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North America » United States » Texas » San Antonio July 9th 2013

We started out early on Tuesday headed to our favorite amusement park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The park is our favorite as it was built in an old limestone quarry and has beautiful landscaping and, besides the usual rides and attractions, lots of music shows. If you know Jeffrey, you know he loves singing and dancing! We were off to a great start until I began my typical planning for the day based on the show schedule and saw that Jeff's favorite show, Rockville High, was dark on Tuesday. He was devastated so we quickly decided that instead of a one day trek to Six Flags it would be a two day visit, coming back on Wednesday to see the Rockville High show. To pacify Jeff, we quickly headed to the air conditioned German Beer Hall ... read more
Jeffrey and Sylvester the Cat
Jeffrey at the Fiesta Theatre
Jeffrey and Taz

North America » United States » Texas » Austin July 8th 2013

San Antonio has been a favorite vacation spot for many years. We began taking Jeffrey there when he was just a youngster - maybe 7 or 8 years old. At the time, we were excited to find an amusement park that adults could enjoy (rides) and the kids also liked (character and music shows); and it was within reasonable driving disance. All through the years, Six Flags Fiesta Texas has met the mark. Even after they were no longer owned by Gaylord/Opery Land, they maintained top quality music shows with really amazing talent. When we began planning our trip for Jeff, we were excited to also include our sister, and new Okie, Terry! Terry just moved to OKC in November having lived in New York for the past 40 plus years. So, we have been having ... read more
Barney on the Road
Dueling Pianos
Don't Shoot the Piano Player

North America » United States » Arizona » Page June 25th 2013

Saturday morning began at 4:45 a.m. as the sun began to shine through the bedroom window. Not wanting to wake Cynde so early, I headed outside to read the Oklahoman and soak in the early morning sunlight! It was beautiful, looking over Lake Powell and it’s still blue waters. Not much activity that early. By 5:45 a.m., I was making sufficient noise so as to wake Cynde. Since we had the alarms set for 6 a.m., I didn’t feel too bad. I thought that we could hit town to scope out a breakfast place before we hit the river for our float trip. Cynde hopped out of bed rather uncharacteristically. She was ready for the day’s adventure, so off to Page we headed. We made the round of town once, and not finding the perfect breakfast ... read more
Calm Waters
A Dam Site
Cold Water

North America June 22nd 2013

Thursday morning began with a light breakfast in the coach and a load of laundry at the RV Park. After our chores were done, we decided to take a leisurely drive to one of our favorite destinations, Sedona. We headed toward Flagstaff and then took the 26 mile scenic road through Oak Canyon to Sedona. Every time we think the best scenery is behind us, it becomes even more spectacular. Kenny held tightly to the wheel of the FJ around the hills and bends and I clicked away on the camera. Spectacular. We have only been to Sedona one time previous, but we have wonderful memories of the beautiful red cliffs and mountains surrounding the town. This time was no different, but we did not feel quite the thrill as when we saw the town for ... read more
Cynde found the real K-Boy
Heading into Oak Canyon
Sedona Street Scapes

North America » United States » Arizona » Grand Canyon June 19th 2013

Leaving the Meteor Crater area occurred early on Monday morning. My idea was to hit the road before the wind hit us. Driving a motor coach in the wind does not provide an atmosphere of relaxation and enjoyment. Constant attention must be paid to the lane markings in order to keep the right wheels from engaging those annoying “ruts’ on the side of the road that were obviously designed to awaken a sleepy driver. When you hit those ruts, the sound could wake the dead! Having the sun to your back is also a good thing when your windshield is about 8’ wide and 5’ high. It does provide a wonderful “window on the world”, and you can even get a suntan while driving! This was to be our last travel day heading west. By day’s ... read more
Kenny with the Biggest Route 66 Metal Sign in the World
Shops along Old Route 66

North America » United States » Arizona » Winslow June 18th 2013

We slept in Sunday, Father’s Day, morning. When we awakened, Kenny prepared great omelettes and biscuits in the Coach and afterward we took off for Meteor Crater. It’s claim to fame is that it is the best preserved meteor crater in the entire world, primarily because of the very small amount of water/ precipitation it is exposed to in the desert of Arizona. The Crater was created 50,000 years ago when a meteor hit it at 26,000 miles per hour. The Crater is 4000 feet across and was originally 700 feet deep. It is now about 550 feet deep due to some filling in. The meteor weighed several hundred thousand tons when it hit with an explosive force greater than 20 million tons of TNT! Our Tour Guide pointed out that if you put the Washington ... read more
Kenny Checks out the Crater
Outside the La Posada Hotel
Cynde Checks out the Gardens at La Posada

North America » United States » Arizona » Flagstaff June 17th 2013

The early New Mexican sun continued to encroach upon my slumber through Saturday morning, even in Arizona, waking me around 5 a.m. ( 7 a.m. Oklahoma time). We were road ready having packed, hooked, and secured everything on Friday night. My only task was to disconnect the utilities and head west. For some reason, when I was planning this trip, I seemed to have been convinced that each of my planned overnight stops were reasonable driving distances apart. As it turns out, Holbrook and the Meteor Crater Park were actually situated only two hours apart. This resulted in an “extra day” available for a side trip. The first stop outside of Holbrook is an unassuming small town by the name of Winslow. For those Eagle fans, this should cause you to break into song - “I ... read more
Mount Baldy
Just Strollin' Around
Willie Goes With Us Everywhere!

North America » United States » New Mexico » Grants June 13th 2013

Cynde and I had been talking about a trip to the Grand Canyon for quite some time. She had been to the Canyon as a child and had fond memories. I, on the other hand, had flown over the Canyon many times, but had never had the pleasure of stepping onto the rim to take in the magnificent views. So, we elected to make this trip our first lengthly trip, eighteen days on the road. Our plan was to head out on Monday, the 10th of June, with our first night in Santa Rosa, New Mexico; the second night at Bluewater Lake State Park, New Mexico; and nights three and four at Holbrook, New Mexico, home to the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert. But, I am getting ahead of myself! On Monday morning I had ... read more
Lunch at Church St. Cafe
Bluewater State Park, New Mexico
Bluewater State Park

After a restful night at Bluewater Lake State Park, Kenny and I headed out bright and early to Holbrook, AZ, home of The Petrified Forest and The Painted Desert. I had visited them both with my family when I was about 12 years old and I remember being totally awestruck and amazed. I was really interested to see how my " adult" viewpoint compared with my "childhood" viewpoint. We decided to make a side trip to Gallup, as we had always heard of Gallup, New Mexico, but did not know what to expect. We pulled over on I-40 in Gallup and had a good breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Cracker Barrel is always a good bet on the road with a motor home because there is always room to park and the Sourdough French Toast is yummy! ... read more
Famous El Rancho Hotel, Gallup
Inside the El Rancho Hotel
Richardson Trading Company, Gallup

North America » United States » Nevada » Las Vegas May 16th 2013

Vegas is always a great trip! It is an easy flight and the public transportation is very good. We booked a four night stay at the Excalibur. Leave at a reasonable hour on Monday, return on Friday with the weekend to recuperate (from the mental anguish of the great financial loss that normally occurs). We joined my brother, Mike, and sister-in-law, Debbie, for this jaunt. We always have a great time together and have made this trip together in the past. They left from Amarillo, Texas and we all met up at the Las Vegas Airport. We walked out of the airport to be faced with our first taste of 100 degree weather. What a shocking jolt to the memory! We had forgotten how hot summer can get. And to think that I wasted space in ... read more
Six Lanes of Traffic
Mike and Debbie at Margaretaville
Kenny Catching a Ride

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