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Raymond and I are making our way across the US - 2000 miles ago we left Jacksonville (16 March). US2 is a wonderful way to travel. Currently in Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. Minot, ND tomorrow night. Glasgow, MT Friday night and 5 nights at St Mary, MT- at the edge of Glacier NP. Then we head North to Calgary - to get a Drom Box and off to the Yukon and Alaska for the summer. What fun being on the road!

 

http://forksinthervroad.com

if you'd like to follow our adventure.

 

And, Ladies, be sure to send recipes to my email (Jags1fan@gmail.com) as you find them.

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We get on the road to Yellowstone in May - can't wait! We will be there for 2 weeks and a couple of days.

Hey Alicia! Y'all still in YNP? We will head that direction in a couple of weeks. We are currently in Colorado Springs.

 

Heidi, Hope things are still going well for you guys. We had such a wonderful time visiting with you and Robert and hiking with the family! Hugs from us both!

 

Janet, I am enjoying following your journey to AK. Do you feel like a full-timing verteran yet? I hope you get some warmth soon!

 

Sharon, Have you had the surgery yet? Let us know how you are doing.

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Trey and Susan - Glad to see you posting here. We are in Glasgow, MT --- OH MY GOODNESS ---- we found a hotel with a RV park (Good Sam) in the back...sitting on the side of a plateau. Cottonwood Inn and Suites. Pull thurs are minimum of 80' and 50amp. AND you have access to their pool/hottub/workoutroom/etc. Walking distance to Ace Hardware, a local Grocery Store, Quilt Shop..... REALLY cute.

 

350 miles tomorrow to St Mary, MT - edge of Glacier NP....for 5 nights (atleast). What a wonderful drive across the US from St Ignace, Michigan on US2 West. It's a good road, plenty of places to stay, etc. No real traffic to speak of until we got near the oilfields in ND. Williston, ND - busy place - lots of construction - don't anyone plan to overnight there!!!! (unless you have business there). LOL

 

Hugs to you all.

Janet

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Hey Susan! We arrive around May 28th and leave June 12th. If I still have your email address, I'll send you my cell phone number. Let's try to get together at least for dinner? That would be way cool!

 

Janet, I didn't realize you were on your way to Alaska! That's way cool! I'll take a look at your journal! Yeehaw! You're full timing now!

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Wow, lots of great trips going on in this bunch right now! Susan, I have the shoulder surgery for the torn rotator cuff on 6-6. I'm a bit nervous about it because I don't do well with pain in general since there aren't pain meds that work on me that I can handle. So the after surgery pain is going to be not fun! Plus I've had a bad experience in the past with anesthesia - so again, not looking forward to it. I will happily appreciate any prayers you ladies (or guys) are willing to share with me!

 

So Alaska and Yellowstone for you lucky travelers....!?! Beats working on selling the house and cleaning out the last storage unit (IF I can actually sell it all this summer while recuperating)! Guess what? Richard has finally gotten "on board" with the solar thing! With the fact that we now have a residential fridge, and the frequent power outages we had this (and last) winter - it makes keeping the food safe more challenging. Plus having lights to read by and such would be nice when we're without power for up to 2 days...! So that's his first project when we get home next week. Hopefully he can get it done before surgery time, but we'll see...

 

Hugs to you all - miss seeing you and visiting - sorry I've been such a stranger lately (but really, I'm no stranger than I used to be!). Safe travels and wishes for loads of beautiful weather and scenery/critters to take pics of! Like your travel journey Janet...

Sharon

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Hugs to you all - miss seeing you and visiting - sorry I've been such a stranger lately (but really, I'm no stranger than I used to be!).

 

Well, don't go changing now, Sharon! :P I will certainly pray for your upcoming surgery and recovery. I hope they find something to help with pain - i know staying ahead of such things is helpful. Dont' worry about us having too much fun. This summer will be a heavy-duty work time for us. But why not work in a beautiful surrounding if possible?

 

Alicia, I got your email - I will reply with our info soon.

 

Janet, Keep enjoying your journey (and sharing it with us)!

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Susan, if you're going to be in the Springs for another 2 weeks, want to see if we can get together there for lunch or something before my surgery? We could make it a Costco trip and enjoy lunch with some great folks...? If you don't have time, I understand. Just thought if you're available... Unless you've never been to our part of the mountains and want to see them... So you're going to be able to work in YNP this year instead of Austin? That will be a very nice change!! Bet you're looking forward to that!

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Ladies, so good to know what's going on with some of you!

 

Alicia, I'm sure you're extra excited about your extended trip to YNP this year, since you've had such a busy work schedule. I hope you guys see lots of animals and get tons of great pics!

 

Sharon, I have your surgery on my calendar and will pray that it goes well and that you find a way to recover without so much pain.

 

Susan, it was so good to see you guys. Makes me miss our crowd - there sure are some great ladies associated with these crazy HDT men!

 

Janet, DH and I have really enjoyed reading your blog. I have also been reading over his shoulder and hope that you guys figure out what's going on with your truck so you can head north with confidence. So glad you are enjoying St Mary's. We were there at the beginning of August and the Road to the Sun had just opened the last week of July. Crazy! I hope you get to see it later this year. Are you doing a lot of the hikes around there?

 

We are doing well. We're headed out Friday to visit old friends where we lived for 10 years, so really looking forward to that.

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Sharon, Yes St Mary/East Glacier is beautiful. The snow capped mountains are so pretty! We leave Sunday for Calgary. No, we haven't been able to hike any of the trails off Many Glacier Road. ALL trails and even meadows leading to the St Marys River, etc are closed. TOO much bear activity all over. As we continue to push the season everywhere (which has been GREAT....except a little "okay a LOT" cold for Raymond; we are seeing some increased number of animals. At least that what's the locals tell us. This weekend starts "the season through Labor Day Weekend" and as soon as the tourist/cars arrive all of the animals will head farther up the mountains. So, we've stayed and done lots of driving and pulling off to take photo's, etc. Hoping to arrive Anchorage 17 June. Mayor's Midnight Run is 21 June! Take care. Keep in touch.

 

For everyone moving around this summer - Safe Travels!

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Hello everyone hope you are all having a great summer.!

 

Sharon will add you to my prayer list. I know you will do great. Ice works great on shoulder pain. I had a vest connected to an ice chest that continuously ran cold water through it.

 

Heidi really enjoyed meeting you and your family and getting to know you. Hope to see you again at the ECR 2015 and on the road.

We are enjoying Millenicom instead of the slowwwww DSL.

 

Janet we are loving all the beautiful pictures and following your travel to Alaska. I miss having you close by. We are heading to Deer Run soon for 5 nights of much needed R and R. Carl has been putting in long hours. I can't wait until the end of July when he will go half-time. . We are traveling to Gettysburg, Hershey and Lancaster, PA with Steve and Gail Dixon in July. We will be staying at the campground near Hershey where Jeff and Cindy Brett are work camping this summer. Looking forward to spending time with these good people. As of now we are planning to attend our first National HDT Rally in October.

 

Safe travels everyone! God Bless and Happy Memorial Weekend!

 

Donna

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Thanks to all of you sweethearts for putting me and my shoulder on the prayer list. Donna, hubby had the same kind of set up with the ice machine on his several years ago, but I am still kind of nervous about that because when I do ice, what usually happens is that the cold makes my muscles kind of knot up. But it may be my best answer anyway since almost every pain medication I've tried has too many side effects for me - I have a very low tolerance to drugs. Never would have made a good street junkie I guess!!

 

Love hearing of everyone's travels - we shall live vicariously this summer! Still have lots of stuff to sell and get rid of (darn those hobbies that got out of control so many years ago!!). If anyone is curious as to my work and what I'm doing - check out my web page at "gottago-gottago.com". And I totally welcome any constructive critique for the content. Meantime ladies, stay safe on the road, have tons of fun, and enjoy every minute - never know when or if you'll ever get back to some place you thought was awesome. Janet, keep up the great work on the blog - your pictures are great. Alicia - do you have a blog with pictures of your Yellowstone critters and scenery also?

 

Hugs to all!

Sharon

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Yesterday evening, we got an offer on the house! Richard explained that we've already taken it down as low as possible, but came down $4k anyway for a counter offer to make it go away. The realtor said she'd talk to the clients and call us in the morning. This morning, she called to let us know they accepted the counter offer and are not haggling any further! Though it's contingent on the sale of their place, the realtor is pretty confident that theirs will go thru without a hitch since it's an investor buying theirs for a rental. So, the closing isn't until 7-7-14, and though I'm confident, it still "could" fall thru. Thank you all for your prayers! So please alter the prayers from "please sell the house" to "please keep everything on track and let it complete successfully" would you? We're so excited! We came in just under the wire for 6 years on the market - didn't quite make it - awww shucks!! So we lived in the house 7 years to the day, then moved out, and the closing is on the 7th day of the 7th month - funny huh? Doin' the happy dance :wub:

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Susan - it was a true pleasure to have your company for lunch - you guys are so much fun. Thanks in advance for the prayers. Hope you enjoy the last couple of days in CO! Safe travels to you and all the other gals (and their other half) who are out and about on the road. Janet, hope your truck woes get fixed quickly! Hugs to all....

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Sharon, that's great news! Praying for your surgery on Friday.

 

Alicia, looking forward to living vicariously through you and seeing the pics that you're getting this year.

 

Janet, have been following your truck issues on the forum. I hope your get all of the wrinkles ironed out so you can proceed without concern.

 

Donna, enjoyed meeting you too. So glad your internet solution is working for you!

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Thank you all in advance! It's almost here, and I know HE is in control, but I am nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs! I don't do well with anesthesia (or pain), and pain meds aren't something I can handle well.... I really appreciate you guys having my back on this!

 

Hugs to you all, and save travels to all on the road!

Sharon

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Heidi reminded me that I haven't posted an update on my shoulder in quite a while (well, actually at all... blush). So here it is for all your wonderful prayer warriors - and I thank each and every one of you for your prayers - they've been felt and answered! So it's been one month to the day since surgery, it's healing well, range of motion is better than expected, though the physical therapist isn't really excited about that since I'm not supposed to be moving it enough to know, that it's better - much less using it enough to GET it better! Two more weeks in the sling, then I can start more aggressive (well, less passive anyway) therapy. Again, thank you all for your prayers, and I'm sorry I've been stinky bad at emailing lately!

 

One more prayer request though... The closing for the house sale is tomorrow. We feel confident that it's going to go thru without a hitch, but prayers for this would be appreciated! Hopefully all will go as it should, and I can post that we are done with it all after tomorrow.

 

Have a blessed day ladies - and safe travels for those on the road!

Sharon

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It’s DONE!!! Emancipation day has come! We are officially “homeless” and MORTGAGE FREE!!!!! Feel like a lead weight has been lifted! We were going to do the mortgage burning ceremony today, but decided we’ll save that for our anniversary. It’s a nice “gift” to each other! Seems like a nice "add on" for the anniversary huh? Thank you all for your prayers helping to make the 7 year quest to get it sold.

 

Ok, now for something truly LIGHT and FUNNY! A tribute to us older gals - you'll all love this!

http://videos.komando.com/watch/5927/viral-videos-funny-music-video-empowers-older-ladies

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Gail (and Steve) - so terribly sorry for your loss. Losing my mom was the worst thing that's happened to me so far. After 3+ years, I still miss her terribly - but coped with the loss a bit by reliving so very often, the funny and warm memories of things she said and did. No words can make the loss better, but you still have her in your hearts, and no one can take that away from you. Cherish those memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

 

Hugs,

Sharon

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Hello Gals, The 2014 Rally is just around the corner! It is shaping up to be a great rally with new RV vendors attending and new seminars.

Unfortunately, I will have to stay behind with Mom. She's not up to long distance travel at the age of 98. We drove the car up to the ECR in Tennessee in April. stayed in our little cabin again and had a great time. Donna and Carl Wagner, rally hosts, came up with creative entertainment and everyone had a fun week as usual:)

Sheri Rhoades has once again graciously agreed to oversee the RDBE meeting. We are up to 130 members in our 9th year!

In case you didn't hear, Sheri's husband Rocky was hit by a van in their Smart yesterday. He is OK thanks to 2 airbags. He has lots of bumps and bruises but the Smart has seen better days. Jo Ellen Gass's husband Jim had surgery yesterday, please keep him, Rocky and Pat and Mike McFall in your hearts and prayers. Happy birthday wishes to all the OCT. NOV.and DEC birthday gals.

Starting a project list to keep me busy while the boys are away:) My cousins husband works with Henry and he will be going to the rally with my DH. Have a great time and I will miss seeing you all. Safe travels to all and keep on driving ladies.

Davena RDBE #1

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