Day Thirty One

Well, we made it to Cedar Key. This place has such a relaxed feel. We had a couple of Winter Conventions here and many attendees still stop by to or from the north. The owners, Bruce and Roberta Wilson, tried to go the condo park route and had some takers, but not enough to finish… Continue reading Day Thirty One

Day Twenty Seven

New Mexico – moved from the Pacific Time Zone to the Mountain Time Zone on Saturday and on Sunday we should be in the Central Time Zone in Texas. We had hoped to get to Enchanted Trails by mid afternoon on Saturday, but a wreck on east bound I40 changed those plans. We had to… Continue reading Day Twenty Seven

Day Twenty Six

Went out last night to remove the water hose – warned us about freezing temperatures. Looked up and saw more stars than I have ever seen. We have been to Arizona before, but we must have been close to a large city and didn’t see anything like this before. Before bed we watched one of… Continue reading Day Twenty Six

Day Twenty Five

  We settled in at the Circle S Campground in Kingsman . The trip from Hoover Dam down 93 was easy and not too bad considering how long we had been on the road yesterday. Some Gems from the Circle S We headed east on I 40 and after an hour I looked for a… Continue reading Day Twenty Five

Day Twenty Four

I was right about the park being a bit seedy. There was a fellow camper that howled to Warren Zavon’s rendition of “Werewolves of London.” Wasn’t bad, but of course he had to play it over a few times. Actually he sounded better than the yapping of the small dog that either visited or shares… Continue reading Day Twenty Four

Day Twenty Three

I was going to put the squeeze on the Coloma Resort proprietors about our Tin Can Tourist Friendly Campground Program, but no one was in the office in the morning. Had a gone fishing sign on the door. The TCT group must have worn them out and they needed a day of rest. I put… Continue reading Day Twenty Three

Day Twenty-two

I don’t know at this point if my day count is correct or not. We went to Auburn to see Vince Martinico’s unique collection of cars, trailers and sundries. The wow factor is everywhere. I won’t try to put everything in the blog, but will get Terry to post the pictures in a separate section… Continue reading Day Twenty-two

Day Twenty-one

Sunday is a little sad as the group the came together on Thursday, bonded in a very unique way , packed up and headed home. The midwest goup we have in attendance at Michigan events is probably a bit older than the California crowd and not all are required to head out on Sunday. We… Continue reading Day Twenty-one

California Gathering Pictures

If you took pictures of the California Gathering – please post them here: or you can send them to: and I’ll post them for you, Terry No tags for this post.

Day Nineteen

The breakfast of Honey Baked Ham and Pancakes was fabulous. After doing in two good size hams on Friday, I didn’t think the morning ham would go over. Was I wrong. The day started off a bit overcast and that worked well with the open house and concours. We were very fortunate to have Dan… Continue reading Day Nineteen

Day Eighteen

Penny Cotter and friends put together a great pancake breakfast this morning. After breakfast and for the rest of the day everyone just kicked back and enjoyed the grounds or for some, the day gave them a chance to see area sites. Need a drill with a paint mixer for the mixing of the batter.… Continue reading Day Eighteen

Day Seventeen

Not sure if I have the number right. This is Thursday, October 16th – 2008 Attendees to the California Regional Gathering started arriving. Beginning to think we might be better off not scheduling much on the arrival day. Many arrive during or after the Chili Cookoff and miss out on the great chili. Some spent… Continue reading Day Seventeen

Day Fifteen

Spent some time this afternoon touring the Gold Bug Mine just outside Placerville. After paying an admittance fee we were given a hard hat. If Jeri had been an inch shorter , she would not have needed the hat. At 5’1″ you can’t hit your head on the mine shaft’s ceiling.   We were given… Continue reading Day Fifteen

Day Fourteen

Not much to report on today. When you’re traveling there is more information to detail. Monday saw us do some sprucing up of the Avion and generally finalizing arrangements with the Coloma Resort. Chicken BBQ for 55 on Saturday. Rental of the meeting room so that all the activities will have a central area. Temperatures… Continue reading Day Fourteen

Day Thirteen

Sunday, the day of rest. After spam and eggs we did the Farm Trail. The route we covered included most of the early gold rush communities. Most are now bedroom communities for Placerville (Hang Town). Found out via other campers that only travel an hour to come to this camp that they rarely experience freezing… Continue reading Day Thirteen

Day Twelve

Found a new screen on the GPS. When reset for a trip, it will give you your overall average mileage, moving average, total time for the trip, moving time, and stopped time. Probably more info than you need, but it might prove interesting somewhere along the road. As of now we have traveled about 2,500… Continue reading Day Twelve

Day Eleven

There was a hint of concern about the weather as we left Reno. The lady at the park office gave us a couple of phone numbers we could use to inquire about road conditions. It was 28 when we left and there were snow showers as we packed up and hit the road. As we… Continue reading Day Eleven

Day Ten

Virginia City, Nevada is one of America’s largest Historic Landmarks. Located just south east of Reno, Nevada, this historic mining town is easily accessible by car from Reno. The last 12 miles are the best. A gradual assent with some nice views of Reno.   Some say Virginia City’s rich gold and silver mines financed… Continue reading Day Ten

Day Eight Blog

We set aside some of the day for the mundane. We did some laundry, got haircuts, stopped at Home Depot and Office Max. We spent some time deciding where to go and what to do for the next four days. We decided to get to Reno on Wednesday stay a couple of days and head… Continue reading Day Eight Blog

Day Seven

We headed out of Salt Lake City after getting the Avion to an RV wash. I had no idea the the Great Salt Lake was so great. This shot was taken from an area that was once Garfield Beach , the most famous and finest recreation resort on the shores of the Great Salt Lake.… Continue reading Day Seven

Day Six

Rained most of the night and morning. From about noon on the day was great. Took the opportunity to wash the car and clean out the week’s collection of campground maps and attraction brochures. We did get downtown and took some pictures. The Latter Day Saints have ended their conference and for the size of… Continue reading Day Six

Day Five

Thanks to Terry, you will have a few links to help clarify or serve as a link to some of the places visited. Forgot to mention how nice it is to have the air card for the computer. We were able to sit out at the picnic table at the Cabela’s campground and listen to… Continue reading Day Five

Day Four

Jeri must have taken the Pony Express stories regarding their speed in getting to California to heart. We are at the Phillips RV Park in Evanston, Wyoming . It is about as close as you can get to Utah and still be in Wyoming. We breezed by Cheyenne and dropped down a 5% grade into… Continue reading Day Four

Day Three

We promised a slower pace and we succeeded. We started out the day at the Pony Express Station in Gothenburg, Nebraska. Originally erected in 1854 four miles east of Fort McPherson the station has been used as a Pony Express Station, a Overland Trail Stage Station, a Dwelling Bunk House and a Storage House. In… Continue reading Day Three

Day Three

Well we traveled from Iowa to mid Nebraska. Staying with our 300 miles per day, but expect to stay a couple of days in places that have some interesting spots for us to visit. After our adventure with the Historic National Road Caravan, we attempted to set up a Caravan that would cover a single… Continue reading Day Three

Day Two

We brought along a few of our Tin Can Tourist Friendly Campground forms, thinking it would be good to pass them out as we camped along the way. Our first night’s stay was a campground we wouldn’t recruit for the program. The campground was filled with super duty pickups with all kinds of welding and… Continue reading Day Two

First Day Out

The trip to the California Regional Gathering is the longest adventure we have ever tried. During our tenure with the Vintage Airstream Club, we traveled to Boise, Rapid City, and Brandon Manitoba to attend Internationals, but not quite on this scale. On the previous trips we followed a map and tried to find a campground… Continue reading First Day Out