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May 24 - 26, 2009

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We left Douglas, WY bright and early on Sunday morning and stopped at Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument for a couple of hours. Since the last time we visited the battlefield, they have added a monument to the Indians who fought there.








We arrived at our friends, Bill and Sharon, in Billings, MT mid afternoon. Bill and Sharon showed us around Billings and took us to Red Lodge on Monday. It was a very scenic drive and we enjoyed looking around the shops.






Tuesday morning we were able to get our 5th wheel into Billings RV and they checked and adjusted our slide-out, so we are now ready to continue our trip North.

MAY 23, 2009

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START OF OUR TRIP TO ALASKA

Well we got off to a great start…. We got up early Saturday morning and were ready to leave except for running in our slide-outs. When we ran in the last slide-out we heard a very loud crack – yup, we stripped a gear! We were fortunate to find a new gear (and bought 2 to be on the safe side). It was a good thing we did as we broke the first gear Rex put in and had to use the 2nd. Finally, six hours late, we got underway. We made it as far as Douglas, WY and spent the night in the City Park.

OUR FIRST YEAR

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Because we are starting this blog a year after we started traveling we thought we would start by telling you about our travels last year. After selling our house in Ft. Collins, we both retired on June 30, 2008 and left Ft. Collins on July 4th. We spent 6 weeks in Chama, NM where Rex volunteers on the Cumbres Toltec Scenic Railroad. We had a wonderful time there - Rex really enjoyed his time on the steam train and Nancy took some much needed time relaxing and playing with the dogs, Camille and Cody.
We then headed east to Shreve, Ohio where we spent 2½ weeks visiting Rex’s mom, stepdad and many other relatives. We met up with our friends from Colorado, Bob and Jean, in Dayton and toured the National Air Force Museum – what a great place for airplane buffs.

Next, we headed for Washington, DC where we stayed in a really nice RV park in College Park, MD that had bus tours into the capitol. After spending four days of non-stop sightseeing in the capital we headed to Front Royal, VA where …