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Days 5 & 6 – It’s pronounced Pew-Owl-Up

Days 5 & 6 – It’s pronounced Pew-Owl-Up

Good morning from day 5! Not much to see by the interstate today other than some really pretty natural countryside. Wyoming, at least this northeastern little corner we drove through, is very pretty! The hills just fold into each other. Wyoming also supposedly has the...
Day 4 – South Dakota Part 2

Day 4 – South Dakota Part 2

When we got on the road for day 4, we quickly encountered the Missouri River. Personally, I found the Missouri to be a little more awe inspiring than the Mississippi. It’s a nice, clear blue and not muddy, but that’s not why. I can’t put my finger on...
Day 3 – South Dakota, Part 1

Day 3 – South Dakota, Part 1

The third day out, we drove north again, along the western borders of Missouri and Iowa. This is corn country. Corn all around you. Sometimes as far as the eye can see — broken only by grain silos. In Iowa, there were a few of these giant coffee pots advertising...
Florida to Missouri – Days 1 & 2

Florida to Missouri – Days 1 & 2

After saying good-bye to Florida, we packed up the Incognito Cruiser (current Geezermobile) and headed off into the sunset. You could actually say we ran away from the sunrise since we left so early, but we were, ultimately, heading west – just not the first day!...
See Ya’ Later, Alligators!

See Ya’ Later, Alligators!

It’s getting way too hot in Florida, so we’re heading to cooler climates.  There were a lot of things we planned to do over the fall, winter, and spring here, but it just didn’t happen.  Between my foot problems and developing exertional...
There’s a Reason It’s the #1 Aquarium!

There’s a Reason It’s the #1 Aquarium!

It’s been a while since we posted a blog, but we’ve been waiting for me to learn to walk.  My arches have fallen, and I’ve been on my rear or in CAM walking boots most of this time.  My doctor sent me to get custom orthotics made, and I...
A Day Full of Elephants!

A Day Full of Elephants!

Today was an exciting day.  Since getting out of the CAM boot for my Achilles’ tendon problems, I’m finally out and about.  I have temporary orthotics in my sneakers, a bit stiffer than over-the-counter, but not quite fitted to my foot, so the...
Food Trucks and Puppy Tracks

Food Trucks and Puppy Tracks

I know I haven’t posted much recently.  I’ve had some problems with “flat tires”, and I’m just not doing much going out or doing anything until I’m fully healed and can get back up to speed.  In the six months we’ve...
Touring Tokyo with the Mini Geezer

Touring Tokyo with the Mini Geezer

Recently, I added two countries to the countries I have visited. My daughter, Chrissy, and I took a girls trip to Tokyo, Japan, with a long layover in Beijing, China. For this trip, I let her do the planning. I figured this would be her time to stretch her legs for a...
Historic Madison, Alabama

Historic Madison, Alabama

When US Hwy 70 got to Nashville, we turned south.  This time, we took the interstate.  The Nashville skyline is always lovely.  I especially like this shot of the Batman Building behind the football stadium. We did stop at the welcome center when we...
Tennessee Back Roads

Tennessee Back Roads

Around Thanksgiving, we took a drive around some Tennessee back roads.  Tennessee has some lovely scenery and is just chocked full of history.  We were a little late for the foliage, but with such a dry summer and fall, the colors would be kind of dull...
Riding Out Hurricane Matthew

Riding Out Hurricane Matthew

Just a month after coming back to the US, six months after the big earthquake in Ecuador, we found ourselves bracing for another natural disaster. Thankfully, hurricanes come with plenty of warning. We studied the projections of both path and wind speeds, and decided...
Nashville, Tunica, Biloxi, and back

Nashville, Tunica, Biloxi, and back

Once we got a place to live and a car to drive, we took off on another journey in the US. This was a circular trip, going to Nashville, Tennessee; Tunica, Mississippi; Biloxi, Mississippi; and returning to Silver Springs, Florida. It was an awesome trip, and the...
Leaving Ecuador, Arriving Florida

Leaving Ecuador, Arriving Florida

We had an awesome send off by friends before leaving Puerto Lopez.  Those friends will be missed very much, too.  Most of our things were given away – old clothes and rubber tubs to the orphanage, acetaminophen (Tylenol) and diphenhydramine (Benadryl)...
What we WILL Miss About Ecuador

What we WILL Miss About Ecuador

I learned a few interesting things with the last post. The major thing I learned is that if we ever need to boost our reach, the formula is to say something mildly negative about Ecuador and let people who live in Cuenca see it. Our reach more than doubled. Thanks! If...
What We Are NOT Going to Miss About Ecuador

What We Are NOT Going to Miss About Ecuador

For those of you who weren’t aware, we are leaving Ecuador next month. We were planning to travel around South America before returning to the United States, but those plans will have to be delayed. For reasons beyond our control, we need to return to the US...
Puerto Lopez to Banos and Puyo

Puerto Lopez to Banos and Puyo

As some of you know, we will soon be leaving Ecuador because Travelin’ Geezers must be travelin’.  We will be travelin’ back here in the future, though.  Still much more to see and many friends to visit. We decided to take another road trip...
Whale Watching, 2016, Puerto Lopez,Ecuador

Whale Watching, 2016, Puerto Lopez,Ecuador

It’s that time of year – when the humpback whales come from the antarctic to the equator!!  Every year around June, the humpback whales take a trip to the warmer waters around the equator. While here, they have babies and mate. The gestation period is 11-12...