Thursday, October 25, 2012

Back Home

We have made it back home. Here is a summary of our 4 month journey.

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After we left Williams, AZ and the Grand Canyon we stopped overnight in Checotah, OK, Amarillo, TX, Knoxville, TN, before getting back to Tryon, NC.

We left our trip  early because Sean and Jean were having some troubles.
We went to see them the next day and they were fine.
Rosie was so happy to see them.

It was great to get back to the Appalachian Mountains.
This view is from the Blue Ridge Parkway between Asheville and Mount Mitchell.

Sean will soon be moving into a group home in West Asheville

Stacey, Annabelle and Scott came to see us 3 days after we got back.

On a path to Pearson Falls between Tryon and Saluda, NC

This and the next picture are of the stream below the Pearson Falls.

We went to dinner with Kelley and her family. This was taken with my new iPhone 5 in panoramic mode.
From left to right Peyton, Kelley, Debbie, Galen, our waitress, Sean, James.
Peyton was immediately to my left and James immediately to my right.

Final tally:

11,500 miles, approximately 7500 miles towing Diva.
13.2 MPG average
871 gallons used

Diva is in the shop for some needed updates and repairs. Our next trip is in January.



  1. Glad to hear everything is well in your family. We can't wait to be in the Appalachians.

  2. Thanks, Dan. I have been following you travels and always marvel at how you find the best places in every town to go to. Like Zingermann's. Like the Henry Ford museum.
    When will you be in North Carolina? We will be gone next week, Oct 29-Nov 2, but should be around the rest of the time.

  3. Isn't it a great feeling to complete a trip and be able to start planning for the next one? You sound like us, we're back in our home base camp and will be here through the holidays. I'm not quite ready to spend Christmas away from the kids and grandkids. Congratulations on the trip and hopefully we'll pass each other on the road someday.

  4. Thanks to Debbie, Frank, and of course Rosie, for letting me "ride along". I've thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Glad you found that all was well when you returned. I'm looking forward to your next journey!


  5. I'm so happy to "read" that all is well back home. What a beautiful family! It was a wonderful trip and I also thank you, Debbie and specially gorgeous Rosie for taking me along too! God bless!

  6. Hi, we are glad you are back home.

  7. Frank, wanted to pop in and say hello! Glad you made it home safely and I'm looking forward to your next adventures! BTW...that panoramic photo from you iphone is neat, might be time for me to trade up :)

    All my best,