Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ok... Here is an update of our trip west!! We left August 3 and arrived home October 12. A total of 10 weeks on the road. We traveled the northern route to the west, then we took the southern route along the Oregon Coast to Calif. We then went EAST to Utah then south to Zion Park etc. Then back across to Las Vegas for a week.
From Vegas we headed south to Arizona to travel Rt 66 for a few miles 100 miles off and on Rt 40 to see the old Rt 66. We then arrived in Albuquerque,NM. to the Balloon Fiesta. We arrived monday to rest for 5 days then onto the field at the Fiesta. We were joined with 103 Airstreams for this Rally. WOW is all we can say about the people and the Balloon Show we saw each day.
We left at tuesday noon for Home?? We took Rt 40 east then at Tucumcari we followed Rt 54 north. This was a nice drive without all the trucks and speed limit was 60 mph all along the way. Thru Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, then Missouri where we stopped at the Lake Ozarks for a rest. 3 days later we are headed east on Rt 54 to St. Louis. We hit a detour along the beltway which took us downtown right past the St. Louis Arch... Awesome... Then onto Indianapolis to Rt 70. We stayed on Rt 70 to the Penna. Turnpike. We took that to the Bradford Exit then north to Raystown Lake for a few days. We woke up on wednesday to rain and I said lets hitchup one more time and head for home. We drove in the rain for the first time in 70 days to get home. The trip had been sunny everyday till now(hard to believe isn't it?). We arrived home at 2pm on wednesday to our waiting family.
This ends our DREAM Trip to the West Coast and the Balloon Fiesta. We drove a total of 11,241 miles and stayed at 27 different places along the way. And also traveling thru 21 different states along the way.
This country has so much to see, we have to do it again someday. Here is a better closeup of the map.. https://picasaweb.google.com/AirstreamHobo/MapOf2011Trip#
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God Bless... AirstreamHobo and Mom