2012 Trip Across the US - 138 Days & 16,255.4 Miles

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Pre Trip
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Waiting for Parts, 3
It's Fixed! - Well, Maybe...


Actual Trip:
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Friday, May 4, Day 2 - Oswego?
Saturday, May 5, Day 3 - Bellefonte, PA
Sunday, May 6, Day 4 - Roanoke, WV
Monday, May 7, Day 5 - Lexington, KY
Tuesday, May 8, Day 6 - Cave City, KY
Wednesday, May 9, Day 7 - Mammoth National Park
Thursday, May 10, Day 8 - Fairview Campground, Winchester, TN
Friday, May 11, Day 9 - Gurley, AL
Saturday, May 12, Day 10 - Trace State Park, MS
Sunday, May 13, Day 11 - Natchez State Park, Natchez, MS
Monday, May 14, Day 12 - South Toledo Bend State Park, LA
Tuesday, May 15, Day 13 - Rayford Crossing RV Resort, Spring, TX
Wednesday, May 16, Day 14 - Roadrunner RV Park, Johnson City, TX
Thursday, May 17, Day 15 - Caverns of Sonora, Sonora, TX
Friday, May 18, Day 16 - Balmorhea State Park, TX
Saturday, May 19, Day 17 - Guadalupe National Park & Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Sunday, May 20, Day 18 - White Sands National Monument, NM
Monday, May 21, Day 19 - Rockhound State Park, NM
Tuesday, May 22, Day 20 - City of Rocks State Park, NM
Wednesday, May 23, Day 21 - Luna Lake Campground, AZ
Thursday, May 24, Day 22 - Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
Friday, May 25, Day 23 - Canyon de Chelly, AZ
Saturday, May 26, Day 24 - Mesa Verde National Park, CO
Sunday, May 27, Day 25 - Mesa Verde National Park, CO, Day 2
Monday, May 28, Day 26 - Monument Valley, AZ
Tuesday, May 29, Day 27 - Monument Valley, AZ - Day 2
Wednesday, May 30, Day 28 - Blanding, UT
Thursday, May 31, Day 29 - Blanding UT, Day 2 - House on Fire
Friday, June 1, Day 30 - Moab, UT
Saturday, June 2, Day 31 - Moab, UT - Arches National Park
Sunday, June 3, Day 32 - Moab, UT - Arches National Park
Monday, June 4, Day 33 - Moab, UT - Canyonlands National Park
Tuesday, June 5, Day 34 - Moab, UT - Arches National Park
Wednesday, June 6, Day 35 - Dead Horse State Park & Canyonlands National Park - False Kiva
Thursday, June 7, Day 36 - Dead Horse State Park & Canyonlands National Park, Day 2 - Mesa Arch
Friday, June 8, Day 37 - Goblin Valley State Park, UT
Saturday, June 9, Day 38 - Capitol Reef National Park, UT
Sunday, June 10, Day 39 - Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Monday, June 11, Day 40 - Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT
Tuesday, June 12, Day 41 - Page, AZ
Wednesday, June 13, Day 42 - Page, AZ & Lower Antelope Canyon
Thursday, June 14, Day 43 - Jacob Lake, AZ
Friday, June 15, Day 44 - Zion National Park, UT
Saturday, June 16, Day 45 - Zion National Park, The Narrows
Sunday, June 17, Day 46 - Zion River Resort, Virgin, UT
Monday, June 18, Day 47 - Wagons West RV Park, Fillmore, UT
Tuesday, June 19, Day 48 - Salt Lake City, UT
Wednesday, June 20, Day 49 - Elko, NV
Thursday, June 21, Day 50 - Fernley, NV
Friday, June 22, Day 51 - Lee Vining, CA & Mono Lake
Saturday, June 23, Day 52 - Yosemite National Park
Sunday, June 24, Day 53 - Lee Vining, CA, Day 3
Monday, June 25, Day 54 - Rivers Edge RV Park, Clio, CA
Tuesday, June 26, Day 55 - Lassen National Park, CA
Wednesday, June 27, Day 56 - McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park, CA
Thursday, June 28, Day 57 - Holiday RV Park, Phoenix, OR
Friday, June 29, Day 58 - Joseph H. Stewart Campground & Crater Lake National Park, OR
Saturday, June 30, Day 59 - Joseph H. Stewart Campground, OR, Day 2
Sunday, July 1, Day 60 - Joseph H. Stewart Campground, OR, Day 3
Monday, July 2, Day 61 - Joseph H. Stewart Campground, OR, Day 4
Tuesday, July 3, Day 62 - Diamond Lake RV Park, OR
Wednesday, July 4, Day 63 - Susan Creek BLM Campground, OR
Thursday, July 5, Day 64 - Susan Creek BLM Campground, Day 2
Friday, July 6, Day 65 - Douglas County Fairgrounds & Museum, OR
Saturday, July 7, Day 66 - Rivers Edge RV Park, Coquille, OR
Sunday, July 8, Day 67 - Bandon RV Park, Bandon, OR
Monday, July 9, Day 68 - Bullards Beach State Park, OR
Tuesday, July 10, Day 69 - Bullards Beach State Park, OR, Day 2
Wednesday, July 11, Day 70 - Bullards Beach State Park, OR, Day 3
Thursday, July 12, Day 71 - Oregoin Gathering, Bullards Beach State Park, OR
Friday, July 13, Day 72 - Oregon Gathering, Bullards Beach State Park, OR, Day 2
Saturday, July 14, Day 73 - Oregon Gathering, Bullards Beach State Park, OR, Day 3
Sunday, July 15, Day 74 - Oregon Gathering, Bullards Beach State Park, OR, Day 4
Monday, July 16, Day 75 - Alder Acres RV Park, Coos Bay, OR
Tuesday, July 17, Day 76 - Alder Acres RV Park, Coos Bay, OR
Wednesday, July 18, Day 77 - Gibs RV & Jessie M Honeyman Memorial Park, OR
Thursday, July 19, Day 78 - Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial Park, OR, Day 2
Friday, July 20, Day 79 - Lighthouses & Lincoln City KOA, OR
Saturday, July 21, Day 80 - Tillamook Air Museum, OR
Sunday, July 22, Day 81 - Waterfalls Along the Historic Columbia River Highway, OR
Monday, July 23, Day 82 Mount St Helens National Monument, WA
Tuesday, July 24, Day 83 - Mount Rainier National Park, WA
Wednesday, July 25, Day 84 - Wenberg County Park, WA
Thursday, July 26, Day 85 - Hidden Village RV Park & Campground, Lynden, WA
Friday, July 27, Day 86 - Escape Trailer Industries & Mt Baker Highway
Saturday, July 28, Day 87 - Gold Bar, WA & Gold Dust Days
Sunday, July 29, Day 88 - Trailer Inns RV Park, Yakima, WA
Monday, July 30, Day 89 - Emigrant Springs State Park, OR
Tuesday, July 31, Day 90 - Mountain Home KOA, ID
Wednesday, August 1, Day 91 - Craters of the Moon National Monument, ID
Thursday, August 2, Day 92 - Grand Teton National Park, WY
Friday, August 3, Day 93 - Green River KOA, WY
Saturday, August 4, Day 94 - Craig Campground, CO
Sunday, August 5, Day 95 - Leadville, CO
Monday, August 6, Day 96, - Father Dyer Campground, Leadville, CO
Tuesday, August 7, Day 97 - Crystal, CO
Wednesday, August 8, Day 98 - Leadville Mines, CO
Thursday, August 9, Day 99 - Leadville, CO
Friday, August 10, Day 100 - Tabor Campground, Turquoise Lake, CO
Saturday, August 11, Day 101 - The Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race, CO
Sunday, August 12, Day 102 - Leadville, CO
Monday, August 13, Day 103 - Camp Hale & the 2nd Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, CO
Tuesday, August 14, Day 104 - Day 2 of the 2nd Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, CO
Wednesday, August 15, Day 105 - Day 3 of the 2nd Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, CO
Thursday, August 16, Day 106 - Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO
Friday, August 17, Day 107 - Great Sands National Park, CO
Saturday, August 18, Day 108 - Lamar Sportman RV Park & Horse Motel, Lamar, CO
Sunday, August 19, Day 109 - Gunsmoke Trav-L-Park, Dodge City, KS
Monday, August 20, Day 110, USI RV Park, Wichita, KS
Tuesday, August 21, Day 111, Zan's Creekside Campground, Joplin, MO
Wednesday, August 22, Day 112 - Osage Beach RV Park, MO
Thursday, August 23, Day 113 - The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St Louis, MO
Friday, August 24, Day 114 - Trail of Tears State Park, MO
Saturday, August 25, Day 115 - Kentucky Dam State Park, KY
Sunday, August 26, Day 116 - Moutardier COE Campground, KY
Monday, August 27, Day 117 - Kentucky Horse Park Campground, Lexington, KY
Tuesday, August 28, Day 118 - Carter Caves State Park, KY
Wednesday, August 29, Day 119 - Babcock State Park, WV
Thursday, August 30, Day 120 - Babcock State Park, WV, Day 2
Friday, August 31, Day 121 - Babcock State Park, WV, Day 3
Saturday, September 1, Day 122 - Babcock State Park, WV, Day 4
Sunday, September 2, Day 123 - Babcock State Park, WV, Day 5
Monday, September 3, Day 124 - Babcock State Park, WV, Day 6
Tuesday, September 4, Day 125 - Coopers Rock State Park, WV
Wednesday, September 5, Day 126 - Coopers Rock State Park, WV, Day 2
Thursday, September 6, Day 127 - Ricketts Glen State Park, PA
Friday, September 7, Day 128 - Ricketts Glen State Park, PA, Day 2
Saturday, September 8, Day 129 - Letchworth State Park, NY
Sunday, September 9, Day 130 - Letchworth State Park, NY, Day 2
Monday, September 10, Day 131 - Letchworth State Park, NY, Day 3
Tuesday, September 11, Day 132 - Grimes Glen, Naples, NY
Wednesday, September 12, Day 133 - Watkins Glen State Park, NY
Thursday, September 13, Day 134 - Letchworth State Park, NY, Day 6
Friday, September 14, Day 135 - Niagara Wine Escape, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Saturday, September 15, Day 136 - Niagara Wine Escape, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Day 2
Sunday, September 16, Day 137 - Niagara Wine Escape, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Day 3
Monday, September 17, Day 138 - Home!

Wrap Up

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Thursday, May 3 - Binghamton, NY - 114 Miles, 114 For the Trip.

Well, I'm off on another trip. Unfortunately, I'm getting started a few weeks later than planned. My refrigerator died - see the "Waiting for Parts" links above. That's now water under the bridge & I'm actually underway.

This time I get to start out with the trailer rather than make a 3000 mile trip just to get to it. I've finished a bunch of trailer modifications, finished all my doctor, dentist, etc appointments, have the trailer & RAV4 packed, and am finally ready to go. Like all my trips the route, schedule, and just about everything is pretty flexible. I'm starting out heading south this time rather than directly across the country.

I want to see a couple of places in Florida, have a stop scheduled in Texas, and want to see some of New Mexico before I head back to Arizona & Utah. Eventually I do have to get to Oregon for a Fiberglass trailer meet in mid July, but that is the only firm date so far.

I made it to Binghamton; so far I don't think I forgot anything - in fact, I'm sure. I have probably overpacked, as usual. As to the refrigerator, the freezer is working fine - down to -7°F but the main section seems to have the same problem it had all last summer - it is too warm. 42°F at the moment. I'll have to keep an eye on it - it is possible it is still blowing out the flame while driving since is was down to 36°F when I left this morning.

I dropped off one of my Mom's paintings for Anne. She loves my mom's work (which sold quite well in the India Street Gallery on Nantucket) and I have another version of the same painting of the Brant Point Lighthouse (except mine has a couple of people in it & is covered with a "patine" of 20 years of my parent's cigarette smoke - I don't know if that is good or bad since they both died from smoking related causes, but I don't have the heart to get it cleaned). Anyway, this is the view you see leaving Nantucket on the ferry, and we have been visiting my family there for years, so I thought she would appreciate it - she did!

Some day I plan to photograph & build a web page of as many of Jocelyn's paintings as I can still locate. She painted for many years before raising our family, and went back to painting between 1960 and when she passed away in 1996.

Jocelyn Vermilye Painting of Brant Point Lighthouse

It will be a bit strange sleeping in a bed the first night out rather than the new mattress in the trailer, but why not? Not exactly a campground photo, but it is where I'm at:

Don & Anne's

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