2018 Year End Wrap

2018 was a year of new destinations, big changes, milestones and old haunts.

We began the year in Florida and upgraded our motorhome to a beautiful 2014 Holiday Rambler Ambassador.  37 feet long with 3 big slides, king size air bed, full size residential fridge, central vac, fireplace and more.  This is our home and its nice.  11 months later we still love it.

Goldie – our new motorhome

One milestone reached this year was the high school graduation of our first grandchild, Bailey.  We stayed in Florida to congratulate her and her mom.  In the meantime we were able to take a Caribbean and transatlantic cruise thru YMT Vacations and the Elks.  It was 35 days from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Antigua, St. Kitts, The Canary Islands, Spain, France, Croatia and Italy.

The graduate

On Michaelangelo Hill

When we finally left Florida our goal was to visit New England and especially Maine.  Our Mainer friends Paul and Kay encouraged us.  On the way we found many treasures and stories.  We visited Cumberland Island GA, Ft Sumter, New York City, Steamtown in PA, FDR’s Hyde Park, Cape Cod, Acadia National Park, Campobello, the Bay of Fundy, Fort Ticonderoga, Lake George, Mt. Washington Cog Railway and so much more.  Along the way we visited friends Rod and Jane, Ken and Donna, Linda, Sandy, Sean and Paul and Kay.  We would like to return to the region since there is so much more to see.  We took time off from our Northeasern trip to fly to Seattle to see Jason, Connie, Graham and Awen.  A Tillicum Native American salmon roast was a highlight of the trip.

On top of Mt Washington

High tide, Low tide

Lake George

Rail Explorers

Big Boy 4012

Awen and Mimi in Seattle

Fall is an inexpensive time to cruise and we found a cruise to Cuba on Holland America Line.  We sailed out of Ft. Lauderdale so we had no need to fly.  We found Cuba very interesting and would definitely visit again.  We also stopped in the Bahamas, Grand Cayman, Belize and the Yucatan region of Mexico.

We ended the year in Florida and visited some of our old haunts.  As full time traveleres we have the time to visit places we never had time for as workers and homeowners.  Some of our favorites were Silver Springs State Park with Ginger and Adam, Barberville Pioneer Village with Joe and Diane, Disney’s EPCOT with Ginger and Bailey, Bulow Ruins State Historic Site and Tom Petty Park in Gainesville.

Tom Petty Park
Gainesville Florida

Silver Springs SP

Traveling is our job right now and we had a good year. Our motorhome took us to most of New England and New Brunswick.  We cruised the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Caribbean on 2 cruises.  All totalled we visited 15 states and 14 countries.  Not bad for beginners.




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5 Responses to 2018 Year End Wrap

  1. Carolyn says:

    As always enjoying following your adventures.


  2. Chris says:

    Unreal, “get’er done!” You both look great, and I can’t believe Bailey’s all grown up. Cool that you’re intrigued to see even more! Live well and prosper and may The Force be with you!


  3. KEN O'BRIEN says:

    Great seeing you guys and what a wonderful year you had. I think you left the “beginner” tag behind a long time ago…. “Seasoned” is more like it. Here’s to an even better ’19!


  4. Terri says:

    What an amazing year!!!

    May 2019 be as beautiful, safe & healthy for you both!!!

    Hugs, Terri


  5. Kings On the Road says:

    Thanks Terri. We do our best to stay healthy. That is so important.


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