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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Annual Snowbird Migration (part one)

Today is Tuesday April 22nd and we are currently parked in a motel parking lot in Appleton, Wisconsin.
On April second we joined the annual snowbird migration to the northern climes. As we didn’t plan on arriving at our summer digs in Leelanau County, Michigan until around May first, we thought we would take our time and explore some of the areas of the country that we hadn’t yet seen.
Alas it was not to be.
Our first stop was in the small Nevada town of Pahrump on the southern edge of Death Valley. We were to meet up with two other couples, Don & Carol Dingman from Wheatland, WY and Benny & Sandy May from Turnwater. WA. From there we planned on a day trip to visit the usual Death Valley tourist sites. Lady luck, however had other plans. We were going to drive our truck as it was the only one of the three that could comfortably accomidate all three couples.
We had all made reservations at different RV parks in Pahrump and were to get together after we arrived. Teddy and I stayed at

Terribles Lakeside Casino & RV Resort which turned out to be the best of three. It was a beautiful park with the RV sites surrounding a huge man made lake fed by underground springs.
The lake is stocked with fish and guests are invited to fish, paddleboat or kahyak on the lake. The lake is also home for a great number of ducks, coots, and other birds.

Unfortunately when we unhitched we discovered a problem with the front jacks on the Cardinal. Fearing that we would not be able to hitch up again once unhitched, we decided to not take a chance on unhitching. Therefore our Death Valley plans were cancelled.
However, we stayed there for five very enjoyable days, taking photographs and getting together with our friends for dinner and visiting a winery.

Up Next … Bad luck continues as distaster strikes @ St. George Utah.

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