Let the Adventures Begin!

At the beginning of March, Andrew, Ame and I will begin our three year journey across the country and back.  We intend to stop visit the National Parks and follow the seasons along our way.  Check out our 2014 route and let us know where you want to meet us.  We’ll post 2015 & 2016 as we get closer to the dates.

Our Intended Itinerary includes:

March : Alabama, Mississippi & Arkansas

April:  Guadalupe, TX, Carlsbad Caverns & Santa Fe/Taos, NM

May:  Great Sand Dunes, Rocky Mountain & Denver/Littleton, CO

June:  Badlands, Wind Cave, Mt. Rushmore, SD & Theodore Roosevelt, ND

July:  Glacier NP & Montana

August:  Yellowstone, Grand Tetons & Wyoming

September:  Great Basin, NV, Capital Reef & Bryce Canyon, UT

October:  Zion, UT & Grand Canyon, AZ

November:  Mesa Verde & Grand Junction, CO

December:  Petrified Forest and Saguaro, AZ

Route 1, 2014
Route 1, 2014
Route 2, 2014
Route 2, 2014

Alumaflamingo

What a great week in Sarasota, FL!  Andrew and I attended our first Airstream Rally, Alumaflamingo.  The event was hosted by Airstream Life Magazine and offered an array of seminars, such as boon docking, tech tips, and Wally Byam’s African Caravan; entertainment, like sword-swallowers, Alex and Charon and musician, Josh Rogan; and knowledgeable vendors, such as AirDrapes, Zipee-Dee and TechnoRV.   With 251 Airstreams parked in the fairgrounds, it was exciting to attend and be part of the event.

Our five days were filled with attending activities, meeting wonderful people and visiting with Sarasota family, including our adorable nephew, Blaze.

Alumaflamingo
Alumaflamingo
Sarasota Fairgrounds
Sarasota Fairgrounds
Cloud Formation, Sarasota Fairgrounds
Cloud Formation, Sarasota Fairgrounds
Alumaflamingo
Alumaflamingo
Alumaflamingo
Alumaflamingo

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At the Park
At the Park
At the Park
At the Park

Everglades: Coastal Prairie Trail

Andrew and I decided to save our longest hike for our last day.  We were out the door early and on the Coastal Prairie trail, which is 6 miles (one way).  The expectation was a scenic view of prairie and ocean, since the trail runs parallel to Florida Bay.  However, all we saw was lots of mud, mosquitoes and one very cute turtle.

Coastal Prairie Trail, Everglades
Coastal Prairie Trail, Everglades
Coastal Prairie Trail, Everglades
Coastal Prairie Trail, Everglades
Coastal Prairie Trail, Everglades
Coastal Prairie Trail, Everglades