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November 2004 Travel Log

November 2004 Travel Log

This was a special month for us. We celebrated our 26th anniversary with a special vacation to Australia. We rented a Campervan and spent 28 days driving around Australia. We drove 3,531 miles around the Southeast corner of Australia, visiting the states of New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania. The following is our daily log of adventures. I've also written a general article on our experience and lessons learned about renting a RV and traveling in Australia.


11/1: We got off from the L.A. Airport without any problems. The lines were short, and security was thorough, but didn’t take long. Of course, leaving at 11:45pm helped. The flight was long (about 15 hours), and getting to sleep was difficult. But we did have individual TV screens and a choice of over a dozen movies and shows to watch. Besides sleeping for a couple hours, we enjoyed 3 first-run movies each during the flight.

11/2: Because we crossed the date line, we lost today. Gone – a day lost in our lives!

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October 2004 Travel Log

October 2004 Travel Log

10/29: Well, we're homeless now. Our "wheel estate" has been placed into short-term storage. We packed up a selection of clothes and emptied the fridge and freezer and now we're staying with Connie's parents in Torrance, CA until our plane leaves on Monday. They treated us to a nice dinner out for Connie's birthday. We've rented a small motorhome in Australia and will tour the Southeast corner for 28 days. We'll have to rely on Internet Cafe's periodically, so I don't expect to update this web site until we return in early December. I'll try to keep the log current while traveling, so I'll be able to upload it all immediately after we return. Check back in December, and you can read all about our adventures traveling in Australia in a motorhome.

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September 2004 Travel Log

September 2004 Travel Log

9/30: We've met up with 9 other Boomer families and are now parked at the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. We're parked right on the edge of the primary landing area for the balloons with our huge front window facing the landing area. Although there were a few hot air balloons flying this morning, the scheduled events don't start until tomorrow evening. We'll attend "chase crew school" tomorrow morning. We're excited about helping inflate and chase the balloons (actually, we're only chasing a specific balloon, sponsored by Monaco Coach). We've met some of these fellow Boomers before, and we're already hitting it off well with all of them. It's fun as we proudly announce we're new full-timers of three weeks. We know we're in for a fun, and tiring week. I'll try to take plenty of pictures and will post some here soon.

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2003 Travel Log

2003 Travel Log

November 2003:

11/21 - 11/23: Again, we had a strong desire to "get away" for the weekend. The weather has cooled off around Phoenix, so we headed to our favorite desert boondocking spot. This spot is is only about 50 miles from home, yet in an isolated area. We spent the weekend just relaxing, taking walks, playing cards and reading. We also enjoyed a nice scenic drive through the desert, but I didn't have any desire to go geocache hunting this time. It got pretty chilly at night, down to the 40's. On Sunday, we stopped by the large Mesa Swap Meet. We bought a glass etching for the door window of the motorhome. It looks pretty nice.

11/1 - 11/8: The day after we returned from Lost Wages, we flew out to Orlando, FL. We made the trip to attend the Fall meeting with Southeast Publications. We're brand new and wanted to get as much information as possible. It was a very informative trip. We did have one day free and visited Disney's "Epcot" center. We really enjoyed the day, but were exhausted after 11 hours of walking around. We still didn't see it all!

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2002 Travel Log

December 2002:

12/14 - 12/15: Just a short weekend at our nearby Usery Mountain Recreation Park in Mesa, AZ. This is a nice, quiet county park with wonderful desert views. The park had a short Christmas program at night, with Cowboy poetry and a 1 mile trail lit with Luminaries. We just relaxed all weekend, playing "The Golf Ball Game" and reading. I plan to write a short article on this fun game, which is great to carry in the RV. It's sort of like horseshoes with golf balls. (?) This weekend went by very quickly. Since we like this park, we don't mind paying the $18 a night for 50amp electric and water. But I disagree with the additional $5 fee to dump! Dumping should be included with the camping fee. Since I tore up my towbar on the last trip, we stopped by Camping World on the way home. I'll soon have a Roadmaster "Falcon 2" fold-up towbar mounted on the motorhome. Happy Holidays!

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