On the road again . . . at 75

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on May 5, 2016 After 2½ weeks of hopscotching around the country celebrating my 75th, it felt strange to be back home (in the Ark). My road trip started two months ago from home in Arkansas but was interrupted by flights to both coasts with a couple stops in the middle.Continue reading “On the road again . . . at 75”

What’s so hard to take?

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain on January 29, 2015 On Sunday, January 4, 2015, I launched a three month adventure through the Southwest. While unfortunates in the rest of the country were suffering wintry weather, I would enjoy cactus and sunshine. Although most of the trip would be at my usual stressful pace of fifty toContinue reading “What’s so hard to take?”

Make the most of the mountaintop.

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on October 27, 2014 More than a decade ago, I had the good fortune to hike up a mountain. A mountaintop experience, you could say! The uphill trek was arduous. I didn’t even know whether or not I’d be able to make it. Going up took four times as long asContinue reading “Make the most of the mountaintop.”

The Oak Ridge Boys

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on October 24, 2014 Traveling alone as I do sometimes has advantages. Like when you want a last minute ticket to a show there’s often one available in the center of the fourth row. Woohoo!  In only a couple hours the Oak Ridge Boys made me feel like we were friendsContinue reading “The Oak Ridge Boys”

Is stubbornness a bad thing?

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on October 22, 2014 One of the features I dreamed of in GrandpaLyle’s Ark was truly modern technology. All of my iGadgets talking to each other and displaying on a flat-screen TV with surround sound and a power sub-woofer. Cool, eh? All it would take was a trip to the toyContinue reading “Is stubbornness a bad thing?”

The gauntlet is down.

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on October 20, 2014 Last November, shortly after the Intruder was downgraded to the In-Turd-er, a crazy idea came to me. Rather than simply tooling around the USA in a broken down motorhome . . . or a more modern replacement . . . why not fix this one up. MakeContinue reading “The gauntlet is down.”

The ghost of the In-Turd-er rides again

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on July 18, 2014 Just how much adventure is enough? Grandpalyle’s Ark’s maiden voyage was a big hit. Heads turned wherever we went. Annie and Matt brought baby Hazel Marie, diapers and all. The weather was perfect. Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin is a beautiful state park with well spaced sylvan sites. DozensContinue reading “The ghost of the In-Turd-er rides again”

Delivery and trial run in GrandpaLyle’s Ark – an old motorhome given new life

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on July 1, 2014 The plan was simple. Friday morning I’d head to Scotty’s RV. After getting a thorough checkout on all the new gadgets, I would drive it home, park it in our driveway, reload all the stuff that had been sitting in the back of the garage since Christmas, headContinue reading “Delivery and trial run in GrandpaLyle’s Ark – an old motorhome given new life”

GrandpaLyle’s Ark – an old motorhome made new

In November 2013 the thirty-year-old Damon Intruder motorhome I’d been driving for less than a year gave a sigh and died on an on-ramp. This knockout punch was delivered less than a week after I made a typo calling it the Inturder. Though we laughed heartily, no one expected that to become a prophecy. RecoveringContinue reading “GrandpaLyle’s Ark – an old motorhome made new”