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Michigan’s spectacular Upper Peninsula

Michigan’s spectacular Upper Peninsula

We spent a week in Michigan’s UP (Oct. 8th – 14th). I have been to the UP numerous times, but never in the Fall, and this was Charlie’s first visit. Our first stop was in the Porcupine Mountains, along the coast of Lake Superior. We enjoyed spending a day driving through the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, taking in all of the beautiful Fall colors. At the end of the day, we visited the popular overlook at Lake of the…

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Churchill, Manitoba: Polar Bears and Northern Lights

Churchill, Manitoba: Polar Bears and Northern Lights

Charlie and I participated in Fantasy RV Tours’ 15-day Polar Bear Migration trip. This was our second trip with Fantasy. Our first trip was to Alaska. Like that trip, much of our route was in remote areas, for long stretches. Because of this, we thought that it would be better to travel in a group. The trip began at the International Peace Gardens, along the US-Canada border, just north of Dunseith, North Dakota. The International Peace Garden (https://peacegarden.com/) was established…

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Our road trip to Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Our road trip to Theodore Roosevelt National Park

We pulled the motorhome out of our storage unit, just down the road from our house in Hiawassee, Georgia, and hit the road on September 7th. Our first night was spent in Nashville, TN at the Elm Hill RV Resort. This is a nice RV park right on Percy Priest Reservoir. Below are pictures of our site, and the view from right behind our motorhome. We had gorgeous weather, with temps in the low 80s. Because the park isn’t too…

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Viking Homelands Cruise (Norway, Denmark, Germany, Poland, and Sweden)

Viking Homelands Cruise (Norway, Denmark, Germany, Poland, and Sweden)

We had a fabulous time sailing with Viking. It was our first ocean cruise with them. Back in 2015 we did their Paris to Prague (Cities of Light) river cruise and loved it. We sailed the ocean on Viking’s Star ship, which has a capacity of 930 guests. I believe we had about 630 guests on our cruise. The ship is smaller than your typical ocean cruiser, allowing it to get into smaller ports, which many of its competitors are…

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We’re back!

We’re back!

It is hard to believe that it has been over 2 years since my last post. I thought it was time to start it back up. Over the past 2+ years, we took one 6-week road trip out west and another, much shorter trip, to northern Michigan. Aside from that, we kept busy with home projects and family. We sold our Atlanta house, as well as our coach house at Mountain Falls Luxury Motorcoach Resort. We found ourselves constantly on…

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Exploring Santa Fe and Angel Fire, NM

Exploring Santa Fe and Angel Fire, NM

After visiting with our friends in Sedona, AZ we started heading eastbound. Our first stop was in Santa Fe, New Mexico where we met up with more friends; Deb & Terri. We had a great time hiking and exploring old Pueblo settlements at the Bandelier National Monument with them. The Ancestral Pueblo people built and lived in dwellings, carved into the volcanic rock, between 1150 and 1550 AD, but there is evidence of human presence in this area over 11,000…

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Our return visit to the Grand Canyon and Sedona, Arizona

Our return visit to the Grand Canyon and Sedona, Arizona

Charlie and I revisited a few of our favorite locations and explored some new spots during a “short” 6-week road trip in April-May 2021. We had four primary destinations on our agenda: the Grand Canyon, Sedona, AZ, Santa Fe, NM, and Angel Fire, NM. Because we made numerous stops along the way I’ve decided to make this into two separate posts. The first, this one, will cover our road trip from Hiawassee, GA to the Grand Canyon, as well as…

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It’s been awhile…

It’s been awhile…

First of all, I hope that you are all doing well during this COVID-19 pandemic. It is a difficult time for so many. I can’t believe it has been 6 months since my last post. I think I got burnt out from our fantastic trip-of-a-lifetime road trip last year. I haven’t even touched my cameras for months. That’s saying a lot! We arrived back at Mountain Falls Class-A Motorcoach Resort in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina mid October. This concluded our…

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

This is the last destination stop on our 2019 road trip! It is hard to believe that we left Atlanta, GA nine months ago. It has been an absolutely amazing trip and ending it at the balloon fiesta is a great way to celebrate it. We arrived in Albuquerque on Thursday, October 3rd, a couple days before the balloons were to fly. Charlie is a balloon pilot and wanted time to catch up with his balloonist friends. We did not…

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National Parks of southern Utah

National Parks of southern Utah

September 20– October 2, 2019 Capitol Reef Charlie and I were both a little under the weather, with colds, when we arrived in Torrey, UT. Neither of us had much energy, so hiking was out of the question. We were happy to discover some great driving options in and around the park. The first is the popular Scenic Drive road. This paved road is only about 8 miles long. It is the highlight of the park, and very busy, for…

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