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Leesburg, FL

The End (for now)

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Well friends, we made it home safe and sound. We certainly have a beautiful country and there is still so much to see. After we get caught up from this adventure, hopefully, we will start looking at the next one. I need a place to come home to, but, I think I could really do this travel thing for awhile.

100 days, 15,000+ miles, 19 states, 2 countries, 31 rv parks ---------------------------------------------- quite a trip and I loved every minute of it.

My favorite stops: Glacier National Park, definitely, Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. Everyone should get to go there at least once. Hopefully, we will be able to go back one day because there are a lot of hikes we missed. And that is another thing, whoever would have thought we would have enjoyed that hiking so much!

I think the friendliest and most proud state was Texas. That could be because everything is booming in Texas; the economy is good, but, then how could it not be with all that oil, cattle and cotton; home to 6 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies. I know they have their border problems, but, fortunately, we didn't get that far south.

My least favorite state would be New Mexico, although, that doesn't mean it was bad, just not my favorite.

Of course the most beautiful was Montana followed by Wyoming, only because of my favorite stops! The most surprising state, Utah. We probably spent more then we ever would have imagined; just never gave that much thought to Utah but, there is a lot to see there.

The best campgrounds overall are probably the Corp of Engineer parks for several reasons. They are usually on the water, the "senior" rate was never over $12/nite and they are usually always paved sites and kept up very well! Campgrounds in the NW and W are definitely more expensive then the south! The most expensive gas was in Montana, $4.14 for regular which is 85 octane (not good for our truck) and $4.24 for the "real" regular, 87 octane. I think we bought the leasts expensive gas in either Texas or Louisiana, $2.92.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. Although I started it as kind of a journal, so we could look back at all the great things we saw and did because the old memory isn't what it used to be, it has been fun having you along for the ride.

God Bless America!!

Posted by scpurvis 04:39 Archived in USA

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Glad that you had such a good time and made it home safely. Can't wait to see the next itinerary once it is planned. I bet after 100 days, it felt good to sleep in your bed at home, sit on your couch and fix a meal in a fully equipped spacious kitchen.. :-)

Welcome home !!

by driveman

So glad to hear you are home safe..thanks for sharing your travels...

by Val

Getting home safe is the key to a good trip and I congratulate Bob as we truck drivers do not get enough credit and accolades and I know he deserves it! On the other hand you should win an award for a great blog. You are truly gifted and I sure did enjoy reading your blogs and seeing the pictures. Thanks for sharing your adventures. Tight lines and THWG! Go Noles till they meet the Jackets in the ACC championship either this year or next and then it is GO JACKETS!

by Capt Bob Morrissey

Val and Rick, it was good to get home although for just the two of us, I was amazed how well that 250sf (more or less) worked for us. Our bed is very comfortable and we got some new recliners before we left....so all was good. The kitchen....well, you make do but we do a lot of cooking outside.

by scpurvis

Capt. Bob & Ms June, yes, I give my Bob loads of credit for all that driving! He did it ALL except when I went to get my hair cut, lol. He did excellent on all those mountains and never complained when his navigator gave him the wrong directions and he had to turn the whole ensemble around. Yes, I won't complain if you are cheering for the Jackets when they face the almighty Noles. Just feel bad you are on the losing team! :-] Have fun in your new rig!

by scpurvis

Actually I am hoping for the Jackets (THWG) to get to the ACC Championship game NEXT YEAR after that QB Jameis Winston goes to the pros. He is good at his yob! Hope the Noles stem the Tide(why do they use an Elephant?)! Should be a good game but Auburn may have something to say about it.(2 mascot Eagles & Tigers!) Can't those rednecks make a decision?

Hope your driveway is flat because we may show up at anytime. Will call first of course to make sure you are having a party! LOL

by Capt. Bob Morrissey

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