Just a quick update……


We just recently left Springfield on a whirlwind trip to Washington, District of Columbia. Marilyn has been wanting to go to the Museum of the Bible there and we felt like this might be our best opportunity to do so prior to our summer travels.

We just arrived yesterday so we have not had an opportunity take very many photos but we will attach a few.

Below is an image of the entry to Chinatown District of the District of Columbia.

Below is the traditional image of the tidal basin and the Washington Monument.

Hopefully over the next couple of days we will have some additional images to add along with more information about our trip.

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We are Home…. for a few days


While we spent most of the winter in El Paso we were able to take a few trips. One which we will be a long time forgetting was one up to Silver City, NM. The highway from there over to I-25 is one we will remember. Beautiful vistas and one of the crookedest roads we have been on in a long time. The Road to Hana may be slighlty crookeder but it is not nearly as long.  LOL

Below is a short video show just one of the views which made the trip worthwhile. It is from the top of the pass on the highway.

 

After recovering from this drive we did stop by our favorite New Mexico destination, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge near San Antonio, NM. While most of the Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese had left in mid February a few still ingered and we were able to get a few videos.

The video below is of the Snow Geese gathering at the pond near the refuge in the morning. They may be landing there to wake up the sleeping Sandhill Cranes.

The video below is on the sleeping Sandhill Cranes as the Snow Geese are gathering.

The video below is of a portion of the Sandhill Cranes at the refuge. It may be they are on dry land to get something to eat.

 

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I have time flies……..


Or does it? It seems like a long time since I have posted here to the blog but it was only February 28, a little over a week ago.

We felt we needed a little break from El Paso so we decided to head north to the Santa Fe, New Mexico area. We had a very nice visit with Jim and Cindy Blair who now have completed moving to their new home in Cochiti Lake. They were great hosts and we wish him the best in their new abode. We are looking forward to getting together again in Montana in June. One of the nicest things about having a Roadtrek is that you feel part of a family of Roadtrek owners.

During our trip Up and back we stopped by what is become one of Marilyn’s favorite veterinarians, The Animal Haven Veterinarian Clinic of Socorro, New Mexico. A husband and wife operation and they both seem to have a deep caring for their patients. We can recommend them if you’re ever in their area and need veterinary help.

It seems we were so busy driving and enjoying the scenery that we neglected to take very many pictures. While in Socorro we did take a little time to drive down to Bosque del Apache national wildlife refuge and we were fortunate to get a few images of some Bufflehead ducks, see them below.It was pretty breezy in Bosque and it was somewhat amusing seeing all the waterfowl riding the waves. On a couple of the ponds there were even whitecaps.

Until next time have a wonderful life,

Larry

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A love affair………


This is not our typical post on our blog. We do want to share with you some of the joys of traveling in our Roadtrek’s over the past several years. Our love affair is with Geraldine, all three of them. (and my wife of over 40 years knows 🙂

Below is a photo of the first Geraldine. She was a Corbitt semi tractor.I drove her coast to coast for about 10 years and about 1,000,000 miles. This was after my brother Ron had driven her about the same length of time and about the same number of miles. Corbitts were one tough truck.

Marilyn I truly love traveling and living in our Roadtrek’s about eight months out of the year. She suggested we name them Geraldine II and III as she knew how much time I had spent in Geraldine I. We previously owned a 190 Popular four-wheel-drive which we put over 135,000 miles on touring the US, Canada and Alaska. It was Geraldine II.

Our most recent purchase was a 210 Popular with no four-wheel-drive, Geraldine III. So far we have about 40,000 miles on it and truly enjoy traveling in it. It was one of the very first units produced with the EcoTrek batteries and a solar panel to assist in charging them with a few other additional technological improvements. While we have had a few problems Roadtrek has done a great job of taking care of fixing them under their six-year warranty. I congratulate them on being the first to market an almost truly “off the grid” vehicle.

Below is one of the reasons we travel south in the winter. Got a late start our first year and experienced a pretty good snowfall a few days before our departure.

To view some of the wonderfully beautiful places and interesting locations that we have traveled to in our Geraldine’s just check out some of our older posts in this blog: ozarksphotostravels.com and to see many of the photographs we’ve been able to get on our travels visit our photo site: OzarksPhotos.com

Larry

Here is a picture of our traveling companion over the last 16 years and also a few more images of our Geraldine’s. The map of the bottom shows just a few of the locations we have visited. We hope you enjoy this post.

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El Paso, Texas


We have now returned to El Paso so Marilyn can visit her sister, nephew and his wife. I would like to commend Freedom RV in Tucson, AZ for the admirable job they did in replacement of our inverter. And a huge thank you to Roadtrek for their six year warranty!

After spending a few days in and around Tucson we headed out to see some more of Arizona. While there we drove out to the eastern Saguaro National Park. In addition to the many saguaro there were many other varieties of cactus and a few small trees with green trunks. Lots of different ways to get stickered. LOL

After the inverter replacement we explored some of central Arizona, driving up to the Prescott and Sedona areas. More on that in our next post.

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Correction


Ladies and gentlemen,

In one of my last posts I incorrectly attributed the making of the video to Facebook. It actually was made by Apple on my iPad for me. What a great implementation that they have made in their Photos app. They can be edited to remove irrelevant pictures and then saved so that you can email or post them to various sites.

Below find one that I just recently discovered in my photos from our time up in northern Arizona. These images were taken during our drive around the red rock loop near Sedona, Arizona. I hope you enjoy it.

Larry

Larry or Marilyn Daniel
2016 210 Popular Roadtrek
Sent from my Gold iPad Air 2
http://www.OzarksPhotos.com
http://OzarksPhotosTravels.com for our blog about our travels

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A photo and music video


When I signed into Facebook this morning they presented me with this video of our recent travels. We hope you enjoy it, Larry

https://www.facebook.com/n/?video%2Fedit%2F&v=1836555743021476&aref=1516911319991630&medium=email&mid=5639f26cc427cG5af311321512G5639f7062454eG3d&bcode=2.1516911320.AbxRaMv-zamJ3vdBba8&n_m=ozarkshome%40mac.com

Larry or Marilyn Daniel
2016 210 Popular Roadtrek
Sent from my Gold iPad Air 2
http://www.OzarksPhotos.com
http://OzarksPhotosTravels.com for our blog about our travels

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