Entries tagged with: stories
I know that many of my frequent readers like the stories of travel where we have something crazy happen to us but we eventually overcome it. If you are one of those people then you are going to love this story.
Sharon and I decided it was time to go down south to visit her sister Rachie. As a bonus, her other sister Aimee was also going to be down there visiting as well. At first we thought about just having Sharon go down and I keep Nora for a weekend, …
Many times when some of the Gang gets together we like to reminisce about the old times, we retell stories from our past of adventures and sometimes-stupid exploits. We always ended up laughing until our faces hurt. But rarely do we all get together in one place, and even more rarely do we get to create new stories to be retold. This past August we got to do both.
It was Sean’s wedding and Skippy, Jason, Mark, Gary, Scooter, Dink, Trish, Kevin, Jeff and I all went out to L.A. for …
This is a story I have wanted to write for some time now. It is the story about how my friendship with Jim, a.k.a. Skippy, and most of all The Gang all began. It is weird though as I do not remember life without Skippy, he just seemed to have always been there.
I must add, Jim did not get the name Skippy until he was 17-18 years old but that is a story for another time.
I guess the earliest memory of us belongs to Skippy. He claims that he remembers …
Let me preface this article by saying that we are a little embarrassed the way they overdramatized our life. We really only experienced 1 tragedy, and that was losing Noah. The Hurricane put us on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, the oil spill was a road bump and we got through it much better than a lot of others. After seeing what happened in Japan with the earthquake and tsunami, I can hardly call some of what we have went through tragedies. They did do a nice job of writing the article …Read the full entry »
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 …Read the full entry »
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 …
It is with a heavy heart that I write this tribute, not so much for Bob who is now in a better place, but for his kids Ben and Ashley for whom I know first hand Bob loved and cherished very deeply.
I thought hard about what to name this entry. I thought about farewell or goodbye, but those seemed too final. As I know Bob will never be gone from my thoughts as long as I live. And I know he will not leave the minds and hearts of his …
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 …Read the full entry »
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, 2012Read the full entry »
We arrived at Deal Island with a sound asleep Nora, after an hour straight of screaming. She just wanted out of the VAN! She endured 20 hours over 3 days stuck in the car seat and just could not handle another minute. So I pulled over and just by pure luck, was an upscale gated subdivision with the gate wide open. We drove in and stopped along the fountains at the entrance. I got out with Nora and immediately she stopped crying. She loves fountains and moving water. After holding …Read the full entry »