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Kenny and Nancy call Oconto, Wisconsin home during the summer boating season where together they enjoy recreational boating on the Oconto River and the Bay of Green Bay. When boating season is over they become snowbirds and head south for the winter in their Monaco Windsor luxury motor coach named OWFISH.

Kenny lived and traveled in OWFISH with his late wife Barbara from 2002 until she had a disabling stroke in 2011 and passed away the following year. From then the OWFISH set, except for a short trip in 2013, until Kenny started traveling again with his new wife Nancy in 2014.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Grand Canyon National Park

Ride the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams, AZ to the Grand Canyon.

We had a seat in a dome car on our way to the canyon.

View of the train from our seat.
Nancy's first time seeing the Grand Canyon. She said it was so surreal. She never thought she would ever see the Grand Canyon.





Got to have a selfie of us with the Grand Canyon in the background.
What's a train ride out into the Wild West without an old fashion train robbery.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Petrified Forest

We left Albuquerque around 7:30 this morning with our next stop at the Petrified Forest National Park. After our tour of the national park we headed to Williams, Arizona where we will catch the Grand Canyon Railway train on Saturday morning to visit the Grand Canyon.

  
  
  
  

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Albuquerque, NM

Today was a much better travel day. The winds weren't blowing and it was cooler.

We were on the road by 8:10 this morning with today's destination just 290 miles west to Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Here we'll be guest of the Enchanted Trails RV Park for 2 nights before moving on. I lived in Albuquerque for 2 years some 20 years ago so I know my way around.

We'll leave out of here on Thursday morning with an overnight stop in the Petrified Forest National Park. Friday morning we'll head to Williams, AZ for the weekend. While in Williams we will visit the Grand Canyon via the Grand Canyon Railway.

http://www.enchantedtrails.com/


Monday, October 17, 2016

Amarillo, Texas

The winds blew hard all last night and all day today. Today was not a good travel day but we pushed forward another 281 miles west to the Cadillac Ranch RV Park in Amarillo, Texas. We'll be here overnight then on towards Albuquerque, New Mexico tomorrow.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Tinker Air Force Base

We were on the road again by 9:30 yesterday leaving Seminole on our way to the FamCamp at Tinker Air Force Base. I had talked to them a couple of days before and was told that they would probably have a site for me bit they could not reserve me a space though, to call and check before getting there. I kept calling but there was no answer. A few miles out I stopped for fuel and called again. They had space to come on in. We'll be here until Monday morning.

Our new refrigerator is working great.


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Winter Trip 2016 - Day 4

We were at the RV service center at 7:40 for an 8:00 appointment this morning and back on the road heading toward Oklahoma City by 12:30 this afternoon. They had to remove one of the side windows to get the old refrigerator out and the new one in. Today's destination was the Catfish Round-up RV Park in Seminole, Oklahoma.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Winter Trip 2016 - Day 3

We left Independence, Missouri at 7:40 this morning. Today's destination was only 165 miles to the Beagle Bay RV Haven & Campground in Sarcoxie, Missouri, about 20 miles northeast of Joplin. Today's driving conditions was rain and thunderstorms. In route we stopped at the RV parts and salvage yard to check out the refrigerator that will be installed in the motorhome tomorrow. Tomorrow's destination will be Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City for a few days.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Winter Trip 2016 - Day 2

Today started off much better than yesterday. We were up, showered and on the road by 6:30 AM. Destination today was Campus RV Park in Independence, Missouri, home of Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States (1945–53).

Today's trip was only 316 miles pulling into the RV park around 12:30. After unhooking the car and went looking for something to eat. After lunch we visited the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and then visited his home. By then it was dinner time.

Tomorrows route is only 164 miles stopping at Beagle Bay RV Park in Sarcoxie, Missouri, about 20 miles northeast of Joplin on I-44.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Winter trip 2016 - Day 1

Most of our bags were packed and we were about ready to hit the road. Destination today was just under 200 miles away, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.  I spent 4 months there on a TDY assignment with the Army back in 1973. My first wife Chin and I were married just a couple of months prior to getting there so she went with me. We lived in a little house just out side of the base. Well that was a long time ago.

We were loading the last few things in the motorhome. Nancy was putting things in the refrigerator and I was putting some things away in the bedroom when all of a sudden the refrigerator door fell off. The bottom hinge just broke. OWFISH! It's made out of plastic and was only some 20 years old. It was bound to happen sooner or later. Stay calm I told myself. Lets see if I can find the parts to fix this thing.

While Nancy went to her nail appointment I got on the computer and started searching the internet for parts. I call the manufacturer and was told I was going to have to replace the whole door but they didn't have one, a dealer might be able to come up with one though. He gave me the name and number of a dealer in Rapid City, SD where I could have it fixed since our plans were to stop there for a few days. There was no door available. It was some 20 years old and discontinued years ago. OWFISH! My best bet was to try to find one in a RV salvage yard somewhere or replace the refrigerator with a new one. The replacement refrigerator was taller and deeper which would require some remodeling to get it in and then the retail price of it was some $4000. OWFISH! My best bet was to find a used refrigerator.

I got back on the computer searching the internet for a used refrigerator on ebay or somewhere. I found one at a RV salvage yard outside of Joplin, MO. $1500 and another $250 for truck shipping to Rapid City. But there was a RV shop right across the street from them who could install it for me. So... change of plans. We're not going to South Dakota and Montana like we had planned before heading to Tombstone. Got to be flexible while traveling in an old RV.

We were on the road by 12:30 with an appointment at the RV shop outside of Joplin. MO for Thursday morning to replace the refrigerator. I didn't know how far we were going to travel today, I just knew a direction. 350 miles later we pulled into a rest stop on I-480 between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City at 8:00 PM. Tomorrow we'll make an overnight stop in Independence, MO for some sightseeing. Wednesday we'll stop for the night at a RV park just down the road from the RV shop. I've been just about everywhere so we'll make a good trip out of this anyway.
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