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Smokey Mountain National Park, Newfound Gap

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

I’m Bored–Flushing, NY


I am tired of waiting for doctors for this appointment and that procedure.  I was going through some of my old pictures and I thought I would share them with some of my close friends, so I am putting it on the internet. 

Ann and I have camped on and off over the last 44 years (yes, 44).  There were many years that we did not have a camper of any kind and we traveled by plane, car and train and stayed in motels.  We traveled to many places in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Russia (thanks to Andrew, Ann got to see the Hermitage Museum)  

We Started with:

Expo 67 (2)

Our 1967 Volvo and the Coleman popup

The car is dirty because the picture was taken at the end of the trip.

The camper was just a box on wheels that had a tent on top to open up to sleep four.

Expo 67 (23)

Everything else was the same as tent camping.  We used a Coleman gas stove to cook on, an Ice chest to keep things cold and a Coleman gas lantern for light at night.

Expo 67 (30)Expo 67 (24)

Notice those skinny guys in the pictures.

On this trip we went to the Expo 67 in Montreal, Canada. 

The following are some pictures we took on the trip to the Expo 67 (where  we saw the world premier of  “Bonnie and Clyde”!).  You can go through them if you want.


In 1969 we bought a pickup camper.   It was a Chevy 3/4 ton pickup with a 350 cu. in. engine with a manual transmission.  We bought the camper from a Ford dealer.  It was a all ABS plastic shell inside and out with a foam core. It came with a 12vdc/120vac refrigerator, stove and heater. 

I added a chemical recirculating toilet in a closet in the back.  I also added an extra battery in the back that was able to be charged from the truck.


We really were roughing it, No A/C (OMG).


In 1974 the pickup camper was stolen.  After that we the bought a van camper.  Now known as a Class B motorhome.


We traveled across country in a 5 week trip to California.  In 1976, we sold the van, as we bought our business, Roan Electronics.

FYI, in the picture above Heidi is not quite 2.  Andrew went camping with us once when he was about 4 months old! 

Looking forward to being on the road soon in our 5th Wheeler….

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Enough is Enough Already–Flushing NY


MORE SHOW???  Still stuck in snowy New York.

Down the Street 01-12-11UP the Street 01-12-11

             Down the Street                                        Up the Steet

Back Yard 01-12-11Driveway 01-12-11

               Back Deck                                             Driveway

Front Walk 01-12-11Back Steps 01-12-11

                 Front Walk                                    Back Steps

Front Door 01-12-11

             Front of House

Again 12-14” of Snow!!  At this rate we will not get out until spring.

So, we can’t feel sorry for all of you  who are in warmer (?) climates and are complaining about the cold! 


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Still stuck in Flushing NY

Well just an update.

Things change, it looks like we will not be leaving next week. Bummer. I did not get the OK from the doctor because of a problem with the Prostate surgery. He wants to do a procedure to check out my plumbing and make sure it is ok, no scaring.

So it looks like the Quartzsite RV show and the Escapees Boot camp are not in the cards for now. We hope to get going in February.

We did get some cool outer ware for the trip though. Caroline & Andrew gave us these great T-shirts for Hanukah.

We will make good use of them once we do “hit the road”


“The only cure for Hitch Itch is lots of cheap Diesel.”