Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Towel Bird

Towel Bird by RV Bob
Towel Bird, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We took a cruise to Mexico and Hawai'i, in the 3 weeks before Christmas. Great fun, and excellent service from Holland-America.

This towel animal was part of the nightly creation of our cabin attendant.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie by RV Bob
Pecan Pie, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at the Escapees park in Casa Grande. It was a huge pot-luck, with lots of great food.

Even though our diet should not include it, we still had to enjoy just a little pecan pie.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

UP Locomotive #844

844 Cab by RV Bob
844 Cab, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
The classic steam locomotive 844 of the Union Pacific, made a stop in Casa Grande. It was a great experience to see a working locomotive up close.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Casa Grande Fly-By

Fly-By (Approaching) by RV Bob
Fly-By (Approaching), a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We attended the Copper State Fly-In, held annually at the Casa Grande airport. We got to walk around and look at many interesting airplanes.

This group of early military biplanes did several fly-by's for us.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Canyon Portrait

Canyon Portrait by RV Bob
Canyon Portrait, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

The Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park is amazing. We spent some time here, rather than trying to drive to some other park areas, and were well-rewarded with remarkable views.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Male Elk

Male Elk
Male Elk, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

We are in the Yellowstone Nation Park area, taking a photography class. During the class, we hiked out to a river area where a good-sized group of elk often visit.

This was the male of the herd, with a couple of dozen females. He is crossing the river, calling to the females to leave this browsing area.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's by RV Bob
Famous Dave's, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

We stopped in here from our rally in Wisconsin Dells. The first time we tried to eat, the place was packed. This at 1 PM, but unfortunately on a Sunday. We returned during the week, and the place was emptier, but we had some trouble with the service.

We DO like Dave's and enjoy the fact that the food is good in all the stores we've tried.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Winnebago Rally

Flags by RV Bob
Flags, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

During the rally, we served some food to the other RV'ers. They have food at all of the "state rows". We aren't a "state", but we joined in the fun, too.

Our favorite state's food was the green chile stew at New Mexico.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nash Metropolitan

Nash Metropolitan by RV Bob
Nash Metropolitan, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

Taken at the opening parade for the Winnebago Rally in Forest City, Iowa. This was our 3rd year at the rally, held in the town where the Winnebago motorhomes are built.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Spam Museum

Spam Museum by RV Bob
Spam Museum, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

When we visited Mayo Clinic, we stopped by the Spam Museum afterwards. Lots of fun.

Friday, July 8, 2011


Tank by RV Bob
Tank, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
This tank was part of the static display at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum. The museum is located on the grounds of Camp Dodge, which was a major training facility near Des Moines. Today, it still houses the Iowa National Guard, but in 1918, there were tens of thousands of young men training for the trenches of Europe.

The museum is well worth a visit.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Our Motorhome at the APS

Our Motorhome at the APS by RV Bob
Our Motorhome at the APS, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We visited the APS headquarters in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania for a few days. Bob volunteered, and we enjoyed the beautiful and historic area.
By APS we mean the American Philatelic Society. Their headquarters has one of the finest philatelic (stamp collecting) library in the country, as well as a sales division where collectors can buy items to improve their collections.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Hall of Fame by RV Bob
Baseball Hall of Fame, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

We visited this on June 6th, driving from a campground in nearby upstate New York. The museum was great, and certainly brought back many memories of our experiences with baseball.

My favorite was taking a photo of the plaque honoring "Satchel" Paige.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dinner in Maine

Lobster by RV Bob
Lobster, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

We enjoyed Bar Harbor, Maine, and one of the enjoyments was absolutely fresh seafood. Sandi enjoyed this lobster, while I had perfect mussels.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dark Cloud

Dark Cloud by RV Bob
Dark Cloud, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

We did some driving around the Bar Harbor area. One day, we tried to drive to Bass Harbor Head and see the lighthouse. During our drive, the weather became increasingly foreboding. Well, here is a huge, black cloud. And it did rain right after this photo was taken.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Schoodic Peninsula Rocks

Schoodic by RV Bob
Schoodic, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

This area is near Bar Harbor, but is a peninsula in its own right. The rock formations at the ocean are remarkable, and people drive out just to see the waves crashing on the rocks.

We visited this area on our way back from Quoddy Point, where the US and Canada come together at the "top" of Maine.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fishing Boats and Fog

Fishing Boats and Fog by RV Bob
Fishing Boats and Fog, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

Taken at the harbor in Bar Harbor, Maine. The cruise ship "Maasdam" was in the harbor, so we drove to town to see the ship. These fishing boats (probably lobster boats) looked quite nice against the fog and nearby islands.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Spring Green

Spring Green (III) by RV Bob
Spring Green (III), a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

Taken near Jordan Pond, Bar Harbor, Maine. We had a few decent days and did some driving around the Acadia National Park. This "pond" is a glacial lake that is very scenic. The trees near the lake were in their brand new, very very green foliage.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Carpe Parked at the Tree Farm

Carpe Parked at the Tree Farm by RV Bob
Carpe Parked at the Tree Farm, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

We spent a very nice evening at a Christmas Tree farm in Maine. Next stop: Bar Harbor.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Submarine Museum Entrance

Submarine Museum Entrance by RV Bob
Submarine Museum Entrance, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

We visited the museum in Groton, Connecticut. Fascinating displays, very patriotic. They have the Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine there, and you can walk (and climb) through it. The large circles you see are the markers for the diameter of the current Ohio-class submarine (larger), and the first US submarine (smaller). The USP truck helps to show the scale of things.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sea Swirl

Sea Swirl by RV Bob
Sea Swirl, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

Great seafood at this drive-up place in Mystic, Connecticut.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Rutt's Hut Chili

Rutt's Hut Chili by RV Bob
Rutt's Hut Chili, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

Had this during our visit to New Jersey in May. Rutt's Hut is a real New Jersey kind of place. No credit cards, the bar looks like it did 50 years ago. Great hot dogs (rippers), chili, and onion rings.

Rutt's Hut Lunch

Rutt's Hut Lunch by RV Bob
Rutt's Hut Lunch, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

Our nephew (inlaw) took us to Rutt's Hut in Clifton, New Jersey. The food was amazing. They are most famous for the "rippers", hot dogs finished in the deep fat fryer.

Friday, May 6, 2011


Dragon by RV Bob
Dragon, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
One of the wooden statues in a "playhouse" at Longwood Gardens. We spent the day here, courtesy of friends we had met cruising. The gardens are wonderful, and the weather was excellent.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

General Warren Memorial on Little Round Top

We visited the Gettysburg battlefield while waiting for service at the RV dealer in Pennsylvania.

We drove and walked around several locations in Gettysburg.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Dogwood Blossoms

Dogwood Blossoms by RV Bob
Dogwood Blossoms, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

Taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We drove our 40-foot motorhome on the Parkway without incident. Of course, there was very little traffic. We might have had a harder time of it in the fall, with all the beautiful leaf color.

We have been "following" the dogwoods up from Florida.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Pig and Easter Bunny

Pig and Easter Bunny by RV Bob
Pig and Easter Bunny, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

Easter Sunday, Marion North Carolina. We were here for an Escapees RV Rally. The BBQ was wonderful, too.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Shrimp Basket -- Foley, Alabama

Shrimp Basket -- Foley, Alabama by RV Bob
Shrimp Basket -- Foley, Alabama, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Great seafood! This is the Shrimp Basket, Foley, Alabama. It was located near the Escapees RV Park where we were staying on our way up to Huntsville.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Brisket by RV Bob
Brisket, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

We ate lunch at Gators BBQ in Jacksonville. This crowned our visit to this city. Got a lot done, but we are now heading out for more road adventures.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Disney World

Mickey by RV Bob
Mickey, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

An exhausting week at Disney World. We were meeting up with cruising friends at Camp Wilderness RV Park. Saw a lot, wore out the feet.

We are now in another part of Florida, enjoying the peace and quiet.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

John Swanson, 1914-2011

Dad and Bear by RV Bob
Dad and Bear, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

We miss you, Dad!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Falkland Islands

Gentoo by RV Bob
Gentoo, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

Where were we in early 2011? We repeated our 2008 cruise around South America. This photo is of a Gentoo Penguin we saw in the Falkland Islands.