Indio, California: Today marks 16th
anniversary of this blog. I can't really call this date a celebration (because
who wants to celebrate teeny 2 mega-pixel photos?), but the date shows up on my
calendar each year and it should be recognized.
That's a lot of blogging.
This is the first photo posted on this blog. Fort
8 January 2000. We were boarding a cruise ship for a spin around the
Caribbean during Lisa's winter break from her freshman year at college. We were
joined by one of her classmates.
Lisa was in DC for college. Dave had just retired. We bought a
motorhome (upgrading from a small travel trailer) and a Honda CRV and hit the
road to adventure. We went everywhere. We were constantly on the move, often
spending only one night in a town. Why we were in such a hurry, we have no
recollection, but have since learned to slow down, take our time and smell a few
We hated this motorhome. It was plagued with all sorts of electrical issues and
we constantly fought her. We named her Goldie, but these days never refer to her
as Goldie, but as the P.O.S. Endeavor. To her credit, we did drive her on every
road in America.
On the road in 2000
Snickers, would travel with us. I've never in my life met a dog who hated
RVing more than Snickers. But the old guy would not leave my side, so if I went
on a trip in the motorhome, he went on a trip in the motorhome. Actually, when
we would pull the motorhome into the driveway to load-up for a trip, that was
his sign. Snickers would go into the motorhome and not leave - so afraid we were
going to leave without him.
That thing with Snoopy on top of his dog house? It's true, Beagles like to be up
high. Here, Snickers is on a picnic table at Yosemite, giving the stink-eye to
A few more 2mp photos from 2000:
Dave and Snickers at Haystack Rock - Cannon Beach,
Dave, shooting his lowest round at the Furnace Creek
Death Valley National Park, California
We took Lisa to Hawaii the summer between her freshman
and sophomore year at GW.
Here we, pre-luau, are on the
Big Island. (Holy cow, I still have that
Yep. 16 years of blogging is a lot of blogging.
Until my next update, I remain, your nostalgic correspondent.
RV PARK: The
Motorcoach Country Club
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