Archive for 'Travels'
Winding Down

Winding Down

Posted 11 November 2010 | By | Categories: Family, Genealogy, Travels | 4 Comments

We left on this journey June 30th.  Now that we’re over four months in…and on our way home…I think I would opt for a shorter trip next time.  Not to say that we haven’t seen some incredible things…we have. There have been some great genealogy finds for me.  The quilt show in Houston was an [...]

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 [...]

Maryland History

Maryland History

Posted 30 September 2010 | By | Categories: Family, Fiber Arts, Genealogy, HCHS, Travels | 3 Comments

Those of us at the Humboldt County Historical Society were rightly proud of our facility, the Barnum House.  The Historical Society of Frederick Maryland has a pretty nice facility of their own. Earlier this week I spent the day in their library.  I had a great visit, doing some serious genealogical work.  There was a [...]

Vermont

Vermont

Posted 29 August 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Food, Travels | 11 Comments

Today we did nothing.  Well…almost nothing.  We did laundry, which we hadn’t done in some time and rearranged the underneath storage on the trailer.  But the rest of the day, we sat around and watched fall come to southern Vermont. This campground…Greenwood…just outside Bennington is just off the Appalachian Trail and is perhaps the best campground [...]

Weekly Update

Weekly Update

Posted 27 August 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Food, Genealogy, Scenery, Travels | No Comments

Actually, I had hoped to do this more than weekly, but it was a week ago today we were in Oberlin, OH and that was the last post.  We went to their farmer’s market (not so great) and then went in to Cleveland to have a look around. I’ve only been through a couple of [...]

Good Days and Bad

Good Days and Bad

Posted 20 August 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Travels | 1 Comment

We’ve had good days, great days and bad days.  The definition of each is sketchy.  Donna’s bad day is my all right day.  In fact, I have very few bad days.  That day in Montana when I took a bad road on a whim and didn’t seem to concerned, and then Donna didn’t talk to [...]

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, [...]

Wilderness

Wilderness

Posted 30 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Scenery, Travels | 2 Comments

We tend to think of cell coverage and wifi as being mostly ubiquitous.  We’ve discovered over the past month (yes, we’ve now been on the road all of July) there are vast swaths of this country where neither cell nor internet is readily available.  That’s happened to us a couple of times, most recently this [...]

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 [...]