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North America » United States » Montana » Kalispell July 10th 2014

Up at 5 am to ride from Libby to Kalispell for breakfast at Bojangles Diner #Roadworks for 30 kms, riding on wet gravel and mud #2 hour ride instead of 1 Ride the "Going Up to the Sun Road" in Glacier National Park #$24 entrance fee for both bikes #Scenery #Lakes #Waterfalls #34 Degrees #6900 ft elevation #People #Traffic #Roadworks from summit to east Glacier side, 50 kms of gravel, mud, stops, starts - fun #No crumble and coffee on roadside, stove wouldn't ignite, no matches. Groan... #Bucket list Exit Glacier National Park and ride to Browning, Montana for the night? NOT. #Holiday Inn Express, Browning, don't go there. Terrible experience, left even though tired #Back on bikes, head West on Highway 2 back to Kalispell, 100 miles #Brown bear standing on his hinds on roadside ... read more
Glacier National Park, Montana
Glacier National Park, Montana
Glacier National Park, Montana

North America » United States » New York » Watkins Glen July 10th 2014

Hi folks. Time to catch up a bit. It is 6pm Tuesday 8th. I’m writing up the last 2 days as a ‘Word’ document but don’t know when I’ll get internet access to cut and paste it into the Blog website and publish it, but I’ll write it up anyway and have it ready to go. Yesterday was Monday 7th and we woke up at Keuka Lake, rather later than usual…….again….. to a rather overcast and dull day. We heard a very heavy shower while we still lying in bed so we thought ‘what the heck’, not worth hurrying out of bed!!! We ended up having another lovely, much needed relaxing day by the lake doing exactly…….nothing!!!!except sit by the lake in some lovely comfortable lakeside chairs chatting to the lovely people who owned the house ... read more
The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon
The local wildlife
The Penn Wells Hotel where we had lunch

North America » United States July 10th 2014

Start: Middlegate Station, Ziel: Fallon, Tageskilometer: 80.4, Höchstgeschwindigkeit: 56.6, Gesamtkilometer: 5'858.1. Heute wurden wir um 05.00 h durch einen Helikopter der nicht weit von uns entfernt landete geweckt. In der Nähe wird ein Film gedreht und aus dem Helikopter wurde eine wilde Autofahrt mit einem Pick-Up gefilmt. Wollten heute noch in der Beiz frühstücken und mussten deshalb bis um 07.00 h warten. Das Ganze hier ist eine Art Familienbetrieb - mit zum Teil seltsamen Typen - passt irgendwie zum Ambiente... Sind dann froh als wir losfahren können. Heute ist es für uns schon fast ein Erholungstag. Die zwei Pässe die wir heute Überwinden müssen sind nicht sehr hoch. Bei der Fahrt zum ersten hält auch noch die Highway-Patrol neben uns an und fragt nach ob alles o.k. sei und wünscht uns noch "a safe ride". Später ... read more
These roads keep you going
Sanddüne
So kann man hier auch rumfahren

North America » United States » Colorado » Antonito July 10th 2014

The summer of 2014 is here and my mind is starting to clear. It has been a long Road for Holiday. Departed Houston on June 25 and Colleyville the 26th with a passenger. We ate breakfast at Braum’s in Decatur and dinner in Bernalillo, NM. I can’t remember where we had lunch, but we did stay at a Holliday Inn Express that night. We drove through Santa Fe and one trailer blowout and several hours later we arrived in Antonito, Colorado. I wanted to try fix a flat on the blowout, but my passenger whose name rhymes with Red Fox, wouldn’t hear of it. Something about a missing valve stem. We went by Cano’s Castle and Red Fox noticed a painting on a grain elevator that depicted a topless Native American woman. Went back for a ... read more
native american
castle
Nino's

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Kitimat July 10th 2014

Dans mon hôtel, minable, presque, pouilleux, je n' ai pas dormi du sommeil du juste, pas a l' aise dans cette environnement sordide, + mon dos + un bar a danceuses, que je n' ai vu qu' en rentrant de souper. Bref une nuit de M.... Le matin avant 7h j' avais dégagé, pour aller prendre un pdj au Tim Horton du coin. Et la route direction Terrace, ou je suis passé hier, mais pour un probleme de logement!!!!!. A Terrace, un supermarché, qui fait également pharmacie. Des fruits, car j' arrêté, les casses croute au jambon que je trouve de plus en plus "dégueux". La phamacie, ou je trouve des cachets, que je connais, en principe, plus efficaces. Plus personnel. Depuis 5 ou 6 jours que j' ai mal au dos, je ne suis pas ... read more
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Skeena River
beau décor

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North America » United States » Colorado » Thornton July 10th 2014

Yes, we are still on the road and I have been terrible about keeping you up to date about what we have been doing and where we have been. So I will give you a snapshot of what has been going on with us. Here goes: Last time you heard from us we were in Van Buren, MO with the flooding. We left there and headed to Branson for a few days. It was nice there and we saw a few shows and dried out and cleaned up the Coach. Branson has changed since the last time we visited there. There are a lot of places that are closed and for sale and the shows that we went to see were not even half full. I know that this is not their "peak" season but we ... read more
Our RV Spot with full hook-ups. NICE!
Driving in front driveway.
Front yard looking down toward the pasture.

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 10th 2014

Wednesday evening: I am tonight, adding on a blog in honor of two of our best friends, Keith & Danielle Kelley. First welcome home Keith from your El Camino walk. This is a spiritual pilgrimage walk that takes weeks and weeks to do in Spain, and is done by foot, around 700 km. Keith researched it, and talked about it for 6 years till he did it with his daughter Tanya, who stayed for a smaller portion of the walk. The rest he did by himself. It took blood, sweat & tears, determination, and well, family support, and in the end, Keith's inner strength & physical endurance to do it, and his perseverance paid off. This walk for many is something that gets into your blood; while it may be a bucket list for some, it ... read more


Long day today--Steve & Dana tried for some sunrise pictures at 5 a.m. on the California coast, then after breakfast, we all headed on the 4 hour drive to Yosemite. Absolutely breathtaking views that photos can't give it justice--at least not my photos. Saw as many highlights as we could in one afternoon, then drove south on the winding Wawona Road at elevations of 5,000 feet to our hotel in Oakhurst.... read more
Sunrise at Lover's Point--Pacific Grove
Steve looking out on Monterey Bay at Lover's Point
Sunrise at Lover's Point

North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans July 10th 2014

Woke up early this morning to head off the New orleans! On our way there we drove through the Jackson from the J.Cash song and mysteriously out of nowhere the passenger side window in our van exploded!!! Took a little bit of time to get it covered so we could get to New Orleans but it wasn't too much of a hassle and didn't cause too much of a delay! We got to New Orleans in the early evening and we starting in our first hotel of the tour :) we checked in and got ready for our first night out on the town and a ghost tour! We had dinner at a nice restaurant and Christine took us on the ghost tour (she previously gave these tours when she lived in NOLA!) the city seems ... read more
balcony at dinner
Frenchman Street
the spotted cat

North America » United States July 10th 2014

Bi strahlend schönem Wätter und rächt warme Temperature sin mir hüt Morge los gfahre und hän no e kurze Zwüschestopp bim Restaurant mit WLAN gmacht ;-) so hän mir au am Gotti Fabienne und Oli rasch könne 'Hallo' sage! Denn isch es losgange... Eigentlig hän mir gemäss Navi dr kürzisti Wäg usgwählt (zytlig gmeint und nid d'Kilometer). Doch die Navis sin leider nid so gschyd, as sie merke, as d'Stross wo me 55 mph dörfti fahre e Bergstross mit 100 und meh Kurve isch, wo me maximal 30 cha fahre... So hän mir denn in Mariposa entschiede e kleine Umweg z'mache, aber do drmit immerhin uf dr Freeway z'cho und nüm Ringgeliränggeli durch d'Hügel. Am Mittag sin mir denn kurz vor Fresno e Mittagspause go mache und hän zum 1. Mol dr In-n-Out-Burger teschtet. Die mache ... read more
Ice-Cream-Time
Pool-Time




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