Month: September 2016

Alamogordo, NM to Pinetop, AZ – 09/30/2016

September 30, 2016 (Friday) After spending the last several days in Alamogordo with our sister-in-law, it was time to leave and head to Pinetop, Arizona. It was sad to say goodbye to Stacey as she’s pretty much on her own

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Alamogordo, NM – 9/26/2016 to 9/29/2016

Fort Stockton, Texas to Alamogordo, New Mexico, September 26th through the 29th, 2016.  Mike here, giving Edie some time off.  We were in Alamogordo visiting Stacey, the widow of Edie’s younger brother, Buddy.  Buddy’s most untimely death at such a

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Austin to Fort Stockton, TX – 9/26/2016

September 26, 2016 (Monday) Long drive today – about 350 miles. Yuck. We don’t like those type of days but sometimes they’re necessary. The drive today was to Fort Stockton, Texas – almost a half-way point to Alamogordo, our destination

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LBJ Presidential Library, Austin, TX – 9/25/2016

September 25, 2016 (Sunday) Slept in and woke up to rain (and more rain). Lazed around a bit and then got moving and out of our home around 11:00 AM. We wanted to go to a sit-down restaurant for some

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Texas Capitol, Austin, TX – 9/24/2016

September 24, 2016 (Saturday) We both slept well in the ultra soft and comfortable bed and bedding, but we finally pulled ourselves out of bed to go downstairs to the breakfast buffet. The buffet was a really good one with

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George H.W. Bush Library, College Station, TX – 9/23/2016

September 23, 2016 (Friday) We left around 9:00 AM, headed for College Station, Texas (about 200 miles). We decided to go on the toll road part of the way as it cut almost an hour off the drive (and, as

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Holly Lake Ranch, TX – 9/22/2016

September 22, 2016 (Thursday) Another lazy day. We needed it, plus Michael’s leg was giving him some problems (and not his bad leg so it scared us). We decided he needed to take it easy. We lazed around, ate all

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Dallas Tour – 9/21/2016

September 21, 2016 (Wednesday) Mike here, gave Edie the day off.  We slept okay at the Crowne  Plaza and left without breakfast.  When we got to the area of Dealey Plaza we found street parking that we thought would work

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Dallas Segway Tour- 9/20/2016

September 20, 2016 (Tuesday) At some point Michael and I decided to go into Dallas and spend the night as the Texas miles here are loooooong!  We didn’t want to spend five hours on the road going to Dallas from

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Holly Lake Ranch, TX – 9/19/2016

September 19, 2016 (Monday) Lazy day.  Slept in way late (felt good).  Michael made oatmeal and coffee with some fruit.  We really didn’t do anything for awhile then decided to go for a ride around the resort.  It’s a huge

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Gilmer, Texas – 9/18/2016

September 18, 2016 (Sunday) The beds are comfortable and it was an interesting night.  There was (another) storm with lots of thunder and lightening.  It sounded like it was VERY CLOSE!  Also, torrential rain.  Weather and skies are so different

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Prosper to Holly Lake Ranch, TX – 9/17/2016

September 17, 2016 (Saturday) When we woke up, Natalie had made the most delicious baked French toast, fresh fruit, and coffee.  Such a wonderful treat.  Her husband and one of the boys were leaving early for a baseball game about

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George W. Bush Presidential Library – 9/16/2016

The Holiday Inn had a lovely breakfast that Michael and I enjoyed.  We left Paris around 10:30 AM and headed out to Dallas, a little over 100 miles away.  The weather was clear and HOT!  Also, Texas miles seem longer

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Oklahoma then Texas – 9/12 to 9/15/2016

September 12-15, 2016 The drive from Little Rock to the Fort Smith area was around 170 miles. We spent the last several days visiting with Uncle Claude and Aunt Gail. Uncle Claude is my father’s younger brother. He took care

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Arkansas Capitol and Clinton Library – 9/11/2016

September 11, 2016 (Sunday) Michael got up and went downstairs to get us some breakfast and coffee. After we got ready, we left and headed for the State Capitol of Arkansas. We weren’t sure if it would be open or

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Shrewsbury, MO – 9/9/2016

September 9-10, 2016 (Friday and Saturday) Friday was a honey-do and work day for us. We had gone on Groupon to get a pedicure for Michael’s toenails but it was about an hour’s drive away in Shrewsbury, Missouri. We Googled

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Jefferson City, MO – 9/8/2016

September 8, 2016 (Thursday) Left after breakfast to Jefferson City, Missouri to see the State Capitol. (The drive was around 200 miles.) The weather was raining but not too hard so we thought it would be fine. There were bursts

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St Louis Zoo, MO – 9/7/2016

September 7, 2016 (Wednesday) Left after breakfast (around 9:45 AM). It was HOT out, and HUMID! Took us a little over an hour to get to the St. Louis Zoo. The Zoo is free but parking cost $15.00. We decided

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St Louis, Missouri – 9/6/2016

September 6, 2016 (Tuesday) We had thought we would be able to get tons done in St. Louis today (Top of the Arch, Old Courthouse, trolley tour, zoo, etc.) but….we didn’t leave the resort until 9:30 AM. As we were

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September 4th and 5th, 2016

September 4-5, 2016 (Sunday/Monday) Michael got awakened pretty early by banging and clanging outside. We later found out that some guests in our complex were up and about cleaning the BBQ pit for their Labor Day BBQ. The weather today

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Sheridan, IL to DeSoto, MO – 9/3/2016

September 3, 2016 (Saturday) Moving day. We got up a little early for us and did all the things we needed to do to head on down the road. We stopped in Ottawa, Illinois for breakfast (me at McDonald’s and

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Chicago Segway Tour – 9/2/2016

September 2, 2016 (Friday) Decided to leave after a late breakfast (around 11:00 AM). We did stop along the way to get some cash. The weather today was perfect – mid 70’s and beautiful, no humidity. Traffic flowed nicely until

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Chicago, Illinois – 9/1/2016

September 1, 2016 (Thursday) Got up, ate breakfast, lazed around a bit and then headed out at about 11:00 AM. We were hoping to avoid all the morning commute traffic – and it worked! Traffic flowed pretty well and we

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