Wednesday, August 07, 2013

More of our travels over the years.

We've done a lot of camping since we were married.
Tent camping with the Gremlin. Early 1970's

Our first motorhome. A 1976 Dodge based 19' TEC.  My father and I went in halves on this camper. We had recently finished a weekend of camping at Walt Disney World in Orlando with my parents, our children and my sister Lynne and her family. It was raining when we set up the tent and raining when we left. My dad said, enough of this, then he went motorhome shopping. Luxury camping like we had never known it.

Then it was the  2001 Arctic Fox  and Ford F-250, followed by the new-to-us 2000 Lazy Daze and now the 2008 Lazy Daze.

Sometimes we would take trips based on a theme. Once it was kayaking through New England, another time Rail-to-Trails and another time the War of 1812.  These trips took us all through the New England states and around the Great Lakes. We've ridden our bikes along the historic Erie Canal towpath, kayaked through Lake Champlain and explored Upstate New York.

We've been snowshoeing in the mountains.

 And ocean kayaking in Florida, Maine, Vermont and throughout the Great Lakes area.

Over a period of four years we covered the entire Lewis and Clark Trail. Between 2010 and 2012 we followed the Oregon Trail, and parts of the Mormon and California Trails, from beginning to end.
Then there was the summer exploring the Canadian Maritime Provinces. We've camped in every state in America except for Hawaii.

Me and my hiking buddy; Gopher the Aussie Girl. Glacier NP.  2005.  Shortly before Carol took this picture, Gopher and I were swimming in the adjacent lake. I looked towards the shore and there was a good sized  black bear sitting on this table looking at us. I was hoping the bear wasn't thinking it was lunch time and we would do just fine.  I grabbed onto Gopher so she wouldn't start after the bear.  The bear casually got off the table and ambled way.

It's been an amazing 47 years.

Come Sunday we head out again. Our adventure continues.

Ed & Carol.


Donna K said...

Happy Anniversary you two! Many happy memories... We used to have a blue and white striped tent like that back in the 70s. You have certainly had some wonderful adventures over the years and hope you will have many more in the years to come.

Russ Krecklow said...

Great picture of you and Gopher! Sure do enjoy looking at all those older pictures of the younger you...both of you! You've lived a very active and enjoyable life together, and the adventures continue. Both of you are incredible people, and truly an inspiration to us. So happy to have met you when you were here in Eugene. Would enjoy seeing you again. Oregon awaits!

Pleinguy said...

Glad to hear your heading out with the LD again. I will make New Mexico by mid-November, after the SE-LD Campout in Chattanooga TN. Hope I can see you again.