Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Huntsville then back home to Alaska.

Our last stop was Huntsville to visit our adopted family and to put our RV in storage.

We had time to visit the Space and Rocket Center. 

US Space and Rocket Center 

 All too soon it was time to head back home to Alaska.

Yup, Alaska luggage for sure.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

After Boston it was time to head south. 

We have adopted family that live in Huntsville Alabama that used to live in Alaska. It had been about 15 years since we had seen them.

We also stored our RV in Huntsville. 

Hopefully in 2017 we will continue our lower 48 adventures starting in Huntsville. 

As we were getting closer to having to return home and we seemed to be constantly just staying ahead of bad weather, really bad weather. Although our trip south was a little hurried we still managed to see some great sights.

We had a great time at the The Submarine Force Library & Museum in Groton Connecticut.

"We like big guns we cannot lie. 
We like big guns and will tell you why..."

USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was the world's first operational nuclear-powered submarine. 
The vessel was the first submarine to complete a submerged transit of the North Pole.

While we were checking out the awesome displays in the museum we met a young Navy Submariner and his family. They were very gracious and spent about an hour with us answering our questions about serving on a submarine and what it's like like for his wife and children to be at home on the long deployments. Our service men and woman, and their families, sacrifices are truly inspiring.

During the Revolutionary War, the American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe’s flagship Eagle in New York Harbor. It was the first use of a submarine in warfare.
Read about the Turtle here 

The Submarine Force Library & Museum

Back on the road to Huntsville with a few stops.

Mmmm chocolate...


We met a most amazing American Patriot, Veteran, and Truck Driver at a rest stop. 
Mr. Derrick Whittle

Derrick Whittle, was selected as one of nineteen Professional drivers to represent the industry on the American Trucking Associations’ 2015-2016 America’s Road Team. The program, once again sponsored by Volvo Trucks North America, works to educate the public and communities about the importance of Professional Drivers and the trucking industry.

Mr. Whittle has driven 2.4 million miles over 22 years with Cargo Transporters. Among his many distinctions, he was named Driver of the Month for North Carolina Trucking Association in October 2011 and achieved 30 years of accident free safe driving from ATA. He currently operates one of three Ride of Pride tractors at Cargo Transporters providing community outreach services to school, veteran’s events and parades.

On the way to Gettysburg the hogfamily had to stop at the Hog Factory...

Thursday, October 1, 2015


A moving and humbling experience.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


We normally are not big city folks but we really enjoyed our, (way too short), visit to Boston.

Because we had to make reservations for the RV park and rental car months in advance we were not able to extend our stay to spend more time in Boston. Oh well, that means we will have to visit again!

We followed the advice from the wonderful folks at the Boston Minuteman Campground and took the subway into Boston. 

Another first for the hogboys.

Downtown Boston was amazing almost too much for us to take it all in. That is maybe why we did not take as many photos as we should have. 

The people that we met were great and so willing to answer our questions give directions when we needed, and suggest places to see.

We think we may have even seen Spidah-Man!

 We walked around Downtown Boston and Freedom Trail.

A must do for anyone that is a Revolutionary War History buff is the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.

And even if you are not it is still a lot of fun.

Read about it here. (link)

 Of course we had to throw tea into the Boston Harbor.

Later that evening...

Boston’s only colonial tavern night experience.
The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum invites you to a night of colonial merrymaking! Leave your 21st century troubles and cares behind, grab a mug of ale, and join the Sons and Daughters of Liberty for the best hospitality in all of 18th century Boston.

Revel with Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Dorothy Quincy and other prominent Bostonians as they lift their glasses in celebration, raise their voices in song and determine the fate of Colonial America! Sample rustic fare, play authentic games, learn boisterous songs and cheerful dance in a spirited colonial tavern atmosphere. Let joy be unfettered and laughter unchained with the Sons of Liberty and Daughters of Freedom!

H U Z Z Z A! Tavern Nights (link)

We dined with John Hancock.

Next time we will plan on several days in Boston! We had an amazing time, Boston you ROCK!