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Last Updated 01/23/2012


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June 2011

We finally settled on Yellowstone, Zion National Park, Las Vegas to see the granddaughter and then home.  It was a fun trip punctuated by breakdowns and fascinating people.  I have just started the page so be patient.

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May 2010 

Manatee Springs FL, Shuttle launch, Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas, Ft. Myers FL, Sanibel Captiva, Navarre Beach, Pensacola, Eureka Springs AR, Withrow Springs AR and home.

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What another great trip.  We planned our trip to be in Florida and at Kennedy Space Center for the Atlantis launch,,,,  and it was spectacular.  But many other things we had the opportunity to do were were pretty special too.  Got to see lots of Manatee, a great trip to the Dry Tortugas, fishing, shelling, Edison's home, the Naval Aviation Museum and lots of great scenery.  And guess what?  Another bonus, Dave got to visit with one of his old NASA (Madagascar) buddies Don Cates.  We always say "we find more things by accident than we do on purpose" and this trip was no exception.  No near misses on the highway and lots of good cookouts along the way.  What else could you want?

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May 2009 

Great Sand Dunes, Grand Mesa, Telluride, Durango Silverton Railroad, Mesa Verde, Las Vegas, Wupatki, Grand Canyon and Very Large Array at Socorro NM.

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Well we finally set in concrete what we're going to do.  There was a real struggle since we had the opportunity to see a shuttle launch but that will have to wait for another day, perhaps in 2010.  Our 2009 trek will be another trip up through Colorado to The Great Sand Dunes, Telluride, Mesa Verde, The Durango Silverton Railroad, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and the Very Large Array telescopes near Socorro New Mexico.  I can't think of any trip that would have more variety. We will keep everyone posted as we go along the trail.  Yea!!  We're all getting excited!

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May 2008

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This is the first trip we have ever made that fell apart most of the time!!  It was an opportunity to make a trip with our Granddaughter Molly who was attending Oklahoma Baptist University.  She's getting older and we know that one day soon she will leave the nest and we won't be able to make these long trips with her.  We decided to go on vacation a little earlier in the year so Molly could take some summer classes after vacation.  It wasn't a lot earlier, maybe two weeks earlier than normal at the most.  We were scheduled to be at Flagg Ranch in Grand Teton National park the last week of May.  Flagg Ranch called just before we left and told us there had been so much snow this spring they had not been able to keep up with snow removal and would have to cancel our reservations or use the staff RV parking.  So,, we moved our reservations to the second week of June.  As a result of changes at Yellowstone we had to reverse our travel agenda.  The new agenda would be Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone National Park, shopping at Jackson (maybe we will see Harrison Ford in the local Albertson's.  He lives in Jackson you know.), Jackson Lodge, Cheyenne WY, Colorado, Kansas and home.

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History Tour 2007  Amish country, Niagara Falls, Plymouth MA, Boston MA, Washington D.C., Gettysburg and Saint Louis.

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June 2007: Deanna's mother Jenetta is the trip historian and has written quite a lot about our History Vacation to Boston and Washington D.C.  The major places we wanted to visit were Amish country in mid Ohio, Niagara Falls, Boston and Washington D.C. So, off we went as if we had good sense!!

Page 1 RV Express at Marshfield MO (Nice RV Park), Deer Ridge near Richmond IN (Nice RV Park), Air Force Museum at Dayton Ohio, Amish Country near Winesburg OH (Nice RV Park), Campark Resorts in Niagara Falls Ontario (skip this RV Park).

Page 2 More Niagara Falls, Plymouth Mass and the Mayflower, Boston and the Boston/Cape Cod KOA near Middleboro Mass (Nice RV Park but,,). Cherry Hill RV resort near College Park MD (Nice RV Park) and Washington D.C.

Page 3 More Cherry Hill RV resort near College Park MD and Washington D.C., Artillery Ridge Camping Resort near Gettysburg (Nice RV Park but,,,), Valley Breeze RV near Grayson KY (Really Nice RV Park), Saint Louis RV Park (skip this RV Park) close to downtown Saint Louis and Treasure Lake RV Resort in Branson (Nice RV Park).

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June 2006:

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Page 1 Jenetta's vacation journal: Glass Mountains in Oklahoma, Dinosaur tracks at Clayton Lake New Mexico, Capulin Mountain volcano just west of Clayton New Mexico, Raton Pass on the way into Colorado, Spanish Peaks near Laveta Pass Colorado, The Great Sand Dunes, Zapata Falls, Monarch Pass, Continental Divide, Dillons Pinnacle near Gunnison, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Telluride Colorado, Mountain Village, True Grit homestead, Ouray Colorado, Box Canyon, Silverton Colorado, the 100 Gold Mine and the Durango Silverton railroad

Page 2 Ophir Loop and the San Juan Skyway, Mesa Verde, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Sunset Crater, Wupatki, Las Vegas, Death Valley, Meteor Crater and home.

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June 2005:

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Jenetta's vacation journal: Vicksburg Mississippi battle field, Mississippi river, New Orleans (pre-Katrina), New Orleans Audubon Aquarium, U.S.S. Alabama at Mobile, Navarre Florida, Pensacola Florida, Blue Angels performance, Navy Air Museum (the best I have ever seen), Mote Aquarium and Manatee at Sarasota, Getting chased away from Sarasota by Katrina, The Great Outdoors RV resort (the best in the nation), Kennedy Space Center, Airboat ride in the swamps, Fiesta Key KOA in the Keys, Glass bottom boat ride at John Pennecamp (Key Largo), Key West with Katrina damage, Georgia KOA, Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain battle field, Memphis and Elvis Presley's home

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June 2004:

Jenetta's Vacation Journal: Lamar Colorado, Pikes Peak, Royal Gorge, Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings, Yellowstone National Park, The Grand Tetons, Salt Lake City, the Mormon church, Zion National Park, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Old Town (Albuquerque), Sunset Crater and The Petrified Forrest.

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Florida 2003:

June 2003: Molly (Granddaughter), Deanna (Wife) and I to Florida via Alma Arkansas, Hammond KOA Louisiana, Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, Slidell KOA, U.S.S. Alabama at Mobile, Pensacola Beach, Navarre KOA (Now known as Navarre Beach Campground), Sun and Fun Sarasota FL, Alligator Alley, Key West, Saving Dolphins in the keys, Fiesta Key KOA (now closed), Key West Parasailing, Ft. Meyer Beach, Fantasy of Flight, Kennedy Space Center, Chattanooga TN, Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain Battlefield, Chattanooga Choo Choo.


New York 2000: Air Force Museum at Dayton Ohio, Gettysburg and the re-enactment, Washington D.C., New York City, Boston, Niagara Falls and Amish country.


Colorado 1999:

A really great trip with my Granddaughter Molly and wife Sue to Boiling Springs State Park in Oklahoma, Clayton Lake NM, the Air force Academy, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Cripple Creek CO, Great Sand Dunes, Royal George, Monarch Pass, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Durango Silverton Train, One Hundred Gold Mine, Mesa Verde, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.


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