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, September 27, 2012

Brockway Truck Days

P1260064Cortland, New York, a small community of less than 20,000,  is unique in that it is the only place in the world where Brockway trucks were manufactured. For over half a century, the influence of the Brockway truck had a major affect on the economy of this community and they were distributed worldwide. Now they are all antiques and are being lovingly restored by loyal Brockway enthusiasts and driven to shows all over the country and abroad.

P1260093 We were fortunate enough to be in Cortland the week of the 4 day 13th Annual National Brockway Truck Show.  This was also the 100 year celebration, in that Brockways were manufactured from 1912 – 1956.

Refurbished Brockways from all over the world returned to Cortland for the event.  After a parade, the trucks parked on both sides of Main Street.  We thoroughly enjoyed strolling the street looking at the beautiful restorations.

One truck was on display to show the condition many of the trucks are discovered in; this one was found in a field ditch.  It’s amazing how they can be brought back to mint condition.

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If you would like to see more of the vehicles, click on the collage below. 

Collage for web

 

1 comment:

Linda said...

I'll bet that was an interesting show. I've never heard of Brockway trucks. Not far from where I live is a small town where Auburns, Cords, and Duesenburgs were manufactured. They have an annual show and auction every Labor Day weekend.