Day 6 - Red Bay to Huntsville, AL This morning after breakfast we walked from the campground to the Tiffin parts store and back which …

2020-05-31: Lafayette, LA to Carriere, MS - Day 2 Day 2 - Lafayette, LA to Carriere, MS  We left Lafayette at 9:30am Sunday morning so we could meet …

2020-05-30: Road Trip 2020 And we’re off! We officially started our 2020 summer road trip on Saturday, May 30 with a 70 mile …

2019-10-02: Cairo to Memphis and Saqqara After flying from Athens to Cairo yesterday, today we booked a private tour from Cairo to the World …

2019-09-27: Akrotiri Santorini, Greece Today we rode the ferry from the ship to the old port of Fira, Santorini where we boarded our tour …

2019-09-26: Oia and Thira on the island of Santorini, Greece After tendering from the ship to the port we rode a tour bus to the beautiful village Oia where we …

2019-09-25: Milos, Greece We had to ride a tender from our ship to to the volcanic island of Milos located in the beautiful …

2019-09-22: Meteora, Greece Monastery of the Holy Trinity and St. Stephen's Nunnery We left our hotel in Kalabaka this morning after breakfast on the bus and drove to the Meteora. The …

2019-09-19: Athens Day 3 After eating breakfast at the hotel, we boarded our tour bus and took a tour of Athens. Our first …

2019-09-16: Athens, Greece - Days 1 and 2 Our flight originated in Lake Charles at 5:45 PM Sunday evening with a short flight to Houston. We …

2019-08-22: Royal Gorge - Canon City, CO (Day 86) Royal Gorge  This morning we drove to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park which was only a few miles …

2019-08-20: Independence Pass, Twin Lakes and Leadville, CO (Day 83) First stop this morning was at the Visitor’s Center in Twin Lakes, a town listed on the National …

2019-08-17: Off Road Touring in the San Juan Mountains from Silverton, CO Today we experienced something we’ve never done before. We rented a jeep for the day and took a 41 …

2019-08-15: Silverton to Ouray, Colorado-Day 78 We drove the Million Dollar Highway (Rt. 550) today between Silverton and Ouray, CO. It was an …

2019-08-11: Monument Valley Although I didn’t know it before today, the official name for Monument Valley is Monument Valley …

2019-08-10: Cruising Lake Powell and Hike to Rainbow Bridge We scheduled a six hour cruise tour on Lake Powell in Page, AZ that combined the cruise with the …

2019-08-10: Toadstool Trail on the way from Kanab to Page We left Kanah,UT on Hwy 89 and stopped 45 miles later to hike the Toadstool Trail. (This stop is …

2019-08-07: North Rim of the Grand Canyon This morning we entered the lottery to hike The Wave in Utah (google it in images—absolutely …

2019-08-06: Zion to Kanab, Utah-Coral Sands State Park We left Springdale around 11:00 this morning and drove back out of Zion on the beautiful Zion/Mt. …

2019-08-06: Zion to Kanab, Utah-Coral Sands State Park We left Springdale around 11:00 this morning and drove back out of Zion on the beautiful Zion/Mt. …

2019-08-05: Hiking The Narrows at Zion National Park This morning we drove into Zion National Park and caught the shuttle for our ride to the Temple of …

2019-08-04: Zion National Park - Angel's Landing Trail This morning we got up at 5:45 so we could get on the Zion National Park Shuttle and ride to the …

2019-08-03: Driving through Zion National Park This morning’s drive was an 86 mile drive from Bryce City to Zion National Park along Utah Highway …

2019-08-02: Bryce Canyon National Park (Days 64 & 65) We drove from Escalante to Bryce Canyon City where we stayied at Ruby’s Inn RV Park and Campground. …

2019-08-01: Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument - Hike Though the Slot Canyons (Day 63) We had the most amazing day today in Escalante National Monument! We hired a guide James Dome who …

2019-07-30: Scenic Byway 12 - Torrey to Escalante, Utah (Day 62) Today we drove the beautiful Scenic Byway 12 from Torrey to Escalante through Grand Staircase …

2019-07-30: Capital Reef National Park Day 3 This morning we drove back into the park from our campground in Torrey, UT. Our first destination …

2019-07-28: Capital Reef National Park Day 2 We arrived in Capital Reef National Park on Saturday afternoon and were absolutely amazed at the …

2019-07-26: Grand Junction/Fruita, CO- Colorado National Monument (Days 56-58) We stayed at the James Robb Colorado State Park, Fruita which was a beautiful paved campground with …

2019-07-24: Glenwood Springs to Lakewood and to Grand Junction When we left Glenwood Springs this afternoon, I left in the car to drive Ben back toward the Denver …

2019-07-22: Glenwood Springs--Hike To Hanging Lake Our second experience with having to have reservations to do a hike was today when we wanted to hike …

2019-07-22: Glenwood Springs, CO (Days 52-53) We left Breckenridge to drive to our next stop in Glenwood Springs, CO. Because we had to change …

2019-07-20: Breckenridge, Colorado (Days 49-51) We spent four days in the absolutely amazing town of Breckenridge at the Peak One Campground. The …

2019-07-17: Estes Park - RMNP Hidden Valley and Bear Lake (Day 48) Yesterday we drove back into Rocky Mountain National Park and this time headed for the Hidden Valley …

2019-07-15: Rocky Mountain National Park (Days 47) We drove into the park around 8:15 so we would be able to get a parking spot at the Alpine Visitor …

2019-07-14: Estes Park (Day 46) Sunday morning we went to church at the United Methodist Church of Estes Park. Afterwards, we drove …

2019-07-14: Estes Park (Days 45 ) We are staying at the Manor RV Park in Estes Park. On Friday we sent Ben to the YMCA camp for the …

2019-07-09: Colorado Springs - Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Today we drove from Lakewood, CO to Colorado Springs. The skies were a beautiful blue and the …

2019-07-07: Terry Bison Ranch, Cheyenne, WY This morning we boarded the little tourist train on the Terry Bison Ranch and took a ride to see and …

2019-07-05: Rapid City to Chimney Rock Hart Ranch We spent six days at Hart Ranch in Rapid City and had a wonderful time. We enjoyed …

2019-07-01: Devil's Tower, WY (Day 33) Today we made a 250 roundtrip drive from Rapid City to Devil’s Tower, Wyoming and back. Devil’s …

2019-07-01: Rapid City and Custer State Park (Days 31-32) Hart Ranch We arrived at Hart Ranch and were assigned space 33. As soon as we were plugged in and …

2019-06-29: Wall Drug and the Badlands (Day 30) We left Mitchell this morning around 11:00 and had a 222 mile drive to today’s destination —Wall, …

2019-06-27: Sioux Falls to Mitchell, SD (Day 29) We left Sioux City, Iowa this morning around 10:00 and stopped at Sioux Falls, SD to walk around the …

2019-06-26: Sioux City, Iowa (Day 28) Lake Charles' Sister City This morning I woke up totally exhausted after 27 days of being on-the-go morning, noon and night. …

2019-06-25: Omaha, Nebraska (Day 27) We left Nebraska City this morning and drove to Omaha where the College World Series in being played …

2019-06-24: Nebraska City, Nebraska (Day 26) Nebraska City We arrived in Nebraska City from Kansas City last evening. We had to detour from I-29 …

2019-06-23: Kansas City, MO (Day 24) Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead We started this morning with a visit to the Farmstead. The …

2019-06-20: Fast Lane Cars and the National Transportation Museum (Day 22) Fast Lane Cars This morning after breakfast we walked to Fast Lane Classic Cars which was less than …

2019-06-19: St. Louis Zoo (Day 21) St. Louis Zoo We spent a very nice day at the St. Louis Zoo. Admission was FREE, but we had to pay …

2019-06-18: St. Louis City Museum and Arch (Day 20) We drove from Cape Girardeau to St. Louis RV Park where we stayed for the night. Once we plugged in …

2019-06-16: Memphis - Day 18 This morning we drove down to the visitor’s center and parked the car. Tom got all our bikes off of …

2019-06-15: Memphis, TN - Day 17 Memphis What a great day we had in Memphis today! We started this morning with a 1.5 mile walk to …

2019-06-14: Red Bay, Alabama We arrived in Red Bay, Alabama yesterday and are staying at the Tiffin campground right beside their …

2019-06-13: Brent, Alabama Sweet Home Alabama! We arrived at Brent and Spring’s home in Brent, Alabama on Tuesday afternoon and …

2019-06-11: Cleveland, TN and June 8 - June 11 Cleveland, TN After unhooking the car when we got into Cleveland near the Wendy’s, …

2019-06-07: Day 9 - Nashville It rained very hard all night and until noon this morning, so we spent a lazy morning in the …

2019-06-06: Nashville - The Heritage & The Grand Ole Opry - Day 8 Day 8 - We had a very enjoyable day in Nashville today! In the morning we drove to The Heritage, …

2019-06-05: Day 7 Nashville This morning we drove to the Parthenon where we parked and walked downtown to Broadway Street and to …

2019-06-04: Day 6 - Huntsville to Nashville Day 6 -This morning we moved the motorhome to the US Space Center Parking lot and drove the car to …

2019-06-03: US Space and Rocket Science Center, Huntsville, AL Today was our second day of touring the US Space and Rocket Center and it was definitely very …

2019-06-02: Huntsville, AL Day 4 - We drove 124 miles from northeast of Tuscaloosa to Huntsville, AL  We are staying at the US …

2019-06-01: Lake Charles to Tuscaloosa , AL Another summer and another opportunity to do some awesome travel. We left our home in Lake Charles …

2019-05-04: Xel-ha We enjoyed a day at Xel-Ha, an eco-tourism development located on the Caribbean coast about 75 miles …

2019-05-03: Cancun Adventure A quick trip to Cancun was the perfect way to relax after a busy tax season. After only a two hour …

2018-12-04: Taliesan West and Casa Grande National Monument We drove to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West for a tour after checking out of our motel in …

2018-12-03: Papago Mountains - Phoenix, AZ This morning we flew from Houston to Phoenix, AZ and checked into the Holiday Inn and Suites for the …

2018-11-15: Wilhemina Bay, Antartica - Day 7 Cruising This morning we awoke to find a beautiful day in Wilhelmina Bay. The sun was shining, there was no …

2018-11-13: Damoy's Point in the Neumayers Channel -Landing #6 When we woke up this morning we were in the Neumayers Channel (below Anvers) located on the western …

2018-11-13: Paradise Harbor, Antartica - Argentina's Brown Base Day #5 Landing We spent the night in the middle of Paradise Cove where Lindy and Doug, members of our group, went …

2018-11-12: Cuverville Island, Antartica - Landing #4 Today was our third landing and the weather was perfect! Our time to go ashore today was 9:15. We …

2018-11-11: Orne Harbor on the western peninsula of Antartica - Landing #3 The One Harbor, located on the Danco Coast of the Western Peninsula in an area called Graham Land. …

2018-11-10: Deception Island, Antartica Our second landing was at Deception Island, an island in the South Shetland Islands archipelago. The …

2018-11-10: Half Moon Island, Antartica We are on the Hurtigruten’s expedition ship MS Midnatsol and today was our first landing at Half …

2018-11-09: Crossing the Drake Passage to Antartica The Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America, Cape Horn, and …

2018-11-07: Ushuaia, Argentina Our wakeup call this morning was for 4:00AM in order to identify our luggage, eat breakfast and get …

2018-11-06: Buenos Aires, Argentina We started the day with a bus tour of the city and the first thing we saw was a dog walker with nine …

2018-11-05: Iguazu Falls -- from the Argentina side Today we crossed the border into Argentina on our tour bus and rode to Iguazu Falls to tour it from …

2018-11-04: This morning we walked along the 1.5 mile trail on the Brazil side of Iguazu Falls. The falls were …

2018-11-03: Houston to Iguaçu, Brazil After driving to Houston on Thursday evening November 1, we started our …

2018-10-16: Porto, Portugal iPorto is the second-largest city in Portugal after Lisbon, with a population of 257,000. It is know …

2018-10-14: Stonehenge and Salisbury,, England Since this was our first port in England, the English immigration required all of us to have our …

2018-10-11: Paris We got off the ship at 8:30 and had a THREE hour bus ride into Paris. We had pre-scheduled a private …

2018-10-10: Bruges, Belgium Today is Tom’s 69th birthday and we docked in Zeebrugge, Belgium this morning. Since we didn’t know …

2018-10-10: Amsterdam It was a beautiful day when we docked in Amsterdam. From the ship we boarded a canal boat and were …

2018-10-08: Houston to Bergen, Norway And we’re off! We left Lake Charles at 9:15 am and drove to Houston. We arrived at the airport at …

2018-08-26: Days 87 to 90 - Denver and driving to Kansas Friday, August 24th We met long time Lake Charles friends Celina and Marion Perry who now live in …

2018-08-23: Days 85 and 86 - Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park Rocky Mountain National Park Today when we drove into Rocky Mountain National Park there was a sign …

2018-08-21: Days 83 and 84 -Estes Park, Colorado Estes Park, CO We arrived in Estes Park in the early afternoon and set up our RV in the Manor Park …

2018-08-19: Day 82 - Cheyenne, Wyoming This morning we drove from Kaycee to Cheyenne, Wyoming. Our plan was to tour the state capital only …

2018-08-17: Day 81 - Casper, Wyoming The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center We drove from Kaycee to Casper, WY where we stopped …

2018-08-16: Days 79 & 80 - Driving days from Great Falls to Kaycee, WY Billings, Montana We drove 226 miles from Great Falls to Billings, MT and stayed in the Walmart …

2018-08-15: Day 78 - Great Falls, MT Great Falls, MT We started the morning by driving to River’s Edge Tail and riding our bicycles along …

2018-08-13: Day 77 - Babb to Great Falls, MT Hwy 89 to Great Falls, Montana We drove from Babb to Great Falls, MT along the Lewis and Clark Trail …

2018-08-12: Day 76 - Glacier National Park Glacier National Park It rained during the night and was very windy, but when we woke up this …

2018-08-11: Day 75 - Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun-Road Going-to-the-Sun-Road Crossing Glacier National Park from the east entrance at St. Mary to the west …

2018-08-10: Day 74 - Back in the Lower 48! Cardston, Alberta Mormon Temple This morning we went to the Visitor’s Center of the Cardston Mormon …

2018-08-10: Day 73 - Calgary to Cardston, Alberta Calgary, Alberta This morning we drove the camper to get gas and groceries while leaving the car at …

2018-08-08: Day 72 - Canmore to Calgary, Alberta Canmore, Alberta This morning we moved the motorhome and car from the campground to the Canmore …

2018-08-07: Day 71 - Canmore, Alberta Columbia Icefield Today is our 30th anniversary!!! We stayed in the parking lot of the Athabasca …

2018-08-06: Day 70 - Athabascian Glacier, Jasper National Park We drove 295 miles from Prince George to the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park. The weather …

2018-08-06: Day 69 - Prince George, BC We drove 142 miles today from Burns Lake to Prince George, BC. We drove to Cottonwood Island Park …

2018-08-05: Day 68 - Burns Lake, BC We drove 309 miles today from Prince Rupert, BC to Burns Lake, BC. It was a beautiful sunny day with …

2018-08-04: Days 66-67 - Prince Rupert, BC The most disappointing place on this whole trip has been Prince Rupert, BC. It rains 240 days a year …

2018-08-01: Day 65 - Terrace, BC We drove 155 miles from Meziadan Lake Provincial campground To Terrace, BC. It was another beautiful …

2018-07-31: Day 64 - Cassiar Highway from Iskut to Meziadan with a side trip to Stewart, BC and Hyder, Alaska We left Iskut at 9:00AM and drove the Cassiar Highway (Hwy 37) to Meziadan Lake Provincial …

2018-07-30: Day 63- The Cassiar Highway This morning we turned off the Alaska Highway near Watson Lake onto the Cassiar Highway. The first …

2018-07-30: Day 62 - Whitehorse to Nugget City (near Watson Lake) We left Whitehorse around 10:30 and drove 253 miles to Nugget City, near Watson Lake. We are staying …

2018-07-28: Days 60 and 61- Whitehorse Friday, July 29 Destruction Bay to Whitehorse We drove from Destruction Bay in to Whitehorse, Yukon …

2018-07-27: Day 59 -On the Road from Tok to Destruction Bay Today was a driving day as we crossed from Alaska into the Yukon. We were back on the Alaska Highway …

2018-07-26: Day 58 - Worthington Glacier We left Valdez this morning about 10:30 and stopped at the entrance to the Worthington Glacier which …

2018-07-25: Day 57 - Columbia Glacier, Seals, Sea otters, Whales and Puffins We booked a tour on the Lu-lu Belle, a beautiful tour vessel with teak and mahogany woods and …

2018-07-24: Day 56 - Valdez The drive from Glennallen to Valdez was absolutely gorgeous. The first picture is Mount Drum which …

2018-07-23: Days 54 and 55 Anchorage to Glennallen Saturday morning in Anchorage we shopped for groceries, Tom got a haircut while I got a pedicure and …

2018-07-21: Day 53- Girdwood hike at Alyeska Hotel We drove to the Alyeska Hotel in Girdwood and hiked the Winter Creek Trail. During the six mile …

2018-07-20: Day 52-Cooper Landing Beer Aware Project of Cooper Landing Elementary School We drove to Cooper Landing today and stopped …

2018-07-19: Day 51 - Whittier and the 26 Glacier Tour with Phillips Driving to Whittier is only 20 minutes away if you get to the tunnel at the right time. Traffic can …

2018-07-17: Day 50 - Driving from Anchorage to Girdwood on the Seward Highway Seward Highway We drove the Seward Highway from Anchorage to Portage where we camped at the Portage …

2018-07-17: Day 49 - Anchorage It was raining when we woke up this morning and continued raining all morning. It seemed like the …

2018-07-16: Day 48 - Anchorage We drove from Trapper Creek to Anchorage on Sunday. After parking the motorhome, I drove to Best Buy …

2018-07-15: Day 47 - Trapper Creek We left Denali this morning and drove to Trapper Creek. We parked the motorhome and drove the car to …

2018-07-13: Day 46 - Denali Day 3 Today was an absolutely amazing day in Denali! We hiked three different trails that were beautiful …

2018-07-13: Day 45 - Denali National Park We are staying at the Riley Creek Campground inside Denali National Park and we had a guest in our …

2018-07-11: Day 44 - Denali National Park We left Nenana late this morning and arrived in Denali National Park around 1:00. We are staying in …

2018-07-11: Day 43 - Fairbanks to Nenana Nenana Nenana has a population of 553 and is located at the confluence of the Nenana and Tanana …

2018-07-09: Day 42 - Fairbanks, Alaska Today we drove to the Large Animal Research Station for the University of Alaska where we took a …

2018-07-09: Day 41 - Northpole and Fairbanks Since we were in North Pole, Alaska, we thought it would be mandatory that we visit the Santa Claus …

2018-07-08: Day 40 - North Pole (Fairbanks ) This morning we drove 92 miles from Delta Junction to the North Pole (outside of Fairbanks). The …

2018-07-06: Day 39 - Top of the World Highway We set the alarm for 8:00am so we could get in line for the ferry to cross the Yukon River to leave …

2018-07-05: Day 38 - Dawson City After our late night hike last night and the show at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s at midnight, we stayed …

2018-07-05: Day 37 - Dawson City, Yukon Happy Fourth of July! Here we are in Canada missing the 4th of July in the USA, and on Canada Day …

2018-07-04: Day 36 - Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon It was a beautiful day and 57 degrees when we left Tahkinia Hot Springs Campground to start our …

2018-07-03: Day 35 - Whitehorse's Miles Canyon and Tahkini Hot Springs We left our campground this morning and drove to Miles Canyon where we hiked across a suspension …

2018-07-01: Day 34 - A ride on the White Pass & Yukon Railroad A bus picked us up at the campground at 8:20am to take us to Fraser to board the White Pass & …

2018-07-01: Day 33 - Whitehorse, Yukon It was another nice, but cloudy, day in Whitehorse. We drove into the downtown area and parked the …

2018-06-29: Day 32 - Teslin to Whitehorse It was a beautiful morning when we woke up in Telsin this morning. My phone says that sunrise this …

2018-06-29: Day 31 - Watson Lake to Teslin, Yukon It was another beautiful day when we woke up! Before we left Watson Lake, Tom added air to the …

2018-06-27: Day 30 - Watson Lake, Yukon We woke this morning to sunshine and beautiful blue skies and a temperature of 53. Even though we …

2018-06-27: Day 29 - Watson Lake, Yukon We left Liard River Provincial Campground this morning around 10:00 and drove 129 miles to Fort …

2018-06-26: Day 28 - Muncho Lake and Liard River Hot Springs Left the campground at 9:15 in light rain and 50 degree temperatures. 100% rain predicted for the …

2018-06-24: Day 27- Ft Nelson Fort Nelson, British Columbia We left the campground at 9:15 and arrived in Ft. Nelson, British …

2018-06-23: Day 26 - On the road between Dawson Creek and Pink Mountain We left Dawson Creek this morning around 9:30 and drove the first 157 miles of the Alaskan Highway …

2018-06-22: Day 25 - Dawson Creek, British Columbia Dawson Creek It was another beautiful day with temperatures in the mid 70s and blue skies. …

2018-06-22: Day 24 - Grand Cache to Dawson Creek This was the first morning of our trip where we awoke to rain. We left Grand Cache at 11:00am; it …

2018-06-20: Day 23 - Jasper to Grande Cache, Alberta After we hopped out of bed this morning, I drove into town and did the laundry for $16 for 3 loads. …

2018-06-19: Day 22 - Jasper It was 47 when we awoke this morning and our toes were a little chilly with the windows open. After …

2018-06-18: Day 21 - Lake Louise We left the campground at 7:45 to drive the 38 miles to Lake Louise. We were told to get there …

2018-06-17: Day 20 -Banff It was a beautiful day in Banff today with temperatures between 65-70 and beautiful blue skies. …

2018-06-16: Day 19 - Naples, Idaho to Banff, Alberta We left the RV park in Naples, Idaho at 8:45 am and stopped for gas in Bonners Ferry. Thirty miles …

2018-06-15: Day 18 - Spokane Airport to Bonners Ferry, Idaho We had quite the scare this morning when Brent called to say Ben’s flight from Dallas to Birmingham …

2018-06-14: Day 17 - Coeur d"Alene to Spokane Last night we spent the night in the Cracker Barrel parking lot in Coeur d”Alene. We went in and ate …

2018-06-14: Day 16 - Route of the Hiawatha -Coeur d'Alene This morning we drove to mile maker 5 on I-90 in Montana to ride the Rails to Trails Route of the …

2018-06-12: Day 15 - Gardiner, MT to Wallace, Idaho This morning I went to the car wash to finish getting the dirt off the bikes that we acquired …

2018-06-11: Day 14 - Yellowstone National Park-Day 2 We drove into the North Entrance to Yellowstone from Gardiner, MT at 9:45 this morning. The …

2018-06-11: Day 13 - Billings to Gardiner, MT & Yellowstone We left the campground in Billings around 9:45 this morning. According to our gauge that reads the …

2018-06-10: Day 12 - Rapid City to Billings, MT We left Hart Ranch around 8:00am to continue our westward journey. We stopped at a truck stop about …

2018-06-08: Day 11 - Hart Ranch and Elsworth Air Force Base This morning Tom and I rode our bicycles around Hart Ranch and took pictures while Ben played Putt …

2018-06-07: Day 10 - Custer State Park and Tramway Adventure Park This morning started with me feeling sick for the 5th straight day, so I took myself into Rapid City …

2018-06-06: Day 9 - Mt. Rushmore and Rush Mountain Adventure Park This afternoon we drove from the Hart Ranch to Mt. Rushmore. The sky was a beautiful blue and the …

2018-06-05: Day 8- The Badlands and Beyond This morning we drove from Wall, South Dakota through Badlands National Park where we stopped at …

2018-06-04: Day 7 - Wall, South Dakota Today we drove from Mitchell to Wall, South Dakota which was 224 miles. It was a beautiful sunny day …

2018-06-03: Day 6 - Mitchell, South Dakota We left York, Nebraska 10:00am and drove 245 miles to get to Mitchell, South Dakota. While we were …

2018-06-02: Day 5 - WICHITA, Kansas to York, Nebraska We went to the Coleman Museum to see all their different products from the past and then went to the …

2018-06-01: Day 4-WITCHITA, KANSAS - Arrived at the RSI RV Park In Wichita around 4:00 this afternoon. it was sunny and hot with a …

2018-05-31: Day 3 - Turner Falls, Davis Oklahoma Today we drove from Lewisville, Tx to Turner Falls State Park in Davis, OK. We came here with some …

2018-05-30: DAY 2 - DALLAS We drove into Dallas this morning and stopped at Pioneer Park for a photo shot and then checked out …

2018-05-27: ...and the Alaskan Adventure begins! Day 1 - Yesterday we drove to Hammond, LA to visit with Tom’s dad and Connie. On the way we enjoyed …

2018-05-21: My photo frame arrived today! After uploading each photo to the appropriate state template and …

2018-05-12: Spent DAYS creating this photo memory of the 50 States we’ve visited over the years. This is a …