This blog covers the retirement travels of Mike and Diana Griffith in our fifth-wheel trailer as we drive throughout the U. S. and Canada.
Saturday, October 5th-The Pumpkin Patch
We spent most of today at a Pumpkin Patch with Chelsea, Nate, and adorable little Isla! It’s the first time we had met Isla and she is truly magical! Here are a few pictures from the day:
While we were at the pumpkin patch, we ran into Lisa and Kawika Lyons! On the motorcycle trip eight years ago, I accidentally ran into Amy and Aaron Redelsberger-this trip we ran into Lisa and Kawika! We’d seen pictures of their two children but we had never met Lindsey and Logan. What a wonderful surprise!
Welcome to our new blog! We invite you to follow us as we travel throughout the USA and Canada in our Durango fifth-wheel. We'll be sharing the highlights and pictures of our travels on this blog. Rather than retiring in the usual sense, here is a short summary of our retirement plans:
We've already sold our home in Kingwood, TX. We currently live in our RV in an RV Park North of Kingwood. This means we went from 2560 SF to 335 SF! Now THAT was a real challenge! We'll be updating this blog about the RV in the future. We plan to leave here about the middle of May. We're going to the Dallas area to see our daughter and her family for a while.
Then North to ALASKA! We will probably spend 3-4 weeks getting there because 1) we're retired and 2) we want to go to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and a few National Parks in Utah and Montana on the way. After exploring Alaska, we'll be headed back to Banff and Jasper National Parks in the Canadian Rockies. We'll pro…
We got to Lake Tahoe about dark-30 on Friday night. We drove through Truckee (on the CA side) down to the lake and then around the Nevada side to Zephyr Cove RV Park. We’re about four miles North of Stateline.
First the good news: Lake Tahoe is a gift! The water is almost as blue as the water in Crater Lake but LT is much bigger. The lake is roughly rectangular with the dimensions being roughly ten by twenty miles. Everyone who has ever been here has a favorite part of the lake. The favorite part of LT for Diana and I has always been the area around Emerald Bay. Here are a couple of pics:
Now for the bad news: I took a pretty nasty fall. I’m okay but here’s a quick summary: I have a broken right thumb and the orthopedic surgeon put a pin in it, with a couple of stitches, so it will heal correctly. My left knee has a hairline fracture so it’s immobilized with a flexbrace. Several stitches in my head and that pretty much does it. Look at the rocks at the bottom of the lower picture abov…
Somehow it’s not in my nature to be stationary! Diana got me home from the hospital last Sunday and it didn’t take long for a severe case of Cabin Fever to develop! For three and a half days, I sat in this recliner, about 200 yards from Lake Tahoe, and this was the view I had
We made a trip to Reno on Thursday to pick up a wheelchair-mobility IS a powerful force! Before that I had spent all that time like this:
Friday we ventured a trip to the campground shower and I got to sit outside with a somewhat blocked view of the lake. Here’s what I could see:
Now a plan is in shape to get us back to WHACKOVILLE! er ... normal. Our brother-in-law, Larry Gould, is flying from Okla City to Reno to drive our truck and trailer to the Dallas area. Sara lives there, the medical facilities are better than here, and we hope it will be warmer. We’ve been here 8-9 days and it’s been really cold-two nights of single digit lows!
Diana has been an Angel taking care of a crotchety old man! I can’t drive or …