Where Did We Go?

We traveled over 17,000 in 5 months in an RV around the US and through 13 countries in Europe with backpaks. Each post on the blog corresponds to a day of adventure plus stories about planning. Hyperlink are included to the posts associated with our destinations.

August 10 Departed Franklin.
Indiana: Frankfort (1), Lafayette (2), Indiana Dunes (3)
Illinois: Chicago (4,5)
Wisconsin: Hartland, Madison (6), Milwaukee (7), Keshena (Legends Lake)(8), Eua Claire(9), Chippewa Falls (10)
Minnesota: Minneapolis (11,12)
South Dakota: Chamberlain (13), Badlands (14), Custer State Park (15, 21), Jewel Cave (16),  Mammoth Site & Wind Cave (17), Rushmore & Crazy Horse (18), Deadwood (19)
Wyoming: Devils Tower (20), Cody (22, 23)

September
Wyoming: Grand Tetons (23, 24, 25) Yellowstone (26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
Montana/Idaho:(32), Bozeman (31)
Washington:(33), Yakima (34), Mt. Rainier (35), Seattle (36, 37), Tacoma (38), Olympic Park (40), Lacey (41), Longview (43, 44)
Oregon: Canby (45), Portland & Tillamook (46), Central Coast (47, 48) , Crater Lake (50, 51), Oregon Caves (52)

October
California: Redwood Forests (53), Eureka (54) San Francisco Bay Area (55, 59) Stanford (56), Sunnyvale (57, 60), Santa Cruz (58) Big Sur (61), Santa Barbara (62), Hollywood (63), Coachella Valley(65, 66, 67). (Prohibited form visiting any national parks due to government shutdown.)
Arizona: Phoenix (69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76), Tuscon (74), Sedona (77), Grand Canyon (78), Flagstaff (79, 80), Petrified Forest (81, 82), Canyon de Chelley (83)

November
Arizona: Monument Valley (84)
Utah: Canyonlands (87), Arches (88, 89),
Colorado: Mesa Verde (85), Boulder (90,91), Denver (92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97), Colorado Springs (98, 99, 100, 101), Ludlow (102), Colorado Dunes (103)
New Mexico: Los Alamos & Bandelier (104), Santa Fe (105, 106, 107), Roswell (109), Carlsbad Caverns (110)
Texas: (112) Midland (113)

December
Texas: Sweetwater (114), Abilene (115, 116), Dallas (117), Houston (119, 120), Beaumont (122)
Louisiana: New Orleans (123, 124)
Mississippi, Alabama: Drive through (125)
Florida: Pensacola (126, 127), Tallahassee (128, 129), Estero (132), Sarasota (here)

January
Florida: Daytona
Alabama: Montgomery, Birmingham
Tennesee: Nashville
Kentucky: Louisville
Indiana: January 9 end in Gnaw Bone

February
Chicago – February 5 spend the night in Chicago(-1E) and fly out February 6 (0E, 1E)
7-13 Budapest, Hungary (2E, 3E, 4E, 5E, 6E, 7E)
13-19 Vienna, Austria (8E, 9E, 10E, 12E, 13E), Day trip to Salzburg (11E)
19-25 Venice, Italy (14E, 15E, 16E, 17E, 18E)
25-3 Mar Rome, Italy (19E, 20E, 21E, 22E, 23E, 24E)

March
3-9 Florence, Italy (25E, 26E, 27E, 29E, 30E) Day trip to Pisa (28E)
9-15 Nice, France (32E, 33E, 34E, 36E), Day trip to Monaco (35E)
15-22 Barcelona, Spain (38E, 39E, 40E, 41E, 42E, 43E)
22-30 Madrid, Spain (44E, 45E, 47E, 49E, 50E, 51E), Day trips to Toledo (46E), Segovia (48E)
31 St. Emilion, France (53E)

April
Mar 30 – Apr 3 Bordeaux, France (54E, 55E, 56E)
3-8 Loire Valley, France Days trips to Chambord (57E), Orleans (58E), Blois (59E), Guedelon (60E),
8-11 Paris, France (61E, 62E, 63E)
11-17 Brussels, Belgium (65E, 66E, 70E) Day trips to Waterloo (67E), Bruges & Ypres (68E), Ghent (69E)
17-22 London, England (71E, 72E, 73E, 74E, 75E)
22-26 Cologne, Germany (76E, 77E, 78E)
26-30 Berlin, Germany (80E, 81E, 82E)

May
Apr 30 – May 4 Prague, Czech Republic (84E, 85E, 86E)
4-8 Munich, Germany (89E, 90E, 91E), Day trip to Fussen (88E)
8-12 Ljubljana, Slovenia (93E), Day trips to Lake Bled (92E), Lupica & Karst region (94E)
12-15 Zagreb, Croatia (95E, 97E, 98E), Day trip to Plitvice Lakes (96E)
16 Bratislava, Slovakia (99E)

May 17 – flight from Budapest to Chicago (100E)
The end.

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4 responses to “Where Did We Go?

  1. Uhhhhhhh, you DO realize the Grand Canyon IS IN Arizona don’t you? Or are you “Western challenged” like many people from the Midwest? I remember Micah Hefty’s FIRST trip West of the Mississippi was for Moudy’s wedding about 10 years ago or so!

      • That would be too cool if we could meet up on another continent. We still have no idea how Europe is going to play out right now. We will keep February/Switzerland in mind.

  2. Vienna is really wonderful. If possible, do go to the Schonbrunn Palace (the summer home of the Hapsburgs). If memory serves me correctly, the “grounds” are free, but there is a fee for the tour of the Palace. It is all very amazing. You don’t see a lot of the Palace on that tour . . .
    Many venues are available to attend a concert. Seems like the thing to do in Vienna.
    I wish we had ridden on the “largest Ferris wheel in Europe” which has 15 gondolas which would each hold your family and about 10 additional riders.

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