Trip Log

August 14, 2007

We left this morning rushing to get over the bridge so Alesa could breathe again.   As you know, she is very apprehensive about flying and bridges.  About 10 miles south of the bridge we got a blowout on the trailer.  It took about an hour and a half to get the spare mounted with roadside assista

August 13, 2007

We left Ohio this morning and are in Houghton Lake, MI at the West Houghton Lake Campground.  We did stop at Cabelas and the Russel Stover outlet in Dundee.  We are about 100 miles south of the Mackinac Bridge.  We may spend another night on the Southern Peninsula unless Alesa can build enough co

August 13, 2007

Yesterday we spent shopping for supplies for the continuing adventure and also bought a 32 in. LCD TV which just fits.  It is a lot lighter than the old one, which we left at Bob's, and gets great reception over the air of regular, digital and HD signals.  The Whippy Dip flavor changed to Black R

August 11, 2007

Erie is having a three day event on the bayshore aimed at the motorcycle crowd.  It started with a ride, led by Peter Fonda, from the casino to Liberty Park.  We went downtown early for a chance to walk around.  We met the Selaney's (former neighbors) at Perry Square and caught up on old times. 

August 10, 2007

We made it back to Erie yesterday afternoon after some thunderstorms and have registered at Lampe Campground until Sunday.  Tom Carroll, a good friend of the family and my brother Bob's best friend, passed away Tuesday.  We were able to attend the funeral mass this morning and the wake following.

August 8, 2007

We are at the AA Royal Motel and Campground just north of Buffalo.  This afternoon we went over to see the falls.  We have decided to head to Erie tomorrow rather than going through Canada.  We were concerned about getting all of our stuff through customs, primarily the quantity of alcohol.  We a

August 7, 2007

We are now in the Turning Stone RV Resort in Verona, NY about 30 miles east of Syracuse on I90.  We are travelling only about 200 to 250 miles a day on our way west.  We want a chance to rest up and decompress or recompress for our travels.   This area is part of the Oneida nation and has a casin

August 7, 2007

Steve & Laura stopped in on our second day at the Pumpkin Patch on their way back home from a friend's 50th anniversary dinner in Portland.  So Alesa went to Sam's with Laura to buy a recliner for their house.  She also bought a first aid kit for the trailer.  I cut my head earlier in the day

August 4, 2007

Today we left Grand Lake Stream and are camped outside Bangor at the Pumpkin Patch RV resort.

July 30, 2007

Greetings from beautiful downtown Grand Lake Stream.  It is truly fantastic here but the heat and the bugs have been but a small inconvenience.  A dip in the lake has become a welcome daily ritual.   Alesa & Laura have finished reorganizing the house.  Today I am at the studio in Calais await