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Smokey Mountain National Park, Newfound Gap

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Recovering from the Storm (Flushing, NY)


Here we are back in the house.  AC in the basement has been going non stop since we got home last Friday.

This is before:


This is After:


We had the rugs removed and all of the mold removed.  The wall were repainted with oil base paint.  The floors are now covered with a parquet looking linoleum tile.

Also, around the outside of the house, where the concrete on the ground meets the brick side of house was sealed so no water can go down into the foundation.  Hopefully that will solve the problem.

Now we can start showing the house again.

The Plan…

The middle of October, go down to Florida for the NHOG (New Horizons Owners Group) rally. Then after the rally we will store  the coach in Florida and drive back with the truck.  After the house is sold, rent another trailer with whatever clothes and stuff we will want to take with us in the trailer.  Drive back down and then we hit the road.

We will be writing another blog over the next week to recap our trip and links to pictures of our beautiful country

Next stop… somewhere in the USA.

See you down the Roan Road…

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Trapped ( Altoona PA)


Finally, another blog post. 

On Friday (after the rally ended)  we went on a charted tour of Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument with our other Escapee friends.  We did not get back until after 10 PM. 

We decided to cut the trip short  (no stop over in Kansas) and get back early because of water in the basement of the house.  So after doing some food shopping Saturday morning we left Gillette and started for home on I-90 east. At Joliet IL we headed south to pick up I-80 east.  We have been staying campgrounds until last night when we decided to dry camp at Walmart so we could get an early start.  After going to bed around 8:30 PM we woke up around 4 AM made breakfast and took off. Today we kept seeing signs on I-80 that it was closed between exits 232 and 235.  Now what?  We decided to head south to pickup the PA turnpike and then I –78,

We are now in the parking lot of a Super Walmart in Altoona.  We will let you know what happens tomorrow.

See you down the Roan Road…

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Alive and Well (Wall, SD)


Contrary to reports we are not in Boot Hill, in Deadwood SD.  We are alive and kicking, sort of.  We reached Gillette WY,  for the Escapees Rally, 2 days early because of the transmission on the truck.  Of course, Ford could not find anything wrong.  The dealer, Thunder Basin Ford, was very accommodating and seemed to be thorough.

When the Rally started we got up at 6 AM and didn’t get back to the camper until after 8:30 PM.  So, we were very, very busy all day long.

This morning we left the Rally and are heading east on I-90 home.  We had to cut our travels short because of Irene.  We have water in the basement of the house.  So we have to get back to clean up.

Right now we are in a camp ground right off the interstate in Wall, SD.  The campground is right next to the train tacks. There is nothing like a 3 engine 125 car coal train coming past blowing it’s whistle.  Especially in the middle of the night.

Well more to follow, with pictures.

Note: I am going to try to do short updates on Facebook.  So those of you with Facebook accounts, send me a Friends Invite, so you can keep up to date.  I will still be updating the blog as usual.

See you down the Roan Road….