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    This category consists of all the blog entries from our adventures in our Motorhome where we lived on the road for 4 years as well as any other travel related entries. It was an amazing journey and I love to look back through these entries, it makes me long for living on the road again, there was just something so freeing about it. However we have recently acquired “Nora’s Ark” and the adventures have continued to a lesser degree but it does satisfy my Wanderlust from time to time. So I invite you to look at the world through our eyes and perhaps get different view of the world around us.

    [4 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]
    This is one of the only pics we took that day and what cracks me up is how much fun it looks like we had if you didnt know the back story about Sharons wet shoes drying to my right by the fire from crossing a river to see a tunnel

    We woke up and got the Ark ready for departure and headed out of Charleston to Seneca State Forest. Things were going great for the first hour or so, then we got side tracked and the fun began.
    I did not realize we were going to be going by the New RIver Gorge until I saw a sign for it. It had been years since I have driven up this way. I was excited to show Sharon the bridge as it is a monster arch bridge over the gorge where one …

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    [3 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
    In search for the perfect Cincinnati Chili Cheese Coney

    Cincinnati is famous for its Cincinnati-Style chili. Now if you have never had any it is a finely ground up beef in a sauce that is made using chili spices including cinnamon, brown sugar and many other secret ingredients that vary from place to place. The best ways to enjoy it is as a 3-way, chili, spaghetti and finely shredded cheddar cheese (with beans or onions it is a 4-way, with both added it is a 5-way) The other way is on a hotdog as a chili cheese coney. Some …

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    [3 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
    This is not a photo I took, but one I found online at www.bikebfat.com. I was too busy riding to remember to stop and take a pic of the trails. Pictured is a favorite section of mine on Pine Ridge as it took several attempts before I mastered this rocky section of the trail.

    I want to start this out with a quick shout out to the Tricky Fish restaurant in downtown Charleston. They have awesome organic and vegetarian dishes intermixed with meat choices as well. Very eclectic decor which is reflected in their menu. The staff was great. Very nice place for a casual meal.
    Kanawha State Forest, pronouced (ka-naw state forest) is one of my favorite mountain bike destinations. It has a mix of a few beginner trails, one or 2 intermediate, but mostly expert. Although many in WV would not call …

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    [26 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
    A few of Cloudland Canyon during sunset

    I must first say, I am so excited to be on another road adventure! There was a point I didn’t think we were going to find an RV that we could both afford and want, which meant my wanderlust was not going to ever be satisfied. But along came the “Ark” :)
    We left either late wed. night or early thursday morning depending on how you view 1 a.m. And if you travel with young ones you know why we left at such a crazy hour. It was a 6 hour …

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    [22 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
    Here is the unveiling of the Nora's Ark logo, currently it is just in black and white and the only place we have used it is engraving it into the wood trim on the dashboard

    It has been a while since I have posted anything, it is not that life has been boring. Just BUSY! Although I know I should be writing down for our own sake, the milestones and such that Nora has been achieving. She has grown so much, and so seemingly quick! They always say they grow fast, well they do. She is now commenting on dresses, counting to ten, telling us if she is mad at us, or if something hurts and where. She loves the beach and asks to go …

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    [9 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
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    We have been very fortunate to have a brewery come to Pensacola, and a great one at that! Located in the Old Seville Historic District adjacent to Downtown Pensacola it makes for a perfect setting. It is among towering Live Oak Trees with longs flowing strands of Spanish Moss hanging from their branches. Across the street from the Brewery is a historic church where many weddings take place. It is a gorgeous old church, but it makes things a little tricky when it comes to having a business …

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    [9 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

    As a side trek on our way home from South Florida we ventured over to the Sarasota coastline and headed north. And just a few miles north of Sarasota Beaches is Longboat Key and situated on the island is the Mote Aquarium. What it lacked in size it made up for in location. It was right on the shores of beautiful turquoise water and tucked in amongst lush green vegetation.
    As far as stacking up to some of the larger aquariums such as Chicago’s Shedd, or News Orleans’ Aquarium of the …

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    [15 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]
    This is an aerial view I grabbed off Google, it gives you a perspective on the beautiful beach and water

    This is a beach that I have been visiting every once in a while since I was 20 years old. I remember when I first went there I could not believe how white and powdery the sand was, along with the bright blue-green, clear water. And still every time I go I am transported back to that first time visiting. The one thing that Siesta Key has over our beaches here in Northwest Florida is the coconut palms that grow out of the sand. It has a much more tropical …

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    [28 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

    The first tip I can give you if you ever head out to Boca Grande is get gas at the Super Day Express Food Stores. They also make great food for picnics (sandwiches, fried chicken, pizza…). We did not stop and almost learned the lesson the hard way. There is no gas from there to the island, or out on the island, and it is a 30 mile round trip! I sweated bullets those last miles, because as you may know from reading my stories, I have been known to …

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    [10 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
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    Located in the Blackwater State Forest at the spacious and secluded natural environment of Adventures Unlimited, north of Milton, Florida. GGMAC is a family-friendly festival with children’s activities, yoga classes, and vendor booths offering both beautiful art and delicious food. The festival features diverse musical entertainment by R&B, bluegrass, folk, reggae, contemporary singer-songwriters, and rock musicians.
    The mission of Greater Good Inc. is to enrich the fabric of our community through music, visual arts and the healing arts by providing cultural opportunities for people of all ages while creating awareness of …

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