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

Monday, May 21, 2012

Texas to Indiana

The rest of the trip was uneventful.  We did take some country roads in Texas to see new scenery.  Lots of farmland and tiny towns.

2012-05-16 - TX - On the Road (2)          2012-05-16 - TX - On the Road (3)

We found a nice Passport America park at Shallow Creek  RV Resort near Gladewater.

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One of our favorite campgrounds is Arrowhead Lake near Johnston City, IL.   It has a nice country setting and low prices.  We try to stop for a few nights anytime we’re in the area.

2012-05-19 - IL - Arrowhead Lake (5)

This time we were there on my birthday.  I chose to celebrate with a hike around Arrowhead Lake.  It’s an easy 2 mile hike.

2012-05-20 - IL, Johnston City - Arrowhead Lake Hike (6)

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2012-05-20 - IL, Johnston City - Arrowhead Lake Hike (14)

1 comment:

Grant Mitchell said...

So glad to see your kind words about Arrowhead Lake! My dad is the Mayor of Johnston City, and we are all part of an ever increasing amount of people trying very hard to improve not only the campground, but all of Johnston City. So nice to see people appreciating it.