TravelingMorgansBlog Working our way around the contiguous 48 states in our RV.

1. May 2014

Traveling Morgans May 2014

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We have had a couple of years of setbacks. We are attempting to get back to our preferred lifestyle. Most of the issues are medical and we think they have been addressed to a significant degree. We are going to workamp again and stay within what we can do.

Last winter was spent in Alabama and South Carolina. Next winter we hope to get back to Texas.

We will be at the Crazy Horse Monument in South Dakota for the summer and we are on our way.

I am back to working on the website. Arizona has reached a solid preview stage and is ready to begin conversion to a regular web site section.

In the meantime go to http://www.travelingmorgans.com/AZ/az-preview.shtml and see the pictures of Arizona.

Please tell us how you are doing and what is important in your life and where you are.
We personally reply to every personal message we receive.
We love to visit with people we have met over the years if they want to meet with us.
The wonderful thing that has happened in the last two years is the birth of a grandchild.
You can see pictures of Aiden (and this letter) at http://blog.travelingmorgans.com
We will add more as opportunity permits.

Aiden at 15 months.

Aiden at 15 months.

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29. November 2013

TravelingMorgans November 2013

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

We trust your time with family and/or friends was good.
Phyllis and Larry are working at Wales West Light Railway and our Christmas display is now up and ready.
Larry’s latest task was to get Peace On Earth to work.
See photo
We took this position to work with children and trains. We hope this happens over the Christmas season.
We had Thanksgiving dinner with the workers and campers at the RV park.
We are thankful that our summer job is lined up.
We will be working at the Crazy Horse Monument in the Black Hills.
We hope to see some of you there.
Crazy Horse is history in the making — the biggest monument in the history of the world!
Speaking of TravelingMorgans.com, Larry has completed the upgrade of the TEXAS section.
You can now go to http://www.travelingmorgans.com/TX/index.shtml and select any of the 18 pages of Texas information and pictures.
We are working to incorporate the web site. Once this is done we will begin to build the brand and allow recommended business to sponsor a page.

17. September 2013

Traveling Morgans 2013 September

Filed under: 2013 — admin @ 08:06

Normally we like to send information about our travels to all of our friends and acquaintances before we start a major journey. Occasionally someone replies back and says they would like to meet with us at some point on our journey. We love to meet with friends we have made on the road and with friends from our past and with others who share our love for the beauty of this wonderful country.

This time, we almost slipped out of town unannounced. We are trying to give Phyllis a chance to get fully back on her feet and our method of travel has changed to allow some recovery time for both of us.

We are getting back to working. Wales West in Silverhill AL has work Phyllis can do without stressing her back. The job sounds interesting and gives us the opportunity to make friends with other workampers. We should start work Oct 1.

Part of the delay in writing was Larry trying to get TravelingMorgans.Com up to standards before communicating.
Web sites take time. Every picture on the site represents about an hour of work in selecting and processing. We have so many unshared pictures that we wanted to come up with something better. The web site has a new tab for PREVIEWS. The PREVIEWS are pictures from areas we either have never put up before or places that were designed in a tool that is now out of date and therefore cannot be maintained properly. YELLOWSTONE is an example. We now have a lot of new pictures and MOVIES in the YELLOWSTONE II PREVEIW.
http://travelingmorgans.com/YNP/
We had never placed our Arizona pictures on the website, but there is now a PREVIEW.
http://travelingmorgans.com/AZ/

Our travels have taken us through Michigan, including marvelous Pictured Rock National Lakeshore, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. In some cases there are a lot of pictures. Others have only a few. In all cases there are more pictures to add. These PREVIEWS will later be expanded into one or more full fledged web pages.
http://travelingmorgans.com/MI/
http://travelingmorgans.com/MI/MI-PRNL.shtml
http://travelingmorgans.com/VA/
http://travelingmorgans.com/NC/
http://travelingmorgans.com/SC/

Since we are adding pictures to the previews on a near daily basis, we will help our visitors find the lastest changes by using GREEN menu entries for pages recently changed. We will attempt to keep this rolling and remove the green when a page has not been updated for awhile.

We will continue to mark major upgrades on the front page, including when a a PREVIEW page is upgraded to a production page or whole section.

Another major change has been to make the web site compatible with tablets, since more and more RV travelers are moving away from computers to tablet and smart phone. Photography rich sites like TravelingMorgans.Com may never work with a standard sized cell phone, but they can work well with tablets 7-inch or larger. If you have a suggestion or just want to say the site does not work well on your device, drop a line to webmaster@travelingmorgans.com

On this topic of making the web site viewable by more, we have also worked to have TravelingMorgans.Com work well with current versions of FireFox, Chrome (and its open source sibling Chromium) and Internet Explorer. We do not have access to a Macintosh and so have not tested Safari. We know there is Safari for Windows but we do not know why it would be chosen. If you have a good reason for Safari on Windows, let us know so we can begin testing.

We have been testing Opera, but find many things appear to work differently and it may be hard to make TravelingMorgans.Com work well with Opera. Are you using Opera? Let us know. It will affect prioitization. It is hard to spend time getting Opera to work if nobody is using it to view TravelingMorgans.Com.

We would also like to hear about the browser you use and why. Again, it will help us prioritize.

We are starting to sell ads on TravelingMorgans.Com, but only to businesses we can recommend because the have done well by us in the past. We will limit ads to one per page and our rates are reasonable.

If you are passing near Mobile AL between Oct 1 and March 15, please let us know. Perhaps we can get together.

We would like to send personal emails to everyone, but this general email will have to suffice. However, we always answer each email we receive.
We would like to hear what YOU are up to and what YOU are doing. We WILL respond!

23. August 2013

Heading to VA and the Blue Ridge

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11. August 2013

Truck Graphics

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We had a chance to add some graphics to our truck. Pictures we took and put on the web site are now on the truck as well.
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13. July 2013

Family

Filed under: 2013 — admin @ 19:19

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21. June 2013

1984 revisited

Filed under: 2013 — admin @ 07:04

An NSA agent walks into hie neighborhood bar. The bartender says “I have a joke for you.” The NSA agent says “I know. I heard it already.”

What the NSA is doing may not seam that funny to most Americans. Gathering a complete list of who is telephoning whom, copies of all credit card transactions, copies of all emails, and all data going into and out of FaceBook, Google, Yahoo, Verizon and others.

I know we need to fight terrorism, but I think the nation needs to decide how much privacy is given up rather than have it decided for us by people who lie to their congressional oversight committees about what information they are gathering.

If you are concerned about this, hear are a couple of places to learn more. I intend to send this to my members of Congress and suggest they consider it.

There are two concise resources worth your time.
Steve Gibson with Leo LaPorte in audio, video and text transcript with the factual and technical info
https://www.grc.com/sn/sn-408.htm
and
https://www.grc.com/sn/sn-409.htm

plus Dan Carlin’s audio commentary with the philosophy http://www.dancarlin.com//disp.php/csarchive/Show-255—The-Big-Long-Surveillance-Show/N.S.A.-security-spying

No wonder copies of 1984 are hard to keep in stock.

14. June 2013

Delayed Update

Filed under: 2013 — admin @ 19:46

“Honey, do you remember the name of those workampers we used to know that traveled around the country? Was it Traveling something?”
“Yes, the Traveling Morgans. We haven’t heard from them for awhile. I wonder what happened to them.”

Sometimes life is not a fairy-tale and tough situations sometimes arise.

Phyllis has been undergoing treatments on her back. It had been getting worse for years, and some falls made working not feasible. The good news was she did not need surgery.
The other problem was the bursa in her leg, and that has been cleared up. She can walk without a came, but cannot remain on her feet for long. The latest treatments appear to have been successful and Phyllis is gradually getting a little stronger.

There are other problems for both of us, but no other problems that will stop us from working and traveling.

We currently plan to remain in Indianapolis until Labor Day, and then hit the road.
This will conclude our doctors visits and allow us to get our truck and trailer back into shape for traveling. If you are in Indy and would like to get together with us ,now reply to this email. Phyllis is now strong enough to meet with friends.

We are considering heading east and exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway before spending the winter somewhere in the southeast..

We have enjoyed the time with our new grandson and the rest of our family (see http://blog.travelingmorgns.com for pictures), but “hitch-itch” is coming on strong We also do not really want to spend another winter in Indiana.

Many things have had higher priorities, but Larry has made some progress with the web site, http://travelingmorgans.com

The 6 page Texas Coastal Bend section is now ready.
OVERVIEW: http://www.travelingmorgans.com/TX/TX2CB-A-CoastalBend.shtml
The Unique Aransas National Wildlife Refuge:
http://www.travelingmorgans.com/TX/TX2CB-B-AransasNWR.shtml

Great Boat Tours of ANWR:
http://www.travelingmorgans.com/TX/TX2CB-C-ANWR-Boat-Tours.shtml

Mustang Island and Port Aransas:
http://www.travelingmorgans.com/TX/TX2CB-D-PortAransas.shtml

Magnificent Padre Island National Seashore
http://www.travelingmorgans.com/TX/TX2CB-F-PINS.shtml

Corpus Christi
http://www.travelingmorgans.com/TX/TX2CB-E-CC.shtml

For those who have tried to help us pay for the web site by using our links to Amazon, you can now go straight to Amazon with this:
http://travelingmorgans.com/amazon
One of our pages will appear for a few seconds and you will then be redirected to Amazon.

We are making other changes to our Amazon links. Maintaining a product description and a direct link was labor intensive and error prone. You will find some new Amazon pages with skeletal offerings now. These will be expanded. Suggestions are appreciated.

Please let us know what is up with your lives and what the chances are of getting together with you as we travel. As some of you know, we go out of our way to meet with friends.

Larry and Phyllis
Roscoe and Harpo

Phyllis Birthday in Late May with Family

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Aiden was not really visible in the group shot with Larry, Paul, Mel, Felicity, and Phyllis.

We added a couple to highlight Aiden.

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27. March 2013

Aiden – Early Development

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Aiden came home and started to grow — at the 99th percentile.

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