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May 15, 2017 - Setting off on our epic adventure with my brother Bill and his wife Merilee!

We are departing from our southern most point of Niceville FL with a bit of a rocky start as my brother Bill came down with the cold from Hell and needs to see his doctor in Branson, so will be unable to enjoy the activities of Memphis in May...our next stop :( Jackie and I are traveling in our Alpine 5th Wheel and Bill and Merilee are traveling in their ingeniously converted trailer with their 3 Boykin Spaniels....we both have our motorcycles and are looking forward to some epic riding. Arrived at Millington Naval Air Station and got setup...

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Jun 7, 2014 - Niceville, Florida

6/7 – 6/8 Another 155 miles brought us to the Walmart in Niceville, Florida (US319, Smith Creek Rd., SR20). The state campground in Niceville was filled up so Walmart gave us permission to spend two nights in their lot while we visited Ken’s brother Gary and his wife Sue. Joanie (another member of our large world cruise family) drove over from Destin for a visit. The girls spent a morning painting in Sue’s studio. On the evening of the 8th Gary and Sue took us out for a 4 star birthday dinner at Hurricane Grill and Wings (4879 SR40,...

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Sep 9, 2013 - Departure

Well, the "mothership" is in her final preparations to leave dry dock and head up the east coast with an ultimate destination of Maine and a return to base (RTB) of about 15 December. We have lots of things planned as usual and hopefully we can keep all of you better abreast of our goings on since we'll be in the US the entire trip this time! Our basic route will take us to Jacksonville FL, Savannah GA, Seymour Johnson AFB NC, Williamsburg VA, Dover DE, Washington DC, West Point NY, Hanscom AFB MA, Freeport ME, and New York City for the...

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Dec 13, 2012 - Palm trees and salt water

Thursday, December 13, 2012 Sea level and sunshine, palm trees and palmettos. We have finally arrived. Yup, we snuck into the state again without getting caught. Of course it was cloudy when we arrived but the sun shone this morning for a good couple hours anyway. And we are not actually on the ocean but on Choctawhatchee Bay (say that 3 times fast) which opens to the Gulf at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park. It’s a nice park, pretty quiet for Florida. Maybe it is kinda quiet cause this morning there were a whole bunch of explosions,...

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Apr 15, 2012 - Bon Voyage Party

Every trip of this magnitude should start out with a good bon voyage party to see friends and neighbors who you won't see for several months! We had a great time with all of you and spent today recovering and packing for our departure tomorrow. Thanks to EVERYONE who dropped by the house :)

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Aug 27, 2011 - Niceville FL

Today started off with no plan, but that changed at about 10:30. My best friend from high school, conveniently also named Larry, retired from the USAF and has been working for Pratt-Whitney here at Eglin AFB for the last few years. He lives about 20 minutes from here so I took a shot and did a little internet searching and found his home number and gave him a call and asked if he and his wife were available to meet for a little while today. Surprisingly, they were, so we met them for lunch just down the road from the campground. Then they...

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Aug 26, 2011 - Niceville FL

We left Big Oak RV Park at about 10:30 with the lovely wife at the wheel – yep, it was her turn to put some miles on the bus including some city-traffic type driving. She did fine – she hit nothing and nothing hit us so we’ll call that a success. After about 2½ hours on the road; with one quick pit stop, we got into the campground at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park in Niceville FL near Destin at about 1:30 Central time. Just in case you’re wondering, it is a mere 101° at press time. Really pleasant if you’re a lizard somewhere in the...

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May 14, 2011 - Niceville, Florida

5/15 – 5/19 Another two days brought us 162 miles to Niceville, Florida (SR65, US98, US331, SR20). It was a beautiful drive, some of which was along the Gulf of Mexico and a number of bays. We stopped for the first night at the Visitor Center in Grayton Beach, Florida. For three nights we stayed at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park. This is another beautiful park which was exceptionally well kept up. There were three trails in this park and they were immaculate. We were in the Niceville area to visit Ken’s brother Gary and Gary’s wife...

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Aug 23, 2010 - Departure Day

Departure Day at last. We have been planning this trip for a year! We dropped the dogs, Murphy and Sweet T, off at the pet sitters last night, finished our last minute packing this morning, and our neighbor Barb drove us to the airport for our morning flight to Atlanta.

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Aug 10, 2009 - Meeting Rita In Niceville

We got an early start out of Lake City.. On the way to Niceville we passed part of a NASA space module. The main reason for staying in Niceville was to meet Rita. Five or six years ago when I got serious about losing a few pounds I joined an internet weight loss program. That is where I first became acquainted with Rita. We became ’weigh loss buddies’ . We both gave up on the internet program but remained in contact by email vowing one day to meet in person. OUR CAMPSITE WAS ON THE CHOCTAWATCHEE BAY. This bay is so long you cannot see from...

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Oct 29, 2008 - Niceville, FL.

Arrived at Maxwell AFB (Montgomery, AL.) recreation area & RV park in Niceville, Florida. It's immediately on the Gulf positioned on the main Florida coast, right across from the island that Destin, Fl. lays on. It's in a classic southern, coastal oak forest. Our RV site is 50' from the water, just beautiful. We stayed here and just vegged out for 3 days. Eglin AFB was only about 15 minutes away. Nice looking USAF golf course, 5 minutes away, but didn't play. Too busy relaxing.

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2008 Autumn-Winter

Oct 5, 2008 - Niceville, FL - Favorite Moments

Here are some favorite memories from our trip: FAVORITES: Favorite Hotel - Hotel Flora, Venice, Italy Favorite Meal - Linguine in Porcini Mushroom Sauce, Florence, Italy Favorite Wine - Tuscan Chianti Favorite Beer - San Souci, Italy (from Milan) Favorite New Drink - Mandarin Spritzer, Venice, Italy Favorite Shipboard Dining Room - The DaVinci, Fiesta Deck Favorite Shipboard Watering Hole - Crooner's Bar Favorite Shipboard Activity - The Wine Tasting MOST SPECTACULAR SIGHTS: Most Spectacular City View - Florence, Italy Most Spectacular...

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