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Headed for Mexico

Thursday, November 03, 2011      1 comments

11/29/93 - Day one – Left home with fine snow smoking across the interstate. Crossed Indiana, Illinois, and got about 70 miles past St Louis before stopping at a CCC park for one blue card ($1). The approach was steep and icy, so I missed the f... Read more

Between 7/27 and 11/29/93

Wednesday, November 02, 2011      2 comments

Note: Between 7/27 and 11/29/93 we stayed at Joanne’s house about a week, during which time a squall line came across Lake Erie with 100 MPH winds that lasted for 15 minutes. It was like the end of the world, and the one room with three glass w... Read more

Halloween Tonight

Monday, October 31, 2011      4 comments

I have only three more calls to make (lines busy and no answer or machine) and I'll finally be ready for the next two days running the safe driving course. It essentially takes three days our of my life every month, and I have been at it for fi... Read more

9/27/93 - Cleveland, Ohio

Sunday, October 30, 2011      1 comments

9/27/93 – I got the headlights fixed in Medicine Hat Monday AM – new headlight switch and new dimmer switch for $75 Canadian. Then we made Moose Jaw, Winnipeg (the Stampede was still going on). Dryden (trees, lakes, and rocks), Thunder Bay (ro... Read more


Saturday, October 29, 2011      1 comments

When I was in high school, I went to a school that wasn't as small as the one in Hoosiers, but still was small by the standards of the big city schools. I played ball during the same years as the story in Hoosiers is set (1951 and 1952) and I r... Read more

Medicine Hat on 7/18/93

Friday, October 28, 2011      4 comments

7/18/93 – We’re in Medicine Hat tonight – spent last night in Calgary because the BW A) didn’t want to stop after 125 miles, and B), didn’t like the looks of Alpine Park Resort. The night before was in Golden, which was a lot like Vail but not ... Read more

Bridal Veil Falls

Thursday, October 27, 2011      1 comments

7/15/93 – Made it to Bridal Falls, BC by 2:00 PM. We left about 8:30 AM and did not stop for lunch. The BW bought two sweaters for $12 total yesterday – then spent $4 washing them. She claims one is a $100.00 sweater, but I wouldn’t know. It... Read more

Getting Ready to Leave

Wednesday, October 26, 2011      1 comments

7/13/93 – Got reservations for three more nights and a promise from first-come first-served campground at 5,000 feet just a few miles over the continental divide (before you get to Calgary). That takes care of a total of five nights out of 12 p... Read more

Monday - 7/12/1993

Tuesday, October 25, 2011      2 comments

7/12/93 – Monday – got our mail, paid Discover bill ($1258.00) and ordered four tickets to the first Brickyard 400, which will be August 6, 1994. We did laundry, cleaned hose (drinking water), shopped for groceries, made beef stew (got it start... Read more

Long Day

Monday, October 24, 2011      1 comments

7/11/93 - We visited the Hoh rain forest, which reminded me of scenery that you might see in the Star Wars movie, then went on to Rialdo Beach. Stopped for gas and supper at Vern’s in Sequim. Left at 8:00 and got back after 7:00. The BW compl... Read more

Driving to Alaska

Sunday, October 23, 2011      1 comments

7/10/93 – Yesterday the BW said that if we have to sell the house to continue this life-style, she would be ready. But she still doesn’t want to sell it yet. Today I talked to one guy who first drove to Alaska in 1952. He worked there dur... Read more

Hurricane Ridge

Saturday, October 22, 2011      0 comments

7/9/93 – Found a big town called Sequim (pronounced “scum”) on the way to Port Angles. Through port Angles, into Olympic National Park (saved another $4 with the Golden Eagle Pass - $7 Padre Island, $5 Mt. Rainier, $4 Olympic is $16. Only $9 t... Read more

Moved to the Olympic Peninsula

Friday, October 21, 2011      1 comments

7/8/93 – Had breakfast with Annie at JB’s. Left Yakima at 8:40 – made it over the mountains OK. It was bout 250 miles to Chimicum, and we got to the post office by a little after two and got our mail. Door handle broke on van, and I had Chimi... Read more

End of 7/5/93

Thursday, October 20, 2011      1 comments

7/5/93 Continued - Now I have a leak in the coolant system that won’t go away. We intended to leave for Chimicum tomorrow morning, but I will be up at White Pass Garage, instead. We visited Mt. St. Helen last Monday and Mt. Rainier yesterday –... Read more

Three Month Summary - Part Four

Wednesday, October 19, 2011      2 comments

7/5/93 Continued - We drove through downtown San Francisco on a Saturday morning. There are lights at the bottom of steep hills, and every time there was a full car length space between me and the car in front of me, someone would squeeze in, s... Read more

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