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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, October 23, 2007

At the Car Show

Last weekend there was a big car show here in Lake Havasu with several special events scheduled throughout the weekend. On Friday afternoon Teddy & I along with Gary & Jan Morse went to a general exhibit on several blocked off streets. According to the newspaper there were some 700 plus cars parked there on Friday and they had to turn away over 100 more for lack of parking space.. We spent a couple of hours wandering around looking at Hot Rods and restored cars. For the most part I didn't know much about what I was looking at as I have never really been into cars.
Here a few of the photos that Teddy & I took.
Teddy took a picture of this "Woodie".
Don't know what this is but I like it.
Lil' red Ford
They don't make Hudsons anymore
I think this to be a Pontiac?
Cool Pick-up
Another of Teddy's favorites.
They came in every color Imaginable.
'52 Stude.
He had to cut a hole to close the hood.
Of course, you gotta' have flames!
One of my faves was this '55 Chevy Bel-Air.
But probably the best car there was this little fellow's zero emissions 'Hot-Rod'

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Havasu Falls RV Resort

Here we are at our winter home in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Our local address until April will be:
Havasu Falls RV Resort
Site 59
3493 SR 95 North
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404
Phone: 920.716.7246
email: larry@larryandteddy.com
We arrived here under sunny skies on Sunday afternoon the 14th...greeted with hugs & smiles from some of our 'Snowbird' friends who were already here. I already have my high speed internet hooked up, so I'm a 'happy camper'; Teddy has already started making her daily 6 mile round trip walk to the Wal-Mart plaza & back and Nazzie is busy studying the humming birds that have already found our feeder.
Life is good!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Independence Rock

Tonight we are in Orem, Utah, having driven further than previously planned as I wanted to visit Segway of Utah in Spanish Fork (abt. 10 mi south of here) while passing through and knew that they wouldn't be open on Sunday.
This morning while on Wyoming Rt. 220 SW of Casper we happened on Independence Rock and stopped to explore & take pictures.Independence Rock is one of the most famous landmarks on the Oregon Trail. Emigrants wanted to reach the rock by the Fourth of July to ensure passage over the western mountain ranges before winter snows.
Many theories vary about naming the rock but most versions originate with events that happened on the Fourth of July.
William Sublette, an early mountain guide, is credited with christening it in honor of our nation’s birthdate on July 4th, 1830. One version was based on the Rock standing independent from the other rock formations on the plains.
Explorer John Frémont wrote in 1842 upon visiting the Rock, “…the rock is inscribed with…many a name famous in the history of this country…are to be found among those of traders and travelers…some of these have been washed away by the rain, but the greater number are still very legible.”
Names were sometimes painted with ordinary paint, wagon tar or with a mixture of black powder, buffalo grease and glue. Others were carved into the hard stone with tools carried for wagon repairs. Mormons stationed professional stonecutters at the rock to engrave names for one to five dollars a name. Few names remain today as lichen, weather and time are eroding them away.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Still goin'

After we left Dan & Pats we continued to travel West staying overnight in Appleton where we watched the Packer game with Mike & Toni; then across Wisconsin, over-nighting in Albert Lea, Minnesota and Rapid City, South Dakota. Today, the 11th, we traveled from Rapid City to here in Casper, Wyoming. Tomorrow we cut across the mountains to Rowlins, WY and then follow I 80 SW toward Salt Lake.
Today we passed through Lost Springs, WY on route 20 in Eastern Wyoming. Easily the smallest town that we have ever been in...or will ever be in as this picture will attest.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Arizona bound

As promised, we left Michigan Saturday morning Oct. 6 for our winter digs in Lake Havasu City, AZ. We spent our first night on the road parked in Dan & Pat Martenson's driveway in Escanaba, MI. We had a great time visiting with them and as usual Pat treated us with a scrumptious dinner complete with apple pie for desert. My diet suffered somewhat but it was sure worth it. :-)

Friday, October 05, 2007

On the Road Again

Summer is over and winter is on it's heels so it's time for us to bid adieu to Leelanau County, Michigan and head for our winter digs at the Havasu Falls RV Resort in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. We are all hooked up and ready to pull out tomorrow morning, Oct 6. e are sorry to be leaving our friends and family here, but are excited about again seeing all of our RV friends in Arizona
Here we are in our travel mode.
We plan on taking our time with easy travel days of no more than 300 miles per day arriving in Lake Havasu on the 15th.

Here is our tentative travel itinerary...assuming no travel delays due to weather mechanical or whatever. (click on it to enlarge)