We attended the Great Tampa RV Show and two Rallies with the Carriage Club. The second week of April was the Carriage Club Florida National Rally. Can you find us?
After the rally we headed to Indiana. On the way north we had a fender bender. Photo doesn't show all the damage.
We stopped in KY to visit Mammoth Cave National Park.
We spent our 48th anniversary in Michigan.
Next we spent about 30 days in MI. We really enjoyed all of MI, but especially the Upper Peninsula. We hope to get back to the UP and spend more time there. Next we move through WI. We do want to get back to Superior WI again and explore that area. From there it was on to MN.
In Minnesota we met a fellow blogger . That is Bob with Judy.
Then it was onto North Dakota D. Had a great time at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the area. Again an area we want to return to. On to Glacier National Park. Another area we want to return to. A stop in ID and an area we need to explore. Next came WA. While in WA a medical problem for Bob sent us back to PA. We had intended to tour the West coast of the US until the Fall of 2014, then return to PA by late October of 2014.
We added a few new states to our map this year. We don't count a state unless we spend one night in that state with our RV. The states we added this year are Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Idaho .
Once we got to PA our first visit was with our kids and their wife's. Then the doctor appointments and tests started. Bob had his first MRI. It was determined Bob had Trigeminal Neuralgia. While treating that problem a couple more medical emergencies developed for Bob. One sending him to the hospital via an ambulance.
Linda also had a ulcer develop in her esophagus which needed to be treated. So.....we got to spend a lot more time in PA then we intended. But on the bright side we got to spend a lot more time with our family. This was the first year in the pasted 8 years we got to spent Thanksgiving with our kids. It was a great time. So we got many positives out of a few negatives.
This year we got to meet three fellow bloggers. We also visited several new to us National Parks. Our blog now has 50 followers, and many more that don't sign up to be followers. We have over 68,000 views of our blog.
On December 2nd we got to leave cold Pennsylvania. We arrived in warn Florida on December 5th. We got to visit Walt Disney World several times this year. We never get tired of WDW.
We also reconnected with many friends in Florida. We finished out the year in Florida. These are just the highlights listed here. You can see many more adventures we had in 2013 by clicking on the labels on the right side of our blog.
This year we had a few bumps in the road but we have been lucky for the last 8 years. If we had to stop today we had a great ride. We have many memories to look back on, and this blog helps us do that. September started our 9th year on this adventure. We are making planes to go to Louisiana and not sure after that, but we have to be back in Pennsylvania by April, so I don't think we will get to far west. A few bumps in the road slowed us down a little this year but we are still planning to continue on this adventure. There are still places to discover, and we are ready to discover them. At least all bumps happened at once. I'm sure we missed some things, but we tried to hit the highlights.
Thank you to all that are following along on our journey, and check back often.