LA via WI 2008
May
25
2008

We’re Home!!

Well we made it safe and sound. Some trip statistics Trip length: 50 days (7 weeks 1 day) Miles driven: 7865.70 (average of 157 miles per day) States: 25 Days spent over 1000 ft elevation: 24 Damage to motor home 1 lock 1 latch 1 shelf in refrigerator 1 leak in Hydraulic leveling […]

LA via WI 2008
May
24
2008

The hand of man!

(The hand is from a sculpture “Awakening Man” at the National Harbor convention/condo/shopping center) Well, we’ve spent the last two days visiting with my sister Mary Joan and family and having a great time, but all good things must come to a end, so we’ll be heading home tomorrow and try to avoid […]

CA's Log
May
23
2008

Rivers of Gold!!!!

We discovered gold in the North Carolina hills!! Or at least, owners of this campground did. They have a commercial operation supplemented by camping sites. Then they rent gold-mining stuff (please refer to Paul’s entries for more information) and give the campers buckets of dirt to go through. (again refer to Paul for […]

LA via WI 2008
May
20
2008

Hiking to the falls!

We met up with some friends here in the Blue Ridge Mountains and all decided to go on a hike to see some falls. Now there’s something about starting a hike and walking down hill. You start off saying to yourself, ‘Hey, this is easy!’ Then another thought starts to creep in as […]

LA via WI 2008
May
20
2008

We’ve gone back in time

Well we’ve traveled about 150 miles north of where we were last week, and it looks like, about a week back in time!

Last week we were hiking in the Great Smokies and the Mountain Laural was just starting to bloom. But as you can see, the Laural is a good week behind […]

LA via WI 2008
May
19
2008

Hey…was that a hummingbird?

Well we rolled into Raleigh NC on Friday to spend a great weekend with the Faria’s and had a great time talking and eating and swimming and even fixing the missing refrigerator vent cover (that’s a whole other story – somewhere after Sturgis SD, it started to disintegrate! The remaining plastic is so […]

LA via WI 2008
May
16
2008

I struck it rich!!

I did it, I found GOLD! We’re rich!!….well….maybe I didn’t find enough to pay for the trip….or a tankful of gas….or a cup of coffee…but I found GOLD!!. We were heading towards Aberdeen on Thursday to visit Bill who’s stationed at Ft. Bragg and we had reached the end of our limit, so […]

LA via WI 2008
May
15
2008

This was a total dump!

So I’m talking to one of the other rapid guards (all the guides have to stand watch and they can’t do anything else, no iPods, no books, no musical instruments) and he’s telling about what they do. He’s looking upstream, I’m looking downstream and I see a raft try to come upstream to […]

LA via WI 2008
May
15
2008

Here’s one of the guys that you need if you dump truck

We spoke to this guy for a while, he’s one of the rapid guards. They rescue people it there is a dump truck (everyone gets tossed out but the guide) or a total dump. We did get to see a total dump a little later. There are several nations that train here, the […]

LA via WI 2008
May
15
2008

So you just have to go thru the green ones…upstream!

We got a lesson on white water kayaking and how they have to run the gates. This is something for the younger set to do!