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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan April 24th 2014

Wir haben all unser Programm durchgespuhlt. UNO, Chrysler Building.... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan April 24th 2014

His version of events.... It's 11:18pm on a Monday night, the girls are in bed and I'm writing this blog. Where's Lisa I hear you ask. Well, she's downstairs in the casino. Straight after dinner, no kiss goodnight, no goodbye to the girls, straight to a machine! Hmmm...... Her version of events...... After our dinner at the restaurant it was suggested that since I had not even looked at a poker machine since our arrival that maybe I should have a turn on one. I said my farewells in the restaurant before leaving the table, walked out of the door and straight to the first available machine within view of the restaurant. Apparently my Motherly duties were not to the satisfaction of Mr as I did not farewell him with a goodnight kiss. Funny that, I ... read more
A bit of Beefcake for the ladies
Ready for the Bigshot
The Bigshot

North America » United States » Texas April 23rd 2014

I'm sitting in the Austin-Bergstrom airport in Austin, Texas, and enjoying my last Austin meal…..Salt Lick duh!!! So far my flights been pushed from 8:25 to 8:50, and again to 9:05. Hopefully I'll make it to San Fran in time to get my checked luggage and hot-foot it to my international flight. Sending a big shout out to my BFF, Marissa. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RISS!!! SO sorry to be missing out on all the fun at drag queen bingo tonight, and your party :( . Stay tuned for more news on my flight status! I also need to develop a catchy sign-off…..for now I'll state the obvious…. and in this moment i am happy!!! XOXO... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Braintree April 23rd 2014

Dear Family and Friends, Although you haven't heard from me for a long time (Italy, winter, 2013), I have done some traveling. I visited Russia on a river cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg last Aug. and part of Sept. The journey continued with visits to lovely Estonia, and cold rainy Finland. To be truthful I chose not to blog because I was suspicious of e-mailing anything in and out of Russia. Hmmm, no trust in Putin and his minions- what a concept. I loved Estonia and will some day write a blog about the brave people who stood up to Russia by singing. Yes, you read that right. Google: singing revolution in Estonia and read a fantastic story. I traveled on this journey with my oldest friend Pat Crowley Mitchell who lives in CT. We ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah April 23rd 2014

The night before the start of a new adventure. I see myself standing on a corner in Winslow Arizona, when a girl my lord in a flat bed Ford. You know ,Route 66 , and the quintessential crossing of the good ole US of A. Kate and I bought a MiniCooper in Charlotte North Carolina, and we are taking on the Southern Route. The Cooper is Bright Red, Mini calls it Chile Red and I am positive everyone has seen one in that colour. We wanted to keep friends and family in touch with our shenanigans so here we are on travelblog. This blog is double sided, as much as we want to share our adventure, we would like our friends to help create the adventure. Take a look at our itinerary for the following days ... read more


North America » United States » Florida » Fort Lauderdale April 23rd 2014

Rowing across the Atlantic 2014 April 6th – April 19th 2014 We left early Sunday morning from Orlando drove to Winter Haven picked up Oma and Opa and headed to Ft Lauderdale. We sang and talked all the way, to Ft Lauderdale, well Oma, Bea and Opa did. On the Road Again……….. Opa fell asleep slept for and hour or so and when he woke up asked are we there yet! After 3 hours we made it to the port, unloaded said our good byes to Bea. We got on the Da Boat, Oma was happy she checked in and walked the entire ship checking out everyone. Kirsten and I walked around for an hour figuring out where everything was. Opa he found a seat on the Lido deck and let everyone parade in front of ... read more

North America April 23rd 2014

Moving right along on Rt. 95, we sailed through Georgia and on into South Carolina. We made better time than I thought....and Cory didn't even speed. I document it when he does in my little journal, you know. Pulled into a KOA campground only to be turned away like Mary & Joseph: no room in the inn, not even a pasture spot. We continued down the bumpy, holey, crappy highway called "95" - I wouldn't even give it a "2"! If I didn't know better - I would think we were on the New York State Thruway! Cory had the springs & shocks done on our rig but "Bang" every time we hit a hole in the road.....I love "The Big Bang - theory" but not all the banging in this metal box on wheels. It's ... read more
The New Green Acres RV Park
Broken Closet Door
Cory removes remainder of door

North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah April 23rd 2014

The start, Pooler Georgia 31322 as its become known to us. Our daughter, Candice played ball at Thomas University, a small Southern Georgia community. She met, fell in love and married Mike Vitello. Candice and Mike have a brand new baby boy, Benjamin lives at 31322. Kathy and I were down for the birth, well actually for a total of 4 months. Kathy and Kim are both retired and just pursuing the good life. Now today started off with a setback, no title papers arrived in the overnight mail. Seems the previous owner had them locked in his Uncles safe at home. Sooo that meant breakfast at the Omellete House in Pooler, now this isnt urban spoon, but I will certainly recommend the Southern cooking, hospitality and prices here. Lots off y'alls and honey's, I have ... read more
Charleston breakkie

North America » United States » California » Petaluma April 23rd 2014

We had one last claim in Yreka, all the way to the Oregon border and drove there after Burney Falls. From Yreka we needed to get to Petaluma. The plan was that we’d get to Petaluma by late afternoon, Clayton and Jen would join us with their kids and pizza. First delay was at a rest stop where we stopped for lunch. We’d just pulled into the stop and 2 of the grandkids and I had gone into the RV to get lunch stuff. One was still in the truck waking up and Dale was nearby. I was standing at the RV table when a tractor trailer rig came thru, way too fast, pulling into a spot one over from us. The truck proceeded to go thru the parking spot, jumped the curb and hit a ... read more
Light Post

North America » United States » Georgia » Brunswick April 22nd 2014

Today has arrived! It's a day of celebration and farewells. Today we celebrate two birthdays: our grandson, Ryan Knapp and our dear friend, Sandy Foreman. Happy Birthday to Yoooooo....that's Cory and me singing to both of them at the top of our lungs. Lulu is humming the Happy tune. The Knapp family flew home today. We had to say our farewells yesterday as they headed to the Sandford airport at 5:20 AM today. Their flight left at 8:00 & they landed in Elmira, NY just over two hours still seems so amazing to me to wake up in Florida and be home in New York in such a short time. Thank you, Orville and Wilbur! Yesterday, we had our good bye lunch at Flippers Pizza in Old Town with Lory, Jay, Sara, Sam & Sandy. ... read more
Lory & Jay
For the Good Times

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