Category Archives: Travel: Gale & John

Thanksgiving With The Families 2018

Time to be together with family… Day 1, Thursday, to Craig’s Castle in Stockton via CA99, I-5 I was anxious to hit the road again, even if for just a couple hundred miles over three days. It was Thanksgiving and … Continue reading

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A Mini Family Reunion in Gridley!

November 10, 2018 Another Visit to Gale and John’s… Day 1, Saturday, Home to Gridley, CA via I-5, CA99 I was itching to get back on the road again, if only for a couple of days and a single night. … Continue reading

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A Harvest Time Gridley Visit

Day 1, Home to Gale and John’s near Gridley, CA via I-5, CA99 We were due for a visit to see my dear twin sis, Gale, and John near Gridley which is only a bit over a hundred mile drive … Continue reading

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Another Adventure to Colorado and Thirteen Other States

September 10, 2018, Monday, home to Gridley, CA via I-5, CA99: 121 miles It was more than time to head to Denver and make up for that aborted trip back in June due to engine overheating – an issue fixed … Continue reading

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Another Quick Trip to Gridley

Monday, August 6, 2018, Day 1, Home to Gridley via I-5, CA99. It was the dog days of summer, and we wanted to go see my twin sis, Gale, and her hubby John, in Gridley – even though the days … Continue reading

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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 Visit to Oregon

April… and time to hit the road! 2018-4-18, Wednesday, Day 1, Home to my sis’ place in Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5: 118 miles My beloved Big Blue was the shop for four weeks during March, and this month she … 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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My Sweet Lavonne’s 75th Birthday… on Valentine’s Day!

Day 1, Feb. 17, Saturday, Home to Craig’s in Stockton via CA99, I-5: My dear Wifey was born on Valentine’s Day a long, long time ago and Valentine’s Day 2018 marked her 75th birthday! The family planned a big party … Continue reading

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Back on the Road!

Big Blue II makes her inaugural run at Thanksgiving time – and a delayed trip to my sis, Gale and her hubby, John, a few days later… Thursday, November 23, 2017, Home to Craig’s in Stockton: 43 miles total. After … Continue reading

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A Fall Cross-Country Adventure Ends Tragically…

The Adventure that Ended in Tragedy… During the days leading up to our Fall adventure… Our adventure was planned for almost a month, and honestly, I was like a kid waiting for Christmas – I counted down the weeks, the … Continue reading

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A Summertime Visit to my Sis in Gridley…

Day 1, Tuesday, August 8, 2017, Home to Gridley, CA via I-5, SR99: 122 miles This trip was first planned to be a week earlier, but summertime in the Central Valley being what it is, and the forecast predicting 109° … Continue reading

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June 2017 To Gridley and on to Denver!

2017-6-12, Day 1, Monday, Home to Gridley via SR99, I-5: 123 miles It was just three weeks since I got home from my 16 state adventure to Dean’s in Oceanside and beyond – clear to Kentucky. And it was a … Continue reading

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A Short Trip to Gridley With the New Roof!

On The Road Again! April 12-13, 2017 Wednesday, Day 1, To Gridley and Oroville via I-5, SR99: 161 miles It was past time to visit my twin sis and husband again. I was delighted to pull the coach up to the house … 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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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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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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