S: On the Road Again
1: On the Road Again | On the road again - Just can't wait to get on the road again. Goin' places that I've never been. Seein' things that I may never see again And I can't wait to get on the road again. On the road again - Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
2: Day 1 Nov 4/10: Depart Oliver, BC, Canada Nov 8 - Disneyland California - 4 days Nov 12 -San Diego - 2 weeks Nov 26 - El Centro - 4 days Nov 30 - "Quail Run" Arizona City - 1 week Dec 9 - San Antonio Texas -1 week Dec 16 - "On the Beach" Port Aransas - 3days Dec 21 - New Orleans Louisiana - 1 week Dec 29 - Manatee Springs -Florida - 2 days Dec 31 - Chassahowitzka - 3 days Jan 3 - EG Simmons - Ruskin - 4 days Jan 7 - Everglades - 2 days Jan 9 - "Jolly Rodger" Marathon Key - 1 week Jan 16 - "Boyds" Key West - 1 week Jan 25 - DisneyWorld - 3 days Jan 28 - Manatee Hammock Titusville - 8 days Feb 10 -"Quail Run" Arizona City - 2 weeks Day 120 March 4/11 Return Oliver, BC, Canada | 19500 km | 120 days | 10 hats | 3258
3: To the Keys and Back
4: Holiday Day 1Travel Day 1 Nov. 4/10 Oliver to Othello Wa. The only witness to our departure is the bear in the trap. First stop is Dry Falls, Washington. Once the world’s largest waterfall, ten times the size of Niagara. Dry Falls is thought to be the greatest known waterfall that ever existed. During the Ice Age Floods, Dry Falls was under 300 feet (91 m) of water approaching at a speed of 65 miles per hour. Location: Grant County, Washington. Elevation 1510 ft (460m) Type: Block Height 400 ft (121 m) Width: 3.5 miles (5.64 km) Average flow rate: extinct.
5: Holiday Day 2 Travel Day 2 Nov. 5/10 Othello Wa. to Portland Oregon Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon. The falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 542 feet (165 m) and a lower falls of 69 feet (21 m), with a gradual 9 foot (3 m) drop in elevation between the two, so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 620 feet (189 m).
6: D I SNEYLAND
9: CAL I F O RN I A | A D V E N T U R E
10: San Di ego | Holiday day 9-23 Nov 12-26 2 weeks
11: CHULA VISTA
12: OCEANS IDE | rUBIES ON THE pIER | Holiday day 11 Nov 14
13: Holiday day 13 Nov 16
14: Coronado Island | Biking Holiday day 14 Nov. 17 Holiday day 19 Nov. 22
15: Mission Beach
16: 5th Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Party Beaujolais Nouveau is made from the Gamay grape and is meant to be drunk within six months of bottling. It is officially released on the third Thursday of November – literally only weeks after it was still growing on the vine. Beaujolais Nouveau is not a serious wine – it’s just fun, quaffable, food-friendly, and a party wine. A typical Beaujolais Nouveau party will include a wide variety of traditional French bistro fare, 4-courses served, of course, with plenty of Beaujolais Nouveau.
17: at the National Comedy Improv
18: USS Midway | V-J Day in Times Square on August 14, 1945; is a photograph by A. Eisenstaedt. | The Midway aircraft carrier was one of the longest lived carrier designs in history. She was commissioned: September 10, 1945 WWII to April 11, 1992; shortly after service in Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Carried: 130 in WWII; 55 in 1980s Length: 968 ft (295m) Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h)
19: SBD Dauntless dive-bomber 1942 | Cougar flew photo reconnaissance 1950 | Crusader 1st supersonic fighter against MiGs in Vietnam | Twin-rotor Sea Knight sable and powerful delivers cargo at sea | Buckeye jet trainer used 30+ years by the Navy | Skyhawk light attack jet used in Vietnam
20: LA jOLLA
21: t H A N K S G I V I N G | Holiday day 22 Nov 25 last day in San Diego last day with Anita
22: Imperial Dunes rise up 300 ft above the desert floor for 40 miles (long), and a width of 5 miles... camping there is called boon-docking. Look the US/Mexico wall. | Camacho's To eat at the dinner you first have to find it. The diner is hard to find! People don't come to Camacho's because it is convenient - they come for the food. It started as a country store and cafe for the farmers and workers; since 1946. | Stuart said..."and I've never picked cotton." | El C e n t r o
23: Desert Trails | Holiday day 23-26 with Anne + Stuart Imperial Dunes: Camacho's Yuma: Lutes Pool Hall Flea Market Mexico: Los Algodones
24: Lutes in old downtown Yuma, is the oldest pool hall in the state. Many years ago gambling was commonplace at the venue. The local authorities were paid off and there used to be a trap door that led down to the basement, and this is where the gambling took place. Lutes, then and now, has several pool tables, and, unusually, a male restroom with one-way glass at the door, apparently so that pool players could check that no-one was disturbing the game while they took a quick break. Today the dusty old, 1901 tavern is famous for its Especial Burger. | Drop on in!
25: Los Algodones
26: AR IZONA | Pinochio Piasho Piacho | Quail Run
27: Hugh & Eveline | Laughter with Hugh & Eveline happy hours BBQs dinners out golfing
28: San Antonio | The Battle of the Alamo: On February 23, Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna led a large force of Mexican soldiers and promptly initiated a siege. By the end of the Battle of the Alamo, March 6, all or almost all of the defenders were killed. The Mexican army retreated from Texas at the end of the Texas Revolution. | The Alamo, originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero, is a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound, site of The Battle of the Alamo in 1836, and now a museum, in San Antonio, Texas. | Texas
29: River Walk | San Antonio Tx Holiday day #36-42 Dec 9 - 15 1 week new truck transmission
31: Barb & Bob from Victoria
33: PORT ARANSAS | Port A Holiday # 43-46 Dec 16-19
34: LOUI S IANA
35: N'awlins | Cafe du Monde | New Orleans Holiday day #48 - 54 Dec 21 - 27 1 week
37: Playing for Change Grandpa Elliot sings: Stand By Me When the night has come And the land is dark And the moon is the only light we'll see No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid Just as long as you stand, stand by me And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now stand by me Stand by me, stand by me If the sky that we look upon Should tumble and fall And the mountains should crumble to the sea I won't cry, I won't cry, no I won't shed a tear Just as long as you stand, stand by me And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me Stand by me, stand by me, stand by me-e, yeah Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me, oh now now stand by me Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me Darlin', darlin', stand by me-e, stand by me Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me
38: the new style of raised housing- build above the highest water mark | the new control water dam | many families still live in Fema trailers in front of their destroyed homes | Aug 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina the worse natural disaster in US history | the cemeteries are above ground due to the land laying below sea level | one of the levees that broke - notice the homes on the right are below the levee
39: Holiday day 55 Travel day 16 Dec 28/10 left from Louisiana arrived in Florida
40: F L O R I D A Manatee Springs
41: Holiday days #56 + 57 Dec 28 + 29 with Bobbi & Harry Dzierzawsk
42: Chassahowitzka pronounced Case of Whiskey | Holiday days #58 - 61 Dec 31, 2010 to Jan 3, 2011 Attacks by swarms of No-see-ems
43: Great Blue Heron building a nest | Flamingoes | Maygar the Cougar a Floridian Panther | Lu the Hippopotamus | alligators "gators" | Pelicans Whites & Grays | Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park entering the Manatee section
44: Duffy meets a Mermaid | “Weeki Wachee,” which means “little spring”. The bottom has never been found. Each day, 117+ million gallons of clear, fresh 72-degree water bubbles up out of subterranean caverns. Deep in the spring, the surge of the current is so strong that it can knock a scuba diver’s mask off. The basin is 100 feet wide with limestone sides. The mermaids swim, 16 - 20 feet below the surface, the current runs a strong 5 m/h. | The first show at the Weeki Wachee Springs underwater theater opened on October 13, 1947. This performance was The Little Mermaid.
45: E.G. Simmons State Park in Ruskin near the Apollo Water Plant across the bay from Tampa. Holiday day #61 - 64 Jan 3- 6
46: The Apollo Power Plant in Ruskin, marked by billowing smoke that churns over Tampa Bay, provides warmer water for species such as manatees, which typically gather by the hundreds near the plant for the winter. | The concern is manatees have gotten accustomed to artificially warmed water. The heated water from power plants keep the mammals warm in the winter, it alters their natural migrations and result in population devastation if a single plant goes off line during cold spells.
47: Cownose Stingray | Shark | Snook | Tarpon | shark with young shark
48: The City Pier opened in 1995 on the end of Anna Maria City Pier. Their theme song is "Sittin on the Dock of the Bay". You are invited to: Take a walk down the 750 ft. pier. Have a pint of beer. Watch the dolphins jump. Have a meal.
49: Ybor moved his cigar-making operation from Cuba to Key West in 1869. In the 1880s, he founded Ybor and populated it with immigrants from Cuba, Spain, and Italy; to hand roll his cigars. Also: St. Pete's Pier and Strawberry Delight.
50: The Glades Holiday days #65 - 67 Jan 7 - 9 | The Glades Holiday days #65 - 67 Jan 7- 9
51: Gator Hook Trail
52: THE KEYS M A R A T H O N KEY
53: Sombrero Beach | Marathon Key Holiday day #67- 73 Jan 9 - 15 Key West Holiday day #74 - 80 Jan 16 - 22
54: Old 7 Mile Bridge | New 7 Mile Bridge | drive like the local folks refer to directions by using Mile Markers in Marathon Key Mile Marker 64-43
56: K E Y W E S T
57: Mallory Square with Nancy & Ron
60: 4 new trailer tires when we got to Homestead
61: E P C O T | C H I N A | Disney World
62: France | England | Italy
65: Mexico | Canada | a f r i c a
66: A F R I C A
67: Harambe Wildlife Reserve | Lion | Elephant | Cheetah | Antelope | Okapis | Giraffe
68: Harambe Wildlife Reserve | White Rhinos | Flamingoes | Hippos | Alligators | Giraffe | Termite Hill | Wildebeest | Okapis
69: A s i a
70: Maharaja Trek | Komodo Dragon
71: Mt. Everest The Forbidden Mountain
72: It's a P a r a d e
74: Verra Wetlands near Melbourne | Titusville Holiday day #86 - 93 Jan 28 - Feb 4 8 days and new back window for truck
75: Merritt Island Canaveral Wildlife Refuge
76: A r i z o n a | More fun with Hugh & Eveline Holiday day #99 - 113 Feb 10 - 24 2 weeks