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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.

    [7 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
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    After the New Orleans debacle and the Orlando scheister we were still undeterred from realizing our RV dream. We had a trip coming up to South Florida and wanted to be able to do it in comfort and style so we were in a bit of a hurry now to find one.
    I once again began the arduous task of searching the internet for that perfect vehicle. Perfect for us that is. Which meant an older model, with higher mileage but had been taken care of meticulously. Even if the …

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    [31 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
    This is the photo I got back from Bob at RV Collision and Restoration in Clermont, Florida. That is a major collision!

    After that harrowing experience in New Orleans, that took a time off my life for sure, we had thought that our dreams for a motorhome were extinguished. Instead, what it did for us, is help us figure out what we really needed.
    We had chose the Safari Trek because it was not as large as a typical class A motorhome but still afforded us enough room to live temporarily as we traveled cross country. The con was that it was still had many of the drawbacks of a class A. It …

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    [25 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

    Okay, so there I was 3 hours from home, at 3:30 a.m., freezing, in a part of a city that I am unfamiliar with, I have no transportation and no place to sleep.
    So first thing I needed was a hotel room to crash, but where was I? Luckily my phone was now charged and it had GPS. I could look and see hotels nearby and there was a La Quinta Inn within a mile of where we were. The couple gave me a ride there, and on the way …

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    [24 Jan 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
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    Sharon and I have gotten the RV fever again, and have been planning on doing a big road trek coming up in Spring 2012. We envisioned the trip to be done in a Safari Trek. The Trek is a smaller sized class A, diesel-powered, motorhome. With it being diesel we could convert it so it had the ability to run on used vegetable oil enabaling us to travel cheaply and in total “green” fashion. So this seemed to be a perfect fit for what we are wanting to accomplish and …

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    [18 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
    The St. George lighthouse was relocated from the West End of the Island where it had collapsed from hurricanes in 2005. The locals gathered all of the bricks, and using the original plans rebuilt the lighthouse where it now stands in the center of the island activity.

    As the photographer for Snowbirds Gulf Coast Magazine, I get to travel up and down the Gulf Coast on assignment to capture photos of the area and of featured interviewees. This past week I was fortunate to have a shoot scheduled on the Beautiful and secluded St. George Island located in the Apalachicola region of the Florida Panhandle.
    The drive down there was not so fun due to the cries of a 16 month old baby who was tired of being strapped into a seat for 3 hours. Nora eventually fell …

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    [27 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
    The sign says it all outside the Nav-A-Gator.

    Tucked away from the Snowbird and Tourist spotlight is a little piece of “Old Florida” known as the Nav-A-Gator Bar and Restaurant. It seems as if it might be almost just the way it was when it opened in the 50s. The walls and property are littered with eclectic memorabilia and what some may call junk, but it creates an atmosphere of a place that time forgot.

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    [27 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

    Click on the lower right corner to view full screen with the route info and photos.

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    [15 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
    A light crowd on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

    This is a beach town I have visited several times before and really enjoyed it. It has a totally different pace than Pensacola Beach, TOTALLY! Now that can be good or bad, depending on what you are looking for. Ocean City lacks any secluded beach areas like Pensacola has. But it has a very large boardwalk that stretches for 2.5 miles and dates back to 1902 and is recognized as one of the best Boardwalk’s in the country. It is non-stop shops, restaurants, hotels and bars complete with a rather …

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    [10 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
    Along the Pocomoke River in Pocomoke City, MD

    After hanging in Deal Island for a few days doing pretty much nothing, we were stir crazy and ventured out to the small historic town of Pocomoke City just 30 minutes away. It is definitely small, but full of charm. An old downtown area was neat to look at, but we were hoping to get lunch there but no restaurants except a pizza place was still in business :( Apparently there were two nice places with lots of personality right in downtown that just recently closed their doors.

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    [9 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]
    This was a shot stolen off the internet, mine will have a lost hiker's boot in it *LOL*

    16 National Parks, 18 States, and 6,588 miles and Countless Hours of Driving.

    That is what a journey we are dreaming of doing will entail. A journey that will take us across the United States from Florida to Washington. We anticipate hitting every National Park in our path, as well as all the Dog Parks, Brewpubs and now playgrounds that we can. Our tenative departure date from Pensacola is April 1, 2012

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