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Mushin' Down a Dream in the Wilds of Alaska

Rock n Roller 16: Family and Carter Caves

We woke up early and headed back to Huntington to meet with my cousin Susan at a Starbucks before we would drive across town to the nursing home to see my grandma and grandpa Scott. The first thing I remarked to Michele was that this part of Huntington sure has changed since I was here last. This section of town …

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Easter vs. Christmas

  In today’s world of mass merchandising, big box stores and Al Gore’s Internet putting out the next holiday’s wares before the other one is even over, it begs to question? Which is worse? Easter or Christmas? Let us know…

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Rock n Roller 16: Growing up and Camden Park

Our drive through the state of West Virginia started off in some of the hardest rain I have ever driven. As we worked our way southeast from Pittsburgh and onward to Charleston the rolling hills of Appalachia were beautiful. I was born in this state. A state that is famous for its coal mining and odd shape state that looks …

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Merry Scary Christmas

  As many of you know, I am huge horror fan. In fact our family does what we call the 31 days of horror every October where we watch a different horror movie every night. Each year we try to find some of the classics, some vampires, some Stephen King and some movies we have never seen before. I am …

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Reckless in Seattle

This past weekend Michele and I made a quick trip to Seattle to have some fun and then on to Denver to pick up a new pup for our Lead Dog Service Dog Training Program for a sailor that is based in Kodiak, Alaska Earlier this summer when we were still on the Rock n Roller coaster tour across America …

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Rock n Roller 16: Dorney Park and Kennywood

It was just a couple hour drive from New Jersey to our next stop on the tour, Dorney Park. This park was part of the Cedar Faire family along with Cedar Point and a later park on the tour, Kings Island so it was added late in the planning stages when we decided to get a season pass. Remember, when …

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Trip to the Top of the World

Last July Michele and I jumped in the FJ and headed North. Our goal was to tip our toes in the Arctic Ocean in Deadhorse, Alaska. I had written a post about this before but somehow it was deleted so here is a group of photos from our travels. It was a trip that we will never forget! We visited …

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Rolex Explorer 2

In January my wife allowed me to do something that I have wanted to do my whole life. I bought a Rolex. An Explorer 2 to be exact. Look at this way, I am middle age and I could have bought a corvette or something. Instead I bought a watch that will become an heirloom in my family, one that …

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Rock n Roller 16: New York City and El Torro

We awoke early in our fancy-dancy hi-rise hotel room in the heart of the Big Apple and headed to the truck. We were both surprised that we weren’t towed and more importantly sideswiped. The parking spot we were in was designed for one of those Smart Cars. We headed into the bowels of Queens in search of an ATM. I …

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Rock n Roller 16: Witches and Lobsters

This would be the first day since our long drive across the Great Plains in Kansas that would be without coasters. Thats okay, we are doing something that both Michele and I have wanted to do our whole lives. I have always wanted to visit Salem and learn about the witches, and Michele wanted to eat lobster in Maine. We …

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