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- Lavonne’s 80th Birthday Bash February 14, 2023
- Christmas 2022 December 27, 2022
- Those Working Days (…that I do not miss!) December 4, 2022
- 2022 Family Gatherings at Craig’s Castle August 29, 2022
- Oregon or Bust! July 17, 2022
- June, 2022 – To Denver and Beyond! June 13, 2022
- Search for Sunshine 2022 February 28, 2022
- Christmas in January 2022 January 22, 2022
- Christmas 2021 – Again Held Hostage by Covid! December 24, 2021
- Thanksgiving Family Gathering, 2021 November 27, 2021
- To Denver and Beyond – Sept-Oct 2021 September 27, 2021
- To Oregon and Beyond! August 5, 2021
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- Cecil the Diesel
- Fishin' with "FishTracker" Rich
- Fishin' with "Stockton" Willie
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- Fishing + RVing = Comfort
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Category Archives: Travel: Search for Sunshine!
Search for Sunshine 2022
Search for Sunshine 2022 Day 1, Monday, February 28, home to Delano, CA via CA99: 185 miles As my wintertime travels go, this one was waaay late. Past Search adventures have taken place in January, and usually the earlier the … Continue reading
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Search for Sunshine 2021 – Clear to Louisiana! (Second Try!)
Day 1, Tuesday, February 16, home to Tulare via CA99: 152 miles I had been very frustrated. This was my third attempt to find some warmth in Texas. It seemed that I hadn’t enough sense to give up. Last year’s … Continue reading
2021 Search for Sunshine!
It’s Time for Texas! Day 1, Saturday, January 16, home to Tulare via CA99: 151 miles The isolation that my dear Wifey and I had inflicted upon ourselves due to the pandemic continued through the holidays and into January. The … Continue reading
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
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
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
2017 Search for Sunshine: Dean’s & an Aborted Trip to Texas!
To Dean’s and… home! January 26, 2017 – Day 1, Thursday, Home to Barstow via SR99, SR58, I-15: 351 miles It was January and time to find some sunshine and warmth! Our winter had been very wet, not that I’m … Continue reading
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
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
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
January 2015: To Oceanside and Texas in Search of Sunshine!
Texas Sunshine! (These photos are very large when double clicked.) January 22 to February 4, 2015 2015-1-22 Thursday, Day 1: Home to Bakersfield Flying J via US99: 201 miles The day finally arrived to hit the road again! We have … Continue reading
Texas and Two Weeks on the Road!
Search For Sunshine 2014 January 13-February 2, 2014 This is a photo of a Happy Camper driving through the Southwest and deep into Texas, looking for warmth in January – other travelers likely thought they saw Tom Selleck driving a … Continue reading
2013 Search for Sunshine
A Desert Run to Quartzsite AZ & Oceanside, CA January 21 – 27, 2013 Day 1, Monday Jan 21: Home to Bakersfield Walmart (Rosedale) via SR99: 215 miles The plan was to drive to Barstow on the first day, but at … Continue reading
Lookin’ for Sunshine!
Lookin’ for Sunshine! January 3 – 15, 2007 This old story was posted on two prior websites, one of which closed and in the migration to another the photos were lost. I remember much of this adventure and to keep it … Continue reading
Search for Sunshine 2006
Heading for the Sunshine! (Photos of this trip were lost during an earlier site migration.) January 5 – 22, 2006 Day 1, Thursday, Home to Bakersfield, CA via SR99: 206 miles. While there are no photos for this adventure, I was aboard … Continue reading