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History … all in our lifetime

History … all in our lifetime

Posted 19 October 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Genealogy, Video | No Comments

We are in Montgomery, Alabama.  Durry is spending a couple of days doing genealogical research at the State Archives.   After we parked the trailer at the RV park, we went into the city center to do a little sight-seeing.  We walked through the Capital and walked by the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and the Civil [...]

So is a trailer an RV?

So is a trailer an RV?

Posted 15 October 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Scenery, Travels | 5 Comments

In our travel log over the years we have rated our food and restaurants.  With this new mode of transportation (the trailer) we find that we are also rating the campgrounds.  We’ve yet to come to a conclusion on what has been the best and the worst sites….it’s so subjective that we may never be [...]

I’m really kind of embarrassed

I’m really kind of embarrassed

Posted 08 August 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Food, Travels, Uncategorized | 14 Comments

Okay – we are going to a Michigan Fish Fry.   A little background and I say “little” because I know very little about what we might encounter. When we first lived in Michigan 30 years ago, “white fish” was on the list of things to avoid.  I think it was something about mercury or fertilizer, [...]

Observations in the last month and in no particular order

Observations in the last month and in no particular order

Posted 26 July 2010 | By | Categories: Travels | 3 Comments

Lake Superior is the largest fresh water lake IN THE WORLD. The sun rises and sets at different times depending on WHERE you are in the time zone.  When we first crossed over into Wyoming  we were in the most western section of the Mountain Time Zone and the sun was rising before 5am.  We [...]

We’re in a Trailer

We’re in a Trailer

Posted 19 July 2010 | By | Categories: Food, Travels | 9 Comments

Enough with all the pretty pictures of the North Dakota scenery…..because a major portion of our life is figuring out to be creative and sensible with eating and cooking in such a small space.  When we left Arcata we put everything from our refrigerator and freezer into the trailer’s compact fridge.  This morning before we [...]

Dinner Last Night

Dinner Last Night

Posted 11 July 2010 | By | Categories: Food, Travels | 6 Comments

We’re on our way to Yellowstone for the next five days.  Last night we stopped in tiny campground just off Highway 20 in Rexburg, Idaho.  We were welcomed with black skies, high winds and lots of rain.  But we had plenty of electricity to create a delicious stove-top dinner. Our dinner last night was a [...]

One Week, Four Campgrounds

One Week, Four Campgrounds

Posted 07 July 2010 | By | Categories: Pictures, Scenery, Travels | 4 Comments

The view from the campground was certainly  much nicer than the campground itself.  But it was our get-a-way night, and Redding was on the way. Goose Lake State Park, just across the northeastern border of California. Double Dice RV Park, Elko, NV.   A cement and gravel RV jungle….but if you have never spent a couple [...]

Thirty years ago today….

Thirty years ago today….

Posted 05 July 2010 | By | Categories: Clay, Donna, Durry, Family, Travels | 3 Comments

…we started our trip journals.  As we depart Elko,Nevada today we will be keeping historical notes in book number five. After our wedding in July of 1980  we left Menlo Park, Ca. to drive to Northern Michigan.  We kept notes on a yellow legal pad of our mileage, locations, restaurants and meals, and of exactly [...]

Off We Go…

Off We Go…

Posted 30 June 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Food, Pictures, Scenery, Travels | 4 Comments

Into the wild, blue yonder…rising high, into the sun.  That’s sort of the way you feel as you go up and over the three passes that get you from the coast to the inland valley. We pulled the trigger half a day early and left after noon.  A couple of hours found us in Weaverville, [...]

Up we go to the top of the tree….

Up we go to the top of the tree….

Posted 29 June 2010 | By | Categories: Flora and Fauna, Scenery | 2 Comments

Our neighbor has some surprises in store for us when we return.  She’s doing some major landscaping and tree removal on the hillside behind us. Just so everyone knows that I am watching…here is the” before” picture of the back hillside.  This is the current view from our kitchen, dining room and deck.  This hillside [...]