Category Archives: Travel Family Fun

A Brief Trip after the Major Repair…

A Major Repair + A Quick Trip to Gridley… As I patiently awaited the return of Big Blue II from the shop after our latest failed trip to Graceland, it dawned on me that perhaps I should begin the blog … Continue reading

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Another Denver and Beyond Adventure Aborted!

To Denver and the kids… and then? June 11, 2018, Monday, Day 1, to Gridley, CA via CA99: 117 miles It was back in April that we visited Oregon, and my “Search for Sunshine” adventure to Texas was back in … Continue reading

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Another Family Gathering in Woodland

2013-5-30 Home to Woodland, CA and back via SR99, I-5: 158 miles It had been a few months since our last get together when my twin sis, Gale and hubby, John, drove down from Gridley, my cousin Murle drove up … Continue reading

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M’Boy Visits from SoCal!

Day 1, Saturday, March 3, 2018, Home to Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5 I told my son, Dean, on my last trip to his place in Oceanside back in August, that I was too old to deal with the hellacious … Continue reading

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A Family Gathering for Lunch

2017-1-11 Thursday, To Lodi for lunch: 63 miles ’round trip. The plan was to have lunch in Woodland with my sis, Gale, and her husband who would drive down from Gridley. My cousin Harris and wife Barbara from would drive … Continue reading

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Christmas/Birthday 2017

 2017-12-24, Sunday, home to Craig’s Castle For Christmas The Christmas season had come, as it always seems to do this time of year, and it was time again to gather with family. We would spend three nights on Craig’s driveway … Continue reading

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Another Family Day in Woodland

July 25, 2017 Home to Woodland, CA and Return: 160 miles We enjoyed a gathering of the clan back in January and enjoyed ourselves so much that we gathered again – and it was relatively easy to organize because everyone … Continue reading

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A Family Lunch Date in Woodland

A Family Get Together in Woodland January 11, 2017 Several family members live in Northern California and it seemed like a good time to get some of us older ones, mostly retired, together. I dreamed up a coach trip to … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016 and Growing Older

Christmas and Birthday 2016 December 25-26, 2016 Day 1, Sunday, Christmas Day, to Craig’s Castle in Stockton It was Christmas time once again and time to be with family. We would retrace the same visits we made at Thanksgiving just … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving with Family

A Visit to Craig’s and to My Sis’s November 24-26, 2016 Thursday, Day 1, home to Craig’s Castle in Stockton Thanksgiving rolled around once again and it was time to visit with family and overeat. We would spend Thanksgiving at … Continue reading

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Another Trip to Gridley

Another Trip to Gridley 2016-10-31, Day 1, Home to Gridley via SR99, I-5: 120 miles It seemed appropriate somehow to visit my sis and brother-in-law in Gridley on Halloween because it’s just scary how old we’re all getting. Lavonne and … Continue reading

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October Visit to the Kids!

Time for another visit to Oceanside and my son’s family… 2016-10-13 Thursday, Day 1, home to Barstow via SR99, SR58, I-15: 351 miles It had been six months since my last visit to Oceanside to visit m’ boy and his … Continue reading

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Denver and Beyond! Again! Pg 2

(This is Page 2 of our RV adventure. Page 1 is here.) September, 2016 Day 8, Labor Day, September 5, Greenwood Village, CO to Scottsdale, NE via I-25, E-470, I-76, SR52, SR14, SR71: 220 miles The time had come to bid Allen and … Continue reading

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Denver and Beyond! Again! Pg 1

August & September, 2016 Day 1, August 29, home to Gridley via I-5, SR99: 119 miles I can’t remember a trip that I looked forward to more than this long trip to Denver to visit the kids, then on to… … Continue reading

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Family Gathering in Fresno…

2016-8-12 The Family Gathers for a Memorial Service Saturday, Day 1, home to Fresno, CA via SR99: 110 miles Not all RV trips are for pleasure, and this day’s drive to Fresno for the day and night was somber. My … Continue reading

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Another Visit to Gale and John in the Countryside.

2016-6-13, Day1, Home to Gridley via I-5, SR99: 125 miles It had been a couple of months since we took the short drive to Gridley to visit my twin sister, Gale, and husband, John. It was time to visit them … Continue reading

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Denver and Beyond II

Our Wandering Return Home from Colorado… (This is page two of our Denver adventure. Page one is here .) Day 8, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Greenwood Village, CO to Scottsbluff, NE via I-25, I-76, SR52, SR71: 234 miles The morning of Day 8 … Continue reading

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Denver and Beyond!

May 24, 2016, Day 1, Home to Winnemucca, NV via I-5, I-80: 366 miles I was chomping at the bit to see some country aboard Cecil the Diesel again. We had made plans to visit the kids near Denver over Memorial Day … Continue reading

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It’s April and Time to Visit The Kids Again

Day 1, Thursday, April 28, 2016, Home to Flying J near Bakersfield via SR99: 206 miles Three months, and more, have gone by since my last drive to Oceanside to see my son Dean and his family. This is a quarterly pilgrimage that … Continue reading

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A Short Trip to Craig’s Castle and on To Gale & John’s in Gridley

A Quick Visit to Stockton and Gridley Saturday, April 9, Day 1 to Craig’s Castle We were invited to Craig’s Castle in Stockton to visit family and friends during Allen’s (Both are our sons.) visit from Denver in the wake … Continue reading

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