Hank and Marilyn Coast to Coast 2017 travel blog

Hank and Marilyn Coast to Coast 2017

Hank travel blog
Welcome to our trip journal! A major item on our retirement bucket list is to travel across our wonderful country. There is SO MUCH to see 'out West.' So we plan to begin our Journey on Wednesday, August 16. Planned highlights include traveling the Oregon Trail, visiting some of the great National Parks (Arches, Mesa Verde, Bryce, Zion, Death Valley, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon), and traveling along Route 66. We think we will return before November, but no date is set. That is the joy of retirement.

The appearance of the full moon on August 7 set us in motion. On August 21 we plan to be with Marilyn's brother Michael in Kentucky to watch the total eclipse. It is just another wonder of Planet Earth, designed by the Creator of all. For more on the total eclipse, go to NASA Eclipse.

Right now we are madly trying to gather everything together that we think we will need over ten weeks. We leave with Summer weather, but expect temperatures in the 40s in the Rocky Mountains. We will try to be prepared!

If you think you might be somewhere along our route, drop us an email. We would love to see friends and make new ones.

Please follow our journey and wish us well. Daily posts will begin from Gettysburg PA on August 16 evening.

Order: oldest at bottom ( reverse )

 
22 
 
 
A Difference of 40 Miles
 
21 
 
 
Another Form of...
 
20 
 
 
A Change of Climate
 
19 
 
 
Beauty Beyond Words
 
18 
 
 
Transition and Preparation
 
17 
 
 
A Simple Day
 
16 
 
 
Beautiful Place and People
 
15 
 
 
Return to the Trail
 
14 
 
 
The Road Goes Ever On
 
13 
 
 
A Long Day on the Trail
 
12 
 
 
An American Tradition
 
 
 
 
Moving Out of Kansas
 
11 
 
 
Vignettes along the Trail
 
10 
 
 
The Trails Await
 
 
 
Middle America
 
 
 
On the Road Again
 
 
 
Family Time
 
 
 
The Sky Did Change
 
 
 
A Big Hole in the Ground
 
 
 
Changing Scenery
 
 
 
Quilt Shops and Mountains
 
 
 
The Journey has Begun
 
 
 
Getting Ready
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