Who We Are

We sold our home in June, 2007, and spent the next 7 1/2 years traveling full time in a Cross Roads Fifth Wheel. (We had been traveling during our summers for several years before going full time.) We loved the full-time lifestyle! Each summer we spent a month or two volunteering in State Parks, first in Indiana at McCormick's Creek State Park, near our family, then in later years as the grandchildren got older, at the Bluewater Lake State Park in New Mexico. We spent 6 months each winter at Cactus Gardens RV Resort in Yuma, AZ, where I worked mornings in the park office. The remaining months were spent on the road, seeing this great country of ours. Our favorite places are our National Parks. Anita loved photography and the freedom of digital photography, taking sometimes hundreds of photos in a day. We hiked as much as our legs will allow. We also really enjoyed square and round dancing as we travel across country, and meeting all the wonderful people who dance and/or travel.

But as in all things, there comes a time for change, and we decided it was time to create roots once more. In the fall of 2014, we purchased a home in Cactus Gardens, and in the spring of 2015, sold the 5th wheel. Anita also retired in the spring. We will continue to travel each summer, but for a shorter period of time. We hope to continue blogging about those trips, but it will obviously be on a more limited basis than in the past.

Please explore our past posts if you are interested in traveling this great country. You'll find an index in the left column. We hope you enjoy our blog, and appreciate all comments

Thursday, July 8, 2010

On the Road through Iowa

We were pleasantly surprised as we traveled through Iowa, first on US 34, then on I-35, I-80 and I-29 to  the Woodland Campground near Little Sioux.  We remembered Iowa from traveling previously only on I-80 as being flat land.  Today, the gently rolling farmlands were a delight to the eyes.  After the recent rains, everything looks so fresh and green.2010-07-08 - IA, on the Road 1006

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A couple of shots I couldn’t resist was this water tower near Adair,2010-07-08 - IA, on the Road 1004

the sign for the town of Anita (which someday we’ll have to take time to explore),

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and this wonderful metal sculpture of Iowa’s big crop, Corn.  I found a website listing it as the World’s Largest Cornstalk.2010-07-08 - IA, on the Road 10092010-07-08 - IA, on the Road - Little Sioux - Woodland Campground1012We’ve stopped for the night at the confluence of the Little Sioux River and the Missouri, both of which have recently flooded.  Woodland Campground is an unusual summer fishing camp, made up primarily of permanently set RV’s of every shape, age and size.




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We took a walk through it’s many winding streets, walking over 3 miles according to the pedometer, but still didn’t see all of the 700+ sites.  The back of the park borders the rivers.  We tried to walk there, but the recently flooding has left everything very muddy.  The water of the rivers is still flowing rapidly.2010-07-08 - IA, on the Road - Little Sioux - Woodland Campground1014

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   Rathbun to Little Sioux

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