10 July - 9 August
a tour of places in eastern USA
the R-pod travel trailer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - a map of our travels (click on map for larger version)
Timeline for Vacation 2012
- Left McAllen, TX the afternoon of Monday, 9 July 2012 towing our R-pod 173
Drove non-stop through Houston - Texarkana -
Memphis and Nashville with the intention of stopping in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
It was not to be. East of Nashville we noticed a strange sound from the Suburban. All gages showed OK,
and fluid levels were OK.
We managed to serendipitously discover the Kirk Chevrolet dealership in Crossville, TN.
Their service dept. discovered major problems with the differential.
They treated us with every possible courtesy, fixed the problem (replaced differential gears) all under warranty and had us on our way in just under 2 days.
Miracles do happen... performed by very nice people.
From there we continued on more-or-less on plan to eastern Pennsylvania - Boston, MA.
then followed the coast as far south as St. Augustine FL and headed west and south to home in McAllen, TX.
update 6 June 2013 - re-update 27 June 2013 - - 24 December 2013 - - 6 Sept 2014
page 1 - - - McAllen, TX - Arkansas - Tennessee
page 2 - - - birthplace of Sequoia (creator of the written Cherokee language) and Ft. Loudoun, TN
page 3 - - - Great Smokey Mountains National Park
page 4 - - - Lebanon, PA - to Middleboro and Bridgewater, MA
page 5 - - - MIT - Boston / Cambridge, MA
page 6 - - - Harvard - Boston / Cambridge, MA
page 7 - - - Cape Cod - Woods Hole - Hyannis Museum
page 8 - - - Plymouth - Mayflower II -
page 9 - - - Plimoth Plantation
page 10 - - - WPI - Old Sturbridge Village
page 11 - - - Newport RI - Mystic CT
page 12 - - - New York - New Jersey - Princeton Univ.
page 13 - - - Delmarva peninsula - Chesapeake bridge tunnel - Williamsburg - Jamestown - Yorktown -
page 14 - - - - Jamestown - 1607 Colony
page 14b - - - - Yorktown - Revolutionary War battleground
page 15 - - - Mariners Museum Newport News
page 15a - - - Monticello - the Thomas Jefferson home
page 15b - - - Virginia to South Carolina
page 16 - - - Charleston SC - Ft. Sumpter
page 16b - - - Charleston SC - Charles Towne Landing and City of Charlestown
page 17 - - - St Augustine FL - lighthouse on Anstasia Island
page 17b - - - Castello San Marcos (fort) and downtown St Augustine FL
page 18 - - - New Orleans LA arrival and river trip on Natchez
page 18b - - - New Orleans LA - city
page 19 - - - Houston and S. Texas
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