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North America » United States » Georgia » Savannah July 10th 2016

Day 12 - Fort Pierce to Savannah Our trip today was all about seeing the coast. First, we drove up Hwy A1A in search of breakfast. There are a lot of neat little towns along the coast. We really enjoyed the different kinds of building styles and the creative ways people found to gain access to their boats from their homes. With a recommendation from some locals, we found a small but very popular cafe on the coast road called Sunny Side Cafe. We got to sit at the counter and watch all the servers work. Then we drove along A1A to Sattelite Beach where Tony lived when he was 3 and his Dad was stationed at Patrick Air Force Base. The area has chaged a lot since that time. There used to be very little ... read more
Sunny Side Cafe
The house in Satalitte Beach
Florida-Georgia Line

North America » United States » Florida July 9th 2016

Day 11 - Key West (to Miami) to Fort Pierce We started the day very early. We had to drive to Miamibfor our redevouz with the Toyota Mechanics without using the AC. We were not sure how long it was going to take, and it gets very hot in the Keys. On our way out of the Keys we made a couple of stops. The first was at Anne's Beach, dedicated to a local environmentalist who worked for many years in the Keys. The second stop was for Tony at Anthony's Ladies Apparel. A fine establishment with many good articles. We made it to Miami without suffering too much from the lack of air conditioning. We unhooked the trailer in the Toyota parking lot and wiated for the diagnostic. 90 minutes later we found out we ... read more
Anthony's Womens Clothing
Just keep waiting, waiting, waiting
Making Miami Beautiful

North America » United States » Florida » Keys » Key West July 8th 2016

Day 10 - Key West Since we got in so late last night and because everyone agreed we needed a non-driving day we decided to stay an extra day in the Keys. We started out by sleeping in and then taking a swim at the beach. Michelle spent some time trying to catch fish in a cup while Tony and Anne relaxed on the beach. After a shower and some lunch we all headed back to Key West. Anne and Michelle wanted to go to the Hemmingway House (mostly to see the cats) and Tony was interested in seeing Fort Zachary Taylor. While looking for parking we also spotted the Key West Lighthouse. Tony explored the lighthouse while Anne and Michle made friends with the cats. Afterwards Anne and Michelle joined Tony at the lighthouse. The ... read more
The Southernmost KOA in the Contiguous US
Watchin the fish
Relaxing at the beach

North America » United States » Florida » Keys » Key West July 7th 2016

Day 9 - Winter Haven to Key West Aunt Leonda fixed a great southern breakfast and Anne's cousins Carey, Alyssa, and their son Graham came over to visit as well. Uncle Bob and Tony took a look some odd tire wear on the trailer and discovered that the bearings needed to be re-packed and the trailer needed new tires. Fortunatly, Uncle Bob is an expert and taught Tony how to take care of everything. This meant Anne got a little longer to chat and Michelle got to spend time with Graham. After some hard work and a few hours we were finally on the road. Everyone was really excited to be somewhere they had never been before. The drive through south Florida was very scenic. The views from the Florida Key Causeway were fantastic. Was saw ... read more
Carey, Alyssa and Gahran
Someone's not Camera Shy!
Unexpected Trailer Maintenance

North America » United States » Florida July 6th 2016

Day 8 - Bonifay to Winter Haven We started the morning with Papa's excellent muffins, a staple of any visit to the farm. Michelle and Grammy have a fondness for the banana nut and Anne and Papa like the blueberry. Tony's not picky and will eat whatever is left. After another good morning of chatting and offers of more food than we could carry we loaded up again and headed out to meet Anne's cousin Marina in Tallahassee. Marina is taking a class at the Florida A&M college in Tallahassee this summer so Tony and Michelle walked around campus to practice looking at colleges (Hey, it's never too early to start!) after a quick stop at Dunkin' Donuts. After the tour we met Marina for lunch at Dog Et Al, an iconic hot dog joint near ... read more
The name is misleading
HOW many combinations?!?
Dog Et Al

North America » United States » Florida July 5th 2016

Day 7 - Broussard to Bonifay We were up early with Uncle Chris and Aunt Debbie (they had to go back to work :) ). Staying with others makes it easy to get the trailer hooked up and on the road. We stopped at Mel's Diner to have breakfast where our waitress, Larissa, was very friendly. We are enjoying talking with others about our trip and Larissa was impressed with our journey so far. After a breakfast of eggs, grits, biscuits, and pancakes we started the long trip to Bonifay. We passed through Mississippi and Alabama before crossing into Florida. We'll be able to put three more stickers on after today. Our route took us over the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. The bridge is over 18 miles long and goes through some beautiful areas. We also passed ... read more
Atchafalaya Basin Bridge
State 1 Today - Mississippi
Mississippi River

North America » United States » Louisiana July 4th 2016

Day 6 - Houston to Broussard (4th of July) This morning we spent some time after breakfast in the pool and then started our next leg of the journey. We were headed to Tony's Aunt and Uncle's place in Louisiana. We finally were headed into a new state with our trailer which means a new sticker! The drive itself was pretty uneventful. We took minor highways when possible and saw how the architecture changed as we got closer to the gulf. There were some pretty terrible roads but we made good time and got to the house in the late afternoon. Tony's Aunt, Uncle and two cousins were there. We had a good time catching up with everyone and Michelle had a chance to drive an ATV through the cane fields and play with her cousin, ... read more
Louisiana Border
Keeping Cool
Tonight's Entertainment

North America » United States » Texas July 3rd 2016

Day 5 - Kerville to Houston We were back to our early morning routine today. It's funny how many friends from High School Anne and Tony have spread out through our trip. Today we drove up to Willis, TX to have lunch and visit with Anne's friend Kat. Kat and her husband, Brian, have recently downsized to trailer living and are loving it. We ate lunch at a great Mongolian BBQ restaurant and had a chance to catch-up. After lunch we headed into Houston to our camping spot for the night. We were in Houston to visit Tony's Aunt, Uncle, cousins and Grandmother. Since there were not any KOAs or other RV parks anywhere nearby we checked into a Courtyard by Marriot. It was in a business district of Houston so there were not too many ... read more
Friends Revisited
Grandma Tjogas

North America » United States » Texas July 2nd 2016

Day 4 - Fort Stockton to Kerville Hilltop RV was a very nice site and the owners were very welcoming. It was quiet and the views of the surrounding area were fabulous. We slept in and had a chance to swim and take a shower before heading out. Leaving Fort Stockton we had a somewhat shorter drive to get to Kerville, about an hour west of san Antonio. The highlight of our trip to Kerrville was a stop at Sonic. Since the trailer was too big to pull in for car side service we ate on the patio. We couldn't quite figure out how to order and had to get instructions on using the system. The lemonades and nugget ice were great. We were able to pull into the KOA a bit early and Michelle finally ... read more
40 together

North America » United States » Texas July 1st 2016

Day 3 - Albuquerque to Fort Stockton We said goodbye to Albuquerque early this morning and headed east on the last bit of Route 66 for our trip. From there we were in all new territory. Our first stop was Roswell, NM. We also encountered our first trailer problem of the trip. We've always had a bit of difficulty with the tent end latch and this time it broke beyond a quick fix. Tony was able to jury-rig some straps after a bit of struggle and we were on our way once more. Our trip put us in Roswell just in time for their annual UFO Festival. We stopped for lunch and took a tour of the main street festivities. We saw many vendors with alien themed goods as well as other participants adding to the ... read more
Must have Souvieners
UFOs in Roswell?
Proof that aliens exist.

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