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A tired old apple tree bravely tries to bloom and bear fruit.

Reaching the South end of Maine

PORTSMOUTH – It is spring in New Hampshire. We are just 100 miles from where we started in Maine back in the fall of 2014.    Our first round of travel is almost over. The temperature tonight, as I write,…
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Welcome to North Carolina

Betty Gentry, a staff member, stands by a sign greeting travelers at the US-29 visitor center as you enter North Carolina from Virginia. It was penned by Joyce Garrett, center manager. I was impressed by the center, which is clearly…
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New Motorhome

Loading day. This is the 1999 Winnebago unit that replaces the motorhome ripped apart by a speeding logging truck in Yulle, Florida, thanks to the trucker’s honest insurance company. I still had to trade in my 2005 Fifth Wheel trailer…
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Back to Blogging after Highway Mishap

My April 4 brief tangle with a logging truck is now history. Three charges have been filed by the sheriff’s office against the driver. I’ve been told I may have to return to testify against him. Not  a pleasant prospect,…
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Magnolia Springs Alabama– After weeks of Arctic air blowing down to this village of 768 residents – many of the retirees – the first of spring blossoms have appeared. The Magnolia Springs town hall is in the background.



Pass Christian, Mississippi– Just spent the night in my motorhome in the Walmart lot in Pass Christian. The old Walmart store more or less disappeared in the Katrina storm. I was told by a fishermen a wall of water 40…
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Reform and Kennedy Alabama

Reform and Kennedy Alabama Brown Company preserves pine logs for Telephone Poles.       Reform, Alabama Lorenzo Dow, an itinerant preacher who traveled through Alabama and Mississippi roughly 200 years ago.  Word has it Dow stopped off in this…
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Goodwater, Alabama

Goodwater, Alabama There is an old saying about how “every cloud has a silver lining.”  Someone in Goodwater cared enough to paint a mural on a blank white wall.  Just down the road, in Sylacauga, Alabama, one finds a more…
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OPELIKA, ALABAMA February 27, 2015 Our first step is go check in at the local Ford dealer to see why our motorhome suddenly became so noisy. Did the manifold crack when we hit a deep puddle during the recent  rain…
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