Larry & Cheryl's 2016 Travels travel blog

Larry & Cheryl's 2016 Travels

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Welcome to our trip journal for 2016. It started out a little bumpy but we still did our January/February Arizona loop.

We went north through Oregon & Washington, east through Idaho and Montana, then into new territory to add states to our travel map. We visited North Dakota and Minnesota, then headed south through Iowa into Missouri, Illinois & Ohio. While in South-Eastern Missouri, we did take a day trip into Arkansas and added that state to our map also. We have finally visited all 50 states.

We have visited friends and family, seen Bison in a National Park, deer in campgrounds, "Pokemon Go" hunters, been chased for months by thunderstorms that distressed our little Shih Tzu, Daisy, unmercifully. We have seen so many corn and soy fields, and the ethanol plants that utilize those produce.

After enjoying the Mississippi River area we went up to the suburbs of Chicago, then down towards Racine, OH before heading up thru WV to Pennsylvania, then headed south east to Myrtle Beach & Charleston. We headed west to visit friends & cousins in Huntsville (visited Nashville) and northern Mississippi.

After that we were pretty much in the going "home" mode and ended up in Silent Valley Campground in Banning, CA. before attending Cheryl's 50 high school reunion in So Cal.

It has been so interesting to follow along several of the large Rivers of America that made up the early transportation and shipping routes. We followed the trail of Lewis & Clark (backwards) and saw where the Civil War started. It's been an awesome summer of traveling and visiting.

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
36 
 
 
Down to Southern MN
 
37 
 
 
Spam Museum
 
38 
 
 
Trying out an ROD park
 
39 
 
 
Side trip into Iowa
 
40 
 
 
Montpelier, IA on the...
 
41 
 
 
River Road to Quincy, IL
 
42 
 
 
Down to Owensville, MO
 
43 
 
 
Across to Granite City,...
 
 
 
 
Around Granite City
 
 
 
 
St Stanislaus Kostka...
 
 
 
 
Lewis & Clark &...
 
 
 
 
Alton Monster and Giant
 
 
 
 
Lunch with Jane
 
44 
 
 
Down to Cape Girardeau,...
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