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  • Day27

    American Graffiti

    October 14, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    We’ve been staying too long at all the good stuff we’ve found, that wasn’t the plan, this is supposed to be the ultimate road trip so a few practice donuts to warm up the RV tyres and it’s back on the road again.
    Also after visiting Graceland and driving down Elvis Presley Boulevard we’ve had enough culture for awhile too, though out along the highways we keep running into more and more of it everywhere, this is pretty annoying because again it’s delaying us from the senseless blood shot eyes, diesel fume dash across America and back again trip we planned.

    Luckily we’ve hit the Mid West again and there’s not much to entice you to stop in places like Little Rock, Arkansas unless taking a photo of the sign telling you President Bill Clinton was Governor here is your thing. We don’t mind a good sign but that one made us speed a little faster through Little Rock.
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    jan brown

    Oh Lordy

    10/13/19Reply
    jan brown

    Definitely not in Amish country still

    10/13/19Reply
    Noreen Stone

    Cut a chunk out and It could make an usual piece of art

    10/14/19Reply
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  • Day26

    Mississippi Revisited, Memphis Tennessee

    October 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Despite ducking bullets, over zealous rangers and nearly becoming cast members of a Deliverance movie we’ve hung around Memphis, Tennessee mainly because of the Mississippi River.
    If you could fence off all the crazies, you’d probably need a pretty big fence though, the rest of the people are brilliant.

    Another thing is you get used to seeing the gun section next to the fruit and vegetables isle in a Walmart store, it’s going to make our supermarkets look a little naked not seeing that when we get back home.
    Speaking of guns, though not being Elvis fans we still had to visit Graceland because any guy who would shoot a TV if he didn’t like the show that was on is alright by us.

    Obviously we are in the non fan minority because the whole complex is massive, there are acres of land just to house the infrastructure and the shuttle busses that ferry the adoring fans from the car parks to the property.
    The fans have graffitied lampposts, footpaths and the fence of Graceland itself with their personal messages to Elvis.
    All the “hop on the bandwagon” businesses around Elvis Presley Boulevard have his music blaring out onto the street and tacky images of “The King” are everywhere, our favourite is the souvenir shop right next to the property itself.
    Forget the Museum of Modern Art in New York, that’s an aberration or Niagara Falls, that’s a natural phenomenon, right here, right now is the real America and we are lucky enough to be traveling right through it.
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    jan brown

    What's he smoking...I wouldn't go in there if I were you.

    10/15/19Reply
    jan brown

    You did go in there!

    10/15/19Reply
    jan brown

    Ahhh... the Jungle Room.

    10/15/19Reply
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  • Day13

    Arkansas

    January 21 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ -9 °C

    After a hearty breakfast of turkey bacon, strawberries, and milk, Landon and I went to Let's Play. It is an indoor play area. Unfortunately, the place was not open until 230.
    We made an effort to go to the playground. But after 30 min, we were both too cold.
    I completed the chicken noodle soup.
    After Landon's nap. We went back to the indoor play place for over an hour.
    After. We went to Walmart looking for a piggy bank...none found, but thanks to Amazon, one will be delivered today!
    For dinner, we (Mike and I) had dinner with Kim! Mexican and margaritas!
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  • Day6

    Trip to Arkansa

    January 14 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    Since Landon was feeling better, we took a road trip to the Little Rock Zoo. It was a great day, not too hot, not too cold! Landon was so excited seeing all the animals and playing at several of the playgrounds in the zoo. We also took a train ride! If course. There was a stop in the gift shop! Landon picked out a Vet kit for hom an 2 stuffed animals for Finley and Emmett!
    After getting home and after a nap, Landon and I took a walk , well he was riding his bike. After dinner, Landon the Vet took care of ALL his stuffed animals. I was his assistant.
    Another great day!
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  • Day4

    Trip to Arkansas

    January 12 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    It is Landon's birthday and he is so excited! We spent the day playing, baking his birthday cake, and painting and waiting for Mom to come home so he can open open his presents. Also, he found Andy's razor and gave himself a haircut! Grandma wasn't quick enough, he was washing his hands in the bathroom, next thing I heard was the BUZZING!Read more

  • Day12

    Beebe nach Ozark

    July 6, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Gestern war ich mir nicht sicher was ich tun sollte. In die Werkstatt oder weiterfahren. Ich habe mich am morgen fürs weiterfahren entschieden. Es liegt devinitiv an der Spritzufuhr. Es geht heute durch viele Wälder. Schotteranteil ca 75 Prozent. Landschaftlich schaut es teilweise aus wie in der Toskana, dann teilweise wie auf Tasmanien.
    Mittags kommen wir an eine Tankstelle. Hier geht es in etwa so auf und zu wie im Film "Crocodile Dundee". Richtig urig das muss man erlebt haben, so was kann man nicht beschreiben.
    Besondere Vorkommnisse:
    Gestern Abend noch einen Platten bei Bernd erfolgreich repariert
    -eine müde Kuh
    -eine bieselnde Ktm😭😭😭
    Aber wie immer ein schöner Tag
    😎😎😎
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    Ulrike

    Das ist ja mal wieder ein amtlicher Nagel.

    7/7/18Reply
    Ulrike

    Bezüglich der KTM: Kann das Problem doch vielleicht an der Zündspule liegen ... schlechter Massekontakt ... Hauptmassekontakte schön aufrauen und mit Kupferpaste einschmieren ... dann muss sie doch wieder laufen! Jungs, das kriegt Ihr doch hin :-)

    7/7/18Reply
    Ulrike

    Oder ganz simpel: Zündkerzenstecker?

    7/7/18Reply
    Ulrike

    Lese gerade, dass Ihr da schon ‚drangewesen’ seid. Ich recherchiere weiter und habe vielleicht einen weiteren Spezialisten für die Ferndiagnose an der Hand. Ich melde mich bei Hanno ... hier will ich ja nicht alles ‚vollmüllen‘. LG

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  • Day12

    Durch Arkansas und die Ozark Moutains

    July 6, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Hanno schreibt:

    Noch ein Nachtrag zu gestern: Bernd mag wohl gerne Nägel in seinem Hinterreifen: er hatte schon wieder einen drin. Unser Flicken scheint erfolgreich zu sein.

    Nachdem wir uns gestern abend ein extrem opulentes Dinner (jede Menge Spareribs) gegönnt haben, bleibt es heute bei einem schmalen Frühstück.

    Wir fahren weiter durch Arkansas; der Ackerbau ist mittlerweile durch Wiesen und Viehhaltung abgelöst worden. Wir kommen gut voran. Nachmittags sind wir in den Ozark Mountains, einem Mittelgebirge ähnlich der Eifel, mit sehr schönen Naturstrassen, selbstverständlich legal zu befahren. Das Paradies für Endurofahrer. Da kann man gut „Stoff geben“ 😇. Da wir einem Gewitter hinterherfahren, ist die Luft recht angenehm. Wir erreichen unser Motel in Ozark ausnahmsweise mal nicht durchgeschwitzt.

    Bernds Reifen hat nach unserem Flicken gut durchgehalten. 👍
    Auch Hans‘ KTM hat während der Fahrt funktioniert, nur einmal war bei ihm Kanister-Nachtanken angesagt. Eben hat er seine Benzinpumpe ausgebaut und daran rummanipuliert. Jetzt meint er, das Problem sei behoben. 🧐
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    Ulrike

    One apple a day ... keeps the doctor away ... löblich löblich

    7/7/18Reply
    Ursula Kroeger

    Da sind die Fachleute vom Bäckerhandwerk aber was besseres gewohnt! Da brauche ich in 4 Wochen auch nicht mehr ne große Auswahl zuhause anbieten! Geht auch spartanischer wie man sieht. „Fallt nicht vom Fleisch .“

    7/7/18Reply
    Jochen Hoffmann

    Toll Sache. Ich lese, dass ihr die Ozark Mountains streift: ich schicke Hanno die passende Musik per whats app, oder geht das hiet auch? Standing on the rock von den ozark mountain daredevils. Ausn 70ern.

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  • Day11

    Batesville nach Beebe

    July 5, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Sonne, Sand, Staub, Schlamm
    mit diesen vier Worten kann man den heutigen Tag relativ gut beschreiben.
    Angefangen hat der Tag sehr gut mit einem guten Frühstück, wo es alles gab, was das Herz begehrte (Eier, Speck, Joghurt....)
    Bereits bei der Abfahrt war es sehr warm, trotz dem das wir wieder früher aufgestanden sind. Wir kommen gut in die Gänge und fahren über geschotterte Wege, welche sich bei fahren anfühlen wie in etwa Wellenreiten. Je schneller man die Wege fährt, je ruhiger wird die Fuhre.
    Kurz vor Mittag kommen wir an einen Streckenpunkt des TAT. Dieser wird von zwei älteren Herren betrieben, Innen sieht es aus wie in einem Antiquitätenladen. Wir müssen uns in das Tourbuch eintragen, bekommen kostenlos kaltes Wasser. Die beiden Herren erinnern mich an die älteren Herrn, welche zum Schluß immer bei der Muppets Show kamen.
    Als wir losfahren wollen kommen noch zwei Engländer, welche auch gerade den TAT fahren. Kurzer Smaltalk und weiter geht's.
    Danach überqueren wir den Mississippi, wasmich natürlich sofort an Tom Saywer und Huck Finn errinnert.
    Danach kommen einige Schlammpassagen, danach wieder Schotter.
    Besondere Vorkommnisse:
    -alle Kühe wollten wollten heute wieder eine Ruhepause einlegen
    -meine KTM spinnt schon wieder, bin eigentlich mit meinem Latein am Ende

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    Anita Meyer

    Ich stelle mir hier die Frage ist das der weg oder kann es sein das ihr lieben vom weg abkommt bei Hanno seiht das so aus ???????😯🤗🙄

    7/6/18Reply
    Peer Ruchel

    Moin war wieder schön zu lesen umfaller gehören dazu weiter Jungs

    7/6/18Reply
    Ulrike

    3 x M - Mais - Motorrad - Mensch ... who is who?

    7/6/18Reply
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  • Day45

    Revelations about Arkansas

    June 18 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 90 °F

    A very emotional day. It was 96° with a dewpoint of 76 - making it feel like 109°. John and I both agreed that despite the beauty, outdoor recreation and welcoming locals, the humidity in Arkansas is too overwhelming to live comfortably. With that decision made, we decided to forgo heading up to the NW corner of Arkansas and southern portion of Missouri. We both feel a bit deflated and miss having a ‘home’ for the first time. (PLUS, now we won’t be able to see my bestie Jen, who is coincidentally going to be in Fayetteville, AR on the 29th with her sweet as Hell kids, Skylar & Peyton 🥲.)
    So off to Tennessee we rolled. With quick stops at a brewery for John and an ice cream parlor for me, the day got a little brighter. Halfway to Memphis we stopped at a truck wash. Sassy has not been cleaned on the outside since Las Vegas. She looks shiny, bright and new again!
    Staying at a Cracker Barrel 10 miles shy of Memphis. Not even two hours away and the dewpoint has dropped to 64. It is 86° outside, but feels so cool after all of the humidity. I begged John to play checkers outside of the restaurant. When returning to the van, we opened all of the windows. So awesome after weeks of running the air conditioner.
    We are going to check out some neighborhoods tomorrow and book an Airbnb for a couple of days. We will play tourist by catching some live music on Beale Street and revel in the fact that we have a washer and dryer at our disposal.
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    Nanette Haviland

    Most importantly, what flavor of ice cream did you get?

    6/19/22Reply
    John and Kimberly

    John had 1 scoop S’mores. I had 1 scoop Coffee & Cream and 1 scoop Salted Caramel (I was weak!)

    6/19/22Reply
    Theresa Haviland

    Is that Miss Sassy in the background? And yes, what kind of ice cream did you get?!

    6/19/22Reply
    John and Kimberly

    Yes, prewash. That’s why I thought it was kind of a cute pic.

    6/19/22Reply
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  • Day44

    From Bliss to Bullshit

    June 17 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 90 °F

    Well, we woke up this morning on Lake Greeson happy to be alive! Awake early, we were sitting in our camp chairs by 6:30am…the campgrounds nothing but birdsong. We drank our coffee watching the reflection of the trees on the lake. It was like glass! We didn’t want to leave but our campsite was only available for one night. We weren’t too worried about it since we were heading to Degray Lake. All articles and reviews brag about the clarity of the water.
    Beautiful driving! The countryside is so pretty!
    I normally don’t want breakfast in the morning, but while driving through one of the tiny towns I noticed “Trudy‘s Cafe”. It looked inviting so we stopped. I’m not sure how many of you out there would have actually walked into the café once you had the front door open. (See video, paying particular attention to the ceiling and the floor.) The characters that were in there were priceless! But I’ll tell you what… Our eggs were cooked to perfection, bacon perfect, hashbrowns perfect and the place was spotless. Friendly, friendly people and an old fart who made sure to stop by our table to say, “Hope you find a spot to land.” Such sincerity…making sure to look into both of our eyes with a slight nod.
    When we got to Degray Lake all of the campgrounds were up on thickly wooded hillsides, so no easy access to the water. We were super bummed out we left such an awesome campgrounds on Greeson. It was too far to go back, so we started stressing on where to go from there. Lake Catherine was another lake with rave reviews and it was only 25 minutes away. Unfortunately, we also read that they are always full to capacity. We risked it and found a reserved lakeside site that was a no-show. We could not believe our luck and booked it for two nights.
    Weeelll, so here we are. Boards are pumped up and ready to go, three days of good food in the fridge and lake water so nasty I scrubbed the skin off my feet where they actually touched the water. So gross 🤢! We will head north tomorrow!
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    Theresa Haviland

    Yikes! ☹️

    6/17/22Reply
    Nanette Haviland

    Bummer

    6/18/22Reply
    Jennifer Bartz

    Shoot….sounded promising. Grungy water is so nasty!

    6/23/22Reply
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