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

30. March 2011

Middle of a Long Trek

Filed under: 2011 — admin @ 22:23

We are now in Pahrump NV, just over the mountain from Las Vegas.
Snow covered Mt. Charleston (over 1200 feet) is visible from our site.

We are looking for work for the winter of 2011-12

To update our travels,  we left from the Texas Coastal Bend (Rockport), and stopped at the edge of the hill country (San Marcos TX) for medical treatment.

In the next three days we crossed the Hill Country, the barren Llano Estacado (Staked Plain or Pallisaded Plain), and two sets of mountains separated by a desert (White Sands and Organ Mountains, were the last).

We found Las Cruces NM would not have a winter job & place to stay for us.

We then headed up the Rio Grande River valley (I-25) to Albuquerque, crossed the Painted Desert to Winslow AZ.

We saw where the earth was shaken by a 150 foot meteor at Meteor Crater. It made an impressive impact.

The next overnight was Kingman AZ, then past Hoover Dam into Nevada on the nifty new Hoover Dam bypass and on to Pahrump NV and a week of job searching.

The whole of the SD section of the website is now in production status.
Wind Cave National Park
and the Mammoth Dig
are the latest to be added.
The Black Hills overview
was updated.
Expect more to be added from time to time as I think of improvements, but the essentials are in good shape.

More  from California and our next update.

I am looking for an Android App that will make it easy to update our blog(, Twitter, and Facebook all at once. Write if you know of something.

You are welcome to follow us on Twitter (TravelingMorgan) and Facebook (travelingmorgans with no space) as well as our main site

6. March 2011

Traveling Morgans Update Spring 2011

Filed under: 2011 — admin @ 02:43

Our trip last fall from South Dakota to Texas was just a straight run, with the exception of a detour to visit our friends Ava, Sebastian (Bash) and Eric in Lawton OK. We parked in their backyard by backing through a gate less than 9 feet wide. Pictures will be on our web site in the near future. That was the toughest parking we have done.

A stop in San Marcos TX allowed us to have medical treatment and visit friends there.

We have spent the winter in Rockport TX.
The last part of 2010 included wonderful experiences on the Texas Gulf Coast, including a visit from our son.

Just as the visit by our daughters in the Fall of 2010 was the highlight of our time in the Black Hills — allowing us to see things through their eyes as they saw them for the first time, our son’s visit was the highlight of our time on the Texas Gulf Coast for the very same reason.

Padre Island National Seashore is not something to be missed.

The Whooping Cranes at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge are also a national treasure. The best was to see them is by boat, either the very good trip on the Wharf Cat or the excellent Skimmer piloted by bird expert and author Tommy Moore.

Most pictures are not yet posted. This winter found multiple computer failures so picture posting and web site development was significantly slowed.

What has been posted on the web site is mainly South Dakota.
I have just finished updating all of the Custer State Park pages.

Introduction  —
Wildlife      —
Sylvan Lake   —
Needles Hiway —
Mt Coolidge   —

Other pages completed since last summer include
SD Intro       —
SD Recommended —
Badlands NP    —
Sheep Mt Table —
Black Hills    —
Mt. Rushmore   —
Iron Mt. Road  —
Crazy Horse, including the excellent NIGHT BLAST video

Items yet to be completed from 2010:
Wind Cave NP in SD
Mammoth Dig in Hot Springs SD
Texas Items, including Coastal Bend and Palo Duro Canyon (also see 2009).
2010 Travels Page is started but needs completion

There is a LOT of 2009 yet to go up, including movies of Yellowstone Geysers. Some of the pictures of wildlife can be found on the 2009 page.

Our planned trip to California is mapped on the new 2011 page now has over 100 pages and thousands of pictures.

Please contact us via email if you would like to meet with us on our Spring 2011 travels or during the Summer in California.

You can always contact us via the CONTACT US page.

Larry of The Traveling Morgans
Phyllis, Larry, with dogs Roscoe, Harpo

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