Category Archives: Travel: Interstate Adventure!

To Colorado and Oregon!

…Oregon, Maybe – If We Can Find it In the Ashes. Day 1, Sunday, September 20, Home to Gridley via CA99: 120 miles Hallelujah! It was finally time to hit the road again, and I had been so antsy to … Continue reading

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Bummin’ Around the Country – At Last!

And it sure felt satisfying (but only with the comforts of Big Blue)! Day 1, Wednesday, August 12, 2020, home to Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5: 122 miles Again, I counted the minutes for about the past two weeks as … Continue reading

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A Disappointing Search for Sunshine 2020!

January, 2020 : Preparation… It had been cold in the Central Valley in January – cold for wimps like me and I had struggled to stay warm, even indoors. It was definitely time to begin my 2020 Search for Sunshine … Continue reading

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To Oregon, Colorado and Beyond!

Day 1, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Home to my Sis’ near Gridley, CA via CA99, I-5: 124 miles We hadn’t been on a trip out of Kalifornistan since June’s adventure to Colorado and Arkansas. I was counting down the minutes … Continue reading

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To Denver and Arkansas. Again!

June 8, 2019, Preparing for Denver and (perhaps) Arkansas: Our long planned trip to see the kids near Denver had already taken a twist or two as we prepared. We had planned to take the south route and visit family … Continue reading

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To The Pacific Wonderland!

Another Oregon Adventure: Friday, May 3: Vanity can be an expensive fault, and when it comes to Big Blue, I can be pretty vain. She came with a pretty worn and nondescript mudflap when I bought her, so I had it … Continue reading

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2019 January Search for Sunshine

At Last! Bumming Around Again… Day 1, 2019-1-24, Thursday, home to Tulare, CA via CA99: 155 miles I was sooo overdue to enjoy that road-bum lifestyle! After all, it had been four months since my Iowa Loop adventure when I had … 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 on the Sierra foothills … Continue reading

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A Summertime Chicken Run…

A Chicken Run to Minnesota and (hopefully) Cooler Weather…  2018-7-9, Monday, Home to Winnemucca, NV via CA99, I-80: 348 miles As I wrote in the epilogue of my last post, I had an itch to scratch. Only a long, long … 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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2018 Winter Search for Sunshine

Bumming Around Texas in the Sunshine! 2018 – Jan 22 thru Feb 3 Day 1, Home to Tulare, CA via SR99: 157 miles The cold, grey, winter days in the San Joaquin Valley were getting to me and it was … 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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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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On The Road to… Paducah !? Page 2

The adventure continues as I return home… This is Page 2; Page 1 is here. Day 10, Saturday, May 13, 2017, Paducah, KY to Macon, MO via I-24, I-57, IL54, IL3, I-255, I-64, I-70, US63: 351 miles It was a very quiet … Continue reading

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On The Road To… Paducah !? Page 1

Prologue: 12,500 words to describe an 18 day RV adventure?! Granted, something may be wrong with me. Who would drive all day and write half the evening while parked in a Walmart lot as if anybody wanted to read about back roads … 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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2nd Try: 2016 Search for Sunshine II Page 2

This is Page 2; see page 1 here: Page 1 Sunday, January 31, Day 11, Corpus Christi, TX to Waco, TX via US77: 307 miles It was time to get out of Corpus Christi and back on the open road! It … Continue reading

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2nd Try: 2016 Search for Sunshine II Page 1

Thursday, Day 1, January 21, Home to Bakersfield via SR99: 198 miles Having aborted my first Sunshine trip earlier in the month near Phoenix due to cool weather forecasts, I would head south for another try. This trip, instead of visiting … Continue reading

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Search for Sunshine – January, 2016

January 4, 2016, Day 1, Home to Bakersfield Flying J via SR99: 202 miles The day finally arrived for my annual search for sunshine, usually a drive deep into Texas. I would drive the US Highways and some state routes, … Continue reading

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