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22. November 2012

May You Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day as you Consider Everything and Everyone You Are Thankful For

Filed under: 2012 — admin @ 06:48

We are Thankful for our Friends and Family and the Lifestyle we have been living.

Our Truck and Trailer This is our truck and trailer on our site in Indianapolis, where we will spend Thanksgiving with Family for the first time in many years.

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

11. November 2012

November 2012

Filed under: 2012 — admin @ 20:36

We are finally taking some time to touch base with everyone some time after our fall travels came to an end.


We began traveling right after Labor Day and headed for Elkart IN and on to Michigan.


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore near Traverse City was a treat.

Good Morning America was rated this as the the most beautiful place in America.

Having grown up near what is now the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, I tend to think Indiana has the better.

I would not put either in the 10 most beautiful places we have seen in America, but both are worth prolonged visits.


Historically, the Straits of Mackinac were a highlight. Fort Michlimacinac was the headquarters of the fur trade of the British Empire. The fort was moved to Mackinac Island during the American Revolution. Why? The only logical reason was the success of George Rogers Clark in capturing Vincennes with fewer men than the British had in the fort.


Mackinac Island is not something we desired to see, as it centers on Tourists. Some people will like visiting an island that does not allow motor vehicles but uses horse drawn carriages, and has so many fudge shops that the few  year round residents refer to summer visitors as “fudgies”. We were interested in the straits themselves and the history of the area. We also went to see where Lake Superior is drained by the St. Mary river. This is one of the most heavily traveled shipping lanes in the world.


The most beautiful place we saw on the trip was Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and you need to see it by boat.


We have a 2012 page with some of these great pictures at but the rest will have to wait for the planned MICHIGAN section.


One other place we visited was the Mississippi Pallisades of Illinois. An amazing place to understand travel on the Mississippi river. Some pictures are posted on the 2012 page mentioned above . The rest must wait for a planned Illinois section.


At present, we are working heavily on upgrading the Texas section.

These pages are done now, finished since our last letter:

Texas Overview     


Hill Country Overview


Comercial Caves     

Hill Country State Parks

Rivers and Reservoirs


San Antonio area Missions


There is also an update to the Amazon Nutrition Supplements section


For the first time in the nine years we have been on the road, we will be spending Thanksgiving and Christmas in COLD WEATHER in Indianapolis with our children. Why? Our first grand child is due in January.


Phyllis is still recovering from back damage from falls.

She is working on getting a good diagnosis so a recovery plan can be made.


We would like to know what YOUR plans are for the coming holidays and any travel plans you may have for 2013.

We would like to meet with more of our friends next year, but we cannot meet with you unless we know your plans.

Please stay in touch.



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