Video 29 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
Sailing on merchant ships in the winter from Plymouth, Devon (UK) to what later became Massachusetts would be hard enough. But being unprepared for poor soil, squatting on Indian land, disease and famine meant 2 out of 3 didn’t make it during the initial years. So what’s the good news? Thousands more of your fellow Englishmen would be lusting for adventure and fortune, coming behind you to settle in the new frontier. But wait, there’s more – then there were the Dutch, French and the Spanish to contend with as well… and their religions and edicts from their leaders!
Video 20 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
Hard to match, let alone beat the joy of riding a RadPower City eBike! Looking back at a few of our earlier “Around the USA in 90 Days” here’s a few overhead views of us riding at Indiana Dunes/Beverly Shores and Maumee Bay State Park, Ohio on the Great Lake Erie
Video 15 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
Once in a while it’s okay to RV overnight in a Walmart (Winona, Minnesota) and the nearby lake was beautiful. Bad news – don’t run wide open with your dog on wet grass chasing a squirrel into a tree! Meanwhile, after crossing the Mississippi we enjoyed spending some time in the Wisconsin Dells before heading to Indiana.
On Part 3 of our sojourn with the Escapees Xscapers 2018 Bash convergence, we left the boondocks for the day to head into nearby Quartzsite Arizona. Grace loves to get craft beads at huge discount prices in the huge Gem World store while I refresh our rig – dumping and refilling tanks. We had a blast taking a spin with our neighbor Brad and Carolyn RadPower electric bikes (gotta’ buy two!) In the evening, we enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner with other Xscapers, followed by awesome 1970s type music by the Status Crows duet. Afterwards, we went out for a nighttime photography session, doing foreground cactus light painting with the Milky Way stars in the background. Turns out the only thing in short supply are the hours of the day and night – so much to do, so little time…
As we continue our Quartzsite Xscapers Bash 2018 convergence, we are treated to another hot air balloon setup and takeoff before heading out to the famous Desert Bar (4 mile, 30 minute) slow off road ride that’s worth every minute of the trip! Local bands like the “Most Wanted” made it a particularly enjoyable day.
Arriving at Quartzsite Arizona for the Escapees Xscapers Bash 2018 convergence rally, Travis and Melanie Travis gave a warm introductory welcome to 200+ RVers, along with Xscapers Convergence Director JP Smith, Social Media guru Georgianne Austin, Marketing Strategist David Goldstein
Michael and Grace take one of their grandsons and have fun times using the latest 4K GoPro Fusion dual-camera 360 view recorder! Let’s explore lots of fascinating science exhibits at the San Francisco Exploratorium. Move your mouse or turn your tablet to change views on your screen to enjoy your own unique perspective of our tour exhibits. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our California Travel Videos channel and COMMENT – what did you like/dislike and what do you suggest in future videos?
From August 12th to August 19th we had the privilege of being in the company of 14 Rotarian’s riding their bikes from Crescent City California all the way to Petaluma. The journey would take us over 300 miles and would take 6 days. The dedicated cadre of Rotarian bike riders, as well as those who followed in the SAG wagons had a common goal,”End Polio Now!” The money raised was matched 2:1 by fellow Rotarians, Bill and Melinda Gates. On Days 5&6 other riders joined us and more than 30 rode into the finish line in Petaluma. We proudly share some of the insights of this ride with you in the following videos. We will also include the highlights video that has been posted on the Petaluma Rotary channel.
P4P Pedal For Polio, Day 1, Crescent City to Trinidad, Bike Ride
On Day 1 we rode from Crescent City to Trinidad – great hosts, staff, riders and everyone had a fantastic day with glorious weather. If you’d like to watch us entertain you, check out our video here (minute 13-20 for a polio perspective)
California Travel Video Part 2, Summer of Love. We walk the Haight Ashbury San Francisco district to relive the homes and music of the hippie movement. Come join us “be-in” with Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Peace out 🙂